The Word on the Street is the look at the Bible that is written from a more "street creed" edition-the author looked to write the Bible in a language that was more easily understood by those young people who were living life rough around the edges.
Overall, this is not your grandmother's Bible. This is not something you will catch a pastor reading at Church Sunday morning or will you hear it read from the Television Ministers. This is a Bible that breaks down all of the dogmatic writing and old school language that can be a real deterrent for some people. I would recommend it if you are not familiar with the Bible at all-it helps you get your feet wet and see and understand what some of the Bible really says. Great gift for the secular person in your life.