Determined to Grow 2

Determination - Peale Quote

In the last installment, I asked for an open discussion of what you do to bring about growth: spiritually and intellectually. What books are you reading, who are your favorite authors/mentors, etc.

Now please share with us specifically, for the Bible readers, what type of study Bible(s) do you use and in what translation(s). Tell us which is your favorite and why.

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Sebastian is a Christian, Author and Church Leadership trainer. His ministry calling, love for God, and His people; has led him into ministry of all types for over thirty years. He and his wife enjoy helping people in their walk of faith and finding solutions to the struggles of life, especially in the area of healing and marriage. Faith1st Blog is designed to open and continue the discussion on the subject of biblical "faith" as a "living" element of the Christian life. - "the just shall live by faith" - Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 (KJV).

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5 comments on “Determined to Grow 2
  1. Patty B says:

    I am a group leader for Bible Study Fellowship, during winter my ficus on reading and study is through that, during summer I meditate on God’s word and journal. I have also started doing homiletics on the book we will start in the fall to prepare me for that. I use the NIV bible but at times use other translations. NIRSV and Message are the two I usually refer to.

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  2. nopew says:

    For just reading I like New Jerusalem Bible and God’s Word. For study I like the New Revised Standard Version. The Message and Living Bible I advise caution with because they are interpretations rather than translations (in the technical sense). I have given away my NJB, though, along with many others, sending them to pastors overseas who have no Bible. Some days I have twinges of regret, but then I remind myself these Bibles will do more good there than waiting their turn on my shelf.

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    • Sebastian says:

      It’s interesting you differentiated between reading and studying. I wonder how many people read/study with different translations.
      Why do you like the New Jerusalem and God’s Word for reading?


      • nopew says:

        NJB because the verses numbers are in the margin and don’t interfere with the flow of reading. It reads more naturally than some of the more strict “word-for-word” translations. God’s Word is a good balance between modern language and traditional translation. I guess I should say that my real preference is in the original languages, but not many modern western people have that option.

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    • Sebastian says:

      I commend for giving copies of the Bible away. I understand what it is like to give your personal copy away but am so thankful for the fruit that will come from it.

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