We have 30 people using this study guide and all of them are happy with it. The text being contained in the same book makes it extremely easy to use and allows mobility of the information. We wish there were Old Testament bible studies using the Life Application translation.
Tyndale House Publishers has done a good thing. They've broken down their NLT into individual books. For me, an entire study Bible can be overwhelming due to what I suspect to be ADD, or some other malady that keeps me from focusing on one topic at a time. This worked.In John, as with the rest of the series and the Life Application Study Bible, you are presented with a wealth of information which focuses you on the book. You get maps where you need them. You're provided with vital statistics, such as Purpose, Author, Key Verses, Key People and special features. You're presented with a blueprint of the book, very important in helping someone like me map out the outline of the material. You also are shown the Megathemes of the book, which point you to the major points and aspects of God's message. These are all a great help for me and I believe they'll help lots of others as well. Studying the Bible is hard, especially alone. I tried it for a while and frankly got bored. I admitted it for you, I did. None of it makes a whole lot of sense until you learn how to approach it. The John study is a great example of how to get into the Book and learn in a spiritual manner.Characters are outlined, their purpose in God's plan is detailed as well as their historical and societal significance. the notes accompanying the text are bountiful, well done and concise. You'll be able to understand passages that may make no sense otherwise. The questions accompanying the study are very useful due to the fact that they are, wait for it...Life Application" questions. Sounds simple enough, but these questions are far better than some others I've studied, which test a person on their memorization of verses or dates. These challenge you to search not only the Scriptures, but your heart as well and learn in your own life experience how the Bible is to be used as your guide. I recommend this study to individuals or small groups.
I was not familiar with the Life Application Bible Studies until I ordered this workbook. It's great! So much good information. It can be a wonderful resource tool for Bible Study teachers/leaders who are preparing their own lessons.
This is a wonderful study. It includes the entire Life Application Study Bible NLT of the Book of John. A complete package. Many of the lessons include questions of the included commentary. Teaching you the benefits of the study bible. Teaching from this study can be hard if you allow it to get side tracked. With so much included it is easy to do. You could spend the entire lesson time on just one or two of the lesson's questions. You will come out with a far better understanding of the Book of John and how to apply what you have learned to share with others.