Item description for Complete Guide To Bible Translations by Ron Rhodes...
Overview Given the wealth of English translations of the Bible available today, how can anyone know which is the right one for them? The options seem overwhelming.
Biblical scholar Ron Rhodes provides an easy?to?read guide that takes the guesswork out of choosing a Bible. He critiques the prominent theories of translation, lets readers in on the debate about gender?inclusive language, and thoroughly covers the major English translations from the King James Version to the New Living Translation and everything in between, including the two most recent Bibles for Catholics. His examination of each version includes
the story behind the translation the translation theory used the intended readership pluses and minuses comparisons with other translations A unique feature is Rhodes? look at secondary factors to keep in mind when choosing a Bible, such as the type size, the quality of the paper, the existence and placement of cross references and other study helps, and the types of bindings.
The result is an indispensable guide to help readers through the maze of choosing the translation best suited for them
Given the wealth of English translations of the Bible available today, how can anyone know which is the right one for them? The options seem overwhelming.
Biblical scholar Ron Rhodes provides an easy-to-read guide that takes the guesswork out of choosing a Bible. He critiques the prominent theories of translation, lets readers in on the debate about gender-inclusive language, and thoroughly covers the major English translations from the King James Version to the New Living Translation and everything in between, including the two most recent Bibles for Catholics. His examination of each version includes the story behind the translation the translation theory used the intended readership pluses and minuses comparisons with other translations
A unique feature is Rhodes' look at secondary factors to keep in mind when choosing a Bible, such as the type size, the quality of the paper, the existence and placement of cross references and other study helps, and the types of bindings.
The result is an indispensable guide to help readers through the maze of choosing the translation best suited for them.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2009
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 0736925465 ISBN13 9780736925464
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More About Ron Rhodes
If you are looking for a source to expand your prophetic horizons, Ron Rhodes is at the top of the list. His primary website, Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries is packed with valuable information, a teaching and resource ministry that specializes in defending Christianity against atheists, agnostics, skeptics, the cults, world religions, and any group teaching false doctrine. His ministry is dedicated to producing concise materials that enable Christians to defend their faith.
Ron has amazingly authored over 60 books. Each publication is impressive. His work is some of the best for armoring Christians against the anti-biblical assaults gaining momentum each day. Three of his books are Silver Medallion winners. His formal education: Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary (1986). Major: Systematic Theology. Graduated with High Honors. Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary (1983). Major: Systematic Theology. Graduated with Honors. Elected to Dean's List. B.A., Houston Baptist University (1979). Recipient of the Greek Excellence Award.
From 1988-1995 Ron was Associate Editor of the Christian Research Journal, editor of the Christian Research Newsletter and co-host the Christian Research Institute's popular national radio show, The Bible Answer Man.
Most of Ron’s time today is spent involved in his non-profit ministry, writing and making guest appearances as keynote speaker at conferences across the U.S. and Canada. He regularly addresses current issues in the media and teaches cult apologetics through his books and website and when time permits he lectures at Veritas Evangelical Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, Talbot Seminary and Biola University and other well-known seminaries. Ron Rhodes is also a frequent guest and contributor to various national media outlets, from magazines, television and radio shows. This man deserves to be placed in the “expert” category.
Dr. Rhode’s oversees his ministry staff in the researching and publication of fact sheets, booklets, and outlines dealing with a vast numbers of growing cutting-edge topics. He offers many of these items free of charge. His website is continuoulsy updated with new articles and resources staying current with the fast-moving issues effecting Chritianity and the world in general. Dr. Rhode’s excellent resources are outstanding for understanding how to witness to cults and all non-Christians alike, and those who believe they are Christians but are caught-up in liberal theology and questionable doctrines.
Ron Rhodes currently resides in Frisco, in the state of Texas.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Complete Guide To Bible Translations?
SUPERB! Jan 20, 2010
I've always wanted to acquire a working knowledge of Bible translations. This book is absolutely the perfect solution! The author employs a very systematic approach, giving the reader concise information on translations in current use. With this book you can quickly determine the type of translation, grade reading level, date of publishing, and purpose for each translation. I developed an easy-to-read graph chart showing the strengths and weaknesses of the various translations from the info in this great book. I love that it keeps it simple. Frankly, I think Christian bookstores are doing their customers a disservice if they do not have an in-store copy of this book for customer use (located conveniently at their Bibles section)as they try to shop for the right translation for their specific need. Every church should be equipped with this book as a reference tool. I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves the Word of God and wants to know more about the various translations. The author should be commended for creating such a valueable tool. Masterfully done! <)))><
A good introduction to the subject Dec 29, 2009
While this book provides a good introduction to the subject of English Bible translations, it does not go into enough depth or cover enough translations. One of the major lackings in my opinion is the failure to cover early translations. If you are interested in Tyndale, the Geneva Bible ore even the RV or ASV, this book will bo of little use to you.
Review Nov 11, 2009
Ron Rhodes knows this subject well and presents it in a most understandable and useful format.
A Great Help Aug 29, 2009
Interesting for me to look back on my reading to determine why I liked some translations better than others. I probably have at least 10 bibles - 6 or 7 translations - most with study guides. This book makes me think through attitudes, etc. If you are a "studier" - get this book.
An absolute "must-have" for church libraries Jul 17, 2009
Biblical scholar Ron Rhodes presents The Complete Guide to Bible Translations, a straightforward, easy-to-follow guide that literally lives up to its title. Chapters help the reader choose which English translation of the Bible best suits their needs, summarize the most prominent theories of translation (such as word-for-word versus phrase-for-phrase translation), examines the ongoing debate about gender-inclusive language, and most importantly, compares and contrasts the eighteen English translations of the bible from the King James Version to the New Living Translation. The analysis of each translation includes the history of its origin, its intended readership, advantages and disadvantages, and how it matches up to other translations when put side-by-side. An absolute "must-have" for church libraries and any individual of any background interested in a serious study of the Holy Bible - since before one begins to study, one needs to determine which translation one is using and how this choice affects the sacred text!