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As members of the modern age, we sometimes feel disconnected from the world of the Bible. But if we look closely, we can see that although cultures change, our basic challenges stay the same. We still struggle with issues like community, justice, economic stress, political tensions, and cultural and ethnic differences. We still wonder who God is, how to discern His will, and how we fit into His plan.

Using historical context and fresh insights backed by biblical scholars, "The Modern Life Study Bible" explores the timeless truths that connect the people and stories of the Bible to the opportunities and demands we face today. God is at work in our world, inviting us to experience His presence.

With innovative, full-color illustrations, maps, and diagrams, along with special information on occupations of the Bible, profiles of people and places, theme indexes, and inspirational biographies of believers who put their faith to work, "The Modern Life Study Bible" draws you in, helping you to know and embrace what it means to follow Christ in today's world.

Features

  • More than 2,400 concise articles and book introductions
  • More than 220 full-color maps
  • Hundreds of diagrams, tables, and illustrations
  • 66 inspirational biographies
  • Indexes aid navigation and study
  • Introductions provide basic background information behind the history and themes of each book
  • Focus and Insight features explore the cultural context of Scripture passages and their relevance to modern life
  • Person and Place Profiles highlight the individuals and settings of the Bible, their significance, and their legacies
  • Life Studies of God's followers from all over the world, all over history, and all walks of life offer inspiring examples of how we can apply God's Word to our lives
  • Blank lined pages for personal notes
  • Presentation page
  • 8-point text size
  • 9.50" x 6.75" x 2.00"
  • Free Bible study tools download available via the Internet

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 2000
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 9.50 X 6.75 X 2.0 (inches)
ISBN: 140167514X
ISBN-13: 9781401675141
Availability: In Stock

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Publisher's Description

As members of the modern age, we sometimes feel disconnected from the world of the Bible. But if we look closely, we can see that although cultures change, our basic challenges stay the same. We still struggle with issues like community, justice, economic stress, political tensions, and cultural and ethnic differences. We still wonder who God is, how to discern His will, and how we fit into His plan.

Using historical context and fresh insights backed by biblical scholars, The Modern Life Study Bible explores the timeless truths that connect the people and stories of the Bible to the opportunities and demands we face today. God is at work in our world, inviting us to experience His presence.

With innovative, full-color illustrations, maps, and diagrams, along with special information on occupations of the Bible, profiles of people and places, theme indexes, and inspirational biographies of believers who put their faith to work, The Modern Life Study Bible will draw you in, helping you to know and embrace what it means to follow Christ in today’s world.

Features include:

  • More than 2,400 concise articles and book introductions
  • More than 220 full-color maps
  • Hundreds of  diagrams, tables, and illustrations
  • 66 inspirational biographies
  • Indexes to aid navigation and study

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  1. George
    San Antonio TX
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good Bible but the print
    February 20, 2014
    George
    San Antonio TX
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 3
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4

    I was looking this Bible over but the print was so small I needed to get my bifocals to try and read it. The information appeared very good and liked the concepts they used. I would love to recommend this to my friends but before I do I need it in large print. If it was in large print I would have bought one on the spot. I hope it will be in large print very soon.

  2. Victory Girl
    NW Washington
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Fabulous Resource!
    February 4, 2014
    Victory Girl
    NW Washington
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5

    First of all, please let me say, "Thank you, thank you, thank you!" to Thomas Nelson Publishers for giving me the opportunity to review this wonderful Bible!

    Something you should know about me is that I have two Life Application Study Bibles, one in the New International Version (NIV) that I have had over 20 years and my newest that I received this past Christmas is a New Living Translation (NLT).

    Study Bibles add so much to the study of scripture vs. just the reading of it, and the Modern Life Study Bible certainly will be a resource I continue to use during my study time.

    Some things I love about this Bible:

    NKJV. I have never read the NKJV and was a little wary! I grew up reading the traditional KJV and was very challenged by the style of writing. Although the NLT version is my current favorite, and how easily understandable it is has really created a love of reading the Word, I was so pleasantly surprised by the NKJV. It, too, is easy to understand but with the traditional weights, measures, etc.

    "Focus" sections. Whereas the Life Application Bibles will normally "dissect" a single verse, the Modern Life Study Bible focuses on a section of scripture.

    Maps. They are everywhere in this Bible! They give a greater perspective on the events taking place. (For instance, in studying Esther, I had no idea that Susa was so close (150 miles?) to Ur, the hometown of Abraham. Sometimes I forget how small the Middle East is!)

    "Insight" sections. These sections include maps, charts, diagrams and extra bits of information. What an incredible resource!

    Character profiles. Those profiles are a brief synopsis of main character's background and gives some extra understanding of that person. In addition, "modern" believers like Corrie Ten Boom, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charles Spurgeon, and many others are profiled as examples of faith in action.

    Color. Color. Color! I love the use of color! It is everywhere in this Bible, from the Chapter title pages, maps, character profiles, timelines, etc.

    So in short, I highly recommend this Bible and am thrilled to now have a copy of my own.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a free copy of this book by Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.

  3. Scotty
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    A new, yet unremarkable study Bible ...
    January 29, 2014
    Scotty
    Quality: 2
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 1

    Christians cheer with every report that comes out announcing that the Bible remains the best-selling book ever.

    That is a good thing!

