Endorsers

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Kyle Idleman Southeast Christian Church

“I like to use the Christian Standard Bible because it’s a translation that’s faithful to the Bible’s original manuscripts, with oversight by some trusted partners in ministry. While it’s highly literal to the original text, it’s also remarkably clear for Bible readers today. I highly recommend the CSB as I encourage our church members—and all of us—to read and share the power of God’s Word with others.”

Kyle Idleman, Teaching Pastor, Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY

Tony Evans Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship

“The Christian Standard Bible provides a clear trustworthy translation of the Holy Scriptures in a style that the reader can clearly hear the voice of God in print speaking to their soul.”

Tony Evans, Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Dallas, TX

Alistair Begg Parkside Church

“As a pastor, I want a Bible translation that is trustworthy for preaching and study, but accessible enough for my people to read and understand for themselves. For this reason, I’m delighted to commend to you the Christian Standard Bible.”

Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, OH

David Platt International Mission Board

“I am deeply grateful for the Christian Standard Bible, because it is rigorously faithful to the original languages without sacrificing clear readability. This translation will help believers and non-believers around the world be able to read, understand, memorize, obey, and proclaim God’s Word.”

David Platt, President, International Mission Board

Lisa Harper Bible teacher and author

“As I travel around the country teaching the Bible to women, I encourage them to draw on the promises of God as their main source and sustenance for life. The Christian Standard Bible lines up perfectly with my core ministry goals—theological soundness and accessibility for the everyday person.”

Lisa Harper, Bible teacher and author

Eric Mason Epiphany Fellowship

“I am excited to see the release of a translation that is both accessible and preach-able. The Christian Standard Bible’s faithful rendering of the original manuscripts will serve me well as a preacher, and its expression in contemporary English will serve my congregation well when they read and share God’s Word with others.”

Eric Mason, Lead Pastor, Epiphany Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA

Kelly Minter Bible teacher, author, and musician

“I’m passionate about teaching the Bible, especially to women, because I’ve seen in my own life how God’s Word touches and transforms the heart. I’m using and recommending the Christian Standard Bible because I find the translation trustworthy, while also accessible to the women I have the privilege of teaching and encouraging.”

Kelly Minter, Bible teacher, author, and musician

Derwin Gray Transformation Church

“I preach and teach from the Christian Standard Bible because of the accuracy, precision, and beauty of the text. I’m excited to finally have one translation that is both faithful to the authorial intent of the biblical writers and written in English that communicates to this generation.”

Derwin Gray, Lead Pastor, Transformation Church, Indian Land, SC

Jared WilsonManaging Editor, For the Church

“The Christian Standard Bible is an impressive achievement, balancing textual readability and exegetical accuracy in a way that makes this translation both elegant and enduring.”

Jared Wilson, Managing Editor, For the Church

Robby Gallaty Long Hollow Baptist Church

“I tell my church that we must get into the Word so that the Word can get into us. The Christian Standard Bible helps us do that, because the translation is both highly trustworthy and highly readable.”

Robby Gallaty, Senior Pastor, Long Hollow Baptist Church, Hendersonville, TN

Dhati Lewis Blueprint Church

“The Bible translation I use is crucial in preaching and discipleship, because I need something I can trust and something my people can understand. The Christian Standard Bible strikes that perfect balance.”

Dhati Lewis, Lead Pastor, Blueprint Church, Atlanta, GA

Michael Card musician and author

“It was a privilege to serve alongside the Translation Oversight Committee, because I was able to watch firsthand their commitment to the authority of God’s Word and its power to transform lives. In turn, the Christian Standard Bible is a fresh translation that will engage your mind and help you grow in your love for Jesus.”

Michael Card, CSB Stylist, musician, and author

David Dockery Trinity International University

“The translation team for the Christian Standard Bible is to be commended for this remarkable achievement. Both the Old and New Testaments can be characterized as consistent, faithful, accurate, and extremely readable. This much welcomed translation communicates in a clear and fresh manner for 21st century readers.”

David Dockery, President, Trinity International University

Rich Perez Christ Crucified Fellowship

“We want to share God’s story with our neighbors clearly, truthfully, and imaginatively. With its faithfulness and plain language, the Christian Standard Bible shows the kind of reverence for God’s words that empowers us to meet our mission.”

Rich Perez, Pastor of Vision and Teaching, Christ Crucified Fellowship, Uptown, NY

Ron Edmondson Immanuel Baptist Church

“I appreciate the diligence of the group who worked tirelessly on the Christian Standard Bible. I believe it is a perfect blend of accuracy and readability. I look forward to using this in our Sunday messages and introducing our church to this fresh Bible translation.”

Ron Edmondson, Senior Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Lexington, KY

Daniel AkinSoutheastern Baptist Theological Seminary

“The Christian Standard Bible is a landmark achievement—beautifully combining accuracy and accessibility in a way that makes it ideal for Bible study, reading, teaching, and preaching. I look forward to seeing how King Jesus uses this translation to edify the church and equip God’s people for mission in the world.”

Daniel Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC

Raechel Myers She Reads Truth

“At She Reads Truth, our mission is women in the Word of God every day. This means that the translation we use must be faithful to the original text, but also reflect it in a way that any person can understand. The Christian Standard Bible’s balanced approach helps us accomplish our mission.”

Raechel Myers, Chief Executive Officer, She Reads Truth

Robert PlummerThe Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Led by a skilled translation committee with a reverent approach to Scripture, this is an eminently readable and faithful translation of God’s Word. I’ve been using the Christian Standard Bible in my daily personal Bible reading and am very pleased!”

