I have had this Bible for a few weeks now and have been using it for my personal Bible study, I forgot that I had a job to do- tell people what I think.
I am a strong supporter of people doing more than just reading a Bible in one year, we need to study with the intent of understanding what is written and applying the word to our lives. The New International LIFE APPLICATION STUDY BIBLE helps the ready do just that- read with understanding and apply it to one's life. The commentary for Job 14:22: "They feel but the pain of their own bodies and morn only for themselves", is a great example of biblical application.
"Job's profound speech in this chapter illustrates a great truth; knowing the right set of doctrines is not enough. To know what to believe is not all that is required to please God. Truth untested by life's experiences may become static and stagnant....."
What else is in THE NIV LIFE APPLICATION STUDY BIBLE?
- There are concept segments that also enhance Bible reading. For example: A list of people who had to wait on the Lord is found on page 804 of my hard back copy entitled - "Bible Waiters".
- Personality Profiles are helpful in understanding certain behaviors. It adds a humanness to the reading when you are aware of not only strengths but the weaknesses of an individual.
- In addition to there are: book introductions, an outline of each book, cross references for significant verses, charts, diagrams and timelines. These are important tools for studying.
Although, I often read the King James Bible, particularly when I am checking for the original terms- Greek or Hebrew- I have no problem with reading the New International version of the Bible. THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION LIFE APPLICATION STUDY BIBLE is an excellent resource for those who want to grow in biblical knowledge and understanding.
I have the brown soft leather copy. It is a beautiful looking Bible with readable prin, it has one ribbon for marking pages. The words of Yeshua are in red. The pages are that vintage thin sheeting with gold edges which gives it a wonderful elegance, great for gift giving I will not be giving this one away!
written by Marsha L F Randolph
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