If you can’t tell by now I mainly use the Christian Standard Bible on this blog. But what makes this one so special? How do I feel about the other ones? Well, this post will explain all that.
Like most people, I started off with the King James version. I remember my grandmother having this gorgeous Bible that looked like an encyclopedia. (For all the new generations that don’t know what that is, don’t worry the future probably won’t know either.)For some people, it can be difficult to understand in today’s language. From my experience, it was a great start, but I needed something I could relate to.
Then came the New Living Translation (NLT). This is what most pastors use in the states. To many, it was more crystal to read than King James. I’m able to feel connected to God’s word. There are a ton of resources, like study bibles that are written in this format.
So you’re probably wondering why I used the Christian Standard Bible here. Well it all started when I was in the LifeWay (a Christian Bible Store.) I was checking out with this nonfiction book. The cashier asked if I would like to donate a Bible to someone for 5 dollars. You guessed it – it was the CSB version. It was the first time I even knew what it was but I said “sure and I’ll get one for myself.”
As I flipped through the pages, I fell in love with Christianity all over again. It was fluid and the clearest version I ever read. The words felt like I could connect them to my own life.
I want you to feel like me, in touch with every single word. CSB is the closest I ever felt with a bible. Every version is still the word, don’t feel like yours is wrong. As long as you get the information you require – that’s all that matters.