Reviews by Eugene Quek
November 1, 2011  | 10:52 PM  |  Fantastic (5)
This is in my opinion, the best study bible in the market. It provides useful information for both the newer Christian and seasoned expositor. It was clear that the team of commentators took time to work through nearly every verse, providing the historical background where needed and exploring differing theological views - sometimes offering why a particular view is preferred.

But what helps this text shine at its brightest is the Accordance user interface in accordance which is ...
This is in my opinion, the best study bible in the market. It provides useful information for both the newer Christian and seasoned expositor. It was clear that the team of commentators took time to work through nearly every verse, providing the historical background where needed and exploring differing theological views - sometimes offering why a particular view is preferred.

But what helps this text shine at its brightest is the Accordance user interface in accordance which is intuitive, elegant and space sensitive. Since the commentary from the Study Bible scrolls together with the Scripture, the user can get the information he or she needs without extra clicks or leaving the translation(s) he or she has picked. It offers a quick look-up for exegetical work and a good taster as to what excellent exegetical commentaries should provide.

Useful charts, timelines and attractive full-color diagrams help to draw the reader in the context of the Biblical text as well as provide useful overviews that may serve to bolster sermon or Bible Study preparation. The information is in rich supply but at no point overwhelms or alienates the reader by being too detailed or scholarly.

Prospective buyers may wish to note that the Study Bible notes are almost bereft of application pointers. The focus of this Study Bible is to provide insight into the Biblical text with some attention given to the original languages and it does this extremely well for a Study Bible so much so that with the new insights drawn, application pointers often seem to naturally flow out from the text to the reader. As a result, the reader is inspired to pursue deeper homiletical and exegetical studies with the wealth of information presented. After all, isn't that what Bible Study is all about?

My final word: Get it. Fall in love with the Bible again. You won't regret you did. I didn't.
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