As members of the modern age, we sometimes feel disconnected from the world of the Bible. But if we look closely, we can see that although cultures change, our basic challenges stay the same. We still struggle with issues like community, justice, economic stress, political tensions, and cultural and ethnic differences. We still wonder who God is, how to discern His will, and how we fit into His plan.
Using historical context and fresh insights backed by biblical scholars, The Modern Life Study Bible explores the timeless truths that connect the people and stories of the Bible to the opportunities and demands we face today. God is at work in our world, inviting us to experience His presence.
With innovative, full-color illustrations, maps, and diagrams, along with special information on occupations of the Bible, profiles of people and places, theme indexes, and inspirational biographies of believers who put their faith to work, The Modern Life Study Bible will draw you in, helping you to know and embrace what it means to follow Christ in today’s world.
More than 2,400 concise articles and book introductions
More than 220 full-color maps
Hundreds of diagrams, tables, and illustrations
66 inspirational biographies
Indexes to aid navigation and study
|Release Date||Jan 21, 2014|
|Bible Translation||New King James Version|
|Who It's For||Men, Women|
- Review by Maria
- Review by Heather
This is an excellent resource for your daily life. A great balance between "deep knowledge" and application.
I was pleasantly surprised at the hebraic background/cultural notes. So often in the past as a jewish family we have read other study notes and found them to be inaccurate. These however have been spot on. There are notes. prompts really, to encourage application in community, social justice issues, every day life "to illustrate our potential to make a difference."
The whole book is beautiful. The Word of G-d presented well in a way to encourage you to take chances, get your hands dirty in service and live a life in His strength.
With all these notes and helps, this has quite some heft to it! Although the edition I have is a hardcover, the binding is flexible and there is no gluing anamolies, showing care in the construction. As long as you don't stuff bulletins and notes pages to bursting -cringe- (don't do it! preserve the binding!), this looks like it will last a long time.
"Our world summons us to act, give, and connect. God's Word empowers us to answer the call."
"Thinking Independently- The Modern Life Study Bible challenges us to develop our own thinking. The articles are designed to guide the reader without forcing an answer for every theological issue. Some times several possible answers are suggested; at other times the focus is on the broad significance of the text rather than specific details. At all times The Modern Life Study Bible encourages thoughtful faith." (Posted on 1/17/2014)
- Review by Nickida
- Review by Adrienne
There are multiple features that this version offers, including: introductions at the beginning of each chapter, focus articles diving into specific passages and explaining their relevance to today, insight articles that explain context for outdated passages, person profiles exploring specific people of the Bible, place profiles providing maps of locations of the Bible, key verses at the end of chapters, and life studies presenting testimonies from Christians of all places and times outside of the Bible.
The study tools are useful. They help to guide the reader through the passage and point out significant messages that may not have been obvious. Of all the resources, the life studies interest me the most. The Modern Life Study Bible provides excellent examples of contemporary figures exhorting the values of each book of the Bible.
This full-color Bible is inviting and aesthetically pleasing. It is easy to use with type that is not condensed.
The Bible is hardcover and, therefore, durable. However, the book is large and not ideal for travel purposes. The paper sleeve protecting the hardcover may be inconvenient as it tends to slide around.
I recommend this Bible for use as it was intended- a study Bible. This Bible is perfect for a better understanding of God's word in personal devotion and study. It is bulky and rather heavy, so I would not recommend this Bible for carrying, whether in a bookbag or on missions. This is the tradeoff for its abundance of resources within the Bible.
I look forward to continued use of this unique Bible and the deepening of my understanding of the Word.
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(Posted on 1/15/2014)