Bibles: New Living and Living Translations

By Tyndale Publishers

Living Bible
New Living Bible

The New Living Bible is an update, conducted by over 90 scholars, to the Living Bible, originally published in 1971. The Tyndale Publisher’s website explains the purpose of their efforts to update Biblical truth to modern day language: “Reading God’s Word can be inspiring, instructive, and encouraging. Most of all, it is a means of connecting with God and His power to change your life.”

Often in my devotionals, I quote the Living Bible because I am familiar with it. The New Living Bible, like its predecessor, is very readable. You can spend more time getting to know God and less time trying to figure out what you are reading. I would recommend either version.