About The Translator

Jan Harthan and her husband, Dave, have served with Wycliffe Bible Translators since 1971.

They worked for 19 years in Brazil and 10 years in Mozambique. Jan did work as a copy editor from 1994 to 1996 for Tyndale House Publishers and four other publishers. She was one of the copy editors of the New Living Translation. Jan is a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her passion is to provide God’s Word in language and style that children can read and understand. She wants to give them the opportunity to read and understand God’s Word and learn how to apply it to their lives.

The Best News Ever contains the complete biblical text. It has been checked and approved by experienced Bible translation consultants.

Jan has used drafts of The Best News Ever to do Bible studies with her grandchildren from the time they were two years old. She has also used drafts of The Best News Ever in teaching first- and second-grade Sunday School classes.