Author: Randy A Brown

Amplified Study Bible Review

The Amplified Study Bible is unique in that it provides a way to study the nuances and meaning of words without having to learn the original languages. The Amplified translation was recently updated. The Amplified translation gives you study tools within the translation itself. It’s a literal translation that uses synonyms and definitions to explain or expand words in the text. In this review I take a look at the latest version of the Amplified Study Bible. ISBN: 9780310440307 _________________________ Buy from Amazon _________________________ The Amplified Translation The Amplified translation gives you a range of words that are alternative...

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Thompson Chain Reference Bible ESV – Review

The Thompson Chain Reference system has been greatly improved in the ESV edition.  The Thompson Chain Reference is one of the oldest study Bibles that’s still on the market today and now Kirkbride has released it in the popular ESV translation (2016 edition). It even has a few refinements to the Thompson Chain Reference system to improve it even further. It will be available in soft cover, hard cover, and bonded and genuine leather in both black and burgundy with and without thumb-index. In this review I’m looking at the softcover edition. I’ll look at the hard cover and leather...

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The Message Catholic Ecumenical Edition Review

While not a Bible translation and not to be used in place of reading the Bible, The Message can be a valuable reading tool to read along with your Bible, and I can’t imagine a better layout to read than this one. In this review I take a look at The Message Catholic Ecumenical Edition in paperback. This is a work by Eugene Peterson and William Griffin. ISBN: 9780879464943 Materials This is a large paperback edition with 1984 pages (counting a few blank pages in the back). It has a glued binding with paper in the upper 20s or...

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Stay Curious About the Bible with the NIV Faithlife Study Bible

To help build our curiosity in God’s Word, Zondervan has partnered with Faithlife (maker of Logos and the Faithlife Study Bible app) to publish the NIV Faithlife Study Bible. The Bible includes study notes that were adapted from the Faithlife Study Bible app. The study notes are built on the original languages and include multiple points of view. The purpose of this study Bible is to help Christians stay curious about God’s Word. How do we stay curious about the Bible? Why is this important? It’s important because there’s always more to learn about God’s Word. We can never...

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CSB Large Print Ultrathin Reference Bible Review

Holman has transitioned the HCSB to the newest version, called simply CSB, and now we can expect lots of new Bibles in this newest translation including this one: the Large Print Ultrathin Reference Bible. The LPUT is a staple format for Holman. It’s one they’ve perfected and I’ve reviewed several in other translations, but this one has one major difference from all the others: an edge-lined goatskin leather cover. Note – This was an advanced copy, so there could be some minor editorial changes since it went to print. ____________________________ Buy from Amazon ____________________________ Features CSB (Christian Standard Bible)...

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