|THE BEREAN BIBLE MINISTRY|
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NIV Study Bible: This is my personal favorite. I would also suggest that you consider the NASB Study Bible. Both are well respected by scholars for their accuracy and by the rest of us because they are readable. I prefer large print. You may not need large print now, but in time, you probably will. When you do need it, you will be glad you have it, rather than buying a new Bible and having to remark it. I also suggest that you spend a few extra dollars and get the leather bound Bible. I had a hardcover Bible that started to fall apart. I hated to get rid of it because of all the markings I had put into it. My students at the Minsk Bible College notices the sad shape of my Bible so they made for me a nice cover. Now I hate to get rid of this Bible for TWO reasons, so I use that one on mission trips. I did buy a nice new one with a leather cover. At my age I figure it will be the last Bible I will have to purchase.
The study Bible has notes to help you to understand the Bible better. The Study Bible is like having an instructor beside you helping you to understand it better. Another option is the Life Application Bible. It also has notes, but they are more like having a pastor sitting beside you helping you to apply the Bible to your life.
Some of my favorite authors, books and websites include:
Truth Twisters by Harold Berry: This is a paperback book which gives a brief summary of the basic doctrines of the church and compares them with the teaching of the cults. Great for high schoolers and adults.
Basic Theology by Charles C. Ryrie: A classic on the doctrines of the Christian faith in both a shorter paperback version and a larger hard cover edition.
Prophecy website: Lamb and Lion Ministries, Dr. David Reagan: www.lamblion.com
Prophecy book: Things to Come, A Study in Biblilcal Eschatology by J. Dwight Pentecost
Books on other religions: Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministry, Dr. Ron Rhodes, www.ronrhodes.org
Classic book on cults: The Kingdom of the Cults by Dr. Walter Martin
Creation vs. Evolution debate:Answers in Genesis led by Ken Ham:
Apologetics (Defending the Faith): When Skeptics Ask by Dr.Norman Geisler: A favorite to help you defend what you believe about the existence of God, the reliability of the Bible, the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, etc.
If you would like more recommendations, contact me.