It has been a journey filled with many trials and tribulations.
An Idea is Born
In 1986, Edward D. Andrews became a Christian. However, he would fall away from the faith because he lost his faith to Bible critics. It would be in 1996 that he would find his way back. One night in the shower, he began to cry, to cry out to the Father. He pleads with the Father to show him the truth, to help him find the truth. The entire night was spent in prayer and tears. He had made a commitment that if God helped him get the books, he would study and study he did. He studied 6-8 hours a day, seven days a week for ten years. Not wanting to make the mistake that he did before, he studied apologetics, textual criticism, Bible translation process and philosophy, Hebrew, Greek, and many other subject matters, to the tune of over 3,000 books. He had become an apologist for the Bible, the faith and God himself.
In 2005, he decided to become an author. After being rejected by the big publishing houses, he decided to start his own. It was in 2005 that Christian Publishing House was in his mind. Shortly after that, he began publishing other books by Bible scholars. In 2007 he decided to get the official degrees that went with his self-taught education.
EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored fifty-three books and has coauthored and updated and expanded five books, as well as over 200 articles. He is the chief translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV).
Our First Employee
Edward D. Andrews is the founder of Christian Publishing House and the Updated American Standard Version. His vision began in 1996.
EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored fifty books and coauthored and updated and expanded three books, as well as over 200 articles. He is the chief translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV).
Trials and Tribulations
In 2008 the economy crashed, and the United States went into a great recession. Andrews had a small business that he was using for his family and funding Christian Publishing House and the Updated American Standard Version when in 2009 many of his clients cut back by removing his services. His business went under, he lost his wife, his house, his truck and equipment, as well as being forced to move to an apartment. Soon, his finances would not even support the apartment, and he ended up homeless for two years. Through all of this, he continued to pen his books, get his degrees, and maintain his online publishing, as well as publishing other author's books.
The translation of God's Word from the original languages of Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek is a task unlike any other and should never be taken lightly. It carries with it the heaviest responsibility: the translator renders God's thoughts into a modern language. The Updated American Standard Version (UASV) is a literal translation. What does that mean?
It means that our primary purpose is to give the Bible readers what God said by way of his human authors, not what a translator thinks God meant in its place.
In other words, our primary goal is to be accurate and faithful to the original text. The meaning of a word is the responsibility of the interpreter (i.e., reader), not the translator.
uasvbible.org / Official Website of the Updated American Standard Version