I had a copy of Christian Prayer that I was using for the Office, but the translations made me feel like well… being all mushy and wishy washy with the whole inclusive language thing. I’ve tried to ignore it and now have taken recourse to only reading the Psalms directly out of the Bible.
I’m a bit of an old school Catholic mixed with the new… Novus Ordo mixed with Latin and Greek…et al. So as you can see I’m not all that into something that says ‘and I will gently and delicately seperate the good wheat from the not so good wheat and then give everyone milk and cookies’
For me evil has been tangible. My reassurance is in the Sacraments. I require ‘tangible’ translations.
Someone might say I am chasing a good translation becoming caught up in the chase, but I discarded the old book like six months ago, just to avoid the scourge of chasing after dust and air.
Are there any English translations that are worth my time or money? Or should I just just double up my efforts on Spanish? (which in my opinion is the best language to pray in… Thanks to Thomas Merton for opening my eyes to it) Alas, I am not fluent enough in Spanish so I am trapped.