God Speaks Your Language: Why Bible Translation and Study Bibles Matter (Paperback)
God Speaks Your Language is a presentation of the theories and issues facing modern Bible readers. It encourages readers to let God's word speak for itself. English words must be accurate in their literary narrative, in the beauty of poetic verse, and in mysterious figurative language--all to capture the rich meaning of his revealed word. Our first language is the window into our soul. To know God, to share our deepest feelings with our Creator, we will do it in our mother tongue. It is the Bible in our language that will truly massage our minds and allow the "words" of the Infinite to penetrate our inner self. The need for study Bibles enables the reader to apply translation into added explanation. Proper analysis of Bible versions will help avoid selecting a version one likes because it fits one's lifestyle or church tradition.
Donald L. Brake is married to Carol and together they have children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They are currently retired living in Flower Mound, Texas, where their life revolves around research, writing, golfing, and collecting rare Bibles. Brake is the author of many books, academic and historical fiction, including the History of the English Bible, Jesus, A Visual History, and novels, including In the Shadow of His Hand and They Called Him Yeshua.