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NIV Stewardship Study Bible: Discover God's Design for Life, the Environment, Finances, Generosity, and Eternity Hardcover – October 13, 2009
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The seven purposes of stewardship that are addressed include: (1) Unique Calling--a prompting toward fulfilling our unique role in the Body of Christ; (2) Unquestionable Character--a prompting toward who we are called to be as individuals; (3) Unquenchable Compassion--a prompting toward placing others' needs before our own; (4) Undying Commitment--a prompting toward obedience to God regardless of the cost; (5) Unending Celebration--a constant expression of worship as God's stewards fulfill their calling; (6) Unparalleled Commission--a recognition of the privilege to share in the fulfillment of God's mission; and (7) Unwavering Conformity--a prompting toward conforming to God's will and desires.
As you can see, the emphasis on stewardship goes beyond church giving, money management, social and philanthropic responsibilities, and even our responsibilities to the poor and neglected. Simply put, the emphasis here is on giving the reader a broad, holistic vision of Biblical stewardship. In addition to the Scriptural text, this Bible draws on the works of a broad range of over 300 scholars representing 2,000 years of thought. It represents a major effort, and I think it succeeds in helping focus the reader's thoughts on the theme of Scriptural stewardship.
Instead, I found this Bible edition is more of a devotional book. Let me start by saying that I read this entire Bible cover to cover (except for a few chapters in the middle. There are (I think) 365 full-page stewardship commentaries on specific aspects of stewardship (see other helpful comments for a broader explanation of the types of stewardship this edition focuses on), but no comments on any passages. (The devotionals do use a specific passage as a topic point, which is why they are placed where they are.) All but the shortest books (the one-chapter books) have these devotionals.
As other comments have noted, this Stewardship Study Bible focuses on stewardship broadly, not just "financial stewardship" which is the most common perception of stewardship. As I was looking at this Bible originally, I was hoping for commentary on specific passages (since there are more than 2,000 verses on stewardship), and in that regard I was disappointed.
Since I already have multiple Bibles at home (like most people who own a Bible), I really did not need another whole Bible. And since this Bible contained no verse commentary but just full-page devotionals, I could not help but think it would have been better to just print a Stewardship Daily Devotional. I think this because having the devotionals strewn out throughout the Bible actually makes it harder to follow.Read more ›
I appreciate the extensive quotes and references to stewardship experts over the last 200 years. These contributions help illuminate biblical passages and provide scriptural supoort for personal application. Standing on the shoulders of stewardship scholars helps us unravel today's thorny issues dealing with the best uses of money.
The authors provide a very helpful new framework of understanding the purposes of stewardship:
1) Unique CALLING- prompting us toward fulfilling our unique role in the body of Christ.
2) Unquestionable CHARACTER- prompting us toward individual spiritual growth
3) Unquenchable COMPASSION- prompting us to place the needs of others above our own
4) Undying COMMITMENT- prompting us to obey God regardless of the personal cost
5) Unending CELEBRATION- pursuing a constant expression of worship as I respond to God's commands
6) Unparalleled COMMISSION- recognizing the privilege of serving in God's harvest
7) Unwavering CONFORMITY- prompting us to conform to God's will
I am using this exhaustive tool in daily study to discover God's plan for stewardship - - rich insights so far!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this study bible. Of all of the bibles that I have this one is my "go-to". I love the little inserts that magnify the text, I really like the "Exploring... Read morePublished 10 months ago by concurrent1
I am encouraged by reading the words of Scripture involving stewardship. This is a wonderful resource.Published on August 3, 2014 by Kim D. Taylor
Very simple, but excellent thoughts on Stewardship. Every believer should possess one!!Published on July 31, 2014 by Samuel Selvamony
I received this book at the beginning of the time expected to be delivered in excellent condition for being a used book. Read morePublished on July 10, 2014 by Bill Mullins
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Excellent!!!! When reading this book, context is king. This bible pulls pulls some of the historical context for you but there are other resources. It's very real and raw. Read morePublished on April 15, 2014 by Eric D. Weedon
Everything that we have comes from Him. This study bible has a great introduction on how to use this text to reveal seven purposes of stewardship: why God has entrusted us with all... Read morePublished on March 17, 2014 by A Sparks