The word paraphrase doesn’t really communicate what the Mirror is all about. Through language that captures the essential spirit and message of the original authors combined with the presentation of thorougly researched word studies set along with the text the Mirror Bible provides an experience as close to that of a first century Christ Follower reading a letter to the Church from one of the first apostles as possible. The presentation of the first chapter of the Gospel of John by itself is more than worth the price of the book. Almost everyone I have shared the Mirror experience with has said something similar to “if the Apostle Paul’s native language had been English this is how his letters would read.”
November 14, 2015
This Translation is possibly the best thing to happen to the world masses since the Gutenburg print gave us the first public Bibles, and we want to have it in every living language! It gives even the casual reader such great and perfect insight into the context of every scripture. And has a precision of content that pays attention to the detail of the original word choice. The version caters for the needs of both a lay reader as well as the academic both at once! Not even reading alongside a Strong’s unlocks the Spirit Truth which the Mirror Translation immediately yields to the surface!
Shepherd Namibia November 12, 2015
Francois, The Mirror Message has had such an amazing impact on my life, and on the lives of the people I have to do with. One of the missing ingredients of my 35yrs of being a Christian, has been that of our true identity revealed to us. We sang songs about being a “new creation and a brand new man” and then had multiple ministries of how bad we are, how we must die to self, how He must increase (?) and we must decrease (?), It’s all about Him, nothing about us, and the like. All these half-truths only serve to destroy the human spirit, and result in the “snow white” syndrome, which is poison-induced sleep, hence the present condition of the church, globally. It’s asleep, or drugged with the poison of religious self-abasement. As God began to open my eyes to the wonders of His Grace and Unconditional Love, one of the first pieces of literature I came across was “God Believes in You”, written by you, and also “Done!”. The Mirror Message has had, and is continuing to have, the effect it is designed to, and that is to awaken me to the reality of God’s KNOWLEDGE of me as He sees me in Christ. I have had the joy of bringing this good news to our congregation, and lives are being dramatically changed from human perspective to His perspective. There’s a spring in the step of many who’s feet have been shod with the preparation of THE ONLY Good News. Thank you, and may God continue to give you much grace and wisdom to speak this message with absolute clarity to the world!!!
Colin United Kingdom November 12, 2015
I love the Mirror translation, I am pastoring my first church and preaching the finished work of the cross. I received it through revelation, and it greatly challenged the Pentecostal church I was in. It has always been my message, I asked Father to get me a place to teach the truth to people and He removed me, “He made me a minister” and then placed me in a small church. I often preach for a couple of hours and we usually feel it’s an hour, but the supernatural life-giving message is music to the hearts of the hurting. I am continually ministering to many people that are messed up by sin conscious religion—they are growing rapidly. I was greatly encouraged to find others preaching the same message; it’s great to see you acknowledge the faith “of” the Son of God. God bless you for your bold passion and declaration of the glorious gospel.
Gavin United Kingdom November 12, 2015
I have been in church all of my life, and just turning 30, I realized the fear and anxiety I had about my position as a Christian. I became insatiable in studying and researching the truth that would make me free from mysticism and other mind manipulation tools, but I was still missing my identity. My pastor has been using the Mirror translation at church, and my heart was melting with relief and hope. I knew there was so much more for me, so much more to believe about myself and the passion God has for me. I feel like I am experiencing an entirely new God.
Colleen USA November 12, 2015
I was irrevocably changed at the end of my senior year in high school, overrun by the love of God and Christ’s work on the cross. I come from a catholic background so my theology and understanding of the word was pretty weak when I first got nailed (my initial conversion experience). I started listening to a few preachers and eventually meandered my way to John Crowder and Ben Dunn last winter. I haven’t been to catholic mass in months and have not been able to find a church group that really preaches the stuff you translate so well in your Mirror Translation so I started getting together with some friends and we just go through grace and theology and stuff together. I got the Amplified translation last fall and it rocked me. It wasn’t until about two months ago that I heard about the Mirror translation, this thing is awesome! I use your translation for Romans 6 almost every time I refer to that chapter (which happens to be a lot). We’re seeing a whole ecstatic/grace centered/finished works movement start here at Tufts University, where I am a sophomore. The dry, religious Christian fellowship on campus is getting shaken upside down. It’s really fun and incredible to see. Every time I read from the Mirror translation, which happens to be pretty frequently, people respond pretty crazily with giggles, shouts and “WHERE DID YOU GET THAT TRANSLATION?!?!?”‘s on a regular basis. It’s awesome and I’m excited to see you’re continuing work on it. Thank you for your efforts, you have no idea how much it has helped me and my friend come to a deeper revelation of truth and the gospel. I thank the Lord for people like you who are continually paving the way for a new generation to rise up into the radical realization of our destiny as sons of the Most High! Thank you and may you continue enjoying your rest in the Lord! 🙂
Edward Student USA November 12, 2015
I feel I am getting a fresh new taste of scripture through work like yours and my Spirit resonates with how your translation has been written. I attend a small church called One Community Church in Dillon, Colorado and my Pastor is using your translation in our current teachings on Awakening.
