Off the Shelf: The ESV and the English Bible Legacy

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The ESV and the English Bible Legacy

By Leland Ryken

Word-for-word, thought-for-thought, dynamic equivalent . . . Competing philosophies on Bible translation abound. Who’s right? Tracing the development of the English Bible from William Tyndale and the KJV to modern editions, Ryken discusses the historic context of English Bible translations; outlines important distinctions; and shows why the literal English Standard Version is a true heir to classic translations.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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