I always feel funny “introducing” bibles on the blog. Like the Bible needs a shout out from me you know? But when I do come across one on my review radar that hits a topic close to my heart or I think would really help readers in their faith or for those investigating faith and Christianity, I know it’s worth it to post about!
The Apologetics Study Bible helps today’s Christians better understand, defend, and proclaim their beliefs in this age of increasing moral and spiritual relativism.
More than one-hundred key questions and articles placed throughout the volume about faith and science prompt a rewarding study experience at every reading. Highlights of this thinking person’s edition of God’s Word include the full text of the popular HCSB translation, an introduction to each Bible book focusing on its inherent elements of apologetics, and profiles of historic Christian apologists from Justin Martyr to C.S. Lewis.
Also featured are valuable contributions from a who’s-who of modern apologists such as Chuck Colson, Norm Geisler, Hank Hanegraaff, Josh McDowell, Albert Mohler, Ravi Zacharias, and 90+ more contributors. Plus a special lead article from best-selling author Lee Strobel (The Case for Christ) on how “How Apologetics Changed My Life.”
Other features include full-color maps (5), charts (11), and a timeline of Christian apologists and their works, 132 articles, two-color page layout, two-column text setting, presentation page, and two-piece die-cut gift box (excluding hardcover).
This is such a thorough study bible! The articles alone cover such a vast array of topics. Here’s just a handful of topics address: Who wrote the Pentateuch, ethics in today’s business world, the trustworthiness of genealogies, other religions and their use of the Bible or how it relates to Christianity (including Jehovah’s Witnesses, Islam, Hinduism, Mormonism), angels, human cloning and the Trinity. All of them are useful to study and provide insight to many questions that are asked. It’s a great starting point for many questions.
The introductions of to each chapter are also written by various contributors and a quick look at what’s coming in the book; whether a look at themes or why the author wrote it. This is a great addition to my library and resource I look forward to coming back to again.
Do you have a favorite study bible?
(Thank you to B&H Publishers for a copy of the bible in exchange for my honest review)