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Subject: Bible version question
Date Posted: 7/19/2008 11:30 PM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2008
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I need help in selecting a bible for one of my students.  I work with teenagers and they know if they ask me for a book as long as its appropriate i'll get it for them.  The school is loosely christian so no problems with me getting the kid a bible, i'm just not very knowledgable to what to order for him.  He wants a translation that is easy to read, and my guess is baptist is the denomination he is most interested in as I am currently in the bible belt.  Anyways I don't want a study bible, as they tend to break it down too much.  Leave it to my students to ask the one person who doesn't have a clue about religion to get them a bible lol.

Date Posted: 7/20/2008 12:46 AM ET
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The NIV Bible is considered one of the easiest to read.  I have one & use that whenever I do a Bible study because it seems like that is a pretty universal version.

With that said I also like the version called The Message.  I feel it is in more modern language & it kind of reads easy, maybe it flows better. 

Hope that helps!


Date Posted: 7/20/2008 3:25 AM ET
Member Since: 10/3/2007
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I would suggest the NIV - New International Version.  I would prefer the NIV over The Message. The Message is not a translation, but a paraphrase. The NIV is a translation, but not difficult to understand.

Date Posted: 7/20/2008 2:35 PM ET
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Thanks I ordered a NIV bible for him :)!