The page layout makes reading the Scripture exceptionally easy without the additional commentary at the bottom or middle or the pages. Additional articles are written including references for the students to see where in the Bible to find supporting verses. At the beginning of each individual book in each testament, there is an introduction along with a timeline to help readers know what was occurring at the certain times.
What are helpful in some places of the Bible are pictures of archeological sites relevant to the text. Inserts titled Fast Facts aid students in understanding either a particular point or an overall view of the subject matter. Reading the text is very easy on the eyes and the pages will make marking the text with a date, phrase or any thought God speaks to the student easy to write on.
The hardback is my favorite as it will stand up against the constant barrage of being handled and toted around in a backpack. The hardback too makes lying on the grass or having on a lap from folding up while a student is reading or pausing to consider what God is speaking to their hearts. I believe the goal of this particular version is to make available quick help when a student is engaged in a discussion about any particular subject matter that arises.
Just as parents have prepared their children to leave home for college or local schools, the Bible is the book all students should have with them. In this day when so many are seeking, confused or unconvinced, we need to make sure our next generation has the tools to stand up for Christ no matter what the situation or place!
Even if one should have a Bible, there is no reason not to purchase one designed for personal use in time alone with the Lord or being able to respond to any person with informed answers.
I received this Bible as a gift, and was very excited to use it. I had an earlier cover than the one that is shown. I really enjoy the Holman translation, and for that reason I gave this Bible a three star review. Some of the articles were helpful, but I found that several articles, especially those regarding Creation and the Flood were somewhat wishy-washy. For instance, the Bible commentary would not hold to a strictly literal 6 day creation but rather left the issue open to debate, and even played down the importance of defending such a view. I believe that a resource designed to help students (and I am a student) defend their faith must be very firm and determined in its defense of Biblical clarity and infallibility. Sadly, I felt this wasn't. Hopefully the version with a newer cover has remedied this flaw.
I am a Sunday School teacher. I teach high school students and we focus on apologetics. I make sure every student has a copy of this Bible. The articles included are excellent and I find that the students are asking the same questions that are addressed in the articles.
This additional information is an excellent draw to pull them into the Bible and stimulate further reading and conversation. There are lots of great Bibles, but this one is amazing for teaching, it has become my apologetics textbook.
This Apologetics Bible was the best tool for those who are in school in by Apologetics class me and my classmates enjoyed this I learned how to defend my faith was facts. I saw where questions was posed from another point of view and I had to defend my faith. Excellent book!!!