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NASB, Life Application Study Bible, Hardcover Hardcover – Apr 30 2000
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A great choice for helping you apply biblical truths to your life * over 10,000 of in-text application notes * over 100 personality profiles * in the most literal word-for-word translation The study Bible that helps you translate Scriptural truths into practical action The Life Application Study Bible was created for the reader who wants to answer the question, 'What does God's Word mean for my life today?' This edition is full of features that will help you understand the timeless lessons of the Bible, including application notes, character studies, maps and charts, detailed book introductions, and more. The Life Application Study Bible is a rich resource to help you live out your faith in practical ways. Features: * Dictionary-Concordance * Book introductions use timelines, overviews, and outlines to prepare you to hear and respond to the truths of scripture * Over 10,000 Application notes help you understand the message of Scripture and apply it to your life in practical ways * Harmony of the Gospels * Over 100 Character sketches introduce you to key Bible personalities and the lessons that may be learned from their lives * In-text maps * In-text charts and diagrams help you grasp difficult concepts at a glance * Side-column reference system * Subject index to notes, charts, maps, and profiles * 8-Page presentation section * 16 pages of full-color maps * Single column format * 9-point text The truths of Scripture can transform your life A flinty blade poised over a young man's heart---a heavenly command preventing the knife's deadly descent---the drama of Abraham and Isaac is one of the Bible's best beloved stories. But what is its relevance for you? How do you apply this ancient account to your life today? What do you have in common with men and women who lived thousands of years ago in agrarian cultures that were vastly different than today's world of computers and freeways and towering city skylines? When you read about the building of the temple in Israel or what Jesus had to say to the Pharisees about the laws of Israel, what timeless principles can you apply to your life? Turn to the Life Application Study Bible. Its wealth of study aids helps you translate scriptural truths into practical action. You'll find hundreds of application notes filled with insights for godly living. Character sketches help you learn from the strengths and accomplishments, weaknesses and mistakes of key Bible characters from Aaron to Zerubbabel. A dictionary-concordance enables you to research important words and concepts. Thorough book introductions and timelines offer an overview of key concepts and help you put the biblical narrative into perspective. NASB translation description: In the mid-20th century, The Lockman Foundation saw the need for a new translation based upon the values that inspired the revered American Standard Version (ASV). Employing the same exacting word-for-word approach as the ASV, a world-class team of conservative translators and scholars drew on the strengths of its predecessor and on new Hebrew and Greek textual sources to produce an all-new translation. The New American Standard Bible (NASB) was released in its entirety in 1971, and was updated in 1995 to render it more understandable to modern-English readers. It is recognized as today's most accurate word-for-word translation. Thousands of in-text application notes will enrich your understanding of the biblical text and show how it relates to what God is doing in your life now. Located near the relevant verse, application notes make understanding the Bible enjoyable and rewarding. Character sketches introduce you to biblical people like Abraham, showing how the choices he made in his epic journey of faith offer insights for your personal journey of faith. The life experiences of people from the Old and New Testament offer eternal perspective on the daily choices we all must make. You'll also learn about cultural backgrounds, helping you put key events of the Bible into perspective through charts, diagrams, and overviews. Timeless truths from Scripture are highlighted, bridging the gap between ancient and modern times and showing you how the Bible is relevant to what you experience today. The Life Application Study Bible introduces you to all this and more, offering penetrating insight that will help you live with greater wisdom and faith. The Bible is a life-changing book, and the Life Application Study Bible gives you the tools you need to understand and apply its message.
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After a year of on and off use I am happy to give this study Bible my endorsement. The NASB is one of the most accurate translations and much easier to read since the 1995 Update (which this Bible uses). The application notes do an excellent job of helping you, well, apply scripture to your life. There is not as much historical data as in some study Bibles but the multitude of charts and maps more than make up for it.
My only complaint so far has been with the quality of the binding. Recently, I noticed that my one-year-old Bible had very loose binding and was beginning to lose some of the presentation pages. This was surprising in a Bible that had been well taken care of and was only a year old (I'm told that bonded leather bindings should be good for ten). Fortunately, Zondervan honored their lifetime guarantee on the binding and replaced it with no questions asked.
If you're a serious Bible student, or want to be, then this is a good Bible to have.
I recommend this Bible to everyone. It has proven itself invaluable in my home to help my family walk closer to the Lord everyday.
One thing I really liked: the short bios, about one every 5 or 10 pages, for prominent biblical characters.
Most recent customer reviews
Very good Bible. References and correspondence are incredibly helpfulPublished 14 months ago by Alexander Bain
Really clear notes and explanations. I wish they had put Christ's words in red, however. Other than that, my favorite bible.Published on Jan. 29 2003 by emma
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