Choosing a Bible to use for your personal study can be overwhelming.  Following is an downloadable Bible Selection Guide that has been developed by LifeWay Christian Bookstores.  We edited the Guide to include a list of Otterbein Staff Recommended Bibles.  If you would like one of the pastors or church staff to assist you in determining the best Bible to purchase, please speak with them following one of the worship services on Sunday or contact them at 717.762.7147 or

Bible Selection Guide (PDF)

The Otterbein Church Staff has also put together recommendations for Bibles.  Bibles are available online at,, or at the local LifeWay Christian Bookstores in Chambersburg and Hagerstown.  Bibles for adults are generally available in hardcover, bonded leather covers, and large print.

  • Adult Study Bible: NLT Life Application Study Bible or NIV Life Application Study Bible
  • Best Toddler Bible (ages 2-4): The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers
  • Best Preschool/Kindergarten Bible (good for beginning readers): Early Readers Bible by V. Gilbert Beers
  • Best Bible for Elementary (K-Grade 3): Adventure Bible for Early Readers (NIrV Version)
  • Family Devotional Bible (Ages 4-10): The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
  • Teen Study Bible (ages 11-18): NIV Quest Study Bible for Teens
  • Teen Study Bible (ages 11-18): Teen Life Application Study Bible NLT

Bible Reading Guides and Bible Memory Guides are available to assist you with your personal bible study by clicking here.