The Bible for English as a Second Language Learners (ESL)


The Bible for English as a Second Language Learners (ESL)

Theologian and Evangelist
Twin Cities area, MN

“Today I sat down with my Somali Muslim neighbor to learn about the Bible. It’s been six years getting to this point…. When we opened up our GOD’S WORD Bibles (I gave him a black leather thinline exactly like mine so he feels equal) he said with a thick accent, “Oh, this is easy to read!” English is his fourth language and he doesn’t know it too well yet. At the end of the time of reading together he said, “I want to do this reading with you every Saturday and Sunday for the next three months.”

Rev. Robert E. Lange
Retired Executive Director
International Student Ministries, Inc.

“I really like this Bible translation for use by international students for three reasons: (1) its clarity and accuracy, (2) the page layout and arrangement, and (3) the reading level achieved without sacrificing the integrity of the English language.”



Sarah Mauer
Kyrgyzstan Mission

“It is such a blessing to have a translation [GOD’S WORD] from which I can teach correct English and grammar. I am passing my good impressions of your work onto our ESL consultant for world missions. It is truly a wonderful tool.”

Pat Monroe
Omaha, NE

“I want to thank you again for your facilitating the sending of copies of GOD’S WORD to Ghana two years ago. We have heard firsthand that the people are enjoying reading GOD’S WORD and learning about the love of Jesus!”

Evangelist Kel Richards
Sydney, Australia

“GOD’S WORD also seems to me to be an extremely valuable tool in tackling Biblical literacy—which is the source of unbelief and unfaithfulness in churches, degradation in society, and great difficulty in evangelism.”