The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible is Zondervan’s replacement of one of my all-time favorite study Bibles – the Archaeological Study Bible. This one is much smaller, making it a standard size study Bible. It’s available in several covers. I’m reviewing the hard cover edition. Click here to buy from Amazon Binding This edition is hard cover with a dust jacket with marketing info. The hard cover itself is a textured red with gold lettering. It has a sewn binding. It seems to be constructed well. The overall size is 9.5 x 6.5 x 2.25. Paper The paper is...Read More
#contextchangeseverything For the release of the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible several websites are taking a selective review approach, looking at a specific book or topic. As one of those websites, I’m taking a look at 2 Timothy with a focus on the validity, inspiration, and importance of Scripture. Along the way I’ll take an in-depth look at the material, discussing the quality of tools, how applicable it is to preachers and laymen, etc., to help you decide if this Bible is right for you. Introduction to 2 Timothy The introduction sets the stage and tells about Paul’s situation...Read More
The Zondervan Compact Reference KJV provides all the tools from a reference edition in a compact Bible that’s easy to carry. It’s designed for those that want portability without sacrificing tools. Of course this means reducing the size of the font, which can be good or bad depending of the design and materials. Let’s take a look and see how well it performs as a compact reference edition. Features KJV 5 font Red letter Bonded leather Sewn binding 45,000 cross references Translators’ footnotes Head / Tail bands Helps Concordance 7 maps Ribbon 4 3/8 x 5 ¾ x 1...Read More
We took a quick look at the HarperCollins booth which displayed books and Bibles from both the Zondervan and Nelson brands. Bibles mostly included study Bibles and journal edition. titles included Cultural Backgrounds, Apply the Word, Woman’s Study Bible, American Woman’s Bible, Faith & Work, Life Hacks, LifeConnect, Foundation, and several...Read More
The Zondervan Thinline Large Print KJV is meant to be an everyday go-to Bible in large print. It’s meant to be a travel Bible that you can carry where ever you need to without sacrificing print size or having to settle for an overly large book-block. Something of course has to be sacrificed in order to keep the book-block thin enough and still retain the large print. What was sacrificed, and is the sacrifice worth it? Let’s take a look and see. Price $17-23 (depending on color) | Buy from Amazon Binding The cover is burgundy / carmel (tan)...Read More
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