The New Living Translation
NLT 1st Edition – Celebration Edition 300 Bible Giveaway

Note: Giveaway is for U.S. residents only.

The first edition of the New Living Translation released in 1996 to much excitement. Sixteen years and thousands of copies later, the New Living Translation is one of the most widely used English translations of the Bible. Recently during a sweep of the Tyndale House Publishers warehouse, several cases of one of the first printings of the 1996 version of the New Living Translation were discovered.

Only 3000 of these Celebration Edition Bibles were printed.

As you can see they were meant to be the first official printing of the NLT in 1996.

Each Bible is uniquely numbered.

To celebrate this discovery we’re giving away 300 of these one of a kind Bibles. To enter to win, just fill out the form below and include your favorite thing about the NLT and your favorite NLT product.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing some of our favorite entries on the NLT Blog.

300 Random winners will be contacted on May 18th.

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11 Responses to “NLT 1st Edition – Celebration Edition 300 Bible Giveaway”
Gary Piper
1st May, 2012 at 9:24 am

Thank you for all you do for Jesus and all those who wish to deepen their relationship with him!

God has blessed you and will continue to do so!

Grace and PEACE,
Gary Piper

D. Paul Cupp
1st May, 2012 at 9:57 am

I so love the NLT! I use it daily and have found it to be the best translation I’ve ever used. It speaks to me and others, that I have opportunity to share with, like no other. From adults to children, it is an easy read and easy to understand. I’ve used several different translations and read from quite a few others, and the NLT is my favorite!

1st May, 2012 at 11:49 am

So glad I bought an NLT Bible about 11 years ago. It completely changed my understanding and application of God’s Word!!!

Rodney Jackson
1st May, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I love the NLT!! I bought my first one in 2003 and the Word of God seemed to jump off the page into my spirit when I read it. It is truly living to me. I enjoy the 1996 edition the best of the NLT, although I do have a 2004 edition. Keep up the good work Tyndale. If it is possible, I would love more 1996 editions to be printed.

1st May, 2012 at 7:45 pm

i have purchased several NLT bibles for me two, for my wife, daughter, friends, when someone asks for suggestion, always NLT.

margaret fleming
1st May, 2012 at 10:16 pm

easy to read, love the way it is put together, God`s Word is where its at

Chris Martel
2nd May, 2012 at 11:53 am

I have recently purchased the NLT Study Bible, I am impressed! I have other study bibles, my favorite being the ESV Study Bible, I have a strong feeling that this one may be a top two in my favorites. There is an abundance of information in this bible that is very helpful. Many acquaintance’ have chided me on purchasing paraphrase and other than KJV translations, however when they check out the NLT Study Bible they grudgingly agree that this is a good Study Bible.
Question: is this still considered a paraphrase or is it a legitimate translation?

3rd May, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I can’t speak for Tyndale but the NLT is a legitimate translation and NOT a paraphrase. Search the blog they have an article discussing this very issue.

The NLT is slightly more dynamic then the NIV but way more literal then the original Living Bible. The 2004 and 2007 updates have made it even more literal and accurate in my opinion

8th May, 2012 at 7:33 am

Love God Word.
Use to share with others.

Jessica T
6th June, 2012 at 9:28 am

Thank you!! I received one of the 300 bibles yesterday! Very excited to dive into this bible. I have been wanting to get one for the kids and I, thinking it will be better for us to understand and study with.

Ellena deLeon
8th June, 2012 at 11:31 am

I found the offer to win this on

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