Heather - posted on 03/09/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )
I got a new Bible last week. I have always had an NIV, but wanted something different that was still easy to read. The only one that Walmart had that wasn't NIV was NLT. I was very happy to have it and it really does read the same as my NIV just with different words. But at Bible study we always try and read from as many versions as possible to get the full meaning of something, and someone commented that the NLT wasn't really a translation. I'm confused by what she meant, but didn't want to start a debate in the middle of our time with the Lord. Does anybody have any comments to support or discredit her statement? I have read all about the way they came up with the translation and think that it is amazing. But if there is something wrong with it I need to know. Thank you for your time. You are all wonderful!