The other day I visited a secular bookstore. A young Korean guy (very fluent in English) was conversing with a British woman about Bible translations. She wasn't that familiar with Bible versions --though she is a Christian. She wanted to give a Bible to a non-believing friend. The young guy and I were on the same page about translations,for the most part. We both agreed that she ought to get him an NLTse. We spoke of various versions and their strengths and weaknesses. It turns out he is in his last year of a high school academy in New York state. He is on a vacation here in Korea for a while. I asked him where he attends church.He replied:"Oh,I'm not a believer. I just like to read and discuss the purely academic aspects of Bible translations." Shocked,I said :"How can you possibly be so dispassionate about the Bible -- God's revealed Word to us -- which discloses who He is --and yet maintain a detached view of His Word?!" He didn't give me a satisfactory answer. By the way,his favorite English versions are the NKJ and ESV.