Archive for October 2011
Beginning in January 2012 I will be changing the Bible I teach from on Sunday mornings. The version of the Bible I have been teaching out of is the 1984 version of the NIV. This year, the publishers of the NIV changed to an updated version which is different than what I have been using. Therefore, I need to change the Bible I am teaching out of.
While I think that the updated NIV is good, over the last few years I have read more and more from the ESV (English Standard Version) and I have really enjoyed it. So beginning in January 2012 I will be teaching out of the ESV translation of the Bible.
You can find out more about the ESV at: http://www.crossway.org/bibles
Here is the Bible that I have: http://www.christianbook.com/esv-reference-trutone-cordovan-portfolio-design/9781433502378/pd/502378?event=CF
If you are looking for an ESV study Bible I would recommend these:
1) The Ryrie ESV Study Bible that you can find here: http://www.amazon.com/Bonded-Leather-Black-Letter-Indexed/dp/0802475655
2) The MacArthur ESV Study Bible that you can find here: http://www.esvmacarthurstudybible.com/editions
If you are interested in a longer explanation of this transition, Mark Driscoll wrote an 18 page explanation of the reasons that he made this change that is available at: http://theresurgence.com/files/pdf/mark_driscoll_2007-01-09_pastoral_reflections_on_bible_translations.pdf