2017 Christian Book Award ®: Bibles Finalists

  1. NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Hardcover
    NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Hardcover
    Craig Keener, John Walton
    Zondervan / 2016 / Hardcover
    $27.99 Retail: $49.99 Save 44% ($22.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 16 Reviews Video

The Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible was awarded the Christian Book Awards 2017 Bible of the Year by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association!

The Bible was originally written to an ancient people removed from us by thousands of years and thousands of miles. The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible bridges that gap by bringing the ancient world of the Bible to life- every page is packed with study notes containing expert insight into the customs, culture, and literature of Bible times. These fascinating explanations will serve to clarify your study of the Scriptures, reinforce your confidence and bring difficult passages of Scripture into sharp focus. The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Bible gives you the insight you need to:

  • Discover what the Scriptures would have meant to their ancient hearers
  • Set aside our own modern perceptions and read the Bible like its original hearers might have
  • Enjoy easy access to one of the most comprehensive collections of research about Bible times ever assembled in one study Bible

    Features Include:

  • The full text of the NIV
  • Hundreds of full-color photographs from around the world
  • In-depth book introductions explain the context in which each book of the Bible was written
  • Over 10,000 verse-by-verse notes reveal new dimensions of insight to even the most familiar passages
  • Dozens of charts, maps, diagrams in vivid color
  • In-depth articles on key contextual topics
  • Words of Jesus in red
  • Full study Bible tools: cross references, a concordance, indexes and other helps

  1. NLT Girls Life Application Study Bible, TuTone, LeatherLike, Purple/Teal Flower
    NLT Girls Life Application Study Bible, TuTone, LeatherLike, Purple/Teal Flower
    Tyndale House / 2016 / Imitation Leather
    $30.49 Retail: $44.99 Save 32% ($14.50)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 125 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW397788

Based on the bestselling Life Application Study Bible and now including 1,000 Life Application notes, the Girls Life Application Study Bible strives to help girls discover who they are as followers of Christ, what they believe, and how they can apply what the Bible says to their lives.

It features brand-new Foundations for Your Faith---full-color fun and educational sections intended to draw girls to God and help them grow in their Christian faith. Each section is designed to help her learn more about the Bible, understand the Bible's big story, meet Jesus and know what it means to follow Him, learn how to share her faith with others, and gain practical skills for living out what she believes.

This edition features fun embellished flowers on the front, a purple reading ribbon, and colorful polka-dot page edges. Recommended for ages 9 to 13 years.

  1. The Complete Jewish Study Bible
    The Complete Jewish Study Bible
    Hendrickson Publishers / 2016 / Hardcover
    $29.99 Retail: $49.95 Save 40% ($19.96)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 88 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW708679
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The Complete Jewish Study Bible pairs the newly updated text of the best-selling Complete Jewish Bible with detailed notes and comprehensive study material to help both Jewish and Christian readers understand and connect with the essence of their faith—God’s redemptive plan for his people. Readers will be enriched through this Jewish reading of Scripture and the revelation of the long-awaited Messiah, Yeshua, throughout both the Tanakh (Old Testament) and the B’rit Hadashah (New Testament).