    But the plethora of Bibles being sold don't all come with altruistic motives; many are just a slight variation to add yet another revenue stream in the selling of Bibles. Now, there is yet another new study Bible published by Thomas Nelson that is unremarkable among those already published.

    "The Modern Life Study Bible" immediately doesn't live up to its name in the choice of this new study Bible being published in the New King James Version (NKJV). The NKJV is an improvement over the King James Version, but if you really wanted to be "modern," choosing a reliable but modern English language version would have made much more sense. Nothing else particularly makes this study Bible more "modern life" than other study Bibles; the Bible itself is relevant to modern life, and this new study Bible doesn't do anything above and beyond other Bibles to make it preferred reading for our age.

    Other than the title, there is very little in this new study Bible that would give any credence to its title of "modern life," except perhaps the inclusion of 66 biographies on the lives of believers from different places and times. One potential weakness of any study Bible is the temptation for the reader to put more focus on the extra-biblical material provided rather than the scripture itself; given that, I find the inclusion of these biographies to this Bible to be out-of-place and overreaching.

    If it is study notes that attract you to a study Bible, then you may appreciate how "The Modern Life Study Bible" is drowning in them. The extra-biblical material in this study Bible includes book introductions, focus articles, insight articles, person and place profiles, the 66 life studies mentioned previously, and more than 220 colorful maps. These materials also include a slant, as described in this study Bible as follows:

    "The Modern Life Study Bible examines how to apply God's Word to everyday life, with an emphasis on community and social justice ..."

    I don't know about you, but I'm personally not comfortable with a publisher planting their own emphases in a Bible. I'd rather let God share His own emphases by what He reveals to us directly from His written Word.

    "The Modern Life Study Bible" might be a good title for marketing a new study Bible in 2014, but it fails to deliver much about it's name, and is unremarkable among other study Bibles currently being sold. In that case, there's no compelling reason to switch to or add this new edition of study Bibles.

    I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com 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 Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  4. Debra Brinkman
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great ratio of study helps to Bible text
    January 18, 2014
    Debra Brinkman
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5

    When I received this, I read through the introductory materials that explained how this Bible is set up. I then flipped through to check out some of the features, and I read the book of Ruth, thoroughly checking out features.

    Let me tell you a bit about them, using my experience with Ruth.

    * The introduction to the book, which gives a basic overview, talks about who wrote it (in this case, tradition says Samuel) and focuses on the people involved. Other introductions also focus on key events.
    * The first thing special feature within the book of Ruth are a couple of profiles of people (Naomi and Ruth on the first page, then later there is a profile of Boaz). These are great, quickly summing up what is known about the person, or sometimes some things that can be inferred.
    * On that first page of Ruth, there is also a Focus Article. This one is called "Good Out of Bad" and it talks about the history of Moab. Fascinating.
    * Most of the rest of the book's special features are "Insight" articles, which aim to give you a bit of cultural context -- background into the verses, phrases, etc. The longest one in Ruth is a over a full page about the customs and legal technicalities involved in the relationship between Ruth and Boaz. There is background information on gleaning, redeeming relatives, inheritance, Levirate marriage, elders at the gate, betrothal, and sojourners. Other Insight articles in Ruth show family tree information, and a map.
    * There is also a Life Study included in Ruth. There are a total of sixty-six of these biographies of various people from lots of places and time periods. This one is about Jane Edna Hunter, who founded the Phillis Wheatley Association in Cleveland. Fascinating biography.
    * The only type of feature not included in Ruth is Place Profiles. These explain important geographical information, and are really interesting as well.

    So what do I think? First off, I do enjoy reading the NKJV. It is nice and poetic, yet I can actually understand the words. As for the Study Bible portions, what I really appreciate is that the "Study" portion of The Modern Life Study Bible doesn't overwhelm the text. There is a time and a place for a Study Bible where every page is more "study" than Bible. Believe me, I love some of those.

    But I appreciate that with this one, I can learn some really interesting, insightful things and make progress reading through the Bible too. It is a great ratio of study helps to Bible text.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. 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 Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  5. DebiMartin
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Jam-Packed with Study Features
    January 18, 2014
    DebiMartin
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4

    This new Bible coming out is jam-packed with all kinds of interesting features! The purpose for this study Bible appears to be that of helping to show how the issues and concerns that people in biblical times dealt with are not all that different than what we deal with in modern times. Different themes are highlighted throughout the Bible, such as community, work, family, economics and government. Like other study Bibles, this one also has book introductions. What seems to be unique with this Bible is the themes highlighted throughout and the extensive list of jobs that are mentioned in the Bible, showing the similarities between those times and today's work.
    Throughout the Bible, biography articles are included to show some of the people throughout history and their impact on those around them. Insight articles and focus articles helped to bring out the passages, correlating them to modern times and making them more understandable in our modern context. Maps and places are included with background information, helping to make the lands of the Bible real. Timelines are included with prophets like Isaiah to show what kings were in power during his years of prophecy. All these features help to make the Bible more understandable, as well as adding depth and historical background to make the context make sense to our modern eyes.
    My one disappointment with this Bible was that it is in the New King James Version. This is just a personal preference, as this is a good translation. I find it harder to read than translations such as New American Standard Bible or English Standard Version. Other than that, I love all the features that this Bible offers to help study and understand the context and history of the Bible times.
    *I received this Bible free from the publisher in exchange for my review.

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