New Revised Standard (NRSV) Bible is the translation that
we have in our pews and is the most ecumenical translation
(Presbyterians, Methodists, Catholics, Epsicopalians, Lutherans,
Baptists and others helped translate it).
The very helpful NRSV
Bible web site makes it easy for finding a word, passage
and more in the Bible.
The Text This
Week has a wealth of online Bible studies, sermons,
biblical art and more for worship planning, group and individual Bible
The Limestone Presbyterian Church Library has popular Daily
Study Bible commentaries on the New Testament by
William Barclay, New
Testament For Everyone series by N. T. "Tom"
Wright and The
New Interpreter’s Bible for in-depth study of the
Some Favorite Bibles and Other Books:
Discipleship Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version Including
Apocrypha (Westminster John Knox Press, 2008) provides three
emphases in its helpful notes: a focus on discipleship that is based on
the scholarship and inclusive language of the NRSV translation; a
concentration on social justice — acts of Christian care and concern
for all God's people and God's entire world; and a concentration on
personal piety — Christian acts of personal response to Scripture.
Green Bible (HarperCollins, 2008) is for those who care about
& Justice Bible (American Bible Society, 2009, Contemporary
English Version) helps show the clear and numerous biblical teachings
about helping the poor and working for justice.
People's New Testament Commentary by M. Eugene Boring and Fred B.
Craddock (Westminster John Knox Press, 2004) is a wonderful single
Doctrine by Shirley Guthrie (Westminster John Knox Press, 1994) was
originally written for an adult Sunday School class and become a
bestselling overview of the Christian beliefs.
Christian Primer: The Prayer, the Creed, the Commandments by Albert
Curry Winn (Westminster John Knox Press, 1990) is a very readable book
filled with new insights in the pillars of the faith: The Lord's Prayer,
The Apostles' Creed, and The Ten Commandments.
Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity
by Ronald J. Sider (InterVarsity Press, 5th edition, 2005) is a
challenging, inspiring classic on relating biblical teachings to global
Kingdom of God is a Party: God's Radical Plan for His Family by Tony
Campolo (Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1992) is a funny, inspiring book
about the joy and happiness of being part of God's Kingdom.