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Life Application Study Bible, Indexed, NASB Bonded Leather – May 16, 2000
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The only downside to the NASB is with its readability because it is the most literal word-for-word translation. However, the new updated NASB has made it easier to read without sacrificing accuracy as does the other translations such as the NIV, NKJV, or the NLT.
As a bible instructor I use this version exclusively, as well in all my writings and publications. Again, if you're a serious student of the Bible, the NASB Life Application Bible is the best. If you're just a causal reader you might want to consider another translation because the NASB is written at the college level, whereas the NIV and the NLT is written for 8th and 6th grade levels respectively.
The first is the translation. If you want something to give you an easy, casual reading, and you don't care about accuracy, then the NASB is not for you. If you want something that is fairly accurate, but don't really care if it is precise or not, then the NASB may or may not be the best choice for you.
If, however, you believe that the Bible is the Word of God, and you want it translated into readable modern English as precisely as possible, because you want to apply the Word of God to your own life, then there is NO other translation that will do. From my perspective in comparing both the Hebrew and the Greek, there is no other translation that even comes close to the NASB for accuracy, with the possible exception of the NKJV, which to me ranks a fairly distant second.
The NASB is written in clear, readable 12th-grade-level English. That makes it a bit difficult to read for some. If you are willing to put forth the effort to let your life be stretched by the Word, however, is it not also worth the effort to let your English be stretched by the most accurate translation?
One of the commentators on here mentioned that he preferred the NRSV over the NASB for accuracy. I'm afraid that is simply not correct. The NRSV is loaded with inaccuracies in translation, which appear to me to have been deliberately inserted to skew the translation in favor of a particular theological viewpoint, making it one of the LEAST accurate translations available.
The second big decision is what kind of study helps to get. I find the Life Application editions well organized, easy to use, and Biblically sound, but to each their own.Read more ›
The scripture notes really allow one to understand how the scripture relates to and about life. The features in this bible are top notch. This bible can give you light and understanding you have never known.
So I thought I was getting a Genuine Leather Bound Bible. I was wrong. I returned this Bible to Amazon and ordered one that was clearly described as Genuine Leather Bound.
Bonded Leather is less durable than Genuine Leather. My current Bible is losing flakes of the "bonded leather at the edges and it is spreading across the covers.
I have no comments on the actual contents of this Bible as I never removed the shrink wrap once I saw that the cover said "Bonded Leather".
It is probably a great Bible, but Amazon is doing a disservice with its description of the "bound" style.
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