Gleason Ledyard - New Life Version

Gleason Ledyard (b. 1919) attended Fort Wayne Bible College from 1942 to 1946. In 1946 he and his wife, Kathryn, 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

Editions published by Barbour Publishing Inc.

Complete Bible - 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

Bible Promise Book - 2006


Title: New Life™ Version The Bible Promise Book One Thousand Promises from God's Word
Date: 2006
Publisher: Barbour Publishing: Uhrichsville, OH
ISBN: 1597895202
Contents: Bible selections
References: Taliaferro-EELBV see 8885.
Images: Cover, Title page, Back cover
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA
Comments: The Bible Promise Book contains Bible verses organized by topic; the book has been published in the King James and New International versions.


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