This Bible gets people reading about God for the very first time. It "gets their foot into the door" and allows the Holy Spirit to work thru it. They'll want to grow in the Word by reading another version. I know - it's happened to me and a couple friends of mine. Now we're reading other versions. But, I refer back to my beloved The Living Bible at times for clarity, and to be inspired by the areas in it that I had highlighted. While Jesus was on earth, He spoke in a manner in which the people could understand. I think this version does the same. And I'm proof that it is a tool for the Holy Spirit to change a life.