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Book Review, “The King James Study Bible,” Thomas Nelson publishers

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The King James Study Bible, published by Thomas Nelson in large print format, is a beautiful Bible. It is intended to “provide conservative Christians with a reliable study Bible that is both scholarly and spiritually relevant.” It combines technical aspects with opportunities for application.

This Bible contains many features to assist any Bible student. It is presented in full color. Its doctrinal footnotes offer a system for studying the scriptures and tracing them throughout the Bible. Personality profiles of key men and women of the Bible are located near the verses in which they are mentioned. Archaeological Sites focus on significant Biblical places and the findings surrounding them. There are center-column references, maps, images, charts, study notes, book introductions, outlines, topical indexes, and a Hebrew/Greek word-study concordance.

This is a lovely Bible. I appreciate the large print and the colorful pictures and maps. I especially like the lifetime guarantee offered through Thomas Nelson Publishers. It is, however, very large and heavy, making it more difficult for some to use in a practical manner.

I would recommend this Bible for any serious Bible scholar.

Kara

I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.

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Book Review, “NIV Faithlife Study Bible,” Zondervan publishers

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The NIV Faithlife Study Bible: Intriguing Insights to Inform Your Faith, published by Zondervan, strives to reach and prove its usefulness to everyone, regardless of the level of their faith or experience with Christianity. It is put together in order to show that there is always more to learn about the Bible.

This Bible is filled with ways to assist many types of learners. Many aspects are adapted from the Faithlife Study Bible app. The individual book introductions include outlines and information about background culture, themes, and maps and timelines. The verse-by-verse study notes reveal information from the original Biblical languages. There are contributions from respected scholars such as Charles Stanley and Randy Alcorn. There are over one hundred full-color graphics, timelines, and tables. There are three detailed timelines regarding the life of Jesus. Also included are twenty-seven family trees and people diagrams to illustrate the manner in which people in the Bible are related to one another.

This hardback study Bible is amazing. It’s many tools for in-depth study would be an asset to any Bible scholar, whether just beginning to read the scriptures or already well-informed. I especially appreciated the many tables and timelines, as well as the family trees.

I would recommend this Bible to anyone studying God’s Word.

Kara

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Book Review, “NKJV Word Study Bible,” Thomas Nelson publisher

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The NKJV Word Study Bible, published by Thomas Nelson, is an incredible Bible. It is designed to assist the serious Bible student into discovering a deeper meaning of the scriptures. Written simply, no previous knowledge of foreign languages is required to use this Bible effectively.

This hard back Bible is written in the New King James Version. There are 1,700 Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek word studies, as well as thousands of cross references to word studies. For example, in Psalm 49:10, this Bible explains that the word fool means “stupid, silly, and lazy” and lists several other verses where the word is used. Each book contains an introduction with background information. There are translators’ footnotes, in-text subheadings, and the Words of Jesus are in red. At the back of the Bible the reader will find a concordance, full-color maps, and indexes by English word, Strong’s number, and book by book.

I would recommend this Bible to anyone interested in searching more deeply into the true meaning of God’s Word.

Kara

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Book Review, “Guys Slimline Holy Bible,” Tyndale House publishers

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The Guys Slimline Holy Bible, New Living Translation, published by Tyndale House, is designed specifically to appeal to young men.  Its New Living Translation is simply written and easy to understand, making it easier to apply to young lives.

This Bible comes with a leatherlike blue and black cover that is slim enough to carry or easily place in a book bag.  The inside covers are bright blue, the front quoting Psalm 62:7. The full color maps include the world of the patriarchs, the exodus from Egypt, the kingdoms of Israel, the ministry of Jesus, and Paul’s missionary journeys.  Also included are a dictionary/concordance and a 365-day reading plan.

This is a wonderful Bible for boys. I especially appreciated the fact that it is a red letter edition, emphasizing the Words of Jesus.  In addition, the Great Chapters of the Bible list and the Great Verses of the Bible to Memorize are very useful tools that suggest Bible stories and verses to begin hiding in one’s heart.

I would recommend this Bible to anyone looking for a Bible young men will love and find useful.

Kara

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Book Review, “Girls Slimline Holy Bible,” Tyndale publishers

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The Girls Slimline Holy Bible, New Living Translation, published by Tyndale House, is designed specifically to appeal to young girls.  Its New Living Translation is simply written and easy to understand, making it easier to apply to young lives.

This Bible comes with a plush cover, edged in silver, that is slim enough to carry or easily place in a book bag.  The inside covers are bright pink, the front quoting Ephesians 3:12. The full color maps include the world of the patriarchs, the exodus from Egypt, the kingdoms of Israel, the ministry of Jesus, and Paul’s missionary journeys.  Also included are a dictionary/concordance and a 365-day reading plan.

This is a wonderful Bible for girls. I especially appreciated the fact that it is a red letter edition, emphasizing the Words of Jesus.  In addition, the Great Chapters of the Bible list and the Great Verses of the Bible to Memorize are very useful tools that suggest Bible stories and verses to begin with.

I would recommend this Bible to anyone looking for a Bible young girls will love and find useful.

Kara

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Book Review, “Chronological Study Bible,” Thomas Nelson publishers

imageThe NKJV Chronological Study Bible, published by Thomas Nelson, is a marvelous version of God’s Word. It places the events of the Bible in the actual order that they occurred, which helps to understand that which is studied.

The NKJV is very much like the KJV, but it’s text is written in more modern terms, making it easier for us to understand today. This is also helpful when witnessing to others. In addition, the Daily Life Notes describe how people lived in Bible times, which greatly aids our comprehension of the Bible stories.

I especially appreciate the many extra tools provided in this Bible. The full-color illustrations, the Scripture Passage Index, the Topical Index & Glossary, the Transition Comments, the Time Panels and Charts, and the color maps are very informative. I also liked the one and two-year Bible reading plans. This amazing Bible would be a wonderful study tool for any serious Bible student.

I would recommend this Bible to anyone interested in furthering their Bible knowledge.

Kara

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Book Review, “NKJV Prophecy Study Bible: Understanding God’s Message in The Last Days,” John Hagee general editor

Prophecy Bible coverThe NKJV Prophecy Study Bible: Understanding God’s Message in The Last Days, John Hagee general editor, published by Thomas Nelson, is a Bible that is centered around the proclaiming and understanding of Bible prophecy.
The NKJV Prophecy Study Bible is packed with amazing features that will enhance the study of prophecy for the beginner or the serious student of Biblical prophecy. There are many pages filled with special features that offer details that are designed to bring a clearer understanding of prophetic themes. Included are Bible Insights, Bible Prophecy Charts, Diamonds for Daily Living, Top 20 Questions About Bible Prophecy, an Introduction to Bible Prophecy, and so much more. Some of the Top 20 Questions are: What is the Day of Deception? What role does Israel play in the end times? And what is Heaven and where is it?
This hardcover Bible is beautifully designed. I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about Bible prophecy.
Kara
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