I am often asked to advise people about the purchase of a good translation of the Bible. Have you hunted for a good Bible lately? Go to a local bookstore and have a look at all the Bibles that are on display. Not only are there various translations, but there are also many levels of study helps available as well. All of them have strengths, but do not be fooled by the fancy covers. Some may not be very healthy in the wrong hands.
There are many approaches that people have in searching for a Bible. Some consider that the only reliable Bible is the one that Grandma and Grandpa used. Others consider that it makes so little difference that deciding between translations comes down to the flip of a coin. For the modern Bible reader, these reasons should be considered less than responsible. Why? Well, this is no ordinary book! And the best one for you must be practical, at least for the next ten year. If you can wear one out sooner, great!