With a plethora of study Bibles available, here is another one to consider when looking for a Bible to help dig deeper into the Word of God.
One of the differences with this Bible
is that it takes portions of 6 other study resources and combines them all into one Bible. With several different lenses to view Scripture, this Bible is a wealth of information for learning the Bible better and understanding what its truths are saying.
Book Introductions: Each book of the Bible has an introductory section with key concepts, verses, teachings and terms. It gives a summary of what the book is about and people to know. It also gives a timeline for where in history that particular book of the Bible occurs.
Throughout the Bible are Q&A lens to address questions that come up concerning that section. Historically significant, archaeological facts are included for better understanding. Character lens are included to better learn about the people of the Bible. Highlight lens draw out details that tend to be overlooked and a Reflect and Respond lens helps to see the bigger picture of the Bible, bringing it all together into one grand narrative.
The NIV translation is easily readable for the average person. This Bible is a great study tool for those wanting to better read and understand Scripture and apply it to their life. With a plethora of insights and study tools, the NIV Essentials Study Bible helps to bring the Bible alive to the reader. Reading plans are included – for reading the whole Bible or for going through key events. Color maps in the back show key aspects throughout the history of the Old and New Testaments.
*I received a copy of this Bible for review from the publisher