Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Bible to Give!

The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible is more than just a Bible. It's subtitle is Inspirational Applications for Living Your Faith. The version I reviewed is the New King James Version. What makes this Bible special is that throughout the Bible, relative to the passages you are reading, are "Life Lessons" which are divided into 5 parts: Situation, Observation, Inspiration, Application and Exploration. These are wonderful devotionals to use to help you understand how to apply the Bible to your life. It isn't so much a study Bible in the sense of studying the meaning of the words or the context or the history. It comes at studying the Bible more through how to apply it to life. This makes it an excellent Bible for new Christians or for those wanting to develop their faith in this way.
Also included are sections called Christ through the Bible which are helpful in seeing how Christ is foreshadowed in the Old Testament and revealed in the New Testament.
Another section is New Life In Christ. These articles help walk you through salvation and discipleship.
There are "He Did This Just For You" verses which show what Jesus did for you.
There are "New Believer Studies" which answer a variety of hard questions new believers may have.
There is a two year reading program to inspire you in your daily readings, a "Where to Turn..." index and 30- day reading program that introduces you to key passages in the New Testament.
Another cool feature of this Bible is that it has a lifetime Guarantee through Thomas Nelson if you go online and register. It is a hardback Bible. The print is easily readable and the notes are not distracting to the Word, but add much in the form of devotionals. I would recommend this highly as a gift to someone who is a new Christian or who is studying the Bible for the first time, as well as to seasoned readers of the Word who enjoy Lucado's brilliant, simple style of writing.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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