Bible are listed in alphabetical order by title.

Common English Bible $33.98
This Bible is an updated version of the Holman Bible. I will add more details after I have reviewed it.

Complete Jewish Bible Softcover (Updated) $21.71
This Bible is the only one I have been able to find that has an index of Hebrew Scripture (Tanakh) passages cited in the New Testament (B'Rit Hadashah). Almost all the footnotes found in The Lectionary Company website's daily readings in the Hebrew texts that show where a passage is used in the New Testament come from this Bible. From the Amazon website: New features of this Bible: Updated text and an introduction for each book of the bible written from a biblically Jewish perspective. Why is this Bible different from all other Bibles? Because it is the only English version fully Jewish in style and presentation. It includes Dr. Stern’s newly updated version of the Tanakh ('Old Testament') and his highly acclaimed Jewish New Testament.

The Inclusive Bible: The First Egalitarian Translation $25.44
This Bible is useful because it seeks to avoid traditionally male terms. It often seems to me absurd to assign a gender to the creator of all things; I know this is not a universally acknowledged or popular position. Here are some examples of substitutions used in traditional translations:

  • “YHWH” or “Adonai” in place of “Lord”

  • “El,” “Elohim,” or “Eloah” in place of “God” or “god(s)” (depending on context)

  • “Adonai YHWH” in place of “Lord God”

Some readings on The Lectionary Company website come from this Bible, especially when the NRSV translation is particularly problematic.

Modern English Version Bible $21.74
This Bible names the parallel texts along with the base text. While there are many books showing where there are parallel texts, this one tells you what they are along with the base text itself, rather than requiring you to go to another book. Almost all the parallel texts shown on The Lectionary Company website's daily readings come from this Bible.

Net Bible Compact Edition New English Translation-Black Premium Bonded Leather Bound with Condensed Notes, Glossary of Terms, Concordance $39.99
This Bible is useful because of its extensive notes. This is a Bible that a person doing Bible studies would want; however, it is not a study Bible per se, however, it has extensive notes. It also has a few more Hebrew Scripture reference footnotes in the New Testament than the NIV does. When the NIV doesn't show a Hebrew Scripture reference when I think one exists, I can almost always find it in The Net Bible.

New International Version Bible $5.00
This, along with the NRSV, is one of the most commonly used Bibles. Almost all the footnotes in the New Testament daily readings on Lectionary Company website's daily lessons that indicate a Hebrew Scripture text is quoted or referred to come from this Bible.

New Living Translation Holy Bible $5.02
This Bible is useful because the translators have used terms that are easier to understand for some theological concepts. Here are some examples:

  • “made right with God” in place of “justification”

  • “made holy” in place of “sanctification”

  • “what is right” or “what is correct” in place of “righteousness”

New Revised Standard Version Bible $17.95
Most of the Bible texts on The Lectionary Company website come from the NRSV. It and the NIV are among the most used Bibles.

Other Useful Books

Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity $55.23
Have you ever wondered what was odd about Jesus' telling the disciples to look for a man carrying a water jar? Or why a woman would anoint Jesus' feet? This is the place to find the answers.

Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings $19.33
This is the book that gives the lessons or readings for each day, including Sundays. Almost all of The Lectionary Company's daily readings are based on this book. If you want to know what the readings will be for next week or next month, here is the place to turn.