I am not religious but I have my reasons to believe there is a non-physical force out there that reacts to our thoughts and actions. Some label it as The Matrix, Infinite Intelligence or God. I do believe The Bible holds many true life + success lessons anyone can learn from towards a happier and successful life.
While that particular translation does not, to my knowledge, have official approval, I have read an earlier version and found it to be excellent and very faithful to the original language. I think the price has worked against its wider acceptance and that the author/translator has come out with the Lulu format in order to make frequent updates. This does not apply to the New Testament volumes as much as the Old. I cannot comment on the rest of your post, really.