New Living Translation Principle 4: Transformation

Transformation and life change are meaningful results of reading the New Living Translation. Bible translation is not solely an exercise in literary proficiency. It’s about helping readers become powerfully and personally connected to God’s message and his grand plan to transform their hearts and impact their lives. When you truly understand what the Bible is […]

New Living Translation Principle 3: Understanding

The New Living Translation is built for understanding. In fact, the central benefit of the NLT is how uniquely easy it is to understand. People who read it, get it. This understanding is not because the text of the New Living Translation is simplistic or elementary. Rather, the NLT is well-written—and just like any other […]

New Living Translation Principle 2: Connection

Reading the Bible is one of the most important things you will do this year—or any year. Reading God’s Word can be inspiring, instructive, and encouraging. Most of all, it is a means to connecting with God and his power to change your life. But frankly, if you can’t understand what you’re reading, your Bible […]

New Living Translation Principle 1: Precision

Some of us have been made to believe that trustworthy English Bible translations must always match the words and sentence structures of the original languages. But actually, a translation that truly did that would be largely unintelligible in English. The New Living Translation conveys the precise meaning of the original languages. It will help you […]

Understanding the Bible Changes Everything

That’s not a tagline. It’s a promise. When you not only read the Bible, but also understand and obey it, you will be transformed.  And not just your life. When you understand the Bible, it changes your family, community, and nation – it changes everything! John begins his gospel, “In the beginning the Word already […]

My Story: Finding Jesus with the Filament Bible

We are celebrating with our brother Jerry! “I have just purchased filament enabled New Living Translation Holy Bible. I have made a decision to read this Bible in its entirety and ask God to come into my life. I want to become a good Christian who is obedient to his word and experience the serenity […]

My Story: Life Application Study Bible

There is little more beautiful than a well-loved Bible. Thanks for sharing this with us Jean T.! I have a very battered Life Application Bible The Living Bible Tyndale. It has been a constant companion for nearly the 40 years I have been a church minister. As a constant companion the one I have is […]

Why Does the NLT Use Occupy in Deuteronomy 1:21

“Look! He has placed the land in front of you. Go and occupy it as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has promised you. Don’t be afraid! Don’t be discouraged!” Deuteronomy 1:21, NLT Recently, we received a question from a reader asking why the translation team for the New Living Translation chose to use the […]

Forgiveness

Article from the Life Recovery Bible “But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. ” Luke 6:27-18, NLT As we set out to mend relationships, there may be some things that are beyond […]

And Presents by the Tree

We all have our own unique Christmas traditions. Maybe you open gifts on Christmas Eve or wait until Three Kings Day in January. Maybe you create a special family recipe or play a game each year. Do you decorate a tree or buy gifts for someone in need? One of my favorite traditions is helping […]