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NIV Proclamation Bible

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This hardcover Bible offers a valuable resource for teaching from the Bible or for studying Scripture in greater depth. Developed by Lee Gatiss in collaboration with the Proclamation Trust, it includes a wealth of additional material from leading theologians, pastors, and Bible teachers to enhance your study of the word.

"The NIV Proclamation Bible is remarkable for how well it puts the highest quality biblical scholarship at the Bible student’s fingertips in such a clear, penetrating and accessible form. There are many study Bibles on the market right now, but none better." - Tim Keller

The Bible features ten introductory essays on theology, doctrine and the application and interpretation of Scripture, as well as detailed overviews of each literary genre in the Bible—from the historical narratives to the apocalyptic literature. It also features introductions to every Bible book.

Sixty-five expert Bible teachers have contributed to the NIV Proclamation Bible including Christopher Ash, G. K. Beale Graham Beynon, Gerald Bray, Simon Gathercole, David Jackman, Karen Jobes, Dick Lucas, Douglas Moo, Peter O'Brien, Vaughan Roberts, William Taylor, and Chris Wright. Many of these individuals are also members of the NIV translation team, which takes into account the latest developments in biblical scholarship and language usage when working with the NIV translation. Setting the highest standards of reliability and readability, the New International Version is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study.

  • Essays and book introductions by world-renowned theologians, pastors, and Bible teachers
  • Center-column cross-references
  • Concordance
  • 14 full-color maps
  • 2 ribbon markers
  • 9-point text size
  • 9.50" x 6.75" x 1.75"

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 1536
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 9.50 X 6.50 X 2.0 (inches)
ISBN: 0310437954
ISBN-13: 9780310437956
Text Color: Black Letter
Text Size: 8 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: Yes
Spine: Sewn
Page Gilding: None
Page Edges: White

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Publisher's Description

The NIV Proclamation Bible offers a valuable resource for those who teach from the Bible regularly and anyone who enjoys studying Scripture in greater depth.  This edition, developed by Lee Gatiss in collaboration with the Proclamation Trust, includes a wealth of additional material from leading theologians, pastors, and Bible teachers to enhance your study of the word. The Bible features ten introductory essays on theology, doctrine and the application and interpretation of Scripture, as well as detailed overviews of each literary genre in the Bible--from the historical narratives to the apocalyptic literature. It also features introductions to every Bible book.

Sixty-five expert Bible teachers have contributed to the NIV Proclamation Bible including Christopher Ash, Graham Beynon, Gerald Bray, Simon Gathercole, David Jackman, Karen Jobes, Dick Lucas, Douglas Moo, Peter O'Brien, Vaughan Roberts, William Taylor, and Chris Wright. Many of these individuals are also members of the NIV translation team, which takes into account the latest developments in biblical scholarship and language usage when working with the NIV translation. Setting the highest standards of reliability and readability, the New International Version is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Superb Bible resources that do not overwhelm
    June 10, 2016
    PoetLawyer
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is an excellent Bible that is well-suited for the mature and new Bible student alike. Though some may assert this is not a "study Bible," it far exceeds many traditional study Bibles. Unlike the more common study Bible that tells the reader what to think, the study features in this Bible help the reader learn how to analyze and comprehend the Holy Scriptures. For many years, the regular study Bibles (containing more notes than Scriptures on most pages) have frustrated me. No frustration here! The study features are informative without subscribing to a particular bent. As for the aesthetics, the print is clear and readable, and the hard back is light enough to take to church, small group, or other settings (mine resides in an extra large quilted Bible cover that has a convenient handle).
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    NIV Proclamation Bible
    November 4, 2015
    Johnny
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is great Bible to have it is worth getting!
  3. Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Bible Review: NIV Proclimation Bible
    April 7, 2015
    Dr JSK
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The NIV Proclamation Bible: Correctly Handling The Word Of Truth, Published by Zondervan, is a Bible that takes a different look at the studying of Gods Word.

    The uniqueness of this Bible is found within its beginning. As the pages are turned, it is quickly evident that this Bible is filled with many additional materials. These materials, brought forth by leading pastors, theologians, and teachers of the Bible, are present to enhance the valuable time spent studying.

    One wonderful feature of this Bible is centered around the presence of various essays. These essays cover theology, doctrine, and the application and interpretation of scripture, all of which drastically enhance the study and understanding of Gods Word and application to our lives.

    While this Bible does not have the normal study notes at the bottom of each page, as most people are accustomed to, it has many other positive aspects that make it an amazing tool to be utilized to enhance the reader/owners relationship with God. Thus this is a recommended purchase.

