[sword-devel] Often-requested yet never-available Bibles
bdrake at crosswire.org
Mon Jul 27 00:45:33 MST 2009
Hi there .......
Jonathan Marsden wrote:
> If ten CrossWire people kicked in $1000 each (or twenty people @ $500
> each), and if (a big if?) there was a reasonable expectation of selling
> 500 NIV modules within a year or two, it would be doable.
Well, I for one would go for this. Suggest setting up a web page to let
us make a pledge and see what response we get?
Now - a rant - I see it as a great pity that so many people want the
NIV. As a theologian, I never recommend this translation to my students
as it has a party bias. The entire translation team is from the
evangelical school. The Good News (TEV) and the NRSV are two reliable
unbiased translations that I recommend to my students. Both are
available in Catholic editions or as versions with apocrypha, and the
NRSV especially is a good study bible. The NET bible too is an
excellent translation. Why, oh why do so many people still want the NIV?
-- From Barry Drake (The Revd) minister of the Netherfield United
Reformed church, Nottingham see http://www.jesusinnetherfield.org.uk for
our church homepages).
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