Zondervan NIV Study Bible

The Zondervan NIV Study Bible was first released in 1985 to a lot of fanfare.  Since then it has gone through several revisions and has received numerous awards as well.  This is the best selling study Bible on the market plain and simple.  More people use the NIV study Bible than any other study Bible.  Likewise, the NIV translation is the most popular translation in the English language.  In short, there are a lot of people using this study Bible and with good reason.  

There are currently two versions of the NIV study Bible on the market.  The 2008 version is what most are familiar with but a new version has been released in 2011.  The study notes are mostly the same but the 2011 version has updated NIV language.  Since the most recent update in 1984 the English language has changed and the newest version reflects this change.  You won’t see much change in the wording but ocassionally you’ll notice a word difference like what used to say “all men” might now say “all people”.  Overall it’s the same great Bible with a few word differences.  It’s worth pointing out though because most people will still be reading from the older version and you’ll notice slight word differences.

The Zondervan NIV Study Bible is full of valuable study notes and helpful features. It contains over 20,000 study notes on biblical passages. It also has over 900 character profiles and 425 archaeological explanations.  With these notes you’ll be able to have a better understanding of what it means when the Bible speaks of a talent of silver and you’ll know exactly where Jesus traveled when it says that He went to Bethany.

The Zondervan NIV Study Bible doesn’t stop at just explanation however. It has almost 3,000 personal applications to make scripture more than just an abstract book.

Since 1985 Zondervan’s NIV study Bible has been read by millions of Bible readers and it has been constantly updated with the most current information. The latest revision in 2008 includes updates to 25% of its study notes to ensure that it is as up to date as possible.

The NIV Study Bible comes in all bindings – paperback, hardback, and leather. It also comes in standard size, large print, and a smaller personal size.

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Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible

The spirit of the reformation lives on in the Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible. This Bible approaches scripture through the eyes of the reformed theological heritage. It is also the first NIV study Bible to incorporate a summary of reformed theology.

In addition to including study notes from a reformed theological perspective, the Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible discusses major reformed doctrinal positions. It also includes important reformed statements of faith such as the Heidelberg Catechism and the Westminster Confession.

The Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible is available in hardcover in the NIV translation.

What is Reformed Theology?: Understanding the Basics

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NIV Study Bible

The Zondervan NIV Study Bible is the #1 study Bible for the NIV. It features over 20,000 study notes on biblical passages. It also contains over 900 character profiles and 425 archaeological explanations.

The NIV Study Bible doesn’t stop at just explanation however. It has almost 3,000 personal applications to make scripture more than just an abstract book.

Since 1985 Zondervan’s NIV study Bible has been read by millions of Bible readers and it has been constantly updated with the most current information. The latest revision in 2008 includes updates to 25% of its study notes to ensure that it is as up to date as possible.

The NIV Study Bible comes in all bindings – paperback, hardback, and leather. It also comes in standard size, large print, and a smaller personal size.

Zondervan NIV Study Bible, Large Print

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Archaeological Study Bible

Bible history comes alive with the NIV Archaeological Study Bible. The Bible is filled with articles and full colored photographs of biblical places and ancient artifacts.

The NIV Archaeological Study Bible has 520 articles on topics such as archaeological sites, cultural and historical notes, ancient peoples and lands, the reliability of the Bible, and ancient texts and artifacts. In addition to the articles, approximately 500 photographs help the reader get a better grasp of what the passage is talking about.

Renowned biblical historian Walter Kaiser is one of the editors of the NIV Archaeological Study Bible, lending authority to the notes and articles.

The NIV Archaeological Study Bible is available in hardback and leather editions. It comes in the NIV translation.

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Life Application Study Bible

The Life Application Study Bible is one of the most popular study Bibles available today. It includes over 10,000 notes on Bible verses, words, places, and people. In addition to charts designed to clarify the biblical text, there are over 100 personality profiles of biblical characters.

Aside from standard notes on the Bible, the Life Application study Bible contains the Christian Worker’s Resource, a special supplement to enhance the reader’s ministry effectiveness: How to Become a Believer, How to Follow Up with a New Believer, Mining the Treasures of the Life Application Study Bible, So You’ve Been Asked to Speak, and Taking the Step to Application.

The Life Application Study Bible is available in many forms including hardback and leather bindings. There are also attractive Duo-Tone or Tu-Tone leather covers that are popular with younger readers especially.

You may purchase the life application study Bible in different sizes as well. Aside from the standard size, there is also a large print version and a personal size.

The Life Application study Bible comes in all of the most popular Bible versions including the NIV, KJV, NKJV, NLT, and NASB.

Life Application Study Bible NIV

Life Application Study Bible NLT

Life Application Study Bible NKJV

Life Application Study Bible NIV, Personal Size

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Full Color Bible

The full color Bible, formerly known as the Rainbow study Bible (old versions are still available), is unique among study Bibles and is great for both new Christians and those who have been studying the Bible for a long time.

The full color Bible color codes the Bible into different themes. Each theme is represented by a different color and every time the topic of a passage changes, so does the highlight color. No longer will you have to struggle with what the author is talking about. One glance at the color and you will know that he is discussing love or forgiveness or sin. The full color Bible breaks down scripture so that everyone can grasp the big picture of a biblical passage.

You can purchase the full color Bible in hardcover form or in an attractive duo-tone leather. It is available in both the NIV and KJV translations.

New International Version-Hardcover (Standard Full Color Bible)

Holy Bible: King James Version, Standard Full Color

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