Life Application Study Bible Niv, Personal Size Paperback – Mar 1 2012
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The addition of two new features make the popular NIV Life Application Study Bible even better! Now available with the Words of Christ in red and a dictionary/concordance. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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- Application Notes provide penetrating insight into what the Bible says to you about how you live. - Book Indtroductions use timelines, overviews and outlines to prepare you to hear and respond to the book's truths. - Character Sketches - spotlight key Bible figures and the lessons you can learn from their lives. - In-Text Charts and Maps - help you locate key places and grasp difficult concepts at a glance. - Dictionary-Concordance developed specifically for the NIV Life Application Study Bible - Red Letter Edition - words of Christ printed in Red. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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But that's nothing compared with what you get: a set of concise book, event, and character outlines that are unmatched in current Bible publishing. The point of the LASB is to relate the Bible to our lives today, and not the way we lived 400 or even 2000 years ago; in other words, LASB's goal is to make the Bible directly relevant to its reader. It certainly succeeds.
Perhaps its least noticed but best feature is its one-column text format, giving the reader full verses. The poetry of the Psalms and within the prophetic books is retained and in metered format to distinguish it from prose and didactic sections. Loaded with footnotes explaining not only the what, where, who, but the why. The editors tell you WHO James is, and who his brother is, and give you hints to distinguish him from other Jameses. Each book is set up with an introduction, along with a "blueprint" model that gives the major themes of the book; a separate "megathemes" (meta is the proper word) section lays out the thematic significance of the book with explanation; and finally a "vital statistics" section that gives a quickview of the book's setting, key people, purpose, etc. The maps in the back are quite good, too.
So there's no reason you won't want this Bible, even as a supplement to more scholarly bibles like the New Revised Standard Version Oxford Annotated Edition. I highly recommend it.
~ So, if you are looking for a great study Bible with tons of study aids, helps, charts, notes, verse commentary, informative intro material to all 66 Bible books, etc., the L.A.B. is one of the best I have ever used in over 23 years of being a church staff member -- most of these years as a Sr. Pastor preaching 3 or 4 sermons each week.
The Commentary notes about the verses (printed at the bottom of the pages) are among the best I have ever read and used in a study Bible. The study notes truly are thorough, inspiring, benefical, theologically conservative, and helpful.
~You cannot go wrong with the L.A.B. ... you will not regret buying one and using it to study God's Holy Word.
*My only complaint is that a large section (about 200 pages) literally just fell out in one chunk as the binding came lose gave out! This happened after I had the L.A.B. for only 1-1/2 years or so. I plan on taking it back to the store where I bought it to see if they will repair it. I trust that they will.
But, as far as the content is concerned -- you will love the L.A.B.!!
I have to say, I was impressed. I haven't ever been one to sit down and read a lot of the bible, mainly because it was a hard read for me with all the ancient names and verbage. That's the beauty of this bible and where the "life applications" part comes in. This book explains clearly what was going on at the various times and places- which is the kind of stuff that got me lost before. And getting lost didn't make me want to study it that much!
A great bible. In a nutshell, will help you make sense out of what is going on and how a message fits into your modern-day life. Other practical books I also found helpful include Finding Happiness in a Frustrating World.
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I love this Bible! Explanations at the bottom for each verse that can be applied to our daily struggles.Published 7 months ago by Jam Chan
I absolutely love this bible. I received it years ago from my church as a graduation gift. I never touched it as at that time my walk with God wasn't that strong. Read morePublished 7 months ago by H. Deng
Best bible ive ever had, best for new developing Christians. Helps me to greater understand the context and meaning.Published 9 months ago by YngwieReid
print is way to small for older people who have eye problems, make a larger book with bigger printPublished 9 months ago by RonMahoney
I bought this for my husband a year ago. He loves it. It's a great size for him and he loves all of the added information and insights it contains. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Rachel
It's great on the computer, not so much on the kindle. We are finding the latter VERY difficult to navigate. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Brian
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