The New Living Translation or NLT is a new and fresh way of reading the Bible in an easy-to-understand way. It incorporates formal equivalence or literal word-for-word translation and dynamic-equivalence translation which is thought-for-thought. With these merging of two styles in the New Living Translation, you can be assured that its accuracy to the original texts is uncompromised and give you a better understanding of God’s words. Read more...
In 1996, a credible team of Bible scholars and skilled stylists teamed up to develop a new version of the Bible that is true and faithful to the original texts whilst providing a new approach to Bible reading and public reading of the Scriptures.
Both the word-for-word and thought-for-thought styles are adapted to produce a Bible that can respond to the needs of Christians who want a new version unlike any other.
The New Living Translation is the perfect Bible to use for beginners in the faith or new Christians. Other versions or translations will seem foreign to their minds and understanding because of the language style employed.
With the NLT, even children and teenagers can understand the Scriptures for themselves as this is the closest rendition to the Children's Bible.
Some of the complicated terms and language are better explained or replaced by words being used in ordinary conversational language. The NLT will surely revive your personal Bible study or devotion as the words come alive and do not have to be difficult to understand.
It will be helpful to read the New Living Translation out loud as it is designed also for public reading. When you confess the words of God through your mouth, it begins to happen in the natural from the supernatural declaration or decree you have just made.
The Word of God spoken out loud has so much power in it that it is able to change minds, heal bodies, touch hearts, and minister to your spirit.
We also have the New Living Translation audio Bible for you to appreciate the richness and uniqueness of this Bible version.
We at CBB have read and used NLT and we truly think it is one of the most excellent and inspiring translations available today.