During World War II a young pastor named J.B. Phillips discovered the youth in his congregation didn’t understand the King James Version of the Bible. He used his time in the bomb shelters during the London Blitz to translate Colossians into modern English. The results appealed to the young people who found it easier to understand than the King James Version. Encouraged by their feedback, after the war Phillips continued translating the New Testament.
In addition to his work as a translator, over the course of his ministry, Phillips wrote a number of books. One of these had a provocative title: “Your God is Too Small”.