This title was recommended to me so I purchased my first copy. When I received that copy I read it cover to cover and really enjoyed the text. No it is not a "word to word" translation but what it does contain is God's message of love for his children (for each of his children). It's a Bible for children, for people seeking what God means to His children and for those who read to others. They will find a loving Father, His Son and Spirit. I have given away my second order of 3 and will need to order again soon.