Which Bible is Best for: Beginners? Note taking? Journaling? Children? Teens?

Which Bible is Best for:  Beginners? Note taking? Journaling? Children? Teens?


have you been thinking about buying a
new Bible or maybe you have somebody that you want to buy a Bible for and you
don’t know which one to get well that’s what we’re gonna talk about today on
crazy simple align your mind with God’s truth with God’s Word hey hey
good-looking hi I am Nikki Drake founder of a crazy simple truth if we have not
met yet welcome to my youtube channel I have some crazy things to tell you if we
have met or maybe if we haven’t in the last 30 days my subs my subs people who
subscribe to my channel has quadrupled my views has tripled and my watch hours
has tripled like that’s amazing how cool is that so anyway on with the Bible okay
I’m gonna show you our family Bibles and actually my husband’s is in the car and
he’s at work so I don’t have his but I have everyone else’s so I’m going to
show you what we have and give you my opinion on each one of them I looked
like a robot robot yeah okay this is my youngest daughters old Bible so she got
this when she was six oh so cute and it’s a little girls Bible it it’s made
from Baker’s book it was great for her because it has little things in it like
little pictures and let me see if I can find one of the pages that little things
that just tell her some extra information is very cute it’s a very
cute Bible and then she made these cute little tabs for it and she made a cover
for it because it was like pink and purple as she got older but this year we
got her a new Bible and so this she no longer uses that of course is going to
keep because it’s her first Bible she got it right before she got baptized so
that one is perfect for a little girl my first Bible I have had for 10 years
someone bought it for me when I first became a Christian and I you can tell
have loved on it a lot it’s action starting to kind of come apart I’ve
written all kinds of stuff and what I love about this Bible is that it is a
Study Bible so if you are new to Bible study you have to have a Study Bible
like you have to I mean you don’t because online you can use Bible study
tools comm Bible hub com there are tons of websites where you can
get the information but the best part about the Study Bible is let me see if I
can find a good example here to read to you okay so I’m here in Luke it says it
explains to us who is Herod it tells me how the priests were divided into groups
why cast lots to give assignments how did that work why was John supposed to
abstain from wine how could a baby be filled with the Holy Spirit and it
answers all those questions for you and those are questions you’ll have when
you’re reading and so it’s great for that the other thing I absolutely love
about a Study Bible is that it has the section in the beginning that has why
who when where why it was written why who wrote it yeah that’s tough those W
questions they’re all in the front plus it has a timeline and at the back it
even has maps so this Study Bible has everything you need to get started
studying the Bible this is an NIV version I’d like this version the best
there are lots of versions and you have to get which one you feel like you
understand better when you read it but I do suggest a Study Bible like this this
there is a link for one just like this except it’s a different color because
this one’s so old and down in the description box so this is what I
suggest if you don’t have one that you need to have a Study Bible in your home
because I love it okay let’s see what’s next now we’ve got so that’s my old
Bible bag is my Bible I use every day this is my new Bible that my mom bought
me and there is a link for this below – and it is like cloth it’s very pretty
and she had the little engraved crazy simple truth for my ministry and
it’s got smaller print than my study Bible but instead of the study notes it
has a place to take notes or a place to do artwork and actually bought it to do
artwork but then I ended up I did do our I did do a little artwork in it but I
ended up I love the Word of God so much that I ended up just highlighting and
making my notes and then going in and in little spare places doing artwork and if
you haven’t seen the Biddy Bible journaling video I will link it at the
end so this one I like the difference between these two that I don’t like is
the smaller print I don’t like that it doesn’t have the study notes and this is
gonna be a tip I’m gonna give you at the end that’s most likely you haven’t heard
before so you’re gonna want to keep watching one year bible NIV honest truth
I hate it I tried to use it for home school and my youngest son has a form of
high-functioning autism so to his brain everything is black and white and he has
to have everything in order and so in the one year Bible you read from the Old
Testament and the New Testament on in one day and he needed to have like a one