Key Features

  • Over 100 articles—categorized into twelve themes—run throughout the Bible covering topics such as Jewish Customs, Messianic Prophecy, the Names of God, Shabbat, the Torah, and more
  • Over thirty additional topical articles—ranging from such subjects as the menorah and repentance, to Yeshua’s “Sermon on the Mount” and the Noachide Laws (the laws given by God to Noah and subsequent generations) and their applicability to Gentiles—offer fresh insight and spiritual application
  • New Bible book introductions, written from a Jewish perspective
  • Follows the Jewish order of the Takakh’s books (Old Testament), the order with which Yeshua was familiar
  • Includes extensive bottom-of-the-page notes throughout to help readers understand the historical background and cultural context of the text
  • Provides Scripture readings for Sabbaths, Festivals, Feasts, and Fasts
  • Offers the original Hebrew names for all people, places, and concepts, as well as a pronunciation guide
  • Articles written by over thirty contributors (both Jewish and Christian), including Drs. John and Patrice Fischer, Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, Rabbi Barney Kasdan, and many more
  • Featuring quotes and excerpts from well-known Rabbis and scholars, both ancient and modern, such as Dr. Walter Kaiser, Dr. Daniel Boyarin, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Rabbi Gamaliel, Rabbi Hillel, Rabbi Shammai, Rabbi Akiva, Maimonides, Dr. Michael Brown, Dr. Michael Rydelnik, and many more
  • In addition to these topical articles and detailed study notes, there are twelve tracks or themes running throughout the Bible with 117 articles, covering topics such as Jewish Customs, the Names of God, Shabbat, and the Torah

Additional Features

  • Eight pages of full-color maps
  • Presentation page
  • Two ribbon markers
  • 10-point text size
  • 9.75" x 7.00" x 1.75

  1. NLT Inspire Bible: The Bible for Creative Journaling, Teal
    NLT Inspire Bible: The Bible for Creative Journaling, Teal
    Tyndale
    Tyndale House / 2016 / Hardcover
    $26.99 Retail: $39.99 Save 33% ($13.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW413743

Inspire is a new single-column, wide-margin New Living Translation Bible that will be a cherished resource for creative art journaling. It is the first Bible of its kind—with over 400 beautiful line-art illustrations spread throughout the Bible. Full-page and partial-page Scripture art is attractively displayed throughout the Bible, and the illustrations can be colored in to make each Bible unique, colorful, and customizable.

Every page of Scripture has two-inch-wide margins, with either Scripture line-art or ruled space for writing notes and reflections, or to draw and create. The generous font (8.65) ensures optimal readability, and quality cream Bible paper is great for creative art journaling. Inspire is the only single-column, wide-margin Bible available in the popular New Living Translation, and it is designed uniquely to appeal to art-journaling and adult coloring book enthusiasts.

Features

  • Complete text of the New Living Translation Bible
  • A lovely, teal imitation leather over hardboard, with beautifully-designed full-color page edges
  • A matching ribbon marker
  • An elastic band closure
  • 2"-wide margins for personal reflections and creative art journaling
  • Over 400 designed Scripture verses that can be colored in, with index
  • Single-column text layout
  • Readable black-letter text throughout
  • Presentation page for gift-giving
  • Presented in a beautiful gift box
  • Generous 8.65-point text size
  • 8.25" x 6.25" x 2.00"

  1. NLT Hidden in My Heart Scripture Memory Bible, Hardcover
    NLT Hidden in My Heart Scripture Memory Bible, Hardcover
    Stephen Elkins
    Tyndale House / 2016 / Hardcover
    $15.99 Retail: $24.99 Save 36% ($9.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW381671
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Scripture memorization grounds kids in the faith, equips them for the future, and solidifies relationships with Christ, family, and others. The Hidden in My Heart Scripture Memory Bible was created to encourage kids not only to read God’s Word but also to hide it deep within their hearts.

One hundred of the Bible’s core verses have been set to music by renowned children’s author and song writer Stephen Elkins. The 100 songs include a variety of genres and are available in the New Living Translation, New International Version, and King James Version, and all songs are free with the purchase of the Bible.

Additional interactive features encourage school-age kids to engage with the Word in every place of their life.

Features

  • 100 Free downloadable songs from Hidden In My Heart website
  • 100 core memory verses called out in the text
  • 136 challenge verses for those looking to go even further
  • Practical application notes
  • 10 Hide-It Helpers to aid in memorization
  • Digging Deeper discussion guides
  • Thematic Memory Verse Plans
  • Ribbon marker
  • Presentation pages
  • 9-point text size
  • 8.75" x 5.75" x 1.50"