My wife has an NIV study Bible which she has brought to our IFB church on occasion. (I would categorize our church as KJV preferred.) One of the founding ladies of the church saw her using an NIV and felt compelled to educate my wife in why it was an inferior translation. She was given several of the usual KJV pamphlets lamenting the fact that the NIV is "missing verses" that are in the KJV. She was also given Gail Riplinger's book "New Age Bible Versions". I started to read it but had to put it down. It's filled with innuendo, illogical deductions and conclusions, and flat out misrepresentations (or if you like, lies.) For example, the author shows verses from the NASB and NIV side-by-side with the KJV and attempts to denigrate the modern versions by pointing out the missing text compared to the KJV. But on several occasions she misquotes the MV's. In other words, printed in her book are verses from the MV's that allegedly show missing words but if one took the trouble to consult the text of the NASB or NIV one would see the words are actually in there! I don't know what else to call this except misrepresentation. This is a pathetic book. She alleges that translator Dr. Westcott was a pagan and an occultist with no proof whatsoever. She has some bizarre notion of an acrostic code embedded in the MV's that "proves" they are of Satanic origin. Really, I was embarrassed to read this book and am disturbed that this may be the official stance of my church towards the MV's. So what should I do? I've already pointed out the flaws to my wife but this lady keeps asking her if she's read the book. I feel like giving this book back to this woman with a "thanks, but no thanks" and shrug my shoulders but I fear she may ask for an explanation. I really don't want to get into a discussion with her as it could lead to hurt feelings. Advice?