Robert Plummer, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY

Lamont HartmanEmmaus Church

“I am excited to share the Christian Standard Bible with my growing multiethnic congregation. We have searched for a translation that is accurate yet readable for our diverse church, and we’ve found that the CSB exceeds our expectations.”

Lamont Hartman, Lead Pastor, Emmaus Church, Santa Ana, CA

Sam RainerWest Bradenton Baptist Church

“One of the most common questions I get as a pastor is, ‘What translation of the Bible should I use?’ The Christian Standard Bible is my answer for two main reasons. First, it’s accurate and the most up-to-date translation available. Second, it’s enjoyable to read. When I recommend the CSB, I know someone is getting a solid translation they will love to read and study.”

Sam Rainer, Senior Pastor, West Bradenton Baptist Church, Bradenton, FL

Amanda Bible Williams She Reads Truth

“God’s Word is beautiful, good, and true. The Christian Standard Bible’s trustworthiness and clarity helps the She Reads Truth community not only engage God’s Word, but want to engage it.”

Amanda Bible Williams, Chief Content Officer, She Reads Truth

Micah FriesBrainerd Baptist Church

“The number one indicator of spiritual growth is Bible reading, so we want people digging into God’s Word. The Christian Standard Bible is accurate and readable, but more than that—it’s a beautiful translation that makes you want to return to its pages.”

Micah Fries, Lead Pastor, Brainerd Baptist Church, Chattanooga, TN

Trey GrantThe Well Church

“I’ve been searching for a translation that I can recommend to new believers and young students in our church, but that I can also trust as a primary preaching text. The Christian Standard Bible is exactly what I’ve been looking for.”

Trey Grant, Lead Pastor, The Well Church, Keller, TX

Matt Mason The Church at Brook Hills

“As a careful rendering of the original languages, I trust the Christian Standard Bible for serious study, preaching, and teaching. But what I’ve enjoyed most is its clear, uncluttered, and smooth language. This makes for a great translation for anyone—from the seminary classroom to the children’s ministry.”

Matt Mason, Senior Pastor, The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham, AL

Jonathan AkinFairview Baptist Church

“I use the Christian Standard Bible in both personal study and preaching because it combines use of the best ancient manuscripts with the best modern translation methods. This gives modern readers the best chance to understand the Bible as it was inspired by God.”

Jonathan Akin, Lead Pastor, Fairview Baptist Church, Lebanon, TN

Matt Capps Fairview Baptist Church

“I enjoy the Christian Standard Bible because it’s not only a highly accurate translation for in-depth study, but is also accessible enough to hand to a new Christian. The CSB is a trustworthy contemporary translation, and it deserves a wide readership.”

Matt Capps, Senior Pastor, Fairview Baptist Church, Apex, NC

Jeff DodgeCornerstone Church

“As a Bible teacher, my goal is to stir a curiosity and hunger for God’s Word. Therefore, the translation I use must accurately represent the original manuscripts, while also using accessible language. The Christian Standard Bible delivers beautifully on both counts!”

Jeff Dodge, Lead Pastor, Cornerstone Church, Ames, IA

Philip NationFirst Baptist Church

“I am recommending the Christian Standard Bible to fellow pastors and my own church family. It is easy to read and communicates the original meaning of the text. The CSB is a gift to our generation.”

Philip Nation, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Bradenton, FL

Dean InserraCity Church

“As someone who teaches the Bible to people of all different walks of life, I place a high priority on preaching from an understandable text. At the same time, I refuse to compromise accuracy for the sake of accessibility. Thankfully, the Christian Standard Bible does not present me with this dilemma.”

Dean Inserra, Lead Pastor, City Church, Tallahassee, FL

J. A. Medders Redeemer Church

“The Christian Standard Bible is now my go-to and favorite translation, because it delivers a smooth, elegant, and literal translation for Christ’s church. This translation helps me to see Jesus, to glorify God, and to pick up the sword of the Spirit.”

J. A. Medders, Lead Pastor, Redeemer Church, Tomball, TX

Jeremy RoseThe Axis Church

“The more time I spend in the pages of the Christian Standard Bible, the more I get excited about others doing the same. The flow and clarity of the text makes it easy to read and understand. As a pastor, I can’t wait to recommend this translation to my church!”

Jeremy Rose, Lead Pastor, The Axis Church, Nashville, TN

Josh King Sachse’s Church

“I’ve found that the Christian Standard Bible most clearly communicates the biblical message to me in both personal study and preaching to our church. It is simply the most faithful and yet easy to understand English translation available.”

Josh King, Lead Pastor, Sachse’s Church, Sachse, TX

Mark Penrith Crystal Park Baptist Church

“The Christian Standard Bible joins the ranks of the finest Bible translations with its focus on both accessibility and faithfulness. By accessibility, I mean that the text is easy enough to read so as to be enjoyed; by faithfulness, I mean that God’s Word has been translated with integrity so as to be trusted.”

Mark Penrith, Crystal Park Baptist Church, South Africa

Andrew Hebert Paramount Baptist Church

“I use the Christian Standard Bible for personal reading and in the pulpit. It is readable and faithful—easily understandable to those who have never read the Bible, yet reliable enough for serious study of God’s Word. Read and share!”

Andrew Hebert, Lead Pastor, Paramount Baptist Church, Amarillo, TX

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