Recommended Bibles

Explore our recommended Bibles and reading plans that you can consistently use to know and hear from God.

One of the greatest investments you’ll ever make is the purchase of a Bible — especially one you will consistently use to know and hear from God.

Which Translation Should I Choose?

There are many great Bible translations, each useful in different ways. At Echo, we recommend the New Living Translation since it is the translation most used by our teaching Pastors and focuses on helping readers understand the meaning of the biblical texts. Learn more about translations.

Bibles for Everyday Use

NLT Thinline Reference Bible

Not a complete study Bible, but it has great features like center-column reference, dictionary/concordance, and free access to the Filament Bible App with study notes, devotionals, videos, etc.

Jesus-Centered Bible

Highlights more than 600 passages in the Old Testament pointing to Jesus, teaching you where Jesus appears in every book of the Bible.

The Voice Bible

Reads like a story through compelling narratives, poetry, and teaching. It has a more fluid and modern tone, yet true to the original manuscripts.

Bibles for Deeper Study

NLT Life Application Study Bible

The #1–selling study Bible with verse-by-verse commentary, overviews of each book, maps, charts, and diagrams.

Teen Life Application Study Bible

Full of notes and features designed to meet the challenges and needs of today’s high school students. Includes features like book introductions, notes, person profiles, and stories of real-life teen issues.

Digital Options

Bible Gateway

A very useful website for Bible study, with free commentary access and more.


The #1 Bible App filled with reading plans, videos, music, devotionals, and more.

Bible Reading Plans

Practicing the Way

by John Mark Comer (5 days)
Who are you becoming? Does the projection of the future in your mind fill you with hope? Or dread? In this devotional, you’ll explore how we can be spiritually formed to become more like Jesus day by day.

What on Earth Am I Here For?

by Rick Warren (23 days)
Learn about God’s calling for your life as you learn how to discern that calling and use it as a blessing for the church, other people, and in your own life.

30/30 Reading Plan

by Joyce Meyer (30 days)
A 30-day reading plan consists of encouragement from Joyce Meyer that will help you develop the habit of daily scripture reading.

The Gospels

by Bible Project (90 days)
Go on a journey through all four Gospels in ninety days. Each book includes videos specifically designed to enhance your understanding and engagement with Scripture.

The Torah

by Bible Project (100 days)
Go on a journey through the Torah, the first five books of the Bible. Each book includes videos specifically designed to enhance your understanding and engagement with Scripture.

Bible in a Year

by Nicky & Pippa Gumbel (366 days)
A daily plan that takes you through the whole Bible in just one year. It’s for anyone looking for a simple, structured way to read the Bible. Each day is broken down into short readings: one Psalm or Proverb, one Old, and one New Testament reading, alongside commentary and practical insights from Nicky and Pippa.

Digital Options

Finding Your Way Back to God

by Dave & Jon Ferguson (5 days) We all experience mile markers — or awakenings — as we find our way back to God. Journey through each of these awakenings and close the distance between where you are now and where you want to be. We want to find God, he wants even more to be found.

Discerning The Voice Of God

by Priscilla Shirer (7 days) Learning how to discern the Voice of God as we explore the root of clear and daily communication with God — humble obedience.

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