Present day students of the Dhamma using English language translations owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi. May he live long and be free from suffering.
I once had a large and eclectic collection of books. Once I decided I was going to focus on the spiritual life, I gave away most of those books. I now own about eight books and most have either been translated by Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi or edited by him. Of course, Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi is but one of a long line of Buddhist scholars (mostly monks) going back 2,500 years who have sincerely preserved and transmitted the Dhamma. It is wonderful and amazing that we can access this material right now. I feel enormously privileged.