Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Start! The Bible for New Believers by Greg Laurie
Start! The Bible for New Beginners is a New King James version Bible edited by Greg Laurie. From the perpsective of a relatively new believer, Start! has many things going for it. To start with, the New King James version is easier to understand and follow along with than a standard KJV Bible. Start! is well referenced so little is "lost in translation". The magnified text that helps to highlight important passages and the "blurbs" that help put certain passages in context or help define confusing terms are wonderful, although I do wish there were more of them, especially for the Old Testament. The Old Testament can be confusing to new believers and new converts could easily benefit from a bit more direction and explanation in that area.