See, for example, Eldon Jay Epp’s negative review, “Should ‘The Book’ Be Panned?” BR 02:03, which labels the Living Bible “inaccurate, inconsistent, biased and otherwise seriously flawed”; and Barry Hoberman, “Translating the Bible,” The Atlantic Monthly (February 1985), which calls it “an inaccurate and tendentious paraphrase … that has been repudiated by virtually all responsible biblical scholars” (p. 47).