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Finding the Right Bible

Finding the right Bible is as simple as answering a few questions.  Answering these FIVE questions will help you find the right bible. Click on a question below to learn more.

1. WHO IS THIS BIBLE FOR?
2. HOW WILL THIS BIBLE BE USED?
3. IS THERE A SPECIFIC TRANSLATION YOU ARE LOOKING FOR?
4. IS THERE A CERTAIN COVER TYPE OR BINDING SUCH AS LEATHER YOU WOULD LIKE?
5. ARE THERE PARTICULAR FEATURES YOU WOULD LIKE WITH YOUR BIBLE?

Knowing who will be using the Bible is the first step in making the right choice.

Is the Bible for:

  • Yourself?
  • A friend?
  • A family Member?
  • Your pastor?

With several Bible options available, how someone plans to use their Bible is important.

Will it be used for:

  • Daily reading?
  • Devotions and inspiration?
  • Studying scripture?

Several different Bible translations are available.  To help you compare some of the most popular translations, visit our online translation widget.

Bibles are available with Hard Covers, Paperbacks/Flexible Covers, or with Leather/Leather-Like covers.

Bibles offer many different features including:

  • Giant of Large Print Text
  • Ribbon Markers
  • Word of Jesus in Red
  • Thumbed Indexes
  • Concordances
  • Commentary Notes


Study Bibles

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Study Bibles are available offering a number of different focuses and helps. Some include:

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  • Understanding God’s Word - Bibles offering additional tools to expand your understanding
  • Applying God’s Word – Bibles including notes to help use scripture in everyday life experiences
  • Authors You Trust – Bibles with commentaries and notes from favorite authors
  • Parallel Bibles – Bibles for studying more than one translation side-by-side

Devotional & Daily Reading Bibles

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These Bibles provide additional articles and supplements designed for the reader to guide them through the Scripture to offer encouragement and inspiration. 

Gift Bibles

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These Bibles are ideal for commemorating special occasions such as a wedding, baby’s birth, graduation, baptism, confirmation, first communion, and other events in a Christian’s life.

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  • Gifts for Everyday– Bibles that make a perfect gift for any occasion
  • Special Moments – Bibles for celebrating life-changing moments like graduation, weddings & births
  • Fashion Designs – Bibles with designer covers that offer a touch of style
  • Awards – Bibles that are perfect for marking achievements

Large or Giant Print Bibles

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These Bibles have special features for the customer looking for something specific such as larger print or trendy designs. Some include:

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  • Easy to Read – Bibles using larger print sizes for easier reading
  • Giant Print Reference Bibles – Bibles with larger print sizes that also offer additional study tools
  • Easy to Carry – Personal sized giant print Bibles that are easy to take wherever you go

Audio and Travel Bibles

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These are designed for to help the Christian on the go. Examples of these Bibles include:

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  • Audio Bibles- Allow you to listen to Scripture in your car, on your MP3 player, or with your family or small group to gain a new perspective of the Bible.
  • Compact Bibles - the Bible that goes anywhere you go with style! Small size allows for this Bible to be easily carried.

Bibles for Every Life Stage

Focusing on the specific stage in a person’s life from childhood to adulthood, these Bibles may also speak to a specific gender. Examples include:

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  • Women – Bibles including content and topics for women
  • Men – Bibles featuring content for men
  • Teens – Bibles that focus on trends and questions teens ask
  • Children – Bibles designed to teach children about scripture

Children's Bibles

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Children's Bibles are essential to help kids develop faith from a young age. Using various themes and creative packaging, Tommy Nelson Bibles capture the attention and interest of children and get them excited about God's Word.

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Special features include:
  • Creative covers and trendy designs kids love
  • Colorful and educational inserts
  • Plenty of room for personalization
  • The International Children's Bible—a translation specifically for child readers as well as other trusted translations like the New King James Version and more
Download this Guide to Understanding Different Types of Bibles