Tell Me About Your Bible…
I buy or receive from publishers a lot of books.
For me, books are still the single most important medium for the acquisition of knowledge and more importantly, the wisdom to use that knowledge appropriately.
Most of the time, I prefer to get them electronically, mainly due to the fact that I have extreme space limitations.
The one book that I don’t use electronically is the Bible.
I love Bibles…I have dozens and keep adding more….but I have to hold them in my hands and handle them with reverence.
i’m good with leather or faux leather covers, but recoil at hardback additions…they just don’t feel right.
I teach from the New Living Translation and think we all probably should…it really is more understandable and Is a constant reminder to me that I can be a pretentious ass and translation elitist who used to think the NLT was only fit for elementary Sunday School classes taught by theological liberals who didn’t believe what they were reading anyway.
The one caution I would give to pastors is to make sure that if you decide to teach from the NLT, make sure that everyone in the church has access to one…otherwise, they will look at their version and be totally lost when you read from yours.
My personal choice for daily study and research is the NSRV which is used by most of my current tribe…the ones who don’t use the KJV.
This one is my current favorite...it has large print and room to journal, as well as the Apocrypha…large print is a necessity in my life at the moment.
I was stunned to find out last week that there was a C.S. Lewis Study Bible...I’ve never checked my Amazon gift card balance faster…it arrived yesterday…
I also have a massive ESV Study Bible that I use now and then, mainly for the notes.
As always, the best Bible version is the one you’ll read…what is your choice?