Ok, I wasn't sure if I should put this here or in the other part of the board, but I guess here is fine. I'd just like to give a few book reviews on the subject of Bible translations. _The King James Only Controversy_ Author: Dr. James R. White This book is one of my favorite. I have read it, however I often find myself referring back to it time and time again because of the amount of information that one cannot possibly digest with one read. I will probably soon read it again since it has been about 2-3 years since I read it last. The information in this book is very scholarly, the way in which it was written makes it an "easy" read and not dry as so many other books. Dr. White is a textual consultant for the NASB translation so you'll find him mentioning it several times. It has a very useful index in the back that will help you when trying to find out what he says about various topics. _The King James Version Debate_ D. A. Carson is also an excellent author. This little book packs a lot of information and yet it all put about 123 pages. It is a little dated (copyright 1979) but is still a very useful book on the subject. If you have read any other books by bro. Carson, you'll probably agree that he is willing to admit when he is wrong. For example, in his book _Exegetical Fallacies_ he even pointed out fallacies he had in different books he has written. This book takes you through a short history of the Bible, reasons with you as well, and also (most importantly) discusses various passages of scripture. _From the Mind of God to the Mind of Man_ Various conservative authors. This book is also an interesting book. It has a lot of valuable information from history, scripture, and various fundamentalist leaders of our day and recent years. The "sequel" to this book (if you call it that) is _God's Word in our Hands_ which is also a good book. I started reading it recently but am not quite done yet as it is a larger book than the first one. Most of the men of these two books are associated with Bob Jones University (www.bju.edu). _The Facts on the King James Only Debate_ John Ankerberg and John Weldon. This book has been around for a few years It is a little slimlinte book, about the size of a slimeline pocket Bible you would carry around while on visitation/witnessing. I just bought this one so I haven't read it yet, but skimming through it it looks promising indeed. _One Bible Only?_ Various authors. This book is a good one as well. However, I didn't enjoy this one nearly as much as White's book, so honestly I have forgotten most of its content There have been some questions on the views of one of the authors of this book (something to do with inerrancy or something along those lines) but I haven't ascertained whether it was true or not. _New Age Bible Versions_ G.A. Riplinger This book needs no introduction, does it? This book has been in the middle of a lot of controversy every since it was published. Since then it has been edited a few times for various errors. I'll just summarize and say fallacies of fact, reason, etc. abound in this book. G.A. Riplinger *means* well but in the end, I think she did nothing but hurt the body of Christ rather than edify it. Not to mention one may question whether she should be taking the role she has been taking (*cough* 1 Tim. 2:12). I was raised around this book (I'm just a youngin at 21 years old) so I have seen several reactions to it. If you go here, http://truthseekers.8m.com/KJVONLY/kjvsounds.html You can listen to her and James White debate on the translation issue and her book as well. Every since this debate happened, she has said she'll never do another debate _Final Authority_ Dr. William P. Grady Some may like this book due to the authors way of writing. He does a good job of keeping your attention at times and has a lot of information to consider. A lot of his reasoning is sound, but then at times he sorta takes varoius things "too far." I have heard him preach at a church and I also have several of his tapes (on the KJV only issue and other issues ranging from personal sanctification to God's will for one's life). I think he too means well, but his adoration of Jack Hyles shows through in his beliefs and demeanor. _Revision Revised_ The late John W. Burgon Oh my how I love this book! He has a ton of information ranging from patristic quotations to other historical sources. He reasons quite well, knows Greek in and out (or knew ). He has a different view than most regarding the various Greek texts and is a "fan" of the Majority text rather than the TR or eclectic text(s). He admits the KJV and TR have issues, but at the same time he showed many issues with various reasonings from Westcott and Hort and their textual theories. While Westcott and Hort in this day is almost a moot subject, it is still helpful in various areas. I believe this book has helped me find a more balanced view of the textual choices that are offered today in various Greek New Testaments. Well, I was planning on writings some reviews of some of Dr. D.A. Waite's books and varoius other books, but I need to go for now. Feel free to write your own reviews, ask questions, make comments, etc. in Christ, Spoudazo, 2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth.