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There is a young lady I know who would like a study Bible. I have been looking and looking...

 

The problem is, she is not a big reader. She wants something that is easily readable.  I've looked at the KJV study Bible, but I think it's a bit much for her.  The KJV Woman's Study Bible would be good, but it's got some contributors (there are articles for women in it) that are questionable. 

 

She has seen a teen study Bible and liked the way it was written (the study part), but it isn't KJV.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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My wife likes the KJV Life Application Study Bible. I haven't read the notes/commentary personally though so I can't speak to its accuracy.

I've kind of looked at that, too, but haven't been able to read any of it.  Could you ask her if she thinks it would be good for someone who prefers teen books (as I said, she isn't much of a reader...not slow, just doesn't care to read, and that often hinders understanding) and who has only been saved for a very short time?  Thanks!

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I've kind of looked at that, too, but haven't been able to read any of it.  Could you ask her if she thinks it would be good for someone who prefers teen books (as I said, she isn't much of a reader...not slow, just doesn't care to read, and that often hinders understanding) and who has only been saved for a very short time?  Thanks!

 

Sure thing!

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TheSword - I printed off the information for the LASB to show my hubby. I'm hoping I can get this for her for Christmas.  After what your wife said, and then reading the comments for it on Amazon, I think it'll be just the ticket!   :clapping:

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I love the TCR. It's such a great study tool; but I wouldn't recommend it in this case because the young lady appears not to be much of a reader and I'd say she's even less apt to actually study.

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I have a TCR, also, and dearly love it as well.  I think it might be a good one to get for her in the future, when she's learned a bit more about how to study.  The TCR is absolutely great when planning a Bible lesson, too!

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I think its a good one to start out with, it was recommend to me by my pastor many years ago when I was just a babe & it has done me good. He was the one who taught me a class one on one outside of our church for two years each & every Monday night. I will always be thankful to him for making such a effort.

 

I wore my 1st one out, & it was looking quite bad & I had bought a Scofield & was using it. When I was ordained my home church ordained me & told me they are going to present me with a Bible & we would like to know if you have a preference. I said my preference was a Thompson Chain Reference, & that's what they gave me. Since them I've been trying to wear it out too, but being as I do most of my Bible reading & study on my computer its not wearing as fast as my first one.

 

I do not care for some of the commentary in the Scofield which was recommend to me by a Baptist pastor whom I thought much of. And I was a bit disappointed in some of the study notes

 

And if they do not read it much, what reading they do do, they will have some great reference verses out beside of the verses they do read that makes it very easy to read many of them. 

 

For example, beside of Acts 5:17 there's the number 3464 Suffering for Christ, if a person will go to the back to number 3464 they will find these verses written out for them along with a few more reference verses they can look up as they're pasted below.

 

Ac 5:41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. (Acts 9:16)

 

Ro 8:17 ¶ And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 9Ro. 8:36: 2Co. 1:17; 11:23; Ph3:10; 2Ti. 2:120

 

Heb 11:25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 

 

Jas 5:10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.

 

1Pe 2:20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

 

1Pe 5:10 ¶ But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

 

So it just might be pretty good for such a person who is not reading & studying very much & I think it less likely to lead a person astray that many of the study Bibles. Of course that's just my opinion from my personal experience.

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There's the Rainbow Study Bible which is easy to understand.

 

Also, here's a study bible I would like to get some day. Maybe you can pick one up and let me know how it is?  ;)

 

http://strandstudybible.com

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There's the Rainbow Study Bible which is easy to understand.

 

Also, here's a study bible I would like to get some day. Maybe you can pick one up and let me know how it is?  ;)

 

http://strandstudybible.com

Hmm - the Rainbow Study Bible does sound interesting.  It might be even better to begin with. I like the idea of color-coded themes.  I wish I could look at copies of both!!

 

I'm thinking I won't be getting a Strand... :biggrin:

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Hmm - the Rainbow Study Bible does sound interesting.  It might be even better to begin with. I like the idea of color-coded themes.  I wish I could look at copies of both!!

 

I'm thinking I won't be getting a Strand... :biggrin:

Maybe this will help:

 

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There is a young lady I know who would like a study Bible. I have been looking and looking...

 

The problem is, she is not a big reader. She wants something that is easily readable.  I've looked at the KJV study Bible, but I think it's a bit much for her.  The KJV Woman's Study Bible would be good, but it's got some contributors (there are articles for women in it) that are questionable. 

 

She has seen a teen study Bible and liked the way it was written (the study part), but it isn't KJV.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions?

In our church, we give new believers a MacArthur Study Bible (ESV).

 

Warning issued.....KJV only please.   Thanks!

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In our church, we give new believers a MacArthur Study Bible (ESV).

 

If there was a thumbs down button, I would have clicked it.  MacArthur is a heretic and the ESV is a corrupt MV, not the inerrant KJV.

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In our church, we give new believers a MacArthur Study Bible (ESV).

 

Warning issued.....KJV only please.   Thanks!

Serious question. How is simply stating what a church does with regards to this a violation worthy of a warning? Most of us have mentioned other versions in numerous threads for a wide variety of reasons. Isn't the directive for KJO here simply that when we personally quote the Bible it's only to be done in KJ?

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If there was a thumbs down button, I would have clicked it.  MacArthur is a heretic and the ESV is a corrupt MV, not the inerrant KJV.

What I really don't understand is why so many like the Amplified Bible and The Message.

 

I understand the Amplified Bible is supposed to help expound upon the understanding of a verse but to me their "expounding help" only serves to confuse and muddle the verses. Also, if someone can memorize the mess some Amplified verses are, they could without a doubt memorize the KJ verses which are far shorter and as far as I'm concerned, also far easier to understand.

