NLT Life Application Study Bible, Second Edition (Red Letter, Hardcover) Hardcover – October 1, 2004
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From the Publisher
Life Application Notes
Nearly 10,000 Life Application notes that help you understand what the Bible is saying and how it applies to your life.
Personality Profiles of over 100 key Bible figures give insight into who these figures are, and why they are important to God's story.
Application-oriented Book Introductions that focus on each book's major themes.
Maps and Charts
More maps and charts than any other study Bible.
From the Back Cover
- Item Weight : 3.65 pounds
- Hardcover : 2448 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0842384936
- ISBN-13 : 978-0842384933
- Product Dimensions : 6.7 x 2 x 9.7 inches
- Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; 2nd Edition (October 1, 2004)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #206,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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So, after ranting to somebody about it, they suggested I get an application bible, which I had never heard before. Just two days into it, it's successfully KEEPING me in the bible. What I enjoy is that there's additional commentary either above or usually at the bottom of the page that explains almost EVERY verse in detail. In fact, this book is so detailed that at first, I was worried about how much of a ramble it was, but it's worth reading to help you be more intimate with God's word, and even gain a better perspective then to rely on how ignorant I was. There's so much thorough material to read that it's taking me a very long time to finish Genesis.
1) I appreciate the commentary and the additional bonus histories that may relate to the passages.
2) I appreciate the timelines (years), and even the maps given to demonstrate where an event happened.
3) It tells you who wrote each book.
4) Right at the end of each chapter, It gives guidelines/summary of who a character was; their weakness, who they are related to, and how many times they were mentioned in the bible.
5) There is red text to pinpoint Christ's dialogue. When comparing my old NIV bible to this, it didn't have that, but does have the same material; so nothing (to my knowledge so far) has been left out.
One thing I have to caution people on is be light in marking or highlighting on the pages, becuase they do bleed through the VERY paper-thin pages. So, maybe putting sticky tabs at the edge of the page may work better.
I will update as I go.
The New Living Translation (NLT) version of the Holy Bible is a version that is popular with many readers of the Bible. According to my research and what I've been told of this version, it's a very easy version to understand while still maintaining the meaning of the original text, as accurately as possible.
The Life Application Study Bible is more than a regular Bible. This version is published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc and this particular edition was published in 2004. It contains notes, maps, important information about each particular book (such as the purpose, author, approximate date written, setting, etc.), and themes. From beginning to end, it contains family information for you to fill in (marriages, births, deaths, etc.), contents, a list of the books of the Bible, an introduction to the NLT version, the names of those who helped translate this version, contributors, in-depth descriptions of the features of this version as well as the books of the Bible, of course!
At the beginning of each book of the Bible, there is important information about the book that's great to read before you start reading so you have some ideas about it. Nearly all of the pages contains a lot of notes for many of the verses that help you understand what you've read better. In the New Testament, anything spoken by Jesus is written in red which I love because that stands out very easily. At the end are some resources, reading plans, indexes, concordance, and colorful maps. This version contains about 2,415 pages, is printed on onionskin paper, and is bound in a nice hard cover. The cover is green (the NIV version is red) and it measures 6 7/8 inches by 9 1/2 inches by 2 inches. This Bible is printed in South Korea.
I already knew when I ordered this version what kind of Bible I would be getting since I had the NIV version of it. I love this Study Bible just as much as my NIV Bible although I use that one more. I love the translation and find it very easy to use. The notes are extremely helpful and I find that I learn a lot more by using a Study Bible. This is a bigger Bible but I think it's worth it to get one with more notes, especially if you are interested in studying the Bible. I used both versions in a Bible study I was in this summer and it was fun to see the differences!
Some of the resources I like to use with my Bibles are Bible tabs, covers, and highlighters. The size of this Bible needs a large cover such as Pink "Love" Large Bible / Book Cover - 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 . I use tabs such as Majestic Traditional Gold-Edged Bible Tabs and the highlighters I use are Accu-Gel Bible Highlighter Study Kit (Pack of 6) . I've found all of these items work well with this Bible.
I love this Bible and am happy I purchased this one! I now have both the NIV and NLT versions of the Life Application Study Bible and I love comparing what they say. The NLT version is great if you want one that's easy to read yet still is close in translation to the original text. I recently purchased another one of this same Bible for a close friend of mine who prefers the NLT version. She loves it and says it has become her favorite Bible! If you are looking for a Bible for yourself or for a gift, I highly recommend this Bible!
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As a book I got what I expected with very thin but durable pages common to most Bibles of a manageable size, casebound with pages glued to a spine and then encased in a hard cover. As is to be expected with such a new Bible, the pages tend to stick together and need to be carefully prised apart to avoid creasing them. The design of the Bible pages sometimes means that the actual text of the Bible becomes lost within the study features: For example the Gospel of Luke starts at the very bottom of page 1667 where we would expect the study notes to be and initially needs to be searched for. Overall, the text is small but readable. I'm 62 years old and had no problem reading the text but other older readers with poor vision might like to consider buying a full page magnifier or consider buying the large print version.
To test the translation I went straight to Isaiah 7:14. Sure enough the translation there was "virgin" but with the footnote, "Or young woman" and further explanation in the study notes. Content that this is a translation I can probably trust I read a few more passages and found them to be readable, understandable and accurate. This is a meaning for meaning translation which is valid: The meaning of words changes over time and if we are to understand the text we need to change the words in order to maintain understanding.
I particularly like the "Harmony of the Gospels" explained after the Gospel of John which places 250 events in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John in Chronological order. I won't say any more about the extensive features of this Bible because I don't want to be a spoiler of a book which is one to be explored.
Overall, I love this Bible and it now takes pride of place as my main translation. The translation is clear and accurate and the study notes are providing me with knowledge that I had not previously known or considered. This Bible most definitely provides a lot more than the price indicates.
I thoroughly recommend the Life Application Study Bible. I know I love it!