Holman NKJV Notetakeing Bible

As I've said before, I love wide margin Bibles. In my opinion, the best "study Bible" a person can have is the one they study for themselves and to which they add their own notes. That's the real value of a good wide margin Bible, over the course of your own personal study you build your own personal "study Bible." The way that I have mainly used wide margin Bibles is as "sermon outline books." While I do add marginal notes, I mainly use the margin space for outlining expository sermons. The … [Read more...]

Book Review: Inductive Bible Study

Fuhr and Köstenberger offer a hermeneutically sensitive, step-by-step approach to inductive Bible study that will bring insight and practical benefit to many who endeavor to know God through the depths and riches of his Word, the Bible. Inductive Bible Study is an ideal textbook for courses in biblical interpretation, and for anyone who desires to better understand and teach Scripture. "Inductive Bible Study," by Richard Alan Fuhr and Andreas J. Kostenberger, is the book I wish I'de had for … [Read more...]

Bible Review: NKJV Word Study Bible

I received a digital version of this Bible, so this review will not include any details about the physical binding of the Bible. The Nelson NKJV Word Study Bible includes very brief word studies of 1,700 key words throughout the Old and New Testament of the New King James text. The introduction says that there is at least one word study per chapter of the Bible with more in most chapters. There are 929 chapters in the Bible, so if you divide the 1,700 word studies evenly – which they do not … [Read more...]

My Favorite Bibles

I get asked for Bible recommendations a lot. In this post, I'll go through a few of my favorite Bibles with links to where you can get more detailed information about them. A Note About Study Bibles: Generally speaking, I don't like Study Bibles. The designation, "Study Bible," usually refers to a Bible that has commentator's notes included with the text. Sometimes those notes are very good but sometimes they are very bad and misleading. It's very important to be careful with these kinds of … [Read more...]

Christ’s 40 Commandments by Renee Valverde Wagenblatt

"Christ's 40 Commandments" is a topical listing from the teachings of Jesus in the four Gospels. The "40 Commandments," as the topical listing is designated, is given variously in three sections: an alphabetical listing, a listing with one verse for each of the "Commandments" from Matthew, and a listing of the "Commandments" with a compilation of verses from the four Gospels. The bulk of the book is taken up with this third presentation. There is also a listing of the "Commandments" with … [Read more...]