 

The Message, which isn't even a translation but rather a paraphrase, to me even seems to be a poor paraphrase. So much of what I've read from that would seem to detract and distract from the actual message of Scripture.

 

Around this area, some churches which once used the NIV have become upset that with the introduction of the latest "updated and better" version of the NIV (hmmm, if the NIV was so much better than others to begin with, as they claimed, why has it gone through so many revisions over the years?) that they've decided to drop the NIV (refusing to buy the new version now that they no longer offer the previous versions) but most are opting for other MVs rather than the KJB. I don't know about all the churches that have switched but for some reason most of the ones I do know of have switched to the NLT. Why, I really don't know because I think the NLT, if possible, may be even worse than the earlier NIV!

 

Another plus for the KJB is that those who stick with the KJB don't have to worry about it being discontinued and updated every few years so someone can make more money at a publishing firm. I can pick up the first KJB I ever owned or the newest one I have and they are both the same!

 

On a rather ironic note, I've noticed that several area pastors who have local radio broadcasts which use some MV have been very often also quoting from the KJB and stating that they think the KJ verse is clearer. Which begs the question as to why they don't just use the KJB to begin with! If I ever have the opportunity to speak with one of these men I'm going to ask them that very question.

 

Oops, almost forgot about the ESV which got me going to begin with! As far as the ESV goes, which I've not read all of, I do find it better than most MVs but yet flawed and not a replacement for the KJB by any stretch.

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One of the Bibles I have is "The Rainbow Study Bible."  I love the color coding, as it is easy to use.  I would recommend it to anyone.  It was the second Bible I ever had and has been very helpful.

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One of the Bibles I have is "The Rainbow Study Bible." I love the color coding, as it is easy to use. I would recommend it to anyone. It was the second Bible I ever had and has been very helpful.


Even to someone who has not enjoyed reading and is new to Christianty? She currently reads the ESV. I'm looking for something that can help her make the transition more easily.

I'm glad you have one - you can speak by experience to it. Can you give me some mire description than the publisher had?
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Even to someone who has not enjoyed reading and is new to Christianty? She currently reads the ESV. I'm looking for something that can help her make the transition more easily.

I'm glad you have one - you can speak by experience to it. Can you give me some mire description than the publisher had?

 

The RAINBOW STUDY BIBLE - Illustrated Reference Edition includes introductions to each book of the Bible.  For example, in the Book of Ezekiel... it says author: Ezekiel, Date Written: Between 593 nd 563 B.C., Time Span: About 22 years... it also gives a Title, Background, Where Written, To Whom, Content, Key Words, Themes, and an Outline.  All verses are color coded giving an explantation of subject headings... God, Discipleship, Love, Faith, Sin, Satan, Salvation, Family, Witnessing, Commandments, History and Prophecy.  They give you a color coded bookmark to make the Bible easier to read.  The Bible also contains pictures, too.  I really like it.  It has been a good guide in Bible study, especially for someone new to the faith.

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The RAINBOW STUDY BIBLE - Illustrated Reference Edition includes introductions to each book of the Bible. For example, in the Book of Ezekiel... it says author: Ezekiel, Date Written: Between 593 nd 563 B.C., Time Span: About 22 years... it also gives a Title, Background, Where Written, To Whom, Content, Key Words, Themes, and an Outline. All verses are color coded giving an explantation of subject headings... God, Discipleship, Love, Faith, Sin, Satan, Salvation, Family, Witnessing, Commandments, History and Prophecy. They give you a color coded bookmark to make the Bible easier to read. The Bible also contains pictures, too. I really like it. It has been a good guide in Bible study, especially for someone new to the faith.


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Even to someone who has not enjoyed reading and is new to Christianty? She currently reads the ESV. I'm looking for something that can help her make the transition more easily.

I'm glad you have one - you can speak by experience to it. Can you give me some mire description than the publisher had?

She reads an ESV? Have you condemned her yet?

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Well then, I guess it's a good thing I don't take anything you have to say seriously.

 

 

She reads an ESV? Have you condemned her yet?

If you have a problem with this site and the majority of its members holding to the KJV for English speaking people, no problem.

If you want to be vocal in your view against that stand or the people with it --- find another forum.

 

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If you have a problem with this site and the majority of its members holding to the KJV for English speaking people, no problem.

If you want to be vocal in your view against that stand or the people with it --- find another forum.

 

(Said in position as moderator)

 

It would have been very nice if a moderator would have stuck up for me in the CCM thread, when another member was going after me committing slander, OLD fashioned preacher.  Just sayin...

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If you have a problem with this site and the majority of its members holding to the KJV for English speaking people, no problem.

If you want to be vocal in your view against that stand or the people with it --- find another forum.

 

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OK. I'll play along: When did I say anything about having a problem with what translation somebody uses?

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It would have been very nice if a moderator would have stuck up for me in the CCM thread, when another member was going after me committing slander, OLD fashioned preacher.  Just sayin...

Sorry. You're not in their clique. If you are, then you're part of the protected class. If you're not, then it's pretty much open season on you.

 

You got off easy, though. Not only would the moderators not do anything about the psychotic "Dr"JamesAch, he actually followed me to another message board where, thank goodness, the moderators there didn't put up with his constant slander and attacks.

 

Incidentally, it looks like Ach is gaining a bit of internet notoriety. I was just listening to the Dividing Line and James White called him  out.

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You talk about a Bible version in a thread about recommending Bible versions, and you even quote the OP asking 'does anyone have any suggestions' before talking about the ESV directly below. It's just obvious from that context that you were recommending a Bible version.

 

Or are you saying that you posted a sentence about the ESV randomly and it's just a coincidence that it ended up in a thread about Bible versions and even contained a quote of the OP?

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