* I am a member of BookLook Bloggers and I received the NKJV Study Bible for purposes of evaluation. Thoughts are my own.
I have been wanting to get a study bible for the longest time now. You see, growing up as a pastor’s kid, I always see study bibles, concordances, various books about the bible and sermon outlines around the house. And even as a young girl, I would open one up and read a few pages of those books because this was something I’m really interested in. I even thought about studying at a bible college.
When I moved out of the house and got married, I didn’t realize how much I’d miss all those bibles and books. Now I’m not saying I’d like a full library of books and bibles — although I did once wish that I’d have my own library just like the one in Beauty & the Beast. But I want to make sure that when I read the bible, I’ll have some resource books around here so I can read further and get a deeper understanding of what I’m reading. So I’m really glad I had the opportunity to receive the NKJV Study Bible for review.
The NKJV Study Bible, the most comprehensive study Bible available, is now in a full-color edition with added features! The acclaimed NKJV Study Bible is the most complete study system for all who desire accurate study in God’s Word. The Second Edition includes more features to make it the best all-purpose study Bible.
Using the trusted New King James Version, The NKJV Study Bible has “the mind of a scholar and the heart of a pastor.” Nelson’s skilled team of scholars has produced the system to reach for when study in God’s Word is the goal.
- NEW attractive full-color page design
- NEW stunning Bible-land photos and graphics
- NEW in-text maps and charts
- Full cross-references with textual notes
- Word studies and indexes
- Bible Times and Culture Notes
- Book introductions, outlines, and timelines
- Reader-friendly notes and articles ideal for extended study
- Deluxe NKJV Concordance including proper names
Back when I was in mission school, I learned about the spectrum of bible versions. On one end of the spectrum are those that are really close to the original manuscripts in Hebrew and Greek, and on the other end are the versions that have been translated to make the bible more understandable to the reader. While I’d love to read the bible in words that I can easily understand, I still prefer the versions that are closer to the original — one of which is the New King James Version.
But even though the NKJV is still not as easy to understand as other versions (like AMP or The Message), this bible makes it more understandable because of all the history, background, images, and cross-references it gives the reader. It helps a lot when the context behind a certain situation in the bible is fully explained. Plus, it’s the full-color edition and has lots of images! Anything that has nice images gets additional stars because it caters to visual learners like me!
I love the NKJV Study Bible because it helps me become more equipped as I lead bible studies and cell group meetings at church. And I think anyone who has a leadership position at church, or those with a passion to read and understand the bible, should have this!
BUY IT! The NKJV Study Bible is available at FaithGateway.com.
Thank you for your review!
This sounds like a wonderful study bible! Thank you for sharing.
This sounds like a great study bible. I agree anyone with a passion to read and understand the bible should definitely have this. Thank you for sharing this review.
The Bible IS a huge part of our history & with countries’ names being changed and countries’ boundaries being changed also, this would be a great study book!! Pictures, etc. help with the understanding of the scriptures it’s like actually being there.
I am really loving the pictures, maps, and charts. Great way to learn with all the wonderful features this study bible offers.
I love getting different bibles and reading them. I like to mark them up and write on them. This sounds like a nice one for learning and thinking about what was read. Thanks for the nice information.
I’ve been thinking about getting a new Bible, but not sure what one I want to get. I’ve always liked the King James versions for being more like the original Hebrew, but I like the ease of reading the Message Bibles. Thanks for your review, I will look this up online.
This Sounds like a really nice Bible to have for your study purposes. I have read all the other reviews you had on other Bibles that you have received. This Bible is so different. I love the way that it explains things in a way that most people understand. I already picked up our Bibles a few times and I got bored to quickly because it was hard to follow how it’s written. Thanks so much for the review and information on the KJV Bible. I do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂
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Thanks for sharing! I too have wanted a study Bible for sooooo long but just haven’t gotten one:( Now after your review, I really need to get one! Still not sure on which one to get though???
