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A review of the NIV Life Application Study Bible

There are numerous translations of the Bible that are designed to help you learn more and enjoy studying the Bible. The NIV Life Application Study Bible combines an easy-to-understand translation with useful study aids, and is the world's best-selling study Bible, according to Amazon.

About the NIV Life Application Study Bible

Whether you are a lifelong Christian, a new believer, or simply curious about the Bible, a study Bible can help guide you to a deeper understanding of the central text of Christianity. Through the years, dozens of translations have arisen, and people often choose a Bible based on the level of formality of language they prefer, or familiarity, or ease of use. Objective
The NIV or New International Version is a popular translation which uses informal, everyday language to help make Biblical stories and concepts simple to understand. It is designed to make study of the Bible easier and to encourage everyday reading and study.
What does it contain? Published by Zondervan, the Life Application Study Bible uses the NIV translation and incorporates features including application notes, character studies, maps and charts, detailed book introductions, and more, that will help you gain a more in-depth understanding of the material you are reading. This can be helpful if you are studying theology, are a minister, or a lay-leader of a Bible study group.

Positive points

A detailed all-inclusive source of information
The Life Application Study Bible includes over 300 brand new Life Application notes, 350 note revisions, 16 new personality profiles, updated charts, and a Christian Worker’s Resource which makes it an ideal resource for Bible Study group leaders. Visibility
You can buy the Life Application Bible as an NIV Bible in Large Print. Other features The NIV Live Application Study Bible has features to make it easier to understand, such as the words of Christ in red, maps, an index and concordance.

Negative points

Bulky to handle The NIV Life Application Study Bible weighs in at more than three-and-a-half pounds, which could make it difficult for children or elderly readers to handle the Bible. Format may differ Many Biblical quotes are taken from the older King James Version translation, meaning that you might not find your favourite verses in the form you expect. A biased study of the subject Some user reviews say that the Life Application Study Bible only presents one side of a theological topic, therefore if you are curious to learn about a variety of viewpoints, it might not be the best Study Bible to choose.

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