And I found it. I love the way this Bible has articles surrounding the history of each book in relevant terms. I appreciate the Apologetics version as a guide on how to defend what I believe....how to provide counterpoints to non-believers. It helps give me ground to stand on when faith isn't enough. It puts into words the WHY and HOW in simple terms that have lots of applications. It is influenced by the Southern Baptist Association, but I find that it is fairly liberal (as far as Baptists are concerned). All in all a very relevant Bible. Beautiful in the leather bound. I wish I had paid the extra $5.00 to be embossed.
I absolutely LOVE this Bible! I had grown up using the Life Application Bible but felt that there was so much more meat then I was missing and boy I was right! I took the time to do the research and it was between 2 other Bible's and this one; I was alittle nervous never having used the HSBC version as I was not familiar with it. But I ordered this one and it has been my best tool in strengthing my walk as well as how be a better testimony to others. Great for teenagers and up!!!
The more I spend time with this Bible the more I thank God for it! Our God and His Word are under attack. We cannot afford to be ignorant of the reasons for the Hope that is ours and the defensible truth which is backed up by history, logic, archaeology and sciences. I've lost family members to the new atheists and am now having to backtrack and make up for lost opportunities that never should have occurred had I taught them these truths. Please invest in either this Bible or in some good books on this subject so that you won't be left stuttering for answers as I was. We have nothing to be ashamed of or back down for in our Christian heritage.