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Featuring select content from Zondervan's top Study Bibles
The NIV Lenses Bible is a multifaceted study Bible that offers the best of Zondervan's best. With a wide variety of notes, illustrations, and articles, explore the Bible from an exciting array of angles and approaches. Each "lens"—or study method—offers a different perspective on the text, and together they provide readers with a more holistic understanding.
This edition includes the entire NIV Bible text with the world's best notes for learning. It incorporates the finest content, images, and study tools from the most popular Bibles that are loved and used by Bible readers just like you.
- Flyover Lens
Start each book of the Bible with the right perspective from easy-to-read introductions from the popular Essential Bible Companion.
- Unpack Lens
Easily understand and interpret Bible passages with bottom-of-the page study notes and in-text charts from the best-in-class NIV Study Bible.
- Dig Deep, Look Close Lens
Understand the fascinating historical significance of the Bible with articles and photos from the bestselling NIV Archaeological Study Bible.
- Q and A Lens
Get concise, easy-to-grasp answers to your most perplexing questions about the Bible with questions and answers from the beloved NIV Quest Study Bible.
- People Lens
View Scripture from the perspective of the 100 most important people in the Bible with notes for the student of any age excerpted from the timeless NIV Student Bible.
- Guided Tour Lens
Get a bird's eyes view of Scripture with a Guided Tour, also excerpted from the category-leading NIV Student Bible.
- Insight Lens
Find meaning in the Bible by reading these magazine-style call-outs from the NIV Student Bible.
- R and R Lens
Reflect and Respond with this quick inspirational focus time, which unveils the sweeping narrative of the Bible as seen in the award-winning The Great Rescue, NIV.
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Number of Pages: 1856
Publication Date: 2013
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NIV Fast Facts Bible: Fascinating Trivia from the Most Read Book in History, BlackZondervanZondervan / 2014 / Trade Paperback$19.99 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
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CliffymaniaMichiganAge: 35-44Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Good introductory study BibleJuly 18, 2014CliffymaniaMichiganAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4
I love collecting Bibles. Not so they can sit on my shelf, but to have a useful tool in studying Godâ€™s Word. Study Bibles are my particular favorite.
Zondervan has released the NIV Essentials Study Bible which actually compiles bits from previous Bibles theyâ€™ve published; the NIV Study Bible, Archeological Bible, Student Bible to name a couple. In the past, I have used all three of these so I was interested to see how they would compile them into one Bible that wasnâ€™t approximately the size of a suitcase.
Why does the book exist?
I ask the same questions of this Bible that I ask of the NIV Fast Facts Bible: Given the proliferation of Bibles available whatâ€™s the justification for printing yet another Bible, especially one that compiles previously published Bibles? Since it compiles previously published Bibles does it end up being basically the â€œdemoâ€ version of those Bibles?
The purpose of the Essentials Bible is to use the elements from those previous publications as â€œlensesâ€ that bring you closer and closer to the text. It doesnâ€™t have every element from every version, so in that sense it is a stripped down demo. However, thereâ€™s still a lot here and it works as an introductory study Bible that can keep you digging for quite awhile.
The Essentials Bible uses the NIV 2011 text. While Iâ€™m not qualified to speak to the accuracy of translations I can tell you that the NIV 2011 has been highly criticized. Entire denominations (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Southern Baptist Convention) that have used the NIV for years have turned away from the NIV 2011 in favor of the ESV 2011.
Book introductions / Study notes / Maps
These are the basics for a study Bible. The notes are not as exhaustive in this edition as they are in the NIV Study Bible, or the ESV Study Bible. That can be a challenge because its frustrating to look up a verse and then go to check the notes only to find thereâ€™s no note on that verse. Itâ€™ll happen more in this edition.
This was my favorite part of the student Bible. Sometimes the characters of the Bible can feel two dimensional. The profiles help show that they were, in fact, real people.
This is the archeology lens; pun intended I presume. These really do help even though they are sparse. Seeing the Bible tied in with the culture and history of the time really helps put it in perspective.
Thereâ€™s quite a few of these where they answer some of those common questions and even some of the not so common. Remember, these answers while based on scripture are still commentary and not scripture. They are meant to help you study, not end the study.
Insights / Guided Tour
These are short â€œlife applicationâ€ style pieces meant to illuminate the text. Each one ends with a life question.
Reflect & Respond
R&Râ€™s are short devotionals broken into four parts; read, think, live, and next level.
Overall, thereâ€™s a lot to like about the NIV Essentials Study Bible and itâ€™s priced competitively at $50. Itâ€™s just that NIV 2011 translation that is problematic. My suggestion is, if you get this Bible, get a text only copy of the ESV, or have an ESV on your digital device and keep it handy while you study. Itâ€™s always good use multiple translations when you study anyway, no matter the translation. The added value pieces really do add value.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissionâ€™s 16 CFR, Part 255 : â€œGuides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.â€
kp07193 Stars Out Of 5NIV Essentials Study BibleJuly 10, 2014kp0719Quality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3
The NIV Essentials Study Bible is a great resource when you are involved in Bible study.
There seems to be more emphasis in this book on the tools to help with your study than the actual scripture. The words of the Bible are there but there is also a lot of information to help with your study of the Bible.
I received this book to review in an electronic format. This is a great form when you are unable to travel with your Bible. But I prefer a hard copy for my daily study needs.
I received this book from Zondervan in exchange for my unbiased review
pammyjoAge: 45-54Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5bible may have been good...May 6, 2014pammyjoAge: 45-54Gender: female
I purchased the ebook version and I was very disappointed. The ereader is very hard to navigate and not user friendly. I purchased the paper version of this bible for a friend and was impressed with all the notes and details. I will be trying to return this item and see about going back to using paper.
yvenievesBay Shore, NYAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Beautiful BibleJanuary 9, 2014yvenievesBay Shore, NYAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4
This Bible is beautiful and well put together. The page introductions, highlights and in focus pages are exceptional! I purchased the Bible for myself and love it!
Dr JSKAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5December 28, 2013Dr JSKAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
NIV Essentials Study Bible: Easily Grasp The Essentials of God's Word, published by Zondervan, is another spectacular Bible that is designed to enhance your study of God's Word, thus enhancing your Christian witness.
As the name implies, the NIV Essentials Study Bible contains the essentials, the highlights, the best of the sidebars, footnotes, and study aids from six of the best selling NIV resources: NIV Study Bible, NIV Quest Study Bible, NIV Archaeological Study Bible, NIV Student Bible, the Great Rescue Bible and The Essential Bible Companion.
These six resources are utilized to bring together nine powerful study aid lenses. Flyover Lens: The Essential Bible Companion, the Unpack lens: NIV Study Bible, the Dig Deep, Look Close Lens: NIV Archaeological Study Bible, the Question & Answer Lens: NIV Quest Study Bible, the Important People In Focus Lens: NIV Student Bible, the Guided Tour lens: NIV Student Bible, the Insight Lens: NIV Student Bible, and the Reflect & Respond Lens: The Great Rescue Bible.
These six resources, brought along the side of the popular NIV translation, offers what can only be termed as an unprecedented resource for the student of God, thus this is a recommended purchase by those who are serious about their study of God's Word.
Dr. Jeff Krupinski
Q: Font size and sewn binding for NIV Essentials Study Bible? Could you please verify the font size (text and notes) for the NIV Essentials Study Bible? Also, is the binding sewn or glued? Thank you.
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