Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this beautiful Bible through Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.
The NLT Illustrated Study Bible is a visually stunning and breathtaking Bible. It is over 2,500 pages of text, illustrations, maps, timelines, and profiles of the characters in the Bible. The pages were printed in Italy, and they are just so delicate and smooth. It is a compilation of many Scholars, Editors, Publishers and Designers in hopes to bring the Bible to life, and made understandable to today's generation. The New Living Translation, or NLT, is a way of putting into English the original context of the Bible and the meanings that were meant to be told and understood. It breaks down the who, what, where, when and how. There is also an accountability for historical reliability, authorship and recommendations for further reading.
I was blown away by this Bible. There is an Introduction and How to Study the Bible section, but it is literally, an all inclusive way to learn the Bible. My husband is in college now studying Theology, and he was amazed by this Bible also. When he has a question over a theological explanation of a piece of scripture, he pulls out his commentaries, books, or the Internet to look at what the meaning behind that specific verse is. The NLT Illustrated Study Bible has it all there from the timelines comparing one specific event to other events in history, to the maps and routes the disciples traveled on. It also has explanations, a Features Index, Dictionary and Index to look up verses, subjects or characters of the Bible.
If you can't tell, I absolutely love this Bible. It brought the characters to life for my sons, in the pictures of some of their favorite people like David and Goliath, or Daniel in the Lion's Den. It shows examples and explains the animals and plants, musical instruments, texts and artifacts, and history of different time periods. This is not only important to me as a homeschool Mom, but also as a Christian wife and mother. It opened my eyes to how the Bible and the stories connect throughout history, and how it is so relevant to us even more today. I would highly recommend this Bible if you are looking for a way to study or understand the scriptures. It would also make an exceptional gift to someone who may be trying to grasp these studies as well.
Please click on the picture below to see more information on this Bible. There is an outstanding video and also a place for you to download a sample of what it looks like. I took photos of the Bible, but none could justice to what this actually looks like and what it offers. Thanks for stopping by to read my review!
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