Top Recommended Bibles (Versions)

It is my opinion that the bible we choose is just as important as the food we put into our bodies. It can be very confusing when there are so many Christian Bibles to choose from.  There are plenty of Christian Bible versions such as King James Version (KJV), which is the most well known of all Christian Bibles. After years of study and sifting through bibles, I have narrowed it down to the bibles that I feel are the most highly recommended.

Here are my top picks as of 2015 for the 3 most accurate Bibles. In my opinion, these Bibles all tie for #1 Christian Bibles, in terms of most accurate translation of Christian Bibles currently available on the shelves.

To start, here is a version that did not make my top 3, as I am not a huge fan of the New International Version Bible (NIV). However, it is an excellent resource, with tons of reasons to add it to the top of my favorites list. This is the “Ferrari” of beautiful bibles! It comes in at a higher price, but well worth the purchase. You will be fascinated at this bible.

Top Rated Study Bible: NIV Archaeological BibleThe Archaeological Study Bible includes:

Full-color interior throughout
• Study notes discussing archaeological facts
• Articles on: Archaeological Sites, Cultural and Historical Notes, Ancient Peoples and Lands, the Reliability of the Bible, and Ancient Texts and Artifacts
• 500 photographs throughout
• Book introductions
• Charts
• In-text color maps for reference

 


 

TOP 3 VERSIONS (Listed below): The NASB, ESV & NRSV (Go through the list and click each bible for details)


NASB

New American Standard Bible (NASB) Version: The MacArthur Study Bible  

best nasb bible

  • With notes from Dr. John MacArthur; Full concordance with people and places, 20,000 study notes, charts, maps, outlines and articles. Includes index to Bible doctrines. Dr, John MacArthur is pastor at Grace Community Church in California. He is also an author, speaker, and President of The Master’s College as well as the Master’s Seminary. His church has a Live Stream on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
  • 125 page concordance, including people & places
  • More than 20,000 study notes, charts, maps, outlines, and articles
  • Overview of Theology
  • Index to Key Bible Doctrines

New American Standard Bible (NASB) Indexed: Life Application Study Bible

best nasb bible 2

  • Subject index to notes, charts, maps, and profiles.
  • 16 pages of full-color maps
  • 10,000 in-text notes
  • 100 personality profiles

 

 


ESV

2015 English Standard Version (ESV) New Edition: Reformation Study Bible (**Pre-order**)

Theological notes by Dr. RC Sproul. Dr. RC Sproul is a theologian, author and Co-Pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel.  He holds degrees from Westminster College, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and the Free University of Amsterdam, and his teaching can be heard on the radio in the USA and worldwide. Dr. Sproul also serves as the chairman of Ligonier Ministries, and is president of Reformation Bible College. He has authored 90+ Christian books including extensive bible commentaries.

best esv bible

  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Verse by verse & explanations
  • 75 theologians contributed
  • 20,000 study notes.
  • historical creeds and confessions.
  • Includes over $400 of digital resources (eBooks, videos) from Ligonier Ministries and 6 months of Tabletalk Magazine
  • 16 pages of high-resolution full color maps at back of Bible
  • Embedded maps
  • Full Concordance, table of weights and measures
  • 2 Ribbons, slip case, 32 page welcome guide.

English Standard Version Study Bible (ESV)

ESV Study Bible by Crossway

Top Recommended ESV Bible

  • Hardcover, paperback and indexed versions available
  • Affordable price
  • Notes, maps, illustrations
  • charts & timelines and articles
  • Composed from 95 scholars and teachers from 9 countries and nearly 20 denominations, including 50 seminaries, colleges and universities

 


NRSV

Oxford New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Leather

Translated by Bruce M. Metzger, who was a biblical scholar and Professor at Princeton Theological Seminary. Metzger is widely considered one of the most influential New Testament scholars of the 20th century. Ordained minister of Presbyterian Church of the United States.

NRSV best version

  • Leather
  • 2 column text
  • Gold ribbon markers
  • 8 pages of maps
  • 96 page Full Concordance
  • High quality

 

 


New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Bible

A beautiful choice in Christian Bibles: Inexpensive, bonded leather, gilt gold pages, dictionary/concordance, bible maps, etc. This Bible is a Premium Version and is suitable for gift giving.

best nrsv bible

  • Inexpensive, Bonded Leather
  • Gold gilded pages
  • Dictionary & Concordance
  • Full color maps
  • Subject headings
  • Section Introductions
  • Footnotes

 

 

If you would like to see the versions I recommend of all bible translations, please click here to visit the store, where I have hand selected several excellent Christian Bibles for you to choose from. including teens and childrens; as well as various excellent Christian books.