Robert V. Huber, editorial advisor. Bob is a retired Reader’s Digest Bible Books editor. He has also co-authored Bible background books with Stephen M. Miller and taught graduate courses in Scripture. Bob and Steve’s book The Bible: A History, published in the United Kingdom, won the Christian Broadcasting Council’s award for the nonfiction book of the year. Bob has been kind enough to help us begin to review and polish this beta edition of the Casual English Bible. His keen insight and scholarship are helping bring the ancient stories and teaching into the casual English language of the 21st century.
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