whole book of the Bible and you know consecutively and then go with another
book not go back and forth I don’t I’ve never read the entire Bible I’ll admit
I’ve never read the Bible the entire Bible I don’t read my Bible every day
let’s just be honest here I don’t I do open my Bible app and I at least read
the scripture of the day and on most days I read my Bible and do studies but
I’m just gonna be honest with you I don’t and I’ve never read the entire
Bible I probably should I’ve picked at it here and there and gotten parts from
this and that a lot because you can see from from my Bible that I’ve studied a
lot of Scripture but this one I do not suggest I do not suggest rushing through
and reading the Bible in a year sometimes I think people just do it so
they can say yeah I’ve read the whole Bible four times okay but larvell are
you living for Christ are you spending time with him everyday are you you know
it mean it’s good if you’ve read the Bible but I can think sometimes for some
people it’s more of like a bragging thing just
saying I do suggest that you read the whole Bible but I don’t suggest that you
do it with a one-year Bible you don’t need a special Bible to do it I suggest
you start in the New Testament read the entire New Testament and they’ll go back
and start the Old Testament that’s that’s my suggestion okay
this is my sons he didn’t ever have yes he did do I have that somewhere okay
he had an action Bible and so it’s a hard cover huge Bible and it’s all
cartoon drawings so it almost looks like a comic book and it has it’s not verse
by verse but for his very helpful for him at his age well my mom when she was
in town when she got me my Bible she got him a new Bible too and his is beautiful
he picked it out and then she had his name engraved in it and it is the
Christian Standard Bible so all of our Bibles in our house are either NIV or
CSB I just prefer those two sometimes I like
to use the app and read other versions too just to get a different even a
message Bible the if you’re just not using it to study word for word but you
just kind of want to hear a different way of explaining what you’re reading
it’s good for that ESV just do whatever works for you
okay so his is really cool for it it’s for teenagers because it has it has its
a Study Bible so it has the introduction on the pages and let me see if I can
find it has little extra pages that explain things and then there’s this
cool thing well it has except essential questions but every few pages it has
this redemption thread and that’s explaining how this part of the Old
Testament fits in to God’s story with Jesus and so it explains it along the
way like how you can connect Jesus to the Old Testament so it’s really really
a nice Bible and then this is my daughter’s newer Bible which we are
already ready to upgrade her but I’ll explain that in a minute this is her
newer one and it is so cute see it I actually did a video on it I can link at
the end to she used some shiny washi tape
which she wishes now she wouldn’t have done but that’s okay we’re gonna we’re
gonna get her a get her a new one that’s well I’ll tell you why this is the
secret at the end of the this is the secret at the end of the video that
you’ve been waiting for would I choose hardcover or softcover okay here’s my
two Bibles do you know which one I would choose this this one’s beautiful and I
got it to be able to make make it pretty and to have a fresh Bible to start over
with to study in but this Bible is so much easier on your lap at church when
you’re sitting in your bed this part of the Bible this softness is so important
and I didn’t realize it until I got this hard Bible and so we are gonna get my
daughter a new one eventually that’s soft its imitation
leather if you could get real leather that’d be great too but
it’s imitation leather that by far is my biggest tip for Bible shopping so you
want a Study Bible you want the soft covered Bible and larger print and just
any version of the Bible that you think works for you those are my top tips for
Bible shopping wow hope that was helpful and hey if you want some crazy simple
tips of how you can apply God’s truth to your life so you can be set free from
all this junk that we live in set free in your mind if that sounds good to you
you should subscribe to my channel and give this video a thumbs up if you like
it and share it with your friends and comment and that would be great and I’ll
see you next time God loves you he wants you to be in his word get a Bible god
loves you so much and the important thing isn’t what kind of Bible you have
the important thing is that you’re reading his word and if that means that
you use a free version of the Bible on your phone a free app then you go for it
that works too and that’s all I got to say today

28 thoughts on “Which Bible is Best for: Beginners? Note taking? Journaling? Children? Teens?”

