Thursday, April 27, 2017

The NKJV Women's Study Bible

The NKJV Women's Study Bible
Contributions from Dorothy Patterson and Rhonda Kelley
Women's Bible
Thomas Nelson

The Woman's Study Bible poignantly reveals the Word of God to women, inviting them to receive God's truth for balance, hope, and transformation. Special features designed to speak to a woman's heart appear throughout the Bible text, revealing Scripture-based insights about how godly womanhood grows from a woman's identity as a Christ-follower and a child of the Kingdom.

Now with a beautiful full-color redesign, The Woman's Study Bible reflects the contributions of more than 80 women from a wide variety of ethnic, denominational, educational, and occupational backgrounds. Since the publication of the first edition of The Woman's Study Bible under the editorial guidance of Dorothy Kelley Patterson and Rhonda Harrington Kelley, this landmark study Bible has sold more than 1.5 million copies.

Features Include:
  • Beautiful full-color design throughout
  • Detailed biographical portraits of more than 100 biblical women
  • Thousands of extensive verse-by-verse study notes
  • More than 300 in-text topical articles on relevant issues
  • Insightful essays by women who are recognized experts in the fields of theology, biblical studies, archaeology, and philosophy
  • Book introductions and outlines
  • Hundreds of full-color in-text maps, charts, timelines, and family trees
  • Quotes from godly women throughout history
  • Set of full-page maps of the biblical world
  • Topical index
  • Concordance
 

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Here's my review of this beautiful Bible:
 
First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Thomas Nelson for sending me a copy of "The NKJV Women's Study Bible" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
NKJV Women’s Study Bible is not only a beautiful, full color version of the Scriptures.  There are many helps in this valuable resource to enhance your study and quiet time with Jesus.  I used this Bible as my primary source for my personal quiet time as well as a post personal study review source for my BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) study of the Gospel of John.
 
The all-color interiors make headings and special information boxes *pop*!  This can greatly enhance your study if you’re looking to supplement your Scripture reading with contemporary application.   I thought that this Bible may have been a bit too colorful and distracting to help me actually study the Word, but here is an instance I experienced where the exact opposite happened:
 
I went to a passage of Scripture and read it.  I was still a bit confused about the meaning so I prayerfully went to the index of the special tools in the back of the Bible before the concordance.  I looked up the topic of my confusion and discovered an article about that very subject in another book of the Bible.  I went to the article and read it and all the Scripture references it cited.  I was blown away that the Scripture references addressed the very point of my confusion and cleared up my thinking.  I will totally recommend prayerful use of this Bible!


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