Friday, February 20, 2015

The NKJV Study Bible: Full Color Edition - Book Review

It always seems funny to be reviewing a Bible...but as I told my husband, I am reviewing the features of this new Study Bible, not the actual content of God's Word. And the features, in my opinion, deliver.

I was quite excited when the package containing The NKJV Study Bible: Full Color Edition arrived - I was really looking forward to diving right into the resources this Study Bible offers. I was not disappointed - color maps, articles bringing context and understanding of Biblical-era culture and times, word studies, annotations, timelines, essays, and more... 

Obviously, the most important part of any Bible is...the Bible. God's Word. I grew up on the King James Version, with its beautiful language - and the New King James Version retains the authenticity and the loveliness of language while also being easier for the modern reader to comprehend. This is not a carry-around-in-your-bag Bible, or a snuggle up in bed to read Bible - it is a big, heavy, beautiful STUDY Bible - with textbook quality paper, beautiful images, and LOTS of information.

I love to study, to seek out connections, to learn where something came from or how it came about - and any good Study Bible will provide this information, but some present it in a more engaging manner. This Study Bible was a delight, inspiring me to read on and read on some more - the in-depth cross-referencing inspired new trains of thought (and new articles to come).

I highly recommend The NKJV Study Bible: Full Color Edition - I plan to make a gift of this to my son, for his new family to grow on.

The NKJV Study Bible: Full Color Edition is published by Thomas Nelson Publishers. The hardcover version can be purchased for $49.99 directly from Thomas Nelson, or at Amazon and other fine booksellers.

Religion, Christian, Bible; Teen/Adult

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