Jill Colorado, USA November 12, 2015
…Recently I discovered Pastor Mike Miller in Ft. Collins, CO. During the last message that I had watched, he made reference to the Mirror Bible. During a previous message from a guest speaker at Mike’s church, the speaker Baxter Kruger made reference to Francois and his working on the Mirror Bible. I was led to this website and have since purchased the Mirror Bible and my heart is burning within me from the understanding that is being made known to me. I can’t stop smiling. I want to drench myself in this beautiful message and share it with everyone… Thank you SO very much for sharing the language of God which is His beautiful Son—Jesus!
Tina Ft. Collins, CO, USA November 12, 2015
This great on-going work of excellent scholarship has done more for all our gatherings, small groups, church meetings and just personal enrichment than anything I have seen in all my years. This should be available for the world to have… Francois’ style is unmistakable and grace is revealed in such brilliant forms that I still have my breath taken away when impressed by Holy Spirit over a certain section while teaching or studying.
Laura Pastor USA November 12, 2015
I have been a Christian for over 40 years and reading the Mirror Translation has been truly amazing!! I now use it to teach a small group of new and long time Christians. These women are now being uplifted and transformed by God’s revelation of how they are the Mirror image of Him. We are so thankful that God has given us this translation to “simmer” in. Back to the basics, I say, but God’s basics are so rich with “Snuggle up to the warm embrace of God, EXPERIENCE His closeness to you.” (James 4:7 Mirror) Thank You Francois!!
Leigh Dayley USA November 12, 2015
I love God and my promise family and my husband and daughter and son. I work as a supervisor in the records department of a sheriff’s office. I love the Mirror translation. I grew up in a Lutheran church and have a background full of a lot of ‘dutiful’ study of the Bible that was done out of feeling like I had to do it for God to love me. With the current revelation of my identity and not having to work to please God, I had a hard time picking up the Bible without getting the old feelings of ‘having’ to do it to earn His favor. The Mirror translation is exactly what I needed to break the old mindset and remind me of my identity and reignite my desire to read His word. Thank you so much for listening to Him and bringing this word to us!
Katrina USA November 12, 2015
I am a Pastor/Teacher currently living in Kansas City, MO. I have always taught from and used for study as many varied translations as I possibly could. About a year ago, a friend who knew of my love for unique translations told me about your site and the Mirror Translation. I began reading the PDF you used to have available on the website, and began preaching from it once it actually became available for sale. I have recommended it to everyone I know. Many from our church have purchased copies or downloaded the Kindle version. It has become my favorite translation. Thank you very much!! I hope that you will continue to translate the complete NT.
David Pastor and Teacher Kansas City, MO, USA November 12, 2015
I am 29 years old and just diving into the identity message. I have been increasingly disconnected with the church over the past few years and have found many translations of the Bible to contradict themselves throughout. I have been starving for truth, answers of substance, and for a clear sense of God’s presence for most of my life. It wasn’t until I came across The Mirror Translation that things started to come together for me.
Jamin USA November 12, 2015
I have finished reading the Mirror Bible. It is so powerful and enlightening. Now I am going to read it again and again and again, in light of new revelation! Praise the Lord, it is a glorious translation that I share often with family and friends!
Gloria November 12, 2015
I’ve had my Mirror for several days now and it goes everywhere with me! It is overflowing with the truth of grace, bulging at the seams with the TRUE message of Jesus to the world, unveiling all I had always hoped for from God, but didn’t know I could have until now!! Thank You, Father, for answering my prayers and reassuring my heart of Your love and true purpose for me in this life!!!
Cathy November 12, 2015
You wrote the Mirror translation? BY FAR HANDS DOWN THE MOST AMAZING ACCURATE TRANSLATIONS I’VE EVER LAID HANDS ON… I’VE EATEN IT UP WORD FOR WORD AND HAVE SPREAD IT TO AS MANY HANDS AS POSSIBLE!!! WAHOOOAOA GOOD GOOD GOOD NEW!!! BLESS YOU!!!
Stephanie November 12, 2015
I am a wife, a mom of 3 boys whom I home school and am currently enjoying Andre Rabe’s online bible class, “Word Made Flesh”. I just can’t get enough of your message Francois. I just recently purchased your newest edition of The Mirror, although I had already been enjoying an older edition for the last 6 months. I gave a copy to my oldest son, who after reading it told me that it’s the first time he’s read a Bible that he didn’t have to put his guard up. How I was surprised! Who knew that he would recognize so quickly the LOVE that pours forth from the Gospel when it is read in such a pure form! Thank you!
Nancy November 12, 2015
I have always had trouble understanding what I am reading in the Bible. This morning my Pastor was reading scripture from the Mirror Translation and I liked what I was hearing. I felt like it was speaking right to me. I want to read more.
Diane November 12, 2015
I absolutely love the Mirror translation! The only way to see Jesus is as a mirror. I want everybody to understand this crucial aspect of our identity!
TJ November 12, 2015
I’ve been reading your Mirror translation online. It has transformed me and through your work I am getting such a new outlook on the glorious gospel. I love different translations and have about a dozen, but your work has really revealed something fresh! Thank you so much!
Jensen November 11, 2015
What a beautiful message it is. Been enjoying the Mirror Translation and it is a true work of art. I can see the brush strokes of a true masterpiece coming together every time I read it. Thank you!
Marsha Mirror Bible November 4, 2015