Monday, October 20, 2014

Pre-Release Book Review-The NKJV Study Bible - Thomas Nelson

New King James Version Study Bible
Thomas Nelson
Release Date:  October 21, 2014

Bible Description:
The NKJV Study Bible, the most comprehensive study Bible available, now in a full-color edition with added features! The acclaimed NKJV Study Bible is the most complete study system for all who desire accurate study in God's Word. The Second Edition includes more features to make it the best all-purpose study Bible. 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 system to reach for when study in God's Word is the goal.
Features include:
NEW attractive full-color page design
NEW stunning Bible-land photos and graphics
NEW in-text maps and charts
Full cross-references with textual notes
Word studies and indexes
Bible Times and Culture Notes
Book introductions, outlines, and timelines
Reader-friendly notes and articles ideal for extended study
Deluxe NKJV Concordance including proper names

My Review:                                       
This is a hard-cover Bible with a jacket.  Without the jacket it is brown marbleized and very masculine.  The spine has gold lettering.    
This is my first experience with the NKJV Bible as I am old school and still study the KJV, yet I found it to be very user friendly.  I was very impressed with the study helps located on each page.  The maps, photos and timelines are very impressive.  I would say on average about one-third to one-half of the page is devoted to scripture and the rest to study points, thus making the book very heavy.  It is not a Bible that I would find myself carrying to church, but it is one that I would refer to in my studies. I loved the cross-references, text notes and especially was impressed with the prophecies full-filled.    I was somewhat disappointed that Jesus’ words were not in red, although I can adjust or use my KJV to read the red-letter verses and the print is very small so I would not recommend it for the visually impaired.   All in all I am happy to have this as part of my Bible Study Library.  I can see me using it often, maybe not as my daily use Bible, but definitely as a study help.  I would recommend this to anyone who is seeking a Bible Study reference that is very detail oriented.  I am very impressed. 

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this Book by the publisher, Thomas Nelson, through BookLook Blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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