Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Living Life Application Bible, Personal Size

Product Description

Today’s #1–selling study Bible contains notes that not only explain difficult passages and give information on Bible life and times but also go a step further to show how God’s Word speaks to every situation and circumstance of your life! It’s the one Bible resource that incorporates today’s top scholarship in answering your “now what?” questions. The Life Application Study Bible includes nearly 10,000 Life Application notes and features designed to help readers apply God’s truth to everyday life. This Personal Size edition in the New Living Translation features a new LeatherLike binding with the Lord’s Prayer on the cover.

From the Back Cover

You’re holding the Holy Bible, New Living Translation. An authoritative Bible translation, rendered faithfully into today’s English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. The NLT’s scholarship and clarity breathe life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages—but even more powerful are stories of how people’s lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts. That’s why we call it ‘‘The Truth Made Clear.’’
My review:

I was raised on the King James Version, which I still like and use for church, but I have come to really enjoy the New Living Translation, especially for personal Bible reading. I feel it stays true to the original manuscripts, yet is easier to read and is in today's language, yet doesn't go too far that way.
This review is specifically for the personal size edition of the Life Application. The Life Application notes are great. Instead of being just a commentary on the verses, it helps the reader apply the verses to their life today, and is a great tool.
I have one issue with the personal size: because of the size of the Bible, the application notes are very small, and would be too small for anyone with less than ideal eyesight. Other than that, this personal size is a very nice sized Bible, and they have made an attractive cover for it.

The New Living Application Personal size Bible is available from Tyndale Publishing.

Thanks to Tyndale for the review copy.