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Ideal for new believers—or anyone exploring the Bible for the first time.
"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."—Jeremiah 29:13
The NIV Journey Bible is uniquely designed to help you discover the practical aspects of Christianity and better understand God. Patterned after the Willow Creek model of ministry and intended for those in the investigative stage of their spiritual journey, The Journey's exploratory approach addresses key questions inquisitive readers may have about the Bible and its relevance today. Notes and insights are woven throughout the complete NIV Bible text, drawing readers into the message and pointing the way to a relationship with Jesus.
The Journey Bible traces six Seeker Themes throughout Scripture:
- Discovering God
- Addressing Questions
- Strengthening Relationships
- Reasons to Believe
- Knowing Yourself
- Managing Resources
Also included in The Journey Bible
- Introductory articles defining key concepts involved in being a spiritually open person
- Book introductions familiarizing us with the books of the Bible
- Explorer Studies taking us on a sweeping journey through the main themes of interest to novice Bible readers
- Subject and other indexes helping us target our study of Scripture
- Dictionary/concordance pointing us to important passages of Scripture
- A "Five Alive" reading plan covering Genesis, Deuteronomy, John, Acts, and Romans
The Journey Bible can be used as an evangelism tool and makes a perfect gift for new believers and those looking for answers to life’s deepest questions. It is also a helpful guide for veteran Christians who want a refreshing perspective on the basics of their belief.
- 8-point text size
- 8.50" x 5.50" x 2.00"
Number of Pages: 1568
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
|Text Layout: Single Column|
Text Color: Black Letter
Text Size: 8 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: No
Page Gilding: None
Page Edges: White
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Ideal for new believersor anyone exploring the Bible for the first time.
"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."Jeremiah 29:13
The Journey is uniquely designed to help you discover the practical aspects of Christianity and better understand God. Based on the REVEAL study from the Willow Creek Association, this Bible is intended for anyone in the investigative stage of their spiritual journey. The Journeys exploratory approach addresses key questions you may have about the Bible and its relevance today. Notes and insights are woven throughout the complete NIV Bible text, drawing you into the message and pointing the way toward a relationship with Jesus. Icons trace seven "explorer" themes throughout Scripture: "Discovering God," "Jesus, the Christ," "Addressing Questions," "Strengthening Relationships," "Reasons to Believe," "Knowing Yourself," "Why Jesus? "and "Managing Resources." Also included in The Journey are introductory articles that define key concepts involved in being a spiritually open person; book introductions; indexes; a dictionary/concordance, and a "Five Alive" reading plan covering Genesis, Deuteronomy, John, Acts, and Romans.
blessedBermudaAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5This is my second Journey BibleJune 11, 2015blessedBermudaAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 2Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is my second Journey Bible. I've had one for years and it became my go to Bible for it's practical information. I had to replace mine as it began to fall apart, however, its worth the buy just for the information.
Floyd JohnsonUpstate NYAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Great Devotional BibleAugust 4, 2014Floyd JohnsonUpstate NYAge: 55-65Gender: maleI find myself regularly reviewing study Bibles and devotional Bibles. The NIV Journey Bible is one of the most helpful devotional Bibles I have seen in the last few years. It is well-rounded enough that it will become useful to the new believer, the growing Christian, or the lifelong follower of Christ seeking ways to revitalize their lives.
As has been noted by other reviewers, each book is surveyed using the following the outline:
+ The Bottom Line
+ Central Ideas
+ Outline (not included in every book)
For an example from the book of Genesis demonstrating where the book fits into the history of the world and with God's interaction with His creation see the included image.
Even more impressive to me are the themes that are used to guide the various notes included in the text of this edition:
+ Knowing Yourself
+ Managing Resources
+ Addressing Questions
+ Strengthening Relationships
+ Discovering God
+ Why Jesus?
+ Reasons to Believe
These seven themes are appropriate for Christians at any point of their journey - as points to begin or be challenged in their Christian growth.
The notes are well-indexed by their type, but there does not seem to be general topical index that would allow the reader to draw from the notes as a whole - each index will need to be individually searched. Though this is a common problem with study and devotional Bibles, it could be easily correct with an on-line index made available to those purchasing the book.
This Bible is full of additional helps: topical studies, brief surveys of major events in Bible history, reading plans, etc.
The book would make a wonderful gift for a new believer, a pastor who is in the midst of their career. I would also suggest that it would make a worthwhile personal purchase for the Christian wanting to grow from wherever they are in their walk with the Lord.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.
mojoTexasAge: 35-44Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Great new believers bibleJuly 19, 2014mojoTexasAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4The Journey Bible is a seeker sensitive resource for the Willowcreek Community. Willowcreek is Bill Hybel's megachurch out in Illinois. "The Journey" theme is one of the keywords / buzz phrases that Willowcreek uses a lot in their campus verbiage.
When I first received the Bible for review, I noticed right away how it reminded me of the "Good News for the Modern Man bible. The Good News came out in 1966 and was marketed as a Bible for the every day person and written in a "relevant" format. The Journey Bible is printed on newsprint and is very "tall" in its profile. So right away it feels and looks very substantial. Second, even though it is the familiar NIV translation, it has a very approachable layout.
The Journey Bible takes an "exploratory approach addressing key questions inquisitive readers may have about the Bible and its relevance for today."
Of course there are notes and insights woven throughout the complete text, many of which are designed to draw busy readers into the Bible's core message and point the way to a relationship with Jesus. In fact, if you look at the Bible from the edge, you will quickly see that key books are "highlighted" by markings on the paper's edge - pointing "the way" from Genesis to the book of Romans.
The helpful iconography follow six "seeker themes" through the Journey Bible:
Reasons to Believe
I think this would make a great "gift Bible" for any new Believer, or it would also make a great "camp Bible" for a camper or counselor.
Thank you to Zondervan and Booklook for this preview copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Q: Is this the replacement to The Journey Bible, a bible for the spiritually curious green cover, path in the woods
Yes - this is the newer edition.