Friday, December 18, 2015

Book Review :: NIV, Understand the Faith Study Bible: Grounding Your Beliefs in the Truth of Scripture

The NIV, Understand the Faith Study Bible is a new study Bible from Christianity Today and Zondervan. 

The NIV, Understand the Faith Study Bible hardcover is sturdy and comes with a dust jacket. The cover image you see shows the dust cover image for the NIV, Understand the Faith Study Bible. Underneath the dustcover, the hardcover is a full-coverage black/dark grey (with a linen texture look) - it simply says "Holy Bible" on the front cover and basic title/logos on the spine.
The NIV, Understand the Faith Study Bible has all black text (including the words of Christ) with red headings, laid out in two columns. This is the NIV version of the Bible (© 1973, 1978, 1984, & 2011). The text is standard size - not large, but not extra small. Although this is called a study Bible, it does not have study notes on each page like you might expect. The NIV, Understand the Faith Study Bible does contain some basic footnotes.

Where the "Study Bible" portions of this Bible come in are mainly through the book introductions, charts, graphs, and the articles/devotions: "Doctrine 101", "Everyday Faith", "Culture Connections", "Living Parables", and "Up For Debate".

There are no maps like you might find in many Bibles.  At the back of the NIV, Understand the Faith Study Bible is a "Table of Weights and Measures", "Glossary of Theological Terms", "Subject Index", and a 150+ page concordance.

With both a Bible and study tools in one, I find the NIV, Understand the Faith Study Bible to be a good value and a wonderful tool for our spiritual walk.
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