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- Publisher: Breakthrough Version Publishing; 2 edition (May 28, 2015)
- Publication Date: May 28, 2015
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00Y325OEI
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With that said let me say that I, personally, believe in the total inerrancy of the Word. I believe that it is and was totally 'God-breathed' as it says in 2 Timothy 3:16. I also believe it is totally our responsibility, as believers, to check out any passage or translation that does not 'ring true' for us with all the resources we have. So when I had a question about a passage I went to my Key Word Hebrew-Greek Study Bible, any or all of the commentary's I could find, a variety of other study Bibles, and did on-line research when necessary. Guess what? I never found a time when this translation was inaccurate or not applicable.
I received a copy of this Bible from Breakthrough Bible Publishing for the sole purpose of reading and review. The thoughts and comments in this review are totally my own and influenced only by my personal and life experiences. I have spent the past 6 months using this translation in teaching, study and worship experiences. It has shed light on some passages and taken me to new thoughts on things I already thought I knew. It is an excellent resource for any Bible teacher and I am delighted to add it to my library and highly recommend it for yours.
The Breakthrough Version of the N. T. is definitely a contemporary literal translation. Geide argues that many translations use words that mean something different to contemporary readers than they did to readers hundreds of years ago. He uses words contemporary readers can understand. For example, “repentance” becomes “saddened into changing your ways.” “Grace” becomes “generosity,” “salvation” becomes “rescue” and “mercy” becomes “forgiving kindness.
Here is how Geide explains 2 Tim. 2:15. He was teaching about studying the Bible in Russia when his interpreter told him their Bible did not say “study.” Checking that out in his Greek New Testament when he got home confirmed it. He realized that hundreds of years ago, “study” meant to make every effort, so that is how he translated the verse. He spent over thirty years studying word usage, Greek, etc., to come up what he feels is an easy and accurate rendering of the New Testament message.
In reading passages from this version, as a long time Christian, I had a feeling of losing the sacred words. “Grace” means something special to me that “generosity” does not come close to conveying. However, for the unchurched today, “grace” probably has no meaning whatsoever so “generosity” is a much better word to use.
A couple of features I really like in a translation include the use of italics to denote words not in the original but have been added for clarity or sentence structure. I also like that the words Jesus spoke while on earth are not in red.
This is definitely a translation worth checking out. It would be an especially good translation to give to people not familiar with the Bible. But it's good for long time Christians too. I do like reading a new translation because I often receive insight from the fresh rendering of a verse.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
The Bible that Mr Geide has updated is very interesting! I found much to learn from the words that have changed/or not changed with the times. Mr. Geide prepared a short bible study where the reader read from their own version of their bible, and then read from New Testament: Breakthrough Version; the study took words that are "ingrained in our minds; have been raised on" etc. and translated them back to the original Greek.
Pulling this from the Preface of the first page.
"Words like lord, grace, believe, Christ, worship, gospel, faith, scripture, tabernacle, save, glory and joy, do not mean what readers think they mean.
All of these words were used in the first English Bible over six hundred years ago and are still in today's Bibles. This would not be a problem if words and their meanings did not change over time, but they do."
I will continue to use this version and refer back to it often when reading from any version from now on. I would recommend this Bible to anyone who wants to dive deeper!
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