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Product Details

  • Paperback: 1728 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan Publishing; 1st edition (January 15, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031092023X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310920236
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #271,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." -- Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV). The Journey is uniquely designed to help you discover the practical aspects of Christianity - and better understand God. Notes and insights are woven throughout the complete NIV Bible text and address key questions you may be asking about the Bible and its relevance today. - Discovering God -- Addresses the many aspects of God's character. -Addressing Questions -- Deals with some of your toughest questions. -Strengthening Relationships -- Focuses on marriage, parenting, leadership, and social relationships. - Reasons to Believe -- Answer the questions, "Why should I believe?" - Knowing Yourself -- Helps you look at your own identity in the light of God's Word. - Managing Resources -- Uncovers the Bible's most practical aspects.

About the Author

Judson Poling is coauthor of the Walking with God series and general editor of The Journey: A Study Bible for Spiritual Seekers. SPANISH BIO: Judson Poling trabaja con el ministerios de grupos pequenos en Willow Creek Community Church en South Barrington, Illinois. Es coautor de la serie Walking with God y editor general de El Camino: Una Biblia para los curiosos espirituales.

Mark Mittelberg (MA, Trinity Evangelical Theological School) is an author, speaker, and evangelism strategist. He is coauthor with Bill Hybels of Becoming a Contagious Christian and coauthor with Bill Hybels and Lee Strobel of the Becoming a Contagious Christian curriculum. He previously served as evangelism leader for the Willow Creek Association. SPANISH BIO: Mark Mittelberbg es autor, conferencista y estratega de evangelismo. Es coautor con Bill Hybels de Conviertase en un cristiano contagioso y con Lee Strobel de Aventura Inesperada. Junto a Bill Hybels y Lee Strobel es coautor del programa de estudio Conviertase en un cristiano contagioso. Anteriormente sirvio como lider de evangelismo para Willow Creek Association.

Bill Perkins's wit, insight, and penetrating stories make him a sought-after speaker for corporate and Christian groups. He has conducted business and leadership seminars across the country for companies such as Alaska Airlines and McDonald's. Bill has appeared on nationally broadcast radio and television shows, including The O'Reilly Factor. He addresses men's groups around the world and has conducted chapels for major league baseball teams. Bill served as a senior pastor for 24 years and is the founder and CEO of Million Mighty Men. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and Dallas Theological Seminary. Bill has authored or collaborated on 20 books, including When Good Men are Tempted, When Young Men are Tempted, The Journey, Six Battles Every Man Must Win, 6 Rules Every Man Must Break, When Good Men Get Angry, and The Jesus Experiment(forthcoming in fall 2011). He and his wife, Cindy, live in West Linn, Oregon. They have three sons and two grandchildren. SPANISH BIO: Bill Perkins es fundador y presidente de Million Mighty Men (www.MillionMightyMen.com) y es autor de numerosos libros incluyendo los exitos de ventas como When Good Men Are Tempted, Six Rules Every Man Must Break, Six Battles Every Man Must Win, y Awaken the Leader Within. Es coautor de 'El Camino' y ha contribuido con Promise Keepers Men's Study Bible.

Customer Reviews

It is only the second Bible I read, but I was pleased.
Spiff
I have several great study bibles in hardback and bought this as my first Kindle book purchase.
Joy
This is a great study bible to help you understand what the bible means!
Tammy L. Rabuck

