The NLT (New Living Translation) is the 5th most popular English version among our clients and has some detractors because of its lack of precision. It’s translation strategy is ‘idea by idea’ rather than ‘word for word’. For me the most important factor in a translation is the comprehension of the Word of God (the NLT has around a Grade 5 reading level), the changing of attitudes and finally its application in daily living. For these purposes, the NLT is great!
This past weekend at the Wellington Street sale (CLC Verdun), a group of young women (and a guy or two) provided two essential services to the many passers- by: a free bottle of cold water and if desired, an opportunity to pray for and with them.