Friday, December 9, 2016

Know the Word Study Bible NKJV

NKJV, Know The Word Study Bible, Paperback, Red Letter Edition: Gain a greater understanding of the Bible book by book, verse by verse, or topic by topic 

Paperback, hardcover

October 18, 2016

  • Paperback: 1920 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Red Letter ed edition
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718079475

Studying the Bible does not have to be an intimidating or overwhelming experience. The study of God’s Word can be easy and rewarding if you break down the Bible into easy-to-understand segments. The NKJV Know The Word Study Bible offers three easy ways to begin studying Scripture and helps individuals transition from being a casual reader of the Bible to becoming a regular student of the Bible. Whether you prefer to study the Bible book by book, verse by verse, or topic by topic; each starting point offers powerful learnings that will help you develop a daily routine of Bible study. The Book by Book series of notes leads you through the main points of each book of the Bible. The Verse by Verse studies help you to dig deeper into God’s Word. The Topic by Topic studies, which cover 21 theological topics, guide you through a series of insightful notes and give you a thorough Biblical understanding of each topic.
Features Include:
• New King James Version Bible text
• Three easy approaches to study the Bible: 1. Book by Book; 2. Verse by Verse; 3. Topic by Topic
• Book introductions
• Words of Jesus in red
• Two-color interior page design
• Index
• Concordance

My thoughts: First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free hardcover copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, the KNOW THE WORD STUDY BIBLE NKJV offers three different approaches to Bible study, as stated above. 1. Book by book, 2. Verse by verse, and 3. Topic by topic.  

I usually study topic by topic for my own study, though sometimes it is verse by verse and the adult Sunday School class I'm in studies Book by book so this will be invaluable in all different areas of my study.  

My preacher husband also expressed interest in this Bible. I found the study notes were good, but not as in-depth as some commentators, though that is to be expected since this is a Bible first and foremost. Book articles are scattered in the text and provide depth and insight to the topics included.  

I like that the words of Jesus are in red, and the font is readable, which is good for older adults.  Not tiny like in some Bibles. If you are looking for something that will replace Bibles and commentators and book study guides, this is not it.  However, it is excellent as a basic study Bible no matter which way you prefer to study. Pastors and professors will likely find it in adequate for sermon or lesson preparation.  Depending on the Sunday school teacher (and how deep they get) this might or might not be adequate.  Excellent gift idea. Recommended. 

My husband's review:  NKJV KNOW THE WORD STUDY BIBLE
1900 pages
$39.99 U.S., hardback, with jacket

This Bible was provided to me free of charge for my honest review.

Have you ever opened a study Bible, started flipping through it just to get an idea of the landscape – and realized you were holding a masterpiece?  A masterpiece – in any sphere of activity – is something that draws you in, effortlessly, and invites you to stay awhile.  And you do so, because you really don’t want to leave.

That’s how I felt when I opened the NKJV KNOW THE WORD Study Bible.  Replete with book introductions, Study the Book sidebars, scholarly footnotes that clear the cobwebs of confusion instead of exacerbating them, and in-text notes that transform this Bible into a veritable library.  Along with the concordance (not exhaustive, but more than adequate!) and the Bible maps, this is a study Bible that emphasizes STUDY.  In one volume one has a devotional Bible, a topical Bible, and a study Bible worthy of the name.

Whether you want to explore the Bible book by book, verse by verse, or topic by topic, this is the Bible that you will find yourself reaching for time and again.  I “cut my teeth” on the Thompson Chain Reference Bible, and still go to it regularly.  This Bible is going to be right beside it from this point on.

5 stars for a study Bible that lives up to its name!

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