NKJV Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Genuine Leather Review

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Description

Encounter the power of the word. Walk in the freedom God intends. Experience the Holy Spirit. For the NKJV Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Jack Hayford, founding pastor of The Church on the Way and chancellor of The King’s University, assembled a team of respected, Spirit-led scholars to produce this resource of solid biblical truth. Now in a full-color third edition with new contributors, it is even more dynamic. With over 2 million copies sold, the NKJV Spirit-Filled Life Bible continues to equip God’s people to live in his kingdom, exercise gifts of the spirit, and lay hold of God’s promises.

Features include:

Word Wealth – More than 650 word studies (including over 100 new ones) shed light on key terms, drawing important meaning from the original Greek and Hebrew.
Kingdom Dynamics – Dozens of biblical themes are addressed in notes by Spirit-filled preachers, teachers, and writers, including many new contributors for this edition
Truth-In-Action – Handy, helpful thematic charts provide practical application from every book of the Bible
Praying the Word – 192 guided prayers based on significant passages throughout Scripture
Detailed book introductions and outlines help you to learn each book’s historical background and appreciate its teachings
Verse-by-verse study notes explain each passage and illuminate your understanding
Includes a new full-color design with updated maps and charts, a detailed NKJV concordance, and in-depth articles about the Spirit-filled life
Designed with the exclusive Thomas Nelson NKJV Comfort Print® typeface
10-point print size

My Thoughts

First of all, I was giddy to receive this Bible because I have never owned a genuine leather Bible. It is exquisite. The leather feels very nice and the page edges are gold. I was surprised to see that it has a thumb index for an easy way to find the books of the Bible.  It also includes THREE ribbon bookmarks…this is such a bonus for me because I always mark many pages in my Bibles!

This Bible has several unique features that I love. Throughout the book you will find something called “Kingdom Dynamics”…these are articles that are “key elements of a life of a  growing, devoted disciple in God’s kingdom.” I have found these to be very helpful and interesting as I’ve studied through this Bible. They cover 33 themes and 7 in depth articles.

There are also entries called “Word Wealth”. This is my favorite of the special features. These Word Wealth listings give the English spellings of the original Greek and Hebrew words, along with helpful insight into the derivation, as well as the Strong’s Concordance numerical listing for each word.  These are extremely beneficial to studying the word as they help you to understand the context in the original language. I have wanted a Bible with this feature for a long time and I know that I will often refer to the Word Wealth sections when studying the Bible. There is also a Word Wealth index that includes all of the words that are defined and where to find them.

Another lovely feature of this Bible is the “Praying the Word” sections. Throughout the books, there are prayers that are adapted from verses in the Bible. It is a great way to learn how to pray the scriptures and I love this feature.

There are also charts at the end of each book of the Bible called “Truth in Action”. These give truths that are contained in the books and the actions that we can take to apply the truths to our own lives. This is such an important feature as application can sometimes be difficult, especially when reading some of the “more confusing” books. I will be referring to this feature often as well.

Throughout the Bible, you will find full color maps and charts that go along with the scriptures. There are also footnotes for some of the verses. The books all have introductions with outlines as well as an article on how the Holy Spirit is at work in that book. The words of Jesus are also in red.

There are several helpful articles at the end of the Bible as well as a concordance and full colored maps.

Overall, this is an excellent study Bible. I love all of the special features and can’t think of anything negative to say about it. I highly recommend this one!

My Rating

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I received this Bible from the publisher to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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