Bible Translation: The Better Bibles Blog is a nice place to read about and discuss the strengths and shortcomings of the many English translations of the bible.
Bible Translation: The newly released Holman Bible (HCSB) has a really interesting take on their translation philosophy. Rather than being a formal equivalent (word-for-word, like NASB, NKJV, ESV), or dynamic equivalent (thought-for-thought, like NIV, TLB), they combine these two excellent methods, using what they call an optimal equivalence method.
2006 Book Awards: Check out the ECPA Christian Book Awards. I note that my new favorite English Bible Translation, the ESV, was a finalist. So was the HCSB. The abysmal Message translation won. Go figure. Note the differences between The Message and other translations of 1 Timothy 1:9-10 and you’ll see what I mean.