Study Bible Recommendations


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29573: NIV Study Bible, 2002 Edition Black, Bonded Leather NIV Study Bible, 2002 Edition Black, Bonded Leather
By Bible / Zondervan

Turn to any page and discover over 20,000 of the Zondervan NIV Study Bible's Gold Medallion Award-winning study notes, reflecting the most current conservative Bible scholarship. Unmatched in any other study Bible, these notes place at your fingertips a treasury of instant commentary from today's top evangelical scholars.

Icons highlight notes of special interest in the areas of character study, archaeology, and personal application. Simply put, you won't find study notes as complete, up-to-date, helpful, and easy to use anywhere else. And the benefits build from there. Like no other Bible, the Zondervan NIV Study Bible places an entire resource library for Bible study in your hands. Over 6 million people have made it their study Bible of choice. Make it yours as well. It's one choice you'll always be glad you made.

Special Features:

  • Over 20,000 study notes
  • Icons make important information easy to spot
    • 900 character profile icons
    • 425 archaeology icons
    • Nearly 3,000 personal application icons
  • Book Introductions and outlines
  • In-text maps, charts, diagrams, and illustrations
  • 16 pages of full color maps
  • Timelines
  • Presentation page
  • Words of Christ in red
  • NIV concordance
  • Subject and study notes indexes
  • 8 Point Text
  • 7 Point Notes
  • Gold gilded page edges
  • 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 1 1/2"
  • Black Bonded Leather

502415: ESV Study Bible, Hardcover ESV Study Bible, Hardcover
By Crossway Books & Bibles

The ESV Study Bible includes more than 20,000 notes, written specifically for the ESV Study Bible. These notes focus especially on understanding the meaning of the text, giving answers to frequently raised questions, and providing theological, historical, and archaeological background—all for the purpose of helping readers to understand the Bible in a deeper way.

The ESV Study Bible also provides a wealth of additional resources. Thus the introductions to each book include essential information about the author, date, and place of writing; an extensive chart of key themes; a summary of how the book fits in with the rest of the biblical storyline; a description of literary features; an outline of the book; and a large full-color map showing the setting of the book.

Another unique feature is the inclusion of over 50 helpful articles on topics such as the authority and truthfulness of the Bible, reading the Bible for application, the Bible in worship and prayer, the reliability of the biblical manuscripts, the relationship between archaeology and the Bible, an overview of biblical theology, and many more.

Other key resources include a system of 80,000 cross references and a concordance (which together facilitate easy location of important words, passages, and biblical themes). In addition, over 200 color charts, located throughout the Bible, provide clear, concise presentations of essential information.

View a complete list of editors, contributors, and articles.

Features:
  • The ESV Bible text is set in highly readable 9-point type, in a single-column, book-text format.
  • Section summaries are highlighted for easy location throughout the notes. Summaries provide an overview of each main section and correspond to the outline shown in the introduction for each book.
  • Over 200 full-color maps printed throughout make events and places in the Bible come to life.
  • Over 25,000 notes focus especially on understanding the Bible text and providing answers to frequently raised issues. Words from the Bible text are printed in bold for easy reference.
  • Over 80,000 cross-references provide easy access to key words, passages, and themes throughout the Bible.
  • Numerous diagrams bring fresh understanding to key places and events in the Bible, based on the best, most recent historical and archaeological research.
  • Over 200 charts provide concise, “at a glance” summaries of important themes and teaching.
  • Presentation page
  • Family Record pages
502440: ESV Study Bible--Genuine leather, black ESV Study Bible--Genuine leather, black
By Crossway Books & Bibles

The ESV Study Bible includes more than 20,000 notes, written specifically for the ESV Study Bible. These notes focus especially on understanding the meaning of the text, giving answers to frequently raised questions, and providing theological, historical, and archaeological background—all for the purpose of helping readers to understand the Bible in a deeper way.

The ESV Study Bible also provides a wealth of additional resources. Thus the introductions to each book include essential information about the author, date, and place of writing; an extensive chart of key themes; a summary of how the book fits in with the rest of the biblical storyline; a description of literary features; an outline of the book; and a large full-color map showing the setting of the book.

Another unique feature is the inclusion of over 50 helpful articles on topics such as the authority and truthfulness of the Bible, reading the Bible for application, the Bible in worship and prayer, the reliability of the biblical manuscripts, the relationship between archaeology and the Bible, an overview of biblical theology, and many more.

