Download a free copy of the Living Bible on the Bible Gateway website, as of 2015. Click Study from the menu at the top of the page, and select Available Versions. Scroll down to the English heading, then click Living Bible to read or download passages.
The Living Bible's stated purpose is to express the intentions of the original writers of the Scriptures in simple, clear language. Kenneth Taylor, the creator of the Living Bible, says that children were one of the main inspirations for the conversational, storytelling style of the biblical translation. The Living Bible is well-regarded in many Evangelical circles, as well as youth-oriented Protestant groups. The Living Bible was the best-selling book in America in 1972 and 1973.