Thursday, December 19, 2013

Book Review - NIV Essentials Study Bible


The NIV Essentials Study Bible helps you quickly and easily understand, interpret, and apply God’s Word to your life. The variety of features in this Bible presents a multifaceted, exciting format for studying Scripture. There are many different ways to explore God’s Word: question-and-answer studies; detailed in-text study notes; timelines, photos and charts; helpful devotional insights; and profiles of Bible characters. Now you don’t have to choose, because the NIV Essentials Study Bible provides you the chance to explore the Bible using all these study methods and more. With each of these lenses included in one Bible, you will discover how to best understand the essentials of Scripture.This edition includes the entire NIV Bible text with the world’s best notes for learning. It incorporates the finest content, images, and study tools from the most popular Bibles that are loved and used by Bible readers just like you.


This is an amazing Bible - so full on information that you'll find yourself reading and reading! I am so impressed by all the wonderful things like easy-to-read colorful maps in the back and the amazing "People In Focus" boxes that gives you more in-depth information about a particular person of the Bible. Then are the "Dig Deep, Look Close" boxes that really go into great depth of information about the book you're reading. I found these boxes so interesting! There are historical facts and more inside these boxes and you'll find yourself just devouring this information like potato chips!

I also was so blessed by the "Reflect and Respond" boxes. In fact, there was one in particular that so spoke to my heart, it was like it was written for me. Of course, you'll find yourself thinking that about all of them because they are so timely for our lives and what we are dealing with on a day to day basis. 

Then there are the "Guided Tour" boxes which really help you reflect on what you've read and give you a life question to help you apply it to your life. I found these so powerful in helping me to apply the Word of God to my life. 

There is an extensive Concordance in the back as well as a Subject Index to help you find exactly what you're looking for. There's also a place in the back of the Bible for taking notes! 

This Bible has everything! I am just loving this wonderful Study Bible and it really is exactly what it says and has exactly what it says - The Essentials! I highly recommend this Bible to everyone. For new believers it will help you to understand the Bible better and for those of us who have been long time believers, it will enhance incredibly what you all ready know. It's a wonderful Bible!

*This Bible was provided to me for my honest review by the BookSneeze Program

Blessings - Julie

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