Other key resources include a system of 80,000 cross references and a concordance (which together facilitate easy location of important words, passages, and biblical themes). In addition, over 200 color charts, located throughout the Bible, provide clear, concise presentations of essential information.

View a complete list of editors, contributors, and articles.

Features:

  • The ESV Bible text is set in highly readable 9-point type, in a single-column, book-text format.
  • Section summaries are highlighted for easy location throughout the notes. Summaries provide an overview of each main section and correspond to the outline shown in the introduction for each book.
  • Over 200 full-color maps printed throughout make events and places in the Bible come to life.
  • Over 25,000 notes focus especially on understanding the Bible text and providing answers to frequently raised issues. Words from the Bible text are printed in bold for easy reference.
  • Over 80,000 cross-references provide easy access to key words, passages, and themes throughout the Bible.
  • Numerous diagrams bring fresh understanding to key places and events in the Bible, based on the best, most recent historical and archaeological research.
  • Over 200 charts provide concise, “at a glance” summaries of important themes and teaching.
  • Presentation page
  • Family Record pages
  • Ribbon marker
  • 7" x 9.75" x 2"
  • Gold page edges
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939590: NIV Study Bible, Compact Edition--Renaissance fine leather, rich brown/espresso NIV Study Bible, Compact Edition--Renaissance fine leather, rich brown/espresso
By Zondervan

The Zondervan NIV Study Bible is the #1 bestselling study Bible in the bestselling NIV translation. And now it includes for 2008 a 25% revision to the over 20,000 in-text study notes and a library of study resources at your fingertips. This edition also includes a 130-page topical index for more in-depth study. Excellent for home school use.

For 2008, the NIV Study Bible’s 20,000-plus study notes and other features have been updated and improved. Unmatched in any other study Bible, these notes have been crafted to reflect the most current conservative Bible scholarship. Other study features place at your fingertips a treasury of instant commentary from today’s top evangelical scholars. Icons highlight notes of special interest in the areas of character study, archaeology, and personal application. Simply put, you won’t find study notes as complete, up to date, helpful, and easy to use anywhere else.

>Please note: This Bible cannot be imprinted. The same natural oils that make this leather so supple also prevent foil stamping from adhering properly.

Features include:

  • Over 20,000 in-text notes
  • 75 in-text maps and charts
  • Comprehensive book introductions
  • Words of Christ in red
  • Icons that highlight notes concerning:
    • Archaeological information
    • Personal application
    • Characters and people groups
  • NIV comprehensive concordance
  • NIV topical index
  • Notes index
  • 6.5-point font size
020682: The NKJV Chronological Study Bible Hardcover The NKJV Chronological Study Bible Hardcover
By Thomas Nelson

The Chronological Study Bible is the only study Bible that presents the text of the New King James Version in chronological order—the order in which the events actually happened—with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times and gives the reader a dramatic, "you are there" experience.

Features include:

  • The entire New King James Bible with translators' notes, arranged in chronological order-the order in which the events and writings actually happened, for absorbing and effective Bible study
  • Full-color illustrations of places, artifacts, and cultural phenomena that give you a dramatic, "you are there" experience
  • Fascinating articles that connect the Bible text to world history and culture
  • Daily Life Notes that explain how people lived in Bible times
  • Epoch Introductions and Historical Overviews that provide vivid chronological context
  • Transition Comments that set the stage and prepare you for the biblical text that follows
  • "Time Capsules" of world history that accompany the Bible text
  • Time Panels and Charts that show the flow of Bible history
  • In-text and full-page color maps of the biblical world
  • A handy scripture finder index that provides rapid access to any passage
  • Topical Index and Glossary to facilitate study
716808: NIV Teen Study Bible Revised Softcover NIV Teen Study Bible Revised Softcover
By Zondervan

Totally revised, this best-selling Bible will help you discover the eternal truths of God's Word and apply them to the issues you face each and every day. Includes all of the features that made this Bible a best-seller plus lots of new features, including: We Believe (unpacks the Apostles Creed to reveal the biblical foundation of faith); Panorama sections that keep the big picture of each book of the Bible in view; Tip-in pages that explain ancient ruins, foreign languages, music and more; and Key Indexes that help you with in-depth Bible study. Also includes sections on what the Bible says about pressing issues, biblical advice for teens, what God is saying to you personally, Bible knowledge and trivia quizzes, Bible promises and verses worth remembering, and book introductions.
025724: NKJV Study Bible, Genuine Leather--Burgundy NKJV Study Bible, Genuine Leather--Burgundy
By Thomas Nelson

The acclaimed The NKJV Study Bible is a complete study system for pastors, teachers, or students who desire accurate study in God's Word. Better than ever, it includes more features to make it the best all-purpose study Bible available. Using the trusted New King James Version, The NKJV Study Bible has "the mind of a scholar and the heart of a pastor." Nelson's skilled team of scholars has produced THE study system to reach for when accurate study in God's Word is the goal.

