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Category "Literature"

New Living Translation: The facts

New Living Translation: The facts

The New Living Translation Bible was developed to render the Bible in modern English comprehensible to ordinary readers. It underwent a rigorous translation process intended to ascertain and express the true meaning in modern English, the translators being drawn from a range of denominations. Various study Bibles have been developed from it, but there have been criticisms.
A review of the New Living Translation Bible

A review of the New Living Translation Bible

The idea behind creating The New Living Translation Bible was to make a broad modification of the Living Bible, a book written by Ken Taylor and published by Tyndale House Publishers in 1971. This article reviews this version of the Bible.
Where to find an English to Sanskrit translation service

Where to find an English to Sanskrit translation service

Sanskrit is an old language, which can be accessed with modern technology. You can find free online tools to translate Sanskrit words, that will look like they are in Sanskrit writing. This article will show you where to find an English to Sanskrit translation service.
A guide to African-American literature

A guide to African-American literature

African-American poets and authors have written major works of literature. Several of them are well-known globally , such as Alice Walker and James Baldwin. This article suggests some reasons why African-American literature is held in high esteem.
A review of 'The Secret History' by Donna Tartt

A review of 'The Secret History' by Donna Tartt

'The Secret History' is the debut novel of American writer Donna Tartt. Set in the lofty echelons of academia, the book explores the strange and strained relationship of a group of students bound together by secrets, murder and blackmail. First published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1992, it became an international best seller and has been translated into 24 languages. The article gives a detailed review of the book.
A review of the Building Construction Handbook by Roy Chudley

A review of the Building Construction Handbook by Roy Chudley

The Building Construction Handbook is a book that many building professionals keep close by. It is written by Roy Chudley, who has worked on the whole gamut of building types, spent twenty years as a lecturer in Building Technology, and is the author of many other authoritative books on construction. This article is a review of the eighth edition, released in February 2010.
An introduction to the "A Very Short Introduction" series

An introduction to the "A Very Short Introduction" series

The Very Short Introduction series is produced by Oxford University Press. It aims to meet the needs of introductory readers in all academic disciplines. It also provides certain issues and significant thinkers within them such as great philosophers and psychologists. The series has been very successful and is recommended not only for the general reader but as part of an introductory university course. This article is an introductory to the "A Very Short Introduction" series.
How to sell used books online

How to sell used books online

There are a number of ways to sell used books online. This article takes a look at the various outlets for selling your second-hand books.
A guide to writing stories for children

A guide to writing stories for children

Learn how to write for children by entering their world and thinking like them. How do you construct the body text and what do you do to prompt yourself? Get the answers here.
A review of Dr Seuss's ABC

A review of Dr Seuss's ABC

Dr. Seuss's ABC is one of those books that becomes a classic simply because everybody who reads it loves it. ABC books are always popular with readers and authors alike. So, of course, an alphabet book by Dr Seuss is bound to be a success. The bonus is that many parents find that Dr Seuss's ABC actually helps their children to learn to spell and to read. Below is a review of the ABC book.
A guide to finding a great book

A guide to finding a great book

There are few things more satisfying than a really enjoyable book. Conversely, there are few things more frustrating than a book that has a cheap plot, is badly written or just plainly dull. How do you find the good eggs and avoid the bad? Read on for a few tips.
Guide to buying cheap books online

Guide to buying cheap books online

Perhaps there is nothing better than to relax with a good book, and all the better if it’s at cheap prices! Price comparison sites can save a lot of trouble by searching many of the best prices thorough online stores. However, here is a brief guide to our top six.
A review of "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren

A review of "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren

In this book, the author Rick Warren tackles the question "what is my purpose in life?" The book uses Christian teleology and biblical examples. The success of "The Purpose Driven Life" has led to Warren to write the follow-up books "The Purpose Driven Church" and "The Purpose Driven Youth Ministry." This article is a review of "The Purpose of Driven Life" by Rick Warren.
An introduction to the Adventist Book Centre (London)

An introduction to the Adventist Book Centre (London)

There are many Seventh-day Adventists living in London who take part in and benefit from the publishing ministry of the church. The members of the church take on the responsibility of spreading the church's message through booksellers and more direct methods. This article will introduce you to the Seventh-day Adventist publishing and book-selling ventures.