"The Phillips" has been my favorite translation of the New Testament since I discovered it in college back in 1969. It has the beauty and poetic thrill of great literature while maintaining fidelity to the original texts. And it was translated for high school students who were struggling with the King James English, so the text's meaning is kept in arm's reach as well. It takes familiar passages and brings them to life! I was sad to see it is no longer in print but was glad to find some used copies in great shape. Terrific gifts!
I love the JB Phillips translation and use it along with my NIV and ESV when I am studying the New Testament. I only wish I could find a better quality binding! I am giving it as a gift that I hope will be used for a long, long time. Sad to say it is also probably out of print? It would be worth the cost to find it in hardback or leather.
By the way the service was amazing! In the midst of Christmas rush my package came in just a couple days. Thank you!
I ordered this because I was given one when I was in my early teens and over the many years since I wore it out then lost it.
It is everything I remembered it was as a translation that was current to the day both then and now.
As a serious student of the Word, I love to read and compare in many different versions and CBD offers that opportunity again with this Phillips translation that I have been missing for more than a decade.
It is a simple, clean, easy to use copy of my favorite New Testament versions.