Choosing the right Bible
Which version is the best for you?
Some Tips for Reading, Praying
and Studying the Bible
Reading your Bible
Don't begin at the beginning or end.
Read sections rather than sentences.
Studying your Bible
Read the introductions.
Read the footnotes.
Use the cross-references.
Be flexible in your interpretations.
Praying your Bible outside of Mass
Invoke the Holy Spirit.
Choose a passage to reflect on.
Read the passage once through fully.
Read each section of the passage slowly.
Reread the entire passage.
Conclude with a prayer of thanksgiving.
Revised Standard Version
New Revised Standard Version
New International Version
(International Bible Society, 1984).
This version is intended to be ecumenical and to appeal
to a broad range of English-speaking people. The
translation is considered somewhat more conservative
than the New Revised Standard Version. Its language is
suitable for private study and for public reading. This
Bible used a homosexual on the translation board. There
is no Catholic edition.
New American Bible with
revised New Testament and Psalms
New Jerusalem Bible
Revised English Bible
Good News translation
Reader's Digest Bible