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sadieruth's picture
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Bible question-

Okay ladies...I am NOT trying to start a debate here, I just know there are a few ladies out there who are church going, and I am curious to know what kind of bible you have. I got a new one last year, after finally retiring my old teen bible. I thought I really liked it, but it's so small. The words are tiny and I struggle with reading it. I want one that I love to pick up and read, and can teach me more. So, I am wondering, what kind of bible do you have? It can be any version, NKJV, NCV, NIV, it doesn't matter. Can you link me to your bible and tell me what you love about it? We are going to hit a Christian book store tomorrow so I can shop, and I would love to see some before hand! Wink Thanks! Again...not trying to step on toes here.

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I have an NIV Student Bible from Zondervan's. It is a decade old so couldn't find the exact one online. I prefer NIV and like the study bibles because they have extra notes in them that I find relevant and helpful.

MommyCB's picture
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I have a regular KJV Bible. I have always read it, so I love it. But I know most people don't prefer the read the KJV, so?

MommyMish's picture
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I have so many Bible versions.

The one we're using a lot right now is the English Standard Version. It's a nice compromise between the NKJ and NIV. So you get the poetry of the NKJ with the ease of reading of the NIV. It's worked to be more accurate to the original languages.

I'm eagerly awaiting our Synod's publication of the Lutheran Study Bible. It will be ESV, but formatted sort of like our Concordia Study Bible... but all the study material is being prepared by Lutheran theologians which is cool. I'm so eagerly awaiting it... I've been following the publication releases.
http://www.cph.org/cphstore/product.asp?category=&part_no=012030&find_category=&find_description=&find_part_desc=lutheran+study+bible

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This is the one I have, and I love it!!! The devotionals are great. I've been trying to read the Gospels again when I'm in between devotionals (I do confess that my bible reading time is on the toilet though, I just don't seem to have the time otherwise to really read it)

http://www.amazon.com/Moms-Devotional-Bible-Elisa-Morgan/dp/0310924227

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DP

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I'll admit to not reading the bible but we own a million and a half since we both went to bible school and work at the church. The more accurate version is RSV or NRSV which is the closest to the actual cannonized version we can get to hebrew. I dont have one in here but the one our profs prefered also had a few non cannonized books in there.

DH loves buying new bibles and among his faves are the message, which is formated like a book.

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NKJV.
One of my favorites is the Life Applications Study Bible which you can get in lots of different versions. I know that my dad really likes the John MacArthur study bible.

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I have to say it just cause I went to bible school...y'all know that KJV is the most inaccurate version right? Okay, just needed to say it Wink

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"mommys" wrote:

I have an NIV Student Bible from Zondervan's. It is a decade old so couldn't find the exact one online.

I have one too. I also have another couple NIV ones which I like because they are slightly more compact for reading in bed and such (without all the study stuff in it). I like reading KJV because it's much more poetic than NIV but NIV is easier for me when I want the stories/lessons. I must say, I LOVE my NIV with the concordance in the back ...if I am looking up a bible verse with a certain word ("Faith" for example) it will show me all the spots that word is found in the bible. It's great.

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Zene- We used NRSV for reading in church. It's a nice edition and I enjoy it. Like the study aspects of the lastest ESV, which is why we switched.

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If you're looking for just a reading Bible I would pick up an NLT version. It's a more contemporary version that is great for understanding and reading! But if you're going to take it to group settings, you'll find it much different than the versions others are reading. The biggest thing is that it's very, very understandable without compromising the original meaning. This is the version we give out for kids, teens, and new converts at our church.

I use an NLT for daily reading, but an NIV or NRSV for sermon prep.

This is the other one we give out at church. It's an affordable NIV Study Bible:
http://www.amazon.com/Zondervan-Study-Bible-Personal-Size/dp/0310923077/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1237550471&sr=8-3

If you like extra devotional readings in your Bible, I would try a Women's Devotional Bible or Max Lucado Devotional or Inspirational Bible (they come in NKJV or NCV) or a Life Application Bible.

I HTH! Smile

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I love my NLT for easy every day reading but I grew up on the NIV so I'm so used to that one, however, if I'm quoting the bible vereses everyone knows (ie Psalms 23, Hebrews 11:1), I still rely on the KJV

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Thanks ladies! Biggrin I am really looking forward to shopping for a new one! We are heading out as soon as school's out!

LMCH's picture
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I have the one that Beth linked...NIV study bible.

The one that Gwen posted, I have heard good things about from other moms

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I know that you have already gone to get your new Bible, but just in case, I have two that I use. For Christmas I got a Chronological Study Bible. I believe it is a Nelson Bible and it is NKJV. I like it because it connects the scriptures. However, I also have a Women's Study Bible which is also a NKJV. I can't remember who it's by, but I really like it because they have mini sections/devotions for women.

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I go back and forth between my Life Applications study bible NIV and my Everyday life bible Amplified version. i love them both for different reasons.

I got this one at Costco a year or so ago for $30
http://www.zondervan.com/Cultures/en-US/Product/ProductDetail.htm?ProdID=com.zondervan.9780310933922&QueryStringSite=Zondervan

and
I got this one at Walmart for $19.99
https://shop.joycemeyer.org/eStore/Products/JMM/PID-T018CAM.aspx

I would LOVE to have this one.
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4344391