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Spiff on May 1, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a excellent Bible. It is only the second Bible I read, but I was pleased. I am a skeptic wanting to learn more about the Christian look at God. I have belief in God and am not atheist, but am very unsure about any details.
This Bible has a clear language, and contans a lot of notes. You often feel you have a friend who knows more trying to explain things to you, they guess some of our questions.
Some notes tell modern stories, some give you advice, some others simply analyse things that are not as obvious as they seem.
The intro made me feel very comfortable and it states that you won't be pushed into anything, just read it and then see how you feel about it all.
If you are not a believer yet, this is the Bible for you.
I only wish I ordered the hardcover instead of the flimsy paperback. The ink also smells terribly, but when it comes to content, it is very well done.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By tmiller@angusreid.ca on May 27, 1999
Format: Hardcover
"The Journey" is a very user-friendly NIV Bible that is particularly geared toward the seeker. The testimonies, insert boxes throughout and introductions for each new chapter bring the messages of the Bible into a contemporary context. These 'helpers' enhance the reader's understanding of key messages in the Bible and help guide the reader throughout. The personal stories at the end of each book remind the seeker that they 'aren't the only ones' and really personalize the experience of reading the Bible and understanding its potential in the world we live in today. I would recommend "The Journey" to every seeker and Christian alike.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Carson on May 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
What a great Bible for seekers! This Bible is a subtle, yet provocitive study that lets you make your own decisions and leads you in the right direction. At first, I didn't consider myself a seeker, but I learned that anybody with the slightest spiritual calling should consider the question "Why seek God?"
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 12, 2004
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This study Bible has excellent commentary on why Christians believe and behave as they do. It encourages you to think on your own, and find your own answers in the scripture. I am now on my third copy of The Journey. My first two were loaned out, and I guess the loanees needed it more than they felt I did.
The New International Version (NIV) is the translation used, and it is a straight forward translation. However, the print is amazingly small. I could only read this in short segments. If you get eyestrain easily, you will need a magnifying glass.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By An Urbana Girl on August 15, 2005
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I thoroughly enjoy reading the Journey Bible for my personal devotion time. I like the different type of paper used because it makes it easier to write notes, and mark and highlight passages. I also love the info boxes throughout the text. They are very insightful and informative. The Five Alive Reading is a wonderful reading plan for not only new bible readers but also for mature Christians. This bible is very special to me since it's the bible I use during my personal time with the Lord and I have so many insights recorded.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Retemeyer on August 17, 2010
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I've been a Christian for most of my life and The Journey gives a fresh look at how seekers, skeptics and seasoned believers understand God's word. Highly recommended. NIV translation.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Jepsen on May 30, 2011
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A very usable source for Bible research and study. Well organized with down-to-earth explanations. These Bibles were purchased to give to young men at a State minimum security facility for group Bible study and discussion.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Liven on September 5, 2013
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As someone that was honestly seeking out a more solid faith yet struggling with a lifetime of doubts, I found this bible to be incredible. It was not pushing but instead very welcoming. The commentary is wrote out in a way that offers guidance without judging, without guilt and instead shows the Christian faith for what I believe it should be which is loving and kind. I highly suggest this book not only to those seeking to find faith but also to those build upon existing faith.
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More About the Author

Judson Poling is currently President of Cambia Resources, LLC a consulting and team development firm. He is a free-lance writer and life-coach, and spent 29 years on the staff of Willow Creek Community Church doing a variety of roles including volunteer leadership development and authoring innovative growth resources. He is also the founding Board Chairman of The Crucible Project, a not-for-profit transformational retreat ministry for men with chapters in the United States and Australia.

He has over 1.8 million copies of his books in circulation. He is general editor of The Journey: A Study Bible for Spiritual Seekers. He also wrote, Taking the Old Testament Challenge and Interpretation: Discovering the Bible for Yourself. He is coauthor of the Walking with God series (with Don Cousins); the Pursuing Spiritual Transformation series (with John Ortberg and Laurie Pederson); the Tough Questions series (with Garry Poole); The Be With Factor: Mentoring Students in Everyday Life (with Bo Boshers); and Fight: Winning the Battles that Matter Most (with Craig Groeschel).

He has three Silver Medallion awards from the ECPA; a Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; and a BA in Hebrew and Semitic Studies from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He raised two (now adult) children, Anna and Ryan, without killing either one of them--so he now can spoil his two grandsons Max and Jack. He also managed to get his wife, Deb Poling, to stay married to him since 1978.

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