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Bible Resources

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and should be studied, learned, and obeyed. You should get a good Bible to read. In translating the Bible into English, four general categories of translation are most common: word-forword translations, thought-for-thought translations, paraphrases, and corruptions. The same four options are also used in the translation of other ancient books into English. This is not unique to Bible translations.

In the history of Elevation, we have never divided over the issue of Bible translations. We will never discourage our community from enjoying multiple accurate English translations of Scripture. We have always maintained that various translations have various strengths and weaknesses and believe that you will benefit from enjoying multiple translations of God’s Word. (We often teach from the ESV or the NLT.)

Lastly, while purchasing a study Bible can be quite expensive, it is imperative that you invest some money purchasing at least one nice Bible with some helps (footnotes, crossreferences, etc.) and room for their notes. When buying a Bible, the general rule is that the more money you spend, the better the quality of paper, binding, and leather you will receive. Because your primary Bible will be filled with notes and become so familiar to you, it is wise to invest in a good Bible so that it lasts. This will enable you to spend considerable time reading it, memorizing it, studying it, and meditating upon it as the Holy Spirit reveals to you the person and work of Jesus on every page.

We give away English Standard Version Bibles, so if you don’t have one, let us give you one as a gift today.
Here are some other great books that you can click to buy on Amazon that will be helpful as you start making your steps with God become reality.

RECOMMENDED READING

The One Year Bible NLT

The One Year Bible, which helps you read the entire Bible in one year in as little as 15 minutes a day, has a fresh, new look. The One Year Bible guides readers through God’s Word with daily readings from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs. 

The One Year Bible for Kids, Challenge Edition 

NLT (Tyndale Kids)
Get your kids into the Scriptures with this One Year Bible. Includes a puzzle and a challenge each month to cheer kids on toward the goal of reading through the Bible in a year. Great for kids ages 8-12.

All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

By: Mark Batterson
Christians who want to take the next step in their faith walk need look no further. It's time to ante up and go all in with God.

The Ragamuffin Gospel

By: The Ragamuffin Gospel
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In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

By: Mark Batterson
 In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day is inspired by one of the most obscure yet courageous acts recorded in Scripture, a blessed and audacious act that left no regrets: "Benaiah chased a lion down into a pit. 

Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense

By: NT Wright
In Simply Christian, renowned biblical scholar and Anglican bishop N.T. Wright makes a case for Christianity from the ground up. 

ReJesus

By: Hirsch (Author)
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Vintage Jesus

By: Mark Driscol
Some two thousand years after he walked the earth, Jesus Christ is still a hot topic. So what exactly is the truth about Jesus Christ?

Searching for God Knows What

By: Donald Miller
Best-selling author Donald Miller invites you to reconnect with a faith worth believing. With humor, intelligence, and his trademark writing style, he shows that  relationship is God’s way of leading us to redemption. 

Crazy Love

By: Francis Chan
Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. 

Orthodoxy

By: G.K. Chesterton

Mere Christianity

By: C.S. Lewis
In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together

The Case for Christ

By: Lee Strobel

The Circle Maker

By: Mark Batterson
What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around? Sharing inspiring stories from his own experiences as a circle maker, Mark Batterson will help you uncover your heart’s deepest desires and God-given dreams and unleash them through the kind of audacious prayer that God delights to answer.

Primal

By: Mark Batterson

Celebration of Discipline

By: Richard Foster
 Celebration of Discipline has helped more than one million seekers discover a richer spiritual life infused with joy, peace, and a deeper understanding of God. Celebration of Discipline explores the 'classic disciplines,' or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith.

Jesus Never Said to Plant Churches

By: Trinity Jordan
Church planting is hard. Very hard. No, extremely hard. But no one ever told that to Trinity Jordan when he and his wife set out to plant Elevation Church fifteen miles north of Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Sabatoge

By: Trinity Jordan
Without proper respect for ourselves, we don’t really live connected with God and others the way God has designed.