Features include:
  • New! Expanded cross-references with textual notes
  • New! Revised word studies and indexes
  • New! Special article: Tools for Bible Study
  • InDepth Charts and articles on themes and theology of the Bible
  • Reader-friendly notes and articles ideal for extended study
  • Deluxe NKJV Concordance including proper names
  • Words of Christ in red text
  • Gilded page edges
  • Ribbon marker
  • 6.5" x 9.5 " x 1.75
92605X: NIV Archaeological Study Bible, Hardcover NIV Archaeological Study Bible, Hardcover
By Zondervan

An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture, The NIV Archaeological Study Bible sheds new light on the Bible. From the beginnings of Genesis to the end of Revelation, this new study Bible is filled with informative articles and full-color photographs of places and objects that will open your eyes to the historical context of the stories you read and the people you meet in Scripture. From kings and empires to weapons of war to clay pots used for carrying water, the archaeological record surrounding God's Word will help contextualize and inform your personal study.

Features:
  • 4-color interior throughout
  • Bottom of page study notes highlight and add further explanation to passages that speak onarchaeological or cultural facts included in the Scripture
  • Articles (520) covering one of the following five categories:
    • Archaeological Sites (Hazor, Ugarit, Arad, Ephesus)
    • Cultural and Historical Notes (ancient seals and scarabs, perfume and anointing, the missionary journeys of Paul)
    • Ancient Peoples and Lands (the Persian empire, the history of Egypt)
    • The Reliability of the Bible (the question of the Psalm superscripts, the reliability of Judges, the ending of Mark)
    • Ancient Texts and Artifacts (the Mesha Stone, the Prayer of Confession)
  • Approximately 500 4-color photographs interspersed throughout
  • Detailed book introductions that provide basic, at-a-glance information
  • Detailed charts on pertinent topics
  • In-text color maps that assist the reader in placing the action
  • 9-point text
  • Single-column format
  • Side-column references
  • Section headings
  • Book introductions
  • Timelines
  • Hardcover
921007: TNIV Strive: The Bible for Men, hardcover TNIV Strive: The Bible for Men, hardcover
By Zondervan

Strive is designed to help you live out your unique calling as God's man amid everyday affairs—family, work, friendships, church, personal interests, and finances. These are the things God uses to shape Christ's character in you, and to demonstrate it through you. This Bible speaks frankly and honestly about what it means to walk with valor in a culture that works against God's will and ways. Made for real-world use, Strive is down-to-earth and packed with spiritual insights.

Features include:

  • 100 "Myths" articles
  • 50 "Things You Should Know About" profiles
  • 200 "Downshift" notes
  • 200 "Knowing God" callouts
  • 300 "At Issue" notes
  • Book Introductions
  • Topical Index and Articles
  • The Author, audience, date, setting, key verses and central theme for each book.
502392: ESV Study Bible--Genuine leather, Burgundy ESV Study Bible--Genuine leather, Burgundy
By Crossway Books & Bibles

The ESV Study Bible includes more than 20,000 notes, written specifically for the ESV Study Bible. These notes focus especially on understanding the meaning of the text, giving answers to frequently raised questions, and providing theological, historical, and archaeological background—all for the purpose of helping readers to understand the Bible in a deeper way.

The ESV Study Bible also provides a wealth of additional resources. Thus the introductions to each book include essential information about the author, date, and place of writing; an extensive chart of key themes; a summary of how the book fits in with the rest of the biblical storyline; a description of literary features; an outline of the book; and a large full-color map showing the setting of the book.

Another unique feature is the inclusion of over 50 helpful articles on topics such as the authority and truthfulness of the Bible, reading the Bible for application, the Bible in worship and prayer, the reliability of the biblical manuscripts, the relationship between archaeology and the Bible, an overview of biblical theology, and many more.

Other key resources include a system of 80,000 cross references and a concordance (which together facilitate easy location of important words, passages, and biblical themes). In addition, over 200 color charts, located throughout the Bible, provide clear, concise presentations of essential information.

View a complete list of editors, contributors, and articles.

