Charles is currently the Executive Director of Baptist Bible Translators Institute in Bowie, Texas. There he works with the sponsoring church of Baptist Bible Translators Institute, which is Central Baptist Church. During the last nineteen years at Baptist Bible Translators Institute, Charles has trained missionaries in Linguistics, Ethnology, Language Learning, Bible Translation, and Cross-cultural Communication. Biblical Bible Translating is for people who are concerned about faithful Bible translation. There is a great deal of misunderstanding about what constitutes faithful Bible translation. This book will give the reader a clearer understanding of the principles and problems involved in producing a faithful translation of the Bible. Biblical Bible Translating was developed slowly during 21 years of teaching it to hundreds of students. It began during 2 years of teaching at New Tribes Institute in Camdenton, Missouri and it came to completion at Baptist Bible Translators Institute in Bowie, Texas. Who Will Benefit Most From This Book? Laymen: People who read these chapters, and apply the principles of cross-cultural communication taught in them, will improve their communication skills. Ministers and Preachers: A preacher who reads this book will be a better preacher if he understands and applies the principles of interpretation and semantics taught in it. Missionaries and Translators: The material in this book will help missionaries who are preparing to do Bible translation work and it will help those who are already involved in Bible translation. Interpretors: Because interpreters in foreign languages are, in fact, instant translators, they too will profit by reading this book. Those who will be translating tracts and other Christian materials into other languages will also find it helpful. Christians: It is hoped that the thoughts on these pages will challenge Christians to take up the work of planting New Testament Baptist churches by translating God's Word into over 3,000 languages of the world that have no church and no Scripture.
Biblical Bible Translating, 3rd Edition by Phd Charles V Turner was published by Sovereign Grace Publishers in September 2012. The ISBN for Biblical Bible Translating, 3rd Edition is 9781589606166.