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NIV Essentials Study Bible review

Posted on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

NIV Essentials Study BibleThe NIV Essentials Study Bible (NESB) provides readers with an opportunity to explore the Bible from a number of perspectives. The NESB include many of the best features of six previously published study bibles:  
– NIV Archaeological Study Bible
– The Essential Bible Companion
– The Great Rescue Bible
– NIV Quest Study Bible
– NIV Student Bible (a bible I used daily for several years)
– NIV Study Bible (a bible I regularly use and widely recommend)

The NESB editors and layout specialists included some of the best articles, footnotes, sidebars, and study aids selected from the six predecessors.

Flyovers provides easy-to-read introductions.
Guided Tours provide a bird’s eyes overview.
Insight Lens provide magazine-style call-outs.
People Lens provide the biographical summaries I always look for in study bibles.
Q and A Lens: Provides concise, easy-to-grasp answers to many questions that arise from the text; you’ll find helpful conent here, but don’t expect deep analysis.
The Reflect & Respond sections challenge readers to connect personally to the biblical text.


I enthusiastically recommend the NESB to readers who appreciate a large amount of resources in one volume; the NESB has a great deal to offer readers who want to dig deeper without feeling overwhelmed.

I am happy to commend the hardcover version, but I am interested in reading reviewers who detail how effectively the text and various resources transfer into digital volumes.

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