NIV Faithlife Study Bible: Intriguing Insights to Inform Your Faith--soft leather-look, gray/blackZondervan / 2017 / Imitation Leather$33.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews
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Sola Scriptura3 Stars Out Of 5I prefer single column text formatJanuary 9, 2019Sola ScripturaI do not understand why most Bibles are double column text format. Single column seems to be much easier and comfortable to read.
Mary5 Stars Out Of 5Very detailed BibleMay 26, 2017MaryQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Bought this Bible for a friend. It looked very detailed with a lot of maps and charts.
cookie5 Stars Out Of 5wonderfulApril 26, 2017cookieQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I love this study Bible! Logos and Zondervan did a great job.
Dan5 Stars Out Of 5A study Bible that creates thirst for MORE studyMarch 23, 2017DanQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I had the good fortune of being sent the NIV Faithlife Study Bible for review purposes. I am thankful to Zondervan and their marketing team for making this available.
Over the years I have shied away from study Bibles. They are big and bulky and even then they are too limiting in the ability to truly study the Word. I've taught students and my church for years on ways to get away from study Bibles. Does that take people away from study Bibles and into the Word so they study it for themselves? Nope.
I truly do not like the idea of having something "spoon fed" to a reader of the biblical text and they just stop at that point. However, there is a place for the study Bible if it can create thirst. We don't want to stop at a small note in the margin and think, "Well, that's what that verse means!"
I carry plain text Bibles most of the time but I have come to utilize digital Bibles more and more for study. I love being able to expand my notetaking ability in a digital format. I can hardly read my own handwriting and the margins of any printed Bible are far too small for me to make adequate notes as I study.
Years ago I received the gift of Logos Bible Software from my church and it has become a much used tool for my personal study. One main component of Logos is the Faithlife Study Bible. I have found that tool incredibly useful as a starting point in my studies.
Zondervan has now published the NIV Faithlife Study Bible and in looking over this volume, I must say if I had to really own a study Bible, or if I could give one to people who I could encourage to use it as a starting point of study, I would easily recommend this one.
I have to also be honest and know that people will stop with a simple note at the bottom of the page, so if they have to... this is a good study Bible to have at hand!
There are some impressive features in a print Bible. It is a big volume, but that's how study Bibles are. It's why I'm glad for digital formats as well.
There are articles by significant scholars scattered throughout the volume. They actually managed to include women scholars as well!
There is even a section on "How to Study the Bible" by Douglas Stuart.
There are hundreds of notes and illustrations. Full color is utilized. It is a good looking format.
I will continue to enjoy digging into this great volume. The scholarship is great. The notes are helpful. They help lead the student of the Word to dig deeper. (Please don't tell my students I actually
(Please don't tell my students I actually like a study Bible!)
NOTE: Zondervan sent me this Bible for review purposes. I am not obligated to give a positive review.
Dr JSKAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5NIV Faithlife Study BibleMarch 9, 2017Dr JSKAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The NIV Faithlife Study Bible: Intriguing Insights to Inform Your Faith, published by Zondervan, strives to reach and display that it is useful to everyone, regardless of their level of faith or experience with Christianity. It is designed to show that there is always more we can learn about the Bible.
This Bible is bursting with ways to assist the many different types of biblical students. Many aspects are adapted from the popular Faithlife Study Bible app. The individual book introductions include outlines and information about background culture, themes, and maps and timelines. The verse-by-verse study notes reveal information from the original languages used for the writing of the scriptures. There are contributions from multiple respected scholars such as Charles Stanley and Randy Alcorn.
There are more than one hundred full-color graphics, timelines, and tables, including three detailed timelines regarding the life of Jesus. Also included are twenty-seven family trees and people diagrams to illustrate how people in the Bible are related one to another.
This study Bible is amazing. Its many tools for in-depth study make it a must have, thus it is a recommended purchase.
Dr. Jeff Krupinski