Every time I've heard you speak, you have recommended reading other versions of the Bible than the NIV. Could you give a list of the most popular and best translations? Could you also describe why some translations are better than others? -- Aron Kuch (Charleston, South Carolina)

You asked why some translations are better that others. The real question when it comes to most translations is, Better for what? Better for readability, or better for serious study, or better for most listeners in an average audience?

Yes, I have read the Bible through a good few times, and I love to vary the version from reading to reading. I encourage you to experiment! For a short list of possibilities, click here.

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