Micah - posted on 05/13/2012 ( 17 moms have responded )
The last year or so I seem to have a real issue with when to get a new Bible. About a year and a half-two years ago, I had a bad reaction to a medication to treat a migraine at the local (at the time, where we lived) E.R. It brought back a LOT of old anxiety/panic issues and I've really struggled with fear and the like since then. Around that time, the only Bible in good condition that I had was an Amplified Version (Joyce Meyer). I had just started taking some Bible courses in my online college, so I wanted a different translation and given the fears I was experiencing I chose the NIV Case for Christ Study Bible. It was great! But over the last 8 months-year, I've bought a LOT of Bibles. Some I've recently given away to others who needed them. For a while I went through this weird identity type crisis where I was just obsessed with finding that one "right" Bible translation, and in my research was SO confused! Some say KJV is the only "real" Bible translation and believe that if you're not using it, you're not really reading the Word of God. But I had trouble understanding it, and have always loved the NIV, so I always came back to it. Even after trying NLT (which is what my Church typically reads from during services), HCSB (Homan Christian Standard Bible), and even the Max Lucado Grace for the MOment Bible, which is in a different translation (not sure which one). Eventually, since I was taking a LOT of Bible courses in college, I bought ANOTHER new Bible, a Life Application Bible. But I still come back to that Case for Christ Bible. It's almost like an emotional attachment I have to it. But I feel like I have no idea how to know when the time is right to REALLY need to use a newer Bible. My Case for Christ Bible has a slight stain on the cover (it's leather), and all my markings over the last few years. I thought I'd see if anyone else had any feedback or any experience. I know it sounds silly, but I figured I'd ask. Thanks!