* 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!
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