  1. Yay on the success you're awesome. I currently use a CSB bible Holman version I think. So many people say KJV only but honestly NIV has been the most impactful to me and all the info is pretty accurate compared to the KJV just easier to read.

  2. Hey Nicki I agree the one year Bible is hard to follow, there are reading plans that will take you straight through the Bible and you can use your own Bible. Bless you ❤️

  3. I finally settled on an NLT Life Application Study Bible, after struggling to find the best Bible for me and I love it. I try to read my Bible daily, I have more time now that it's Winter. Love your You tube Channel.❤

  4. I have just discovered your channel and it is wonderful. I do not like how the one year bible jumps around either. My husband however has been getting into it (and he is high functioning autistic also). He only reads the New Testament readings though. So he will get through the New Testament in a year, one book at a time. May be he will do Old Testament next year and so on and so forth. This way he will get through the entire bible in 4 years. A realistic goal. I think. God bless keep up the good work.

  5. I say read the KJV and deal with it. Go the extra mile to learn the old English. It is the most accurate word for word from the Hebrew Aramaic versions. I see that other versions are watered down and aren't as potent as the King Jame Version!! Hope that gave you a different perspective on that version but the important thing is that you are reading the bible. Much love have a bless life and keep fighting the good fight of faith. In Jesus name Amen.

  6. Can i use the first bible for an 11 year old? what is it called? How about the second one? God bless you

  7. Thank you for sharing your family's Bibles with us – I usually recommend the NLT Life Application Bible for anyone who is just starting out with the Bible but the NIV Quest Study Bible is also a great one – glad you included it

  8. I think when you are just starting to read the bible I believe the parallel is best two side by translation Thank you

  9. People that read the whole Bible knows nothing. KJV been in existence since 1611. Compare NIV to KJV and look how much that the NIV changed Revelation 22:18-19 – For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: (Read More…)

    Proverbs 30:5-6 – Every word of God [is] pure: he [is] a shield unto them that put their trust in him. (Read More…)

    Deuteronomy 4:2 – Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish [ought] from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

    Deuteronomy 12:32 – What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

    Revelation 22:18 – For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

    Revelation 22:19 – And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and [from] the things which are written in this book.

    Matthew 24:24 – For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

    Deuteronomy 13:1-10 – If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, (Read More…)

    Galatians 1:6-9 – I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: (Read More…)

    2 Timothy 3:16 – All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

    Matthew 5:18 – For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

  10. I like my Charles Stanley Life Principle notes bible NKJV soft cover. I also have the free blue letter bible app on my Kindle Fire tablet that I listen to the bible with. I am subscribed to your channel, and love all your videos. Thank you for all of them.

  11. I'm so Blessed, I just went on ebay and found your exact pink Quest Bible….I have the aqua one but I love the pink also….I think it's a rather clever idea to start with the New Testament and read through to the end…I thank you for your idea, for showing your beautiful Bible! I am now a sub and I rang the bell!

  12. I have read the bible 6 times. Every time I get something knew as if I had never read it before. Even when in tired and I don't comprehend the way I want to at least I reading and speaking the words out loud every single day. AND YES IM LIIVING FOR JESUS!

  13. I agree, the soft cover being better. I have about 10 Bibles, (I went through an indecisive faze). I'm set on and love a small compact KJV or NASB.

  14. I am so indecisive! I started with a NKJV, the blue floral bible like you showed in the video. I love it, but am wanting to switch to an NIV. But torn between wanting a hardcover one or an imitation leather one. The main reason being, I like to alter book covers and I think the hardcover one would be easier to alter, but I may just go with my initial gut and get the imitation leather one.

    I'm probably going to end up with like 20 bibles by the end of my lifetime!! hahaha

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