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The B.I.B.L.E. the Book for Me

The Watered Soul: The B.I.B.L.E. the Book for Me

Dec 10, 2011

The B.I.B.L.E. the Book for Me

Growing up in church the Bible has been a part of my life since my very beginning. I remember “read your Bible” was often retorted by my mom for any boredom expressed by me or my siblings. Needless to say as kids that was the last thing on our minds. Even after accepting Christ as my personal savior, the Bible was often not my book of choice. Much of it seemed to make little sense to me and I couldn’t understand how to incorporate into my daily life. But thankfully that has changed.

As an attendee of an Pentecostal church, the KJV was the translation of choice we read. Over the years, I have added several other translations of the Bible to my library. I find that at different times in my life, I read more from certain translations. Currently I have been reading a lot from the New Living Translation and I love how the Message translate some passages. Each of them add deeper insight into a passage of scripture. While KJV will always be good starting point for me, I appreciate the opportunity to read verses in different translations. That’s why I was pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of the Common English Bible (CEB), Thank You-Come Again –I Promise blog tour. CEB_Square_120x120_E

Over the next several weeks, I will be exploring more of the Common English Bible and sharing passages of scripture with you. As a part of the tour, my readers have the opportunity to win a copy of the softcover edition each week. For more information about the Common English Bible visit their website at

To win simply fill out the form below or leave a comment. Winner will be selected Friday, December 16th.

Disclosure: As a participate in the blog tour I was given a complimentary copy of the Deco Tone edition of the Common English Bible.Any views or opinions expressed are my own.

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At December 11, 2011 at 7:25 AM , Blogger Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I was raised the same....with KJV Bible in a Pentecostal Church
Like your post

At December 11, 2011 at 6:17 PM , Blogger Sharon said...

I remember that song from Sunday School.

The B-I-B-L-E. Yes, that's the book for me.

I am like you, Wanda - over the years, especially in the last few years, I have grown to LOVE my Bible. It has become my friend. I also enjoy the NLT - it reads to me like a story.

God speaks powerfully to me through His Word. I'll be interested in checking out this translation that I'm not familiar with. Thanks for sharing.


At December 11, 2011 at 6:20 PM , Blogger Carole in the UK said...

I loved your post Wanda, it made me chuckle, as I remember when we were bored as childen, my Mum would also retort to us, "Read your Bible!"

I read several versions. NLT is the one I read, as my study Bible. I have a tiny NIV for my handbag, which I carry around with me. However the KJV is my favourite, as that is the one I was brought up with and I always like to read the Psalms in that version.

I often thank God for the fact that I have access to so many Bibles and I am able to read them freely without any persecution.
I look forward to your post on the CEB, as my Pastor has started to use this Bible too.

Have a blessed and fruiful week for the kingdom, Wanda

At December 11, 2011 at 7:22 PM , Blogger Sally said...

Hello, I came by your blog following a link on pintrest through Rags by Sock Monkey. I haven't looked at the CEB so threw my name into the drawing. I love the KJV for it's poetic sound but I prefer the NIV for personal study. Thank you for the opportunity to win a CEB. Blessings.

At December 12, 2011 at 8:39 AM , Blogger BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

I love, love, love my Bible. I was encouraged to read it myself since I was a tiny tot and my love relationship with the word began. This blog also had all those childhood Sunday School and VBS songs playing in my head.

At December 12, 2011 at 7:04 PM , Blogger Bernadine said...

Hi Wanda, I grew up using the KJV Bible also. Most of the scriptures I've memorized over the years are from that version. When I'm studying I refer to other versions but if I'm just spending time reading the word it's still KJV:)

At December 13, 2011 at 4:47 AM , Blogger Just Be Real said...

I remember this as well Wanda. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

At December 14, 2011 at 1:32 PM , Blogger LeAnn ~ My Day In The Making said...

I have never heard of this translation. I'll check it out!


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