Posted by: futurefaith | January 11, 2011

The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible

The Lucado ‘Life Lessons’ Study Bible is quite unique. Having spent some time in this particular Bible I have noticed several things. The Bible uses the New King James translation which is a sturdy translation to work from. The Bible is edited by Max Lucado and is something different than I have seen before in the “Study Bible” format. The Bible text is in single column form, something I really like in a Bible. The notes have been placed on the outside margin of the pages. The study notes are not necessarily theological or textual. This Bible is geared towards being “Inspirational”. The notes are primarily devotional and application oriented. Perfect for the one who wants to read the Bible through. Each page has a story, illustration, or series of questions to make scripture sections applicable for the reader. The Bible has in the front a ‘Two-Year Devotional Reading Plan’, a ‘Devotional Index’ where you can find a devotion on any particular issue in mind. In the back it has a five-section “spiritual growth” help. Section titles are ‘He did this just for you verses’, ‘Spiritual growth verses’, ‘30 studies for new believes’, ‘The big picture: A 30-day overview to the New Testament’, and ‘”Where to turn when” index’. The only draw back is that there are no maps or a conventional concordance in the Bible. So to look up words or specific names will not be easily obtained by the study helps themselves. The Bible is smythe-sewn and well bound. It comes with a dust-cover. The paper is thin and white with maroon colors and picture graphics. The dimensions of the Bible are 6.5 in. wide x 9.5 in. tall x 1.5 in. thick. The Bible isn’t so much a “Study” Bible as much as it is a “Devotional” Bible. It would make a great gift for the Christian who has everything “spiritual”. I do have to say that the format and clip-art is some what “girly” if I can use that word. As a man, I don’t think I would get this for another man. Over all, it is quite unique, very well bound, attractively published. I would recommend this for anyone wanting to give a gift of encouragement, or if they wanted a different way to read through the Bible. I really like the Bible as a whole.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com http://BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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