I have decided that I would like to read the Christian Bible, starting with the Old Testament and then New. I admit I know very little about different versions of the bible...the very helpful lady at Coles bookstore recommended the King James version, so this is the one I purchased.
Does anyone know if this is the best choice? Any recommendations?
I've been using the Complete Jewish Bible translated by David H. Stern since I was a child. It is to me one of the best translations out there, I love how it reconnects the bible to it's true jewish roots. After all christianity originated as a sect of Judaism, so to me to truly understand a religion you must start with it's origins. So I would recommend this or any other Messianic or Hebraic translations. If on the other hand you want a modern common christian outlook the NIV or other such versions would be more appropriate. Also I agree with all the other postings of the KJV It is completely inaccurate in translations and understanding of the content.