The Open Bible – Review



The Open Bible was one of the first study Bibles I ever had as a young Christian, so when I saw that Thomas Nelson was releasing an updated version I had to check it out.

The review copy of this Bible is the hardcover which makes for a durable Bible that can take a beating but is a little bulky. The version is New King James, which you may or may not like. My first version was King James so I do find the New King James a great update, but still prefer the English Standard version. However, I do appreciate the fact that the translators of the NKJV used the original KJV as a benchmark, while working to produce an accurate and modern word-for-word translation.

I appreciate the features of this study Bible. It opens with a “How to guide…” to orient people to the features of the study bible and continues with a six and a half page guide for how to study the bible. The author of this section encourages the reader to dig deep into the scriptures. This is a good bible for new Christians with a section called, “The Christian’s Guide to the New Life.”

This bible contains not only a 94 page concordance but an almost 300 page Biblical cyclopedic index that is a special kind of subject index that comes the best features of a concordance, and a topical index. The authors include a useful how to for using this index.

Between the Old and New Testament you will find an introduction to the visual survey of the Bible that includes a timeline  and history of the early world, a basic history of Israel. There is a life of Christ chart that compare and contrast the Gospels.

Each book of this bible begins with an introduction of the book, including information about the author and the time of the writing. There is also a section in the introduction that focuses how Christ in the book. The introduction also includes an outline of the book.

The text includes cross references and many passages have additional notes to help the reader better understand the passage.

After the book of Revelation this study bible includes a harmony of the Gospels, prophecies of the Messiah fulfilled in Jesus Christ, and a Guide to Christian workers that focus the reader on the Great Commission and a question and answer section for help in dealing with people. There is more information backed into this Study Bible, but I want to leave you with a few things to discover for yourself.

This is an excellent choice for a Bible for a new Christian who desires to learn more about God and His Word. It is also a good choice for those who love the King James but want a good study bible. The downside (for me) is that it’s only available in New King James.

I would like to thank Thomas Nelson for the opportunity to review this Study Bible, I was under no obligation to give anything but my honest opinion.

 


675615: NKJV Open Bible, Bonded leather, black NKJV Open Bible, Bonded leather, black
By Thomas Nelson

The study Bible that gets you quickly and fully into the Word.
Find what you need! The Open Bible, New King James Version is designed for the hungry reader. This Bible is filled with amazing study aids including comprehensive book introductions and outlines, 64-page concordance, Read-Along references and translation notes, and the classic Biblical Cyclopedic Index covering more than 8,000 textual entries. The Open Bible, New King James Version also features a seven-step method on How to Study the Bible, a Visual Survey of the Bible, The Christian’s Guide to the New Life, and The Greatest Archaeological Discoveries of the Bible.

Features include:

  • New King James Version (NKJV) text
  • Biblical Cyclopedic Index
  • Christian’s Guide to the New Life
  • Visual Survey of the Bible
  • Book introductions and outlines
  • Concordance

675622: NKJV Open Bible, Bonded leather, black indexed NKJV Open Bible, Bonded leather, black indexed
By Thomas Nelson

The study Bible that gets you quickly and fully into the Word.
Find what you need! The Open Bible, New King James Version is designed for the hungry reader. This Bible is filled with amazing study aids including comprehensive book introductions and outlines, 64-page concordance, Read-Along references and translation notes, and the classic Biblical Cyclopedic Index covering more than 8,000 textual entries. The Open Bible, New King James Version also features a seven-step method on How to Study the Bible, a Visual Survey of the Bible, The Christian’s Guide to the New Life, and The Greatest Archaeological Discoveries of the Bible.

Features include:

  • New King James Version (NKJV) text
  • Biblical Cyclopedic Index
  • Christian’s Guide to the New Life
  • Visual Survey of the Bible
  • Book introductions and outlines
  • Concordance

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