I have heard a lot of complaints, specifically about the "Living Bible" Paraphrase. (Not the newer translation.) Does anybody know of a website or a list of specific weaknesses in the paraphrase? How about the background of the author and his beliefs? The main reason I am curious about this is because it was used extensively in our church (a small city, small church) before people realized it was not good. The pastor finally warned people of the dangers of a paraphrase, but not until after many people had used it for two or three years, (including myself.) This was when I was about 13 or 14 when we used it because it was so easy to read.