I am reading and listening to the Book of James. I thought I’d share my personal bibles.
I’ve used these bibles for years, except my She Reads Truth bible. That one is fairly new. I also like reading in several translations. But for the first round of studying, I stick to one translation, which I’ll share in a bit.
Here are the bibles I use to studying.
- The New Inductive Study Bible – New American Standard Bible (NASB)
- Life Application Study Bible – New International Version (NIV)
- ESV Study Bible – English Standard Version (ESV)
- She Reads Truth – Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
I also have the Amplified and Message translations on standby.
I don’t expect people to have all these bibles. I personally like having them in print to limit the distractions of blue hyperlinks. 🙂 I also appreciate access to the different terminology when I’m wrestling with an understanding of a passage.
For the record, my primary sources for the first round of study are my NASB and NIV. Then I follow up with ESV, followed by visiting the study notes much later in my process.
The Study Plan
Today, I listened to the entire book and tomorrow I’ll start reading according to the plan. I mark using a mixture of the Precept Ministries inductive study method, The Women of the Word method, and a healthy dose of notation relied upon over the years.
Feel free to ask questions. I may even post some of my notes. Again, I’ll know more once we make it through this first week. 🙂
What bible do you use to study? Do you have a preferred translation? If so, what is it?
Share in the comments.