Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Spiritual Renewal Study Bible (NIV)

The New International Version "Spiritual Renewal Study Bible" is a Bible that encourages the reader to experience new growth and transformation in your spiritual walk, with notes from Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. This version has standard print, and is a traditional NIV translation. A recipient of the ECPA Medallion of Excellence Bible of the Year, this is a great study Bible the offers plenty of notes, character profiles, and in depth analysis of Biblical principles.

Each chapter of this Bible opens with a two page introduction to the chapter, including spiritual renewal themes, author, audience, date written, setting, key verses, and key people. I have found this chapter profile to be a really great resource in really helping me understand the who, what, when, where, and why of each book of the Bible. I loved that each chapter profile also highlights the themes that tie into spiritual renewal.

Additionally, a feature entitled "The Spiritual Disciplines" appears frequently throughout this Bible. This study tool focuses on a specific principle in each appearance, such as repentance, confession, Bible study, meditation; "The Spiritual Disciplines" also occassionally features a particular person from the Bible and focuses on their life, as told by the text of the Bible, and some of the ways that they exemplify spiritual renewal, as well.

There are also a few other study tools featured in this Bible, such as "Profiles" that give an indepth look at particular figures from the Bible, such as the relationship between Esther and Mordecai, Job and his family/friends, and Isaiah. This feature looks at strengths, accomplishments, lessons from their lives, and key verses.

Overall I would give this Bible a 5/5. The tools that have been put into this study Bible offer so many ways to get a deeper look at the characters and foundational principles found in the text of the Bible. I would highly recommend this Bible to anyone who is seeking out a new study tool for their Scripture reading time. Great resources.

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received this book from BookLookBloggers.com in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own.

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