I’ve been asked by readers the following questions…”What Bible do I use?” “And how do I choose one?”
These are both great questions, especially if you’re a new Believer or if you’re desiring to grow deeper in your walk with Christ.
In my video I share the different Bibles I use and why, and I also give you some tips on the different versions and what to look for when you’re choosing your Bible.
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If you can’t view the video in your feed reader, you can watch it here.
Study Bibles come with a plethora of tools, such as maps, topical studies, concordances, as well as commentaries, which is just an overview explaining what the Scriptures mean. But keep in mind that these commentaries are man’s perspective.
When I was new in the Lord, I appreciated the commentaries because the explanation of the verses helped me, but as I grew deeper in my faith and understanding, I can tell you that I have not always agreed with every commentary that I have read.
The Bible says to, “test all things.” (1 Thes. 5:21)
Also, one thing I forgot to mention in the video is that some Bibles have Christ’s words written in red (but not all of them). When I was just learning to follow Christ, having Jesus’ words written in red really helped me to follow along in the Word. Even reading my Bible after all of these years, I still like having a Bible where my Lord’s words leap off the page due to a different color font. But of course, that’s my preference. To each his own. 🙂
If you’re a new believer in Christ, one Bible that I would highly recommend is The Bible for New Believers. This is a great Bible if you’re just starting out on your Christian journey! I would have loved this Bible when I was a new Believer because it explained so many basic things of the Christian faith but it wasn’t available back then.
Also, I said in the video that I didn’t think my study Bible was still in print, but I was wrong. I found one at www.CBD.com.
So what’s your favorite Bible translation? And do you have a favorite study Bible? I’d love to hear your thoughts!