“The Jesus Bible: Sixty-six Books. One Story. All About One Name.” The title of this new NIV Bible grabbed my attention right away, and when I saw the descriptions of the study features included inside I knew it would be a special volume. Featured in this Bible are essays by Louie Giglio, Max Lucado, John Piper, Ravi Zacharias, and Randy Alcorn on the overarching narrative of Scripture, plus the sidebars contain numerous articles discussing the revelation of Jesus through each book of the Bible. Introductions to each of the sixty-six books are designed to highlight the ever-present story of Jesus in every page of Scripture, and to help us understand the purpose of each individual author in pointing us towards Him.
Overall, while I am still in the process of really delving in and studying this Bible, I have found it to be a compelling, useful, and profound one. Without question the study material is interesting, and I especially love the introductions to each book as they help me understand the purpose of what I am reading, and how each book ultimately points toward Jesus. As far as the format of this edition, the gray, cloth-enclosed hardcover is extremely durable and appears likely to stay in fine condition for many years of use. In addition, the single-column text on each page, with room for notes in the sidebars, is also quite appealing and easy to read. If you are looking for a new Study Bible that will help you to encounter Jesus through all of Scripture, look no further than “The Jesus Bible” – the name truly says it all.
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