    Dr. Jeff Krupinski
  4. Dallas, PA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    NIV Proclamation Bible: Correctly Handling the Word of Truth
    March 19, 2015
    GiniB
    Dallas, PA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Another version of the NIV? Wow! Not sure about the whys, but this one is different as far as the extra-biblical features are concerned. The text of the biblical portions is the NIV 2011, and I will not comment on that leaving the language experts to their jobs. The format is dual column, paragraph form with verse numbering, and center column cross references. The main text font that looks to be in the neighborhood of a 12 point. My eyes thank the publishers for that. The copy I have is hardbound and lays flat and has two ribbon markers. Theres a concordance and color maps included.

    The study information included with this version is a group of articles at the beginning that pertain to good Bible study methods such as a biblical overview, how to study without distorting the meaning and context, and even theology. None of the articles are long or difficult, and I found them to be very helpful. Each major section of the Bible, like the historical books or the prophets, has an introductory overview and then each book has its own introduction. One of the features within those articles I liked was the short list of further readings the author of the article offered. This feature is present throughout this version

    What made this version different for me is the array of scholarly sources and contributors. I had learned the names of many scholars from my own tradition, and, to be honest, had begun to think of them as the only ones to read. Happily, I have found many others that have much to offer as well.

    This is a Bible to study from and not a study Bible, as we have come to define it. If you are expecting the explanations and commentaries alongside of the text, this is not the version you want. The comment on the jacket is confusing in my opinion, but a look at the excerpt available on some internet retail sites will shed light on what this or any other Bible versions offer.

    I do recommend this Bible and think the reader will benefit from the articles included and other sources listed. Theres even some help on leading a group study!

    I received this book from the publisher via BookLook blogger site in return for a review.
  5. Michigan
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Not really a study bible...
    March 6, 2015
    Cliffymania
    Michigan
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 1
    What do you do when youve been criticized to the point that large groups of people have denounced you?

    You have two options: ignore it and go on as if nothing had happened, or face it full on and defend yourself.

    The NIV Proclamation Bible ignores it.

    The New International Version of the Bible (NIV), for some 30 years, was the popular standard of bibles. It struck the balance between readability for modern readers and accuracy to the original languages. Before the market was flooded with a myriad of versions and themed Bibles there were three; the NIV Study Bible, the NIV Life Application Bible and the NIV Student Bible. Ive used all three. My NIV Study Bible that Ive had for about 26 years still sits on my book shelf. Tattered and worn, not dusty.

    In 2011, things changed for the NIV. A new version was released and it was not received with the near unanimous support of the 84 version. Although, I do remember running into a guy at the book store back in the early 90s warning me about the NIV 84. The 2011 version has been publicly denounced by whole denominations (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Southern Baptist Convention) and well-known theologians (Wayne Grudem, John MacArthur). The reasons for denouncing the 2011 fall largely on gender confusion, but also include some miscellaneous bits of inaccuracy.

    Since Im not a textual critic I have to rely on people I trust, who are textual critics, to give me insight into the pros and cons of a translation. I recently reviewed the NIV Essentials Study Bible which I had hoped would shed some light on the controversy, but it turned out to be a collection of tools from the older NIV Bibles. The Proclamation Bible is new and its a study bible, so I was really hoping that this time there would be notes and tools to examine the passages in question. Unfortunately that isnt the case.

    The NIV Proclamation Bible includes brief overviews of each book, cross-references, an abridged concordance, and maps; common inclusions in many Bibles. There are no study notes to explain difficult passages and surprisingly no red-letters. Although I have to admit red letters have started to bother me; after all, the entire Bible is Gods word, not just the red letters.

    What the Proclamation Bible does include that is unique to this edition is a series of essays on how to study the Bible. The essays follow a topical thread regarding Bible study: historical reliability, reading for personal study, applying the text to real life, teaching it in a group and teaching it as a pastor. The essays are good and I appreciated the format and the detail.

    The final essay Biblical Interpretation: A Short History was problematic. The author leaves the impression that the only parts of the Bible that one need believe in are the parts that one finds believable. In terms of history this has, of course, happened and continues to happen, but I didnt see the author make the connection that this was not a proper way to interpret or apply Scripture.

    The book itself is hard bound and the paper feels a little thicker than the average study bible so overall it feels more durable. It also lists at $30 which seems inexpensive for the size and quality of it.

    Translation issues aside the fact that there are no notes, and the essay on the history of interpretation is suspect, leaves this study bible lacking. Other study bibles like the ESV study bible, the Lutheran Study Bible, and the MacArthur series of study bibles would be better choices. If you really want the NIV 2011 translation I recommend the MacArthur NIV 2011 study bible.

    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 Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 : Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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