Book Review: the NKJV “Apply the Word Study Bible (eBook version)
NKJV Apply the Word Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Live in His Steps, eBook version. Thomas-Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, 2016, (1632 pages).
I currently own over thirty study Bibles. I have stopped purchasing them because most just regurgitate the same commentaries from the same group of commentators with the same set of references. It is refreshing when I can pick up a study Bible and it peaks my interest right away. And the “NKJV Apply the Word Study Bible” did just that.
In my opinion, the “Apply the Word Study Bible”, is directed toward the new believer to intermediate reader. The type is crisp, the layout is refreshing and easy to follow.
This study Bible will answer many of the questions concerning, backgrounds, personal biographies, comparisons and references.
My further review:
First of all, the translation used is the New King James Version which is a trusted, word-for-word translation. It has the beauty of the KJV without the “thee’s” and “thou’s” that are antiquated from the 1600’s. Of course that is an over simplification of the differences, but you get the idea.
Secondly, the section titled “How to use this eBible” is clear and concise, and should be easy to navigate for anyone experienced in using and reading ebooks. It is worth spending some time in getting used to using the links within the eBible.
Thirdly, there are plenty of great notes to help explain sections of the Scriptures. For example, the Study Bible includes an in-depth review of “Monies, Weights and Measures” that help the reader to understand the difference between a “mite” and a “Talent”
Fourthly, there are well written introductions to each book of the Bible.
Lastly, the Bible has a large section of full color maps.
My overall opinion is that I would gladly add the “Apply the Word Study Bible” to my library, and to recommend it to new believers without hesitation, if they are looking for a NKJV.
On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being highly recommended, I would give this eBilbe a rating: of 4
Disclosure. I am a blogger for BookLook Bloggers and received this eBook free from Thomas-Nelson and BookLook Bloggers Review Program. My receipt of this book was in order to review the product. I am not required to give a positive review, only my personal opinion. All opinions are mine.