Gleason Ledyard - New Life Version

Gleason Ledyard (1919-2006) attended Fort Wayne Bible College from 1942 to 1946. In 1946 he and his wife, Kathryn (1918-2008), traveled to the Northwest Territory, Canada where they served as missionaries to the Eskimos. While there they taught English to the Eskimos and also developed a version on the Scriptures using a limited vocabulary of about 850 words. Their translation of the New Testament was first published in 1969 and a complete Bible was published in 1986.

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New Testament


Title: The New Life Testament Translated by Gleason H. Ledyard
Date: 1969
Publisher: Christian Literature Foundation: Canby, Oregon
Contents: New Testament
References: Chamberlin 590-1, Taliaferro CN00051, Taliaferro-EELBV 8265.100.
Images: Cover, Title page

Complete Bible


Title: Precious Moments Children's Bible Easy-to-Read New Life Version
Date: 1990
Publisher: Baker Book House: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Contents: Bible
References: Chamberlin see 590-1, Taliaferro CN00051, Taliaferro-EELBV 8265.120.
Images: Cover, Title page


Title: Holy Bible – New Life Version
Date: 1993
Publisher: Victor Books: Wheaton, IL
Contents: Bible
References: Chamberlin see 590-1, Taliaferro CN00051, 8265.120.
Images: Jacket, Cover, Title page

Barbour Publishing edition - 2003


Title: The New Life™ Bible Barbour Publishing
Date: 2003
Publisher: Barbour Publishing: Uhrichsville, OH
Contents: Complete Bible
References: Taliaferro-EELBV 8265.120.
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA
Images: Cover, Title, Back
Comments: This edition was released with different covers. They were The Word, Promise, and Refresh.

➊ The Word ➋ Promise ➌ Refresh


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