Features:

  • The ESV Bible text is set in highly readable 9-point type, in a single-column, book-text format.
  • Section summaries are highlighted for easy location throughout the notes. Summaries provide an overview of each main section and correspond to the outline shown in the introduction for each book.
  • Over 200 full-color maps printed throughout make events and places in the Bible come to life.
  • Over 25,000 notes focus especially on understanding the Bible text and providing answers to frequently raised issues. Words from the Bible text are printed in bold for easy reference.
  • Over 80,000 cross-references provide easy access to key words, passages, and themes throughout the Bible.
  • Numerous diagrams bring fresh understanding to key places and events in the Bible, based on the best, most recent historical and archaeological research.
  • Over 200 charts provide concise, “at a glance” summaries of important themes and teaching.
  • Presentation page
  • Family Record pages
  • Ribbon marker
  • Gold page edges
  • 7" x 9.75" x 2"
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400248: Holman Christian Standard Bible Apologetics Study Bible, Hardcover Holman Christian Standard Bible Apologetics Study Bible, Hardcover
By B & H Publishing Group

Real Questions. Straight Answers. Stronger Faith. The Apologetics Study Bible will help today’s Christians better understand, defend, and proclaim their beliefs in this age of increasing moral and spiritual relativism. More than one-hundred key questions and articles placed throughout the volume about faith and science prompt a rewarding study experience at every reading. 2240 pages, from Broadman & Holman.

The Apologetics Study Bible features valuable contributions from a who’s-who of modern apologists such as Chuck Colson, Norm Geisler, Hank Hanegraaff, Josh McDowell, Albert Mohler, Ravi Zacharias, J. P. Moreland, and Phil Johnson.

Other features include:

  • The full text of the popular Holman Christian Standard Bible® translation
  • Two-color page layout
  • Introduction to each Bible book focusing on its inherent elements of apologetics
  • 10 point text
  • Double-column format
  • Book Outlines
  • Translation Footnotes
  • Articles on ethics, science, archaeology, philosophy, and non-Christian belief systems
  • Study notes that explain "problem" passages
  • Sidebars on Scriptures misused by cults
  • Profiles of historic Christian apologists from Justin Martyr to C. S. Lewis
  • Plan of Salvation
  • Hardcover
  • 6 3/4" x 9" x 1 1/2"
3106103: NIV Adventure Bible, Compact Hardcover Edition NIV Adventure Bible, Compact Hardcover Edition
By Zondervan

When kids open The Adventure Bible, they embark on a great adventure, an exciting expedition of exploring and discovering treasures in God's Word. Now, this best-selling Bible has been revised to further enrich a child's first independent encounters with Scripture. It incorporates four color tip-ins throughout and identifying key Biblical characters and including important facts kids will want to know. Recommended for ages 8-12.

Features include:
  • "Let's Live It!" helps kids apply the Bible to their own lives.
  • "Life in Bible Times" explains what it was like to live in Bible times.
  • "Did You Know?" points out fun and interesting facts about the Bible.
  • "Words To Treasure" highlights popular Bible verses.
  • 15 full page color charts, including "10 Commandments for Kids," "How To Pray," "Famous Children of the Bible," and more.
  • Book introductions provide basic facts about each book of the Bible.
  • Presentation page.
  • Dictionary-Concordance to key Bible words.
  • 6 point type.
  • Measures 6" x 4"
  • Hardback
716426: NIV Teen Study Bible Revised Hardcover NIV Teen Study Bible Revised Hardcover
By Zondervan

The bestselling NIV Teen Study Bible for kids ages twelve to fifteen is now revised for a new generation—excellent for homeschool use.

As an on-the-go teen, you’re moving fast. God is moving faster! The Teen Study Bible will help you keep in step with all he has done, is doing, and will do in the world—and in your life. Totally revised, this best-selling Bible will help you discover the eternal truths of God’s Word and apply them to the issues you face today.

Features include:

  • New We Believe—Unpacks the Apostles’ Creed to reveal the biblical foundation of faith
  • New Panorama—Keeps the big picture of each book of the Bible in view
  • New Tip-in Pages—Explain ancient ruins, foreign languages, music, and more
  • NEW Key Indexes—Help with in-depth Bible study
  • To the Point—Reveals what the Bible says about pressing issues
  • Dear Jordan—Offers biblical advice for teens
  • Instant Access—Tells what God says to you personally
  • Q&A—Tests your knowledge of Bible trivia; Bible Promises—Highlights Bible verses worth remembering
  • Book Introductions—Provides an overview for each book of the Bible
  • Complete NIV Text—The most read, most trusted Bible translation
014774: NKJV Open Bible Hardcover NKJV Open Bible Hardcover
By Thomas Nelson

Over the years, the Open Bible has been loved, used, and worn out by countless students of God's Word. Here you'll find an excellent combination of essential helps to guide you as you learn God's truth. This edition features the New King James Version, in a hardcover binding.

