I start off this review by saying, IF I owned an i-pad, an i-phone and a personal home computer; this Bible would be a wonderful addition to my library. I do NOT own these items, without them, this is a high-tech Bible owned by a low-tech user. So many of its features require these items, in order to access the features it has. I ordered this Bible, based on the reviews, which are highly praiseworthy. Unfortunately, I didnt realize how much I would need an I-Phone, I-Pad, or my own computer, in order to fully utilize it, until I opened the box. I cannot use this Bible; so I (feeling very disappointed), returned it.
It was for a preacher friend, and he has commented to me how much he is enjoying it, several times. I now have to order one for me. I tried twice to get him a free one by an adviterisement,, but no luck. Therefore I purcased him one.
The Life Essentials Study Bible has QR codes that allow iphones or ipads to VIEW VIDEO clips of Gene Getz teaching all 1,500 principles! Each biblical truth includes 1 to 5 paragraphs explaining the Scripture and is followed by a discussion question. The explanations are right with the biblical text, in the same size font so it's easy to read. This Bible makes it possible for the average person to facilitate Bible studies, individually or in a group, without having to be a Bible scholar! Just open the Bible and start reading. This Bible is like having 50 years of experience from Gene Getz right in front of you! Having this Bible will help people learn the overall biblical story correctly. Readers can be confident that they have a correct explanation, interpretation, and application of the Scriptures. No more being swayed by others misinterpreting Scriptures or even twisting them to fit their own needs, intentional or not. Check out the PRINCIPLE FINDER in the front of the Bible. All 1,500 principles are arranged by topic! Plus, the principles are listed in the front of each book of the Bible.