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Friday, November 08, 2019

Review Moment: Life Application Study Bible - Third Edition; NIV



I remember it clearly. In fifth grade, I asked my history teacher why our class didn’t include the events in the Bible in our World History class. After all, Jesus Christ’s life and teachings affected the entire world – and still do. In the front of the Life Application Study Bible, I finally have a chart that is a Chronology of Bible Events and World Events. As a visual learner, this is invaluable, as are the maps spread throughout the text in both the Old and New Testaments. Many Bibles have color maps in the back, and this one does as well, but I appreciate the attention to detail and that smaller, black and white maps are easily accessible in each book of the Bible.

When I teach a Bible class, I stress the importance of applying the Word of God to your life. This Bible helps you do just that with practical resources like a 365-Day Reading Plan and a Christian Worker’s Resource along with an extensive dictionary and concordance. Practical suggestions help readers to apply the principles in the Bible to everyday life.

I wholeheartedly recommend this Bible as an excellent study Bible whether you’ve been a Christian a long time or a seeker just learning about Jesus.

As a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid, I was given a promotional copy of the book.  I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.


Product details

  • Imitation Leather: 2496 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; 3 edition (October 1, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310452821
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310452829
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 2.2 x 10.2 inches


Monday, September 30, 2019

Review Moment: Quest Study Bible, NIV



The New International Version (NIV) text is the most widely read modern-English Bible translation, but this one is different. It has 7,000 – yes, you read that right, 7,000 questions and answers concerning some of the common and some of the most perplexing parts of the Bible. I turned to Psalm 23 to get an idea of the questions and answers. There were three - how does God guide us?, how could God’s rod and staff bring comfort?, and why prepare a meal in the presence of enemies? I was sufficiently satisfied with the answers.

I then went to the New Testament and looked up Acts 10:9. The question posed is “Why did Peter go up on the roof?” and has an excellent, succinct answer. With all the other helps - like articles, maps, charts, and timelines, even someone who dreads Bible study could become an avid Bible reader. I recommend this Bible because it encourages study and research - along with other Bibles and study helps, of course.

As a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid, I was given a promotional copy of the book.  I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

Product Details:

  • Hardcover: 1984 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (August 27, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310450810
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310450818
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Review Moment: NIrV Illustrated Holy Bible for Kids, Hardcover By: Zondervan




The NIrV, The Illustrated Holy Bible for Kids had me excited with the word 'illustrated.' I am a visual learner as are many children, so the idea of having a full-size, Genesis-to-Revelation, almost 'grownup' Bible with visual aids will appeal to children from about 4-8 years of age. The single columns make for easy reading, although the font is small for my older eyes, but then again - it's not designed for me.

At first glance, I wasn't sure about the lack of verse numbers, but as a Bible teacher, I always stress reading verses in context, so this layout encourages that practice. I didn't realize until I'd handled the Bible a few times that a two-sided poster comes tucked into the back cover with the Holy Land on one side and a genealogy of Bible characters on the other - an excellent bonus and learning tool.

This won’t be a first Bible, but I would certainly introduce this to children once they are able to handle a special book like this with care.

As a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid, I was given a promotional copy of the book.  I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

Product details
  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 1552 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz; Illustrated edition (June 4, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031076579X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310765790
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.2 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds


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