Includes the following features:
  • Presentation page
  • Large, easy-to-read 8 point type
  • Double-column format
  • End-of-verse references
  • Words of Christ in Red
  • Subject headings
  • Translation/textual notes
  • 300-page Biblical Cyclopedic Index
  • Christian Guide to the New Life (with notes chained throughout the Bible)
  • Visual Survey of the Bible
  • Concordance
  • Book introductions and outlines
  • Full-color maps
  • Harmony of the Gospels
  • Timelines
  • Prophecies of the Messiah Fulfilled in Christ
  • The Parables of Jesus Christ
  • The Miracles of Jesus Christ
  • Teachings and Illustrations of Christ
  • God's Answers to Man's Concerns
  • Prayers of the Bible
  • Laws of the Bible
  • Archaeological Supplement
  • 6.25" x 9.5" x 1.25"
  • Hardcover
355704: NLT Study Bible, Hardcover NLT Study Bible, Hardcover
By Tyndale House

Introducing the NLT Study Bible. The product of over forty Bible scholars and seven years' work, it is the most comprehensive study Bible ever created. The notes focus on bringing out the full meaning of the text, allowing the reader to understand the Bible more deeply than ever.

Feature details:

  • 25,900 study notes (over 820,000 words)
  • Maps, charts, & illustrations
  • Ten section introductions provide an overview of the literature and history of each section of the Bible, showing how the books are related to each other and to the rest of Scripture
  • Theme articles and person profiles (406 total) highlight recurring ideas and describe the lives of those who inhabit the pages of scripture
  • 100 Greek and 100 Hebrew word studies
  • 100 quotations from modern and ancient writers
  • Words of Christ in red
  • 9-point text
  • Recommended further reading at the end of each book and section introduction
020057: NASB The MacArthur Study Bible, Large Print Hardcover Edition NASB The MacArthur Study Bible, Large Print Hardcover Edition
By Thomas Nelson

Featuring the accuracy of the New American Standard Bible (NASB), MacArthur Study Bible is perfect for serious study. MacArthur offers a study Bible designed not to "fit lifestyles," but to transform your life through vital insights into God's Word. Right there on the page beside the Bible text are helpful charts, and maps, along with thousands of study notes personally written by Dr. MacArthur and informed by the research of scholars at the Master's Seminary.

Features include:
  • New American Standard Bible (NASB)
  • Index to Key Bible Doctrines
  • Outline of Systematic Theology
  • Over 50 Bible maps, 8 color maps (plus many in-text maps)
  • Many charts, & diagrams
  • Presentation Page & Family Record Section
  • Black Letter
  • Center-Column References
  • More than 20,000 Study Notes
  • Book Introductions and Outlines
  • Concordance
  • Timeline of Old Testament Kings and Prophets
  • Timeline of New Testament Chronology
  • How We Got the Bible article
  • How to Study the Bible article 
  • Harmony of the Gospels
  • Hardcover
  • 10-point type
  • 8.25" x 11.25" x 1.75"
563528: KJV Kids Study Bible, Terra Cotta/Blue Flexisoft KJV Kids Study Bible, Terra Cotta/Blue Flexisoft
By Hendrickson Publishers

Kids know the Bible is important: after all, it contains God’s message of love for them, all other people, and the universe he created. But where does a young person begin studying what’s between the covers of this big book? What kind of things will help a child get the most out of the history, stories, and teachings it contains?

This special edition will encourage readers aged 8–12 to begin the adventure of life-long Bible study. It contains the complete Old and New Testaments of the renowned King James Version, plus a wealth of extra features that will deepen their understanding of the Word of God.

Features:
  • Book introductions
  • Hide It In Your Heart—in-text memory verses
  • Bible People You Should Know —in-text cameos of important personalities
  • The Passion in Parallel and Prophecy
  • Parables and Miracles of the Bible
  • Dictionary/concordance
  • 8-page full-color map section
  • Terra Cotta/Blue Flexisoft
  • Silver page edges
  • 5.75" x 9" x 1.5"





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