Recently, I started thinking about getting a new Bible. So, I took the opportunity to really think about which translation would be best. I've been an NIV guy basically my whole Christian life. It happened because it was the default translation in the church where I was converted. I resisted the NASB guys and their "most literal" talk while I was in college. I was never really attracted by the KJV. And frankly many of the newer translations (NLT, CEV, NCV, The Message & many more!) seem to fall short to me. I found myself really being drawn toward the ESV. It has so many endorsements by theological big boys, etc. and it sounds like the ideal Bible. Well I've read... and read the pros & cons ... and read some more. I even checked out the textual debate between Tim Warner & Jim Snapp. Now I really feel dumb and I'm just plain frustrated. NKJV? NASB? ESV? It's the NIV for me for now & Biblegateway of course.