Saturday, May 24, 2014

REVIEW: NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible

Title: NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible
Series: none
Editor: Jack W Hayford
Published Date:
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Format: hardback
Pages: 1920
Copy provided by: Book Look Bloggers program
Genre: bible
Purchase: Amazon

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Synopsis: Find the Holy Spirit throughout the Bible. Jack Hayford, founding pastor of The Church on the Way, has led a team of anointed scholars to produce the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible. This outstanding resource offers a fresh look at the Scriptures and the work of the Holy Spirit. This Bible addresses important issues of Spirit-filled living in the context of solid biblical scholarship.

My Review: I received a copy of this bible in exchange for an honest review.
As soon as I opened the box, I fell in love with this Bible. I love the cover of it, along with the silver ribbon marker. The silver along with the teal is a beautiful combination. As I started flipping through the pages however, I came across two pages that had very large tears in them. This disappointed me greatly. I put myself in the position of a consumer that had just spent $45 on either a new Bible for themselves or a gift for someone, and I would be very upset. Yes, I expect perfection from a new book, especially from a publisher like Thomas Nelson who prides themselves on the quality of their Bibles.
Moving into the Bible itself, it offers several things:

  • Kingdom Dynamics: 41 themes throughout that offer values as we share the gospel everywhere.
  • Word Wealth: This appealed to the geek in me as more than 500 words are defined with the original Greek and Hebrew meanings.
  • Truth-In-Action: charts that have practical application at the end of each book.
  • Each book has its own introduction in detail, helping to bring it into perspective.
  • Study notes that I don't feel are as comprehensive as the publisher would have you believe, but very thorough.
If this Bible were in optimum condition when I received it, it would easily get 4 stars. As it is, it received 3 1/2 from me from a consumer point of view.

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