What Bible version to get for women's shelter?

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  1. annsni

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    Someone is doing a project for the women's shelter she works for. She wants to get a Bible for each woman who comes through and right now, she's only got 4 of them (there are 11 beds in the place). I want to send her some and I'm looking at CBD's bargain Bibles and there are a ton there - with different versions. I can get a KJV for $1.00 and some others for $1.50. I'm wondering if the KJV might be too much for them (don't know education levels and such). What versions would you suggest might be good for this situation? I'm also looking to get some children's Bibles too. Is the CEV an OK version?? Thanks!
     
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    Ann,

    My suggestion would be something easy to read. They're already having to fight enough - they don't need to fight to understand God's Word, not when there's many faithful, easy to read versions out there. NIV? NIVr? CEV? NLT? I think any of these would work.

    Just one preacher's opinion.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing SBC. I can get an NIV for $1.50 each and the print looks pretty good. :)
     
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    Try the Recovery Bible in either the NIV or NLT.
     
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    I beg you, please don't get the CEV. I have found several renderings that just aren't right (don't ask me, I didn't make a list). The NCV and NLT seem to be OK.
     
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    Okey dokey! I see it and I've never looked at it or done any research on it so I wasn't sure. :)
     
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    I am assumeing you want a version that won't overwhelm a Biblicly illiterate person, but one they'll keep around for the next few years.

    With that premise, I'd suggest the NKJV as the primary with one or two KJVs for those who feel up to the challenge. The NIV is the distant third. I'd want to give the women something they'd feel comfortable carrying to church when that time came for them.
     
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    After you go to Biblesatcost.com here is the best option for a woman's shelter.. or anyone that really needs Jesus but doesn't know what they have been searching for....

    Click here, and then look at the sample PDF file... to give you an idea of what is in there..

    And at $133.66 for 48 NTs, it would be hard to beat....

    Oh, and it is the NLT. I have one and it is really nice as an evangelism handout.
     
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    So the NIV would not be of the "comfortable" kind ?
     
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    I really like mine and I don't see many using it but I like it a lot. Very easy to read and understand ( you'll understand this more after ya'll get to know me!!lol)

    It's called "The Everyday Bible" "New Century" Version.
    I also would recommend a book I got (believe it or not at the grocery store) It's "Everyday Bible Companion" It has a Bible Dictionary a Concordance Explanations of Bible customs.
     
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    Thank the Lord for the work!

    A good friend of mine goes to the jail to do a women's ministry, SHE won't use anything but the KJB.

    I'll find out who prints these, but they are pretty nice for a paperback with good paper and many studt helps for a locost budget.
    The KJB "too much"??? :laugh: My brother-in-law learned to read from the KJB with his wife's help!

    It's not the level of education, but the condition of the heart!

    If the Holy Ghost isn't present it doesn't matter which version is watered down to meet the educational levels of anyone!
     
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    Try bibles4free.com, they will provide Bibles for FREE!
     
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    Or added to like the KJV for that matter
     
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    :laugh:

    Pure conjecture and totally unfounded.
     
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    Then you concede the "watered down" point?
     

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