I love reading the Bible, but sometimes it is hard to understand without studying it more deeply. You need to grasp context and literary nuances to get the full picture, but where do you start? There are so many good tools out there; how do you know which one to choose? How about choosing six bestselling NIV resources fused into one awesome Bible: The NIV Essentials Study Bible!
The NIV Essentials Study Bible (Zondervan) combines key articles, study notes, in-text charts, archeology photos, question & answer sections, cut-out, guided tour clarifications, and meditations from six top NIV sources to facilitate understanding the fundamentals of Scripture:
· NIV Study Bible
· NIV Quest Study Bible
· NIV Archeological Study Bible
· NIV Student Bible
· The Great Rescue Bible
· The Essential Bible Companion
Each biblical resource within this one Bible helps you explore God’s Word using a variety of study methods and probes, as well as photos and charts.
This large hardback Bible comes in an enticing format that makes you want to delve in immediately. The layout is clean and easy to read. The study component insertions within the NIV text don’t pop out as an interruption to the scriptural text but, rather, they stand out just enough without being a distraction.
The beauty of the NIV Essentials Study Bible is that, within one Bible, you can quickly and easily understand and apply God’s Word to your life. The Q & A and response sections also help you to consider the relevance of the text and how it personally affects you today.
Well worth the $ 50 price tag, this Bible makes a great gift or an investment for your own spiritual growth.
This review will also appear in Assist News Service.
Janey DeMeo M.A.
Copyright © August 2014