What is your dream Bible? That’s the question be asked and answered over on the Bible Buying Guide blog.
What translation would you pick? How about the number and color of ribbons? Skinny margins or wide? Sans serif font? Leather bound?
I can’t help but think of the many millions around the world today whose dream Bible would be simply the Bible in their own language. Current estimates suggest around 340 million people speaking 2078 languages may have a need for Bible translation to begin.[1. 2010 Scripture Access Statistics, http://www.thewordislife.net/Stories/tabid/67/Default.aspx?id=1262] That’s millions of people who still dream of a Bible while we’re designing our dream Bible.
Retired Wycliffe translator George Cowan put it in terms of having a gourmet meal while others dine on crumbs.