Which version of the bible should I read? Hello, I just joined this forum. I grew up in a family that was catholic and attended church regularly but never really read the bible much. I now have decided to learn the bible and am looking for a local non denominational church but also have begun watching Joel Osteen on TV. What I'd like to know is which version of the bible should I read? I have seen King James, American Standard Version, and New International Version.