Bible Recommendations (the Bibles that I read, like or use.)

I’m often asked, “what Bible do you recommend?”  While on the surface this seems like a simple and straightforward question, it really requires some thought and reflection on who the Bible is for… so with that in mind, here are some of the best Bible’s that I have come across and who I would recommend them for.

For the ultra Bible nerd like myself…English Standard Version (Black Calfskin, Journaling Bible). The picture above is what mine looked like before all the yellow visitor passes got stuck to it.  It retails for about $75, but Amazon has it for less than $50.

The Jesus Story Book Bible is by far the best Children’s Storybook Bible that I have ever seen!  Sally Lloyd-Jones does an excellent job of staying faithful to the narrative while pointing children to the central message of the Bible.  You can read my review and see some videos of the Bible here.  It retails for around $25, but you can get it on Amazon for less than $17.

Baby’s Hug-a-Bible is by far one of the better resources I have seen on the market for younger children. It has a soft wool-like cover and firm, sturdy pages that are ready for the rugged wear that a toddler can put on book.  This is the Bible that we picked out for our 1-year-old this year.  It normally retails for around $15, but Amazon has been running it on sale for just over $10.

Girls Life Application Study Bible NLT is by far one the best Bibles I have seen for pre-teen to early teen girls.  You can read my whole review here. It normally retails for around $30, but Amazon has been running it on sale for less than $20.


Word of Promise Next Generation – New Testament: Dramatized Audio Bible on USB Bracelet is one of my favorite audio Bibles to listen to.  It is geared for teenagers.  I like the adaptability of a USB Bracelet for carrying your Bible around. (amazing the things we can do with technology.)  I’ve also uploaded mine to my Iphone and have the scriptures intermingled with songs on my playlist.  It retails for around $40, but Amazon has it for just over $30.

Of course I also like the free “ App”  from  It’s a free ESV audio Bible for your Iphone.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

One thought on “Bible Recommendations (the Bibles that I read, like or use.)

  1. jay @ bethegospel

    Wow. Wasn’t expecting all that. I read what you wrote about the ESV and then scrolled down and wasn’t expecting to read about baby Bibles or USBs. Good variety!


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