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Thought-Provoking Commentary, Rich Depth of Resources (Index, Maps, Timelines)
on April 15, 2017
This NIV Study Bible is a behemoth literally and figuratively -- it's a large volume (think keeping it at home, not something easily carried to/from church), and packed with commentary, maps, a detailed index, and more. I included a few pictures below so you can get a sense of the format, but each page of the scripture includes a significant bottom section of commentary (nearly verse by verse). In addition, the beginning of each book provides background/timelines/as well as there being listings of interest in the middle of some books (ie complete listings of Jesus' miracles & parables, timeline of events leading to the crucifixion, etc). At the end of the scripture section is a robust map section as well as a detailed index of scriptures by topic. The commentary writing itself I found to be a nice mix of understandable to the early learner of Christianity while also plenty detailed and thought-provoking for the 'experienced' Christian to learn from as well. Definitely recommended.