Nida’s Last BookFascinated by Languages, by Eugene Nida, Reviewed by John R. Himes I mentioned in a previous thread that I had ordered what I believe is Eugene Nida’s (pronounced nigh-dah) last book, Fascinated by Languages (2003). I said that I would tell at that time when Nida himself said he formulated his dynamic equivalence method of translation. However, unfortunately Nida never gives that information in this book. But there is enough of interest there that I thought I would review the book for you. First of all, the price per page was very disappointing. Not counting the bibliography and index, the book only has 143 pages, but I paid $120 smackers for it! That works out to about 84 cents per page. It was published by one of those companies that publishes in low quantities mainly by and for scholars. So how did an impecunious missionary get his hands on that kind of dough, you ask? Just in case any supporting pastors or mission board executives are reading this, I want you to know that I did not use support money for this purchase. The Japanese government paid for this with their stimulus package! So I’m helping out the US economy with Japanese money!