Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Book Review: NIV Zondervan Study Bible, General Editor, Dr. D.A. Carson

Book Description

The NIV Zondervan Study Bible, featuring Dr. D.A. Carson as general editor, is built on the truth of Scripture and centered on the gospel message. D.A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is a founding member of the Gospel Coalition.


The NIV Zondervan Study Bible, featuring Dr. D.A. Carson as general editor, is built on the truth of Scripture and centered on the gospel message. An ambitious and comprehensive undertaking, Dr. Carson, with committee members Dr. T. Desmond Alexander, Dr. Richard S. Hess, Dr. Douglas J. Moo, and Dr. Andrew David Naselli, along with a team of over 60 contributors from a wide range of evangelical denominations and perspectives, crafted all-new study notes and other study tools to present a biblical theology of God's special revelation in the Scriptures. To further aid the readers' understanding of the Bible, also included are full-color maps, charts, photos and diagrams. In addition, a single-column setting of the Bible text provides maximum readability.

The accessible and fresh interior design will capture your attention and enhance your study experience. Along with your purchase, you'll also receive free electronic access to the NIV Zondervan Study Bible.

Features include: Over 60 scholarly contributors Over 1.2 million words of new content Over 3,000 pages packed with in-depth study tools Nearly 20,000 all-new, comprehensive verse-by-verse study notes Customized, theologically rich, illustrated book introductions 6 section introductions to literary genres ("The Pentateuch," "The Historical Books," etc.) Full-color interior with extensive use of over 60 colorful charts, over 90 maps, and hundreds of photos Comprehensive library of over 30 articles by award-winning scholars on topics such as "The Bible and Theology," "The Glory of God," "Covenant," "Love and Grace," and more Cross-reference system Complete text of the New International Version Concordance with over 35,000 Scripture references Free electronic access to the study Bible

Book Review

The NIV Zondervan Study Bible is a thick book. It has 2880 pages. When I received it in the mail I was actually overwhelmed for a moment because I was not expecting the large size. But as I opened The NIV Zondervan Study Bible and began to look at it I was very amazed with the content. The NIV Zondervan Study Bible is full of pictures, maps, illustrations and charts. Much more than I have seen in any other version. The study notes and cross reference system gives something to explore on every page. Each book begins with an extensive introduction and outline. It is very evident that there was much time spent in creating this study Bible.  Even if the NIV isn't your preferred version, you would benefit to have The NIV Zondervan Study Bible in your home library.

I like how they separated the articles from the main Cannon of the Bible. The free digital version is very handy to take to church because of the size of this book.

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