Sounds like a really good bible to learn from and I love that it’s easier to understand.
Wow that looks like a great study bible. I believe every bible I own or have used as been a study bible as they really enhance reading the Word.
The NKJV study bible is exactly what we need right now. Our young lady has become very aware of christianity, church and the bible. She is bringing us back also but it has been so long that we have forgotten most of our christian upbringing, and with so many scams and different productions out there now it is great to have a real resource to attend us. Thank you.
It looks interesting with all these pictures and diagram
This is beautiful,I would get a few like the highlighted area.
I grew up Catholic and had religion forced on me. As a child, doing that had the opposite effect on me. As I got older, I did have questions and an interest. This sounds like a good book.
I really Love the illustrations in this Bible.My son really would read the bible more often with this one 😉
I really like this alot. The pictures look beautiful and I love the idea of the maps. Thank you for sharing
The NKJV is always my favorite translation. It has all the majesty and beauty of the original KJV, but so much easier to understand. And this one looks great – I love that it comes with a Concordance!
My Dad would love this.
This is a great review! I usually use NASB version but I will check out this Bible!
This sounds like a magnificent study bible. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the review.
First of all I think it’s great you stood true to your roots and was always knowledgeable about God and the bible. I grew up in a house where we were also taught the bible and attended church. I am so amazed at the lack of families doing that now a days. Like you I also felt I needed a book that I could truly understand and make sure I knew what I was reading and get the full meaning of it. I have a new tablet coming soon that a friend bought me and I am hoping I can add some good reads especially ones that will help me continue my journey with God. Thanks for sharing your review
This is an amazing version of the Bible. It has such wonderful references, and knowledge. Thanks for sharing this amazing information.
love this i need one
I almost always use the NKJV with my other versions and translations, it’s like a compass, to check for accuracy. I love all of the study tools above, much newer than mine.
I try to read the Bible everyday.
Yes I need a new Bible. Mine is ancient, first one since the age of 13!!! I call it lived and loved! Need to get it bound.
This is a cool looking bible. I really like the pictures in full color. I would very easily enjoy studying with this one.
This is coll. Great illustration.
Loved the review! I to have been looking for a study bible I think I will buy this one after reading your review!
What a beautiful Bible. My mother would love that and so would I. Thanks for your wonderful review. This might be something for a gift for my mom. 🙂
This sounds like a good family bible. I have been thinkingbof ourchasing one. Thank you.
I HAVE A BIBLE THAT WAS GAVE TO ME BY MY GRANDPARENTS IN 1974 IT IS A HUGH BIBLE & I HAVE READ MOST OF IT OVER THE YEARS I ALSO PUT IN MY FAMILY TREE THE BIBLE HAD A PLACE FOR THAT!!! BLESSED BE
Thanks so much for this wonderful review of the KJV study bible. I need one and have for quite some time.This will be the one I will be getting as soon as I am able to. I also grew up attending church regularly, several times a week and it is sad that so many children are not learning about our creator and who loves us most. Thanks again for your review!
I love that this stays close to the original Greek and Hebrew texts, yet is more easily understandable “because of all the history, background, images, and cross-references it gives the reader. It helps a lot when the context behind a certain situation in the bible is fully explained.” (Quoted text was a reference pulled from Bay Area Mommy’s Blog.)
This sounds like a wonderful Bible. I love the versions that are easier to understand. I would love to get this one.
I like this NKJV Bible. Very informative and a great study book
Thanks so much for the Terrific Review on NKJV Study Bible Review! This sounds like a really good Bible to own! For the people who have grown up like you and who is still heavily involved in the church, this book seems to be a must have! It’s a study Bible, which means, I think, that there are different stories and explains each one in detail. This book will most likely helping you with your Bible classes, etc. in the church! Thanks so much for the terrific review and all the information you have provided all of us with on this NKJV Study Bible! I truly do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂
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Thank you for the information!