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The Living Insights Study Bible Hardcover – October, 1996


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1632 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (October 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310918707
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310918707
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #402,075 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

Charles R. Swindoll, president of Dallas Theological Seminary, is a Bible teacher on the popular, worldwide daily radio broadcast, Insight for Living. He is the best-selling author of such books as Encourage Me, The Bride, and Come Before Winter and Share My Hope

From the Back Cover

When it comes to teaching the Bible, no one matches Chuck Swindoll for making good theology easy to understand and apply. His grasp of the Bible and passion for the practical combine to bring the truths of Scripture home, with insights for living you can count on. Wouldn’t it be nice to sit down in the same room with Chuck, open the Bible together and gain fresh perspectives on life from God's Word? You can -- with the Living Insights Study Bible. The Living Insights Study Bible blends the depth of a study Bible with the inspiration of a devotional Bible. And that's just for starters. Because with one of today's most gifted teachers walking you through it, the Bible will come to life for you like never before. And with Chuck's 'Living Insights" punctuating the text, you'll deepen your appreciation for the Bible's wisdom in every aspect of daily life. The Living Insights Study Bible features: - Book Introductions give you a thorough overview of every book of the Bible, with lessons for today. - 400 Living Insights throughout the text share brief, illuminating perspectives from Chuck Swindoll. - Section Summaries help you see how what you've read fits into he big picture of the Bible. - 14 In-Depth articles deliver a wealth of eye-opening insight on the Bible prophets, key doctrines, and more. - 40 Character profiles shed light on important Bible figures, with nuggets of wisdom you can apply. - New International Version (NIV) text provides the accuracy, ease of understanding, and trustworthiness of today's most popular modern translation. You'll also find all the other features you'd want in a fine study Bible. Thumb through the pages and see for yourself why no other Bible is like The Living Insights Study Bible. And make a place in your study for Chuck Swindoll to sit alongside you, offering assistance and encouragement.

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Well written study Bible.
Beth A. Gainer
I haven't read all of these, but the ones I have read really do give some insight about where the writer was in his life when the book was written.
Jamey Key
This book was introduced to me by a coworker and I loved this bible.
J. Roberts

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 4, 2001
Format: Hardcover
If you're looking for a work full of footnotes with lots of commentary on ancient cultures and details on the ancient texts, this isn't it. What it is is a great devotional Bible, plus very good book introductions and some good articles about Bible characters. Such articles are not academic: they're expository, very obviously the work of a preacher, and I mean that in a good way. Chuck's great at helping us realize that the Bible, which sometimes feels so distant and ancient, is about real people and real situations which can be of help to us in world in which we live.
I have one hesitation: there's a short article on the importance of accepting dispensational theology if you're going to understand the Bible. I hate to see that, since, well, mostly since I'm not much of a dispensationalist. I can see people running into that article, realizing they don't concur, and tossing out the rest of the notes. That would be a shame, because there's lots that's good here.
We've given away a number of copies of this Bible, and it's the one I use the most often for study, teaching, and occasional preaching. It's nicely printed and easy to read (though the pages are a little thinner & more fragile than I'd prefer).
Highly recommended.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 10, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This study Bible has been invaluable to me. Chuck uses his unique gift to add personal applications to passages, and encourages the reader to experience what God has for him/her through the scriptures.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jamey Key on March 9, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I won't attempt to critque the main content of this book, which is the NIV text of the Holy Bible. The Greatest Book ever written speaks for itself.

What makes it different are the various study sections written by Charles Swindoll. If you are familiar with his radio show, you know that he brings important, practical, plainly stated messages that are loaded with the good news of God's love. Before each book in this bible, Swindoll gives a couple of pages of history about the book including the writer, the setting and the purpose and themes of the book. I haven't read all of these, but the ones I have read really do give some insight about where the writer was in his life when the book was written.

Several times in each book, Swindoll includes a paragraph about the next few chapters, giving you some things to look for when reading. Most helpful to me were the "Living Insight" boxes sprinkled throughout the entire book where Swindoll relates a verse or two to modern, practical living. These are a breath of fresh air and sometimes can give you hope to make it through the day.

I would recommend this book for any study, or reading purposes you have. If you do not own a bible and would like to purchase one for the first time, I think you will find this enjoyable and helpful. If you want to dig deep into the word of God, this is a great choice. About the only thing it isn't good for is to sit and display on your coffee table, but that is really not it's purpose. Read it, mark in it, don't be afraid to use it and carry it around. If you wear it out, you have made good use of it. I would say "buy this book, and wear it out". I think Mr. Swindoll would agree.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By kelvin on July 7, 2000
Format: Hardcover
My girlfriend had this bible once. We loved the glossy pages which weren't the usual flimsy kind used for most bibles, so highlighter-markings won't seep through. It has a very readable, easy-to-the-eyes font color which wouldn't give a strain even if you were to spend long hours poring over it. Also, the articles in it are beautifully written in Swindoll-style humor and wit. The extra info given with each book in the bible is also useful and relevant for today's reader. Almost made it to 5 stars for us---pity it only comes in NIV (I think). Would have been extra good if it came in NAS.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By brian on January 7, 2013
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allmost looked brand new. good study bible. i already have one bought this for my wife so we can study together
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dorothy Sutton-hoffman on September 7, 2009
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I am well pleased with this product, it was a used version however when it came it was like new. It is my favorite version and was purchased as gifts as well as another for myself since it is not available at most book stores, and mine is getting well worn and marked from use.
Thanks for your very prompt service as well - Amazon is great !!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dorothy Conner on July 8, 2012
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Any thing Chuck Swindoll is involved with is good. Reading his insights really helps understanding the Bible. I would recommend this book to everyone.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By judith r. james on August 29, 2011
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Purchasing the used Living Insight Bible was w/out a doubt the best decision I could have made. I was extremely pleased w/the 'new' condition, only the presentation page was missing, it obviously was never used. Also the bible was delivered w/in five business days. I won't hesitate in purchasing a 'used book' from Amazon.
This definitely was a wise move on my part.
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More About the Author

Dr. Charles R. Swindoll is senior pastor of Stonebriar Community Church, chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary, and the Bible teacher on the internationally syndicated radio program Insight for Living. He has written more than thirty best-selling books, including STRENGTHENING YOUR GRIP, LAUGH AGAIN, THE GRACE AWAKENING, and the million-selling GREAT LIVES FROM GOD'S WORD series. Chuck and his wife, Cynthia, live in Frisco, Texas.

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