The Holy Bible is an essential handbook for people studying the Christian faith. Within the pages of the book are passages of scripture that includes God's teachings and the story of Jesus and other important religious figures. Of course, Christians are not one size fits all. Different types of bibles appeal to different religious believers.
Obviously, for most young children a King James bible will be far too complex. Kid bibles can be found in almost any book store. Some are geared toward young children just learning to read. They have pictures and short verses. Other kids' bibles are geared toward older children and may be more basic, but they are suitable for bible study.
Different religions favor different types of bibles. Catholics, for example, prefer the NIV bible translation. There are even some bibles that can be downloaded from online bible study sites onto an electronic reading device for example. Online bibles can also be read straight from the screen of a home computer.
Similarly, audio bibles are available. People listen to the scriptures and verses in these bibles rather than read them. If someone is trying to memorize a biblical quote, listening to an audio bible translation can help them. Maybe they need to memorize a quote or scripture for a bible school lesson or a religious study group.
Most people, though, prefer bound book and paper page bibles that they can carry with them and read as needed. Having the bible readily accessible allows people to quickly look up a favorite bible verse or a biblical quote. Most christian and religious article stores will have a wide array of bibles from which to choose for their bible studies and personal reflection.