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on January 12, 2013
The hardcover Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible: Inspirational Applications for Living Your Faith, in the New King James version, is full of study tips and tidbits. Max Lucado has a gift for connecting God's word in a practical and applicable way to a variety of life issues. The text itself is in an easy to read font, with chapters and headings in large bold print. As a study Bible, it is well organized and easy to navigate.

For those who like topical studies, this Bible contains a Devotional Index of a wide variety of topics with accompanying page numbers. Full-Page Devotional Bible Studies are periodically inserted throughout the Bible and can be searched for in the Devotional Index. There is also a Two-year Devotional Reading Plan for those that like an exegetical approach of reading sections of scripture. Each book of the Bible, both Old Testament and New Testament, begin with an introduction -- a contemporary explanation to the book as well as the specific stats such as author, when it was written, key themes, key verse, and contents. Sprinkled througout are also Life Lessons: a focus on a specific section of verses with a closer look at the situation, an observation, inspiration, application, and further verses for exploration. Other useful helps and features are: Christ Through the Bible, New Life in Christ, He Did This Just for You Verses, New Believer Studies, Spiritual Growth Verses, "The Big Picture" Reading Plan, "Where to Turn When..." Index, and a Reading Program.

This would be a perfect gift or personal purchase for a wide variety of ages and circumstances. It would make a great gift for grads, or for new Christians. It would also be treasured by those who have enjoyed Max Lucado's other works or for those looking for a comprehensive study bible for a multiaged group.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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on January 6, 2011
The Life Lessons Study Bible, by Max Lucado has easy to use features like: over 1,000 Life Lessons, a Topical Index, and Devotional Index, A Two Year Bible Reading Plan, New Believer Studies, 30 Day Reading Plans, Spiritual Growth Verses, and more! His margin notes provide much insight; containing a Situation, Observation, Inspiration, Application, and Exploration. This Study Bible is a good size, not at all heavy or bulky.
Max Lucado's books have always been powerful, well-written, and inspiring, to say the least. His use of God's message draws you in, and changes your life. It is no wonder that his Life Lessons Study Bible follows suit!
The Life Lessons offered, gives us depth and insight on what is going on in the Bible, and it is presented in such a way that you are able to apply it to your life! They are practical, insightful, and simple to understand. His writing invites you, and encourages you; it is a valuable resource for personal growth, and devotional strengthening.
This life application Bible is excellent, and would be fantastic if applied to a small-group setting. If you love Lucado's work, then it makes it all the more enjoyable!
The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible is worth being recommended, and I do so without hesitation!

Thomas Nelson has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. I have not been financially compensated in any way.
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on January 16, 2016
I wish I had purchased this before and an indexed version but otherwise, an excellent |"translation" of the Bible.
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