Having read numerous translations of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, I find this to be one of the most pleasant editions to peruse. It has none of the mind-numbing Old English gibberish nor any of the vanilla flavouring that the Living Bible seems to exude. While few of us are fluent in Greek and/or Hebrew and, being so, are unable to properly evaluate any Biblical translation as far as the accuracy of its translators from the original writings, this edition provides an opportunity for persons to read this ancient series of texts from cover to cover in an easily understandable manner. In retrospect, it matters little whether or not the text matches the exact meaning of the original writers anyway. If only a few people are going to take the time necessary to read the complete Bible from start to finish and then ultimately fail to understand the diction they are reading, why are we wasting our time publishing such a well sold but poorly read book to begin with?