Friday’s Question of the Day: Which Bible Do you Take

When I used to travel a lot during high school and somewhat in college, I used to always take a bible with me. It was always the KJV, of course. For a long time, it was the Scofield KJV.I was taking my Orthodox Study Bible and then my NLT Study Bible. Now, as I prepare to head down south next week, I am going to take my new NLT Cambridge. It’s ready made for travel and anything formal that I might have to do.

What about you? When you head out on the highway, looking for adventure, or, you know, what ever comes your way – I mean, you were born, right? Born to be wild? – which of your bibles do you take?

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31 Replies to “Friday’s Question of the Day: Which Bible Do you Take”

  1. Right now, I’m about 50-50 between two of mine. I have a nice, small, pocket-sized (depending on which pants I’m wearing) NIV that has been my favorite for several years.

    I do have an NLT which is moving up to supplant the NIV, now. I got one of those Bible covers for it, so it’s almost as convenient to carry as the pocket-sized NIV. It’s definitely between those two, though.

    The American Patriot’s Bible is just too … ummmm … special to be seen with in public, I mean, carry.

    1. The American Patriot’s Bible is to be used on solemn occasions, such as beating Muslims, Democrats, and other false Americans over the head.

  2. I have this nifty little carry bag in which I carry my Greek NT (UBS4), my Hebrew Bible, and either a slimline NRSV or a TNIV that is nearly as small. I don’t yet have an NLT that will fulfill the role of a “carrying” English Bible, because I need a really small one all things considered.

    1. I would love to be able to package the Green NT, the NETS, and the NLT, but the result would be too large, I think.

      The NLT that I know have is the Cambridge Pitt Minion which is ideal for carrying around.

  3. It changes each time I go somewhere. Usually ends up being whichever Bible is relatively new that I haven’t had much chance to take out. Last time I left town it was the NET bible. Before that was the HCSB. Next time will probably be the NLT.

  4. I recently purchased an NRSVA compact thinline for extra portability.

    For a regular sized bible it would change over time and with my mood. These days it would be the Oxford NRSVA Cross Reference Edition. Day in, day out, the NET First Edition would be the first one I reach for.

        1. ha!

          I’ve thought about the Kindle, but since they have come out with a new one every year, not sure I want to do it. How do you like it, Sam?

          1. It’s great. It’s portable. And it has remarkable battery life.

            But there are quite a few competitive models that are on the horizon, if you want to wait. Sony launched two this year. The Sony models can use all the standard eReader formats while you have to pay a tiny fee to Amazon for file conversion. I mention that to you, Joel, because there are so many of the early church fathers’ writings that are available for free on the internet.

            I have the Kindle 2. It’s nice to have the “free” cellular link so you can buy books on impulse. See the features list on the web site.

            And yes, Virginia, the NLT is available on Kindle:



  5. I take my NASB & KJV (they’re my reading Bibles) and my wife has an NIV. I also take two of the three pocket-sized KJV, NKJV or NLT. We’re pretty well covered. Overboard, I know, but you never know when you might need to give one away.

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