I was given the Apply The Word Study Bible to review.
Summed up from the preface
1st it provides a reliable Bible Text. I was supplied with the KNJV. It is also available in KJV
2nd Extensive notes and articles explain the biblical background and context, these include commentary, maps, tables, and charts.
3rd the commentary and notes aim at practical points, with relational and applicable information that is relevant to the circumstances individuals face today.
When one sits down to Bible Study, the goal should be to become more like Jesus through the study and application of the Word to our lives. That is the main aim of this study Bible. To learn, equip, and give the guidance for application. The editors of this study Bible acknowledge the gift we have in the accessibility of the Word of God today along with the need to respond to what we read obediently.
This is very much what the word Shema (listen) in dueteronomy 6v 6-9 means, to listen with the intent to obey. Are we reading the Word with the intent to respond, obey, and apply the scripture to our lives? Over and over, scriptures states "He who has ears to hear, let him hear." Matthew 11:15
The Apply The Word Study Bible longs to help those who have spiritual ears to hear what is being said in the Word.
Each book of the Bible has an introduction to "set the scene" of when the book takes place, who it was written to, key points and much more. In the electronic version the commentary and application notes are highlighted in a contrasting colour with a clickable link to that reading making navigation easy.
Product Description from Manufacturer:
The Apply the Word Study Bible brings you to an intimate understanding of the Bible's message, helps you think about it and apply it to your life. People of all ages and walks of life will enjoy the fresh style of the feature articles, which are directed at helping you approach life with the mind of Christ. You'll discover that the Bible is a very practical book, just what is needed to guide you through every day. Featuring the New King James Version—the best translation for Bible study—and abundant sidebar articles, the Apply the Word Study Bible is the perfect companion for everyday living.
New King James Version, the best translation for study
Hundreds of sidebar articles for seeing the relevance of Scripture for everyday living
Insightful introductions to the books of the Bible
Biographies of people during and since Bible times, examples of applying the Word of God to your life
Full-color page design provides a helpful and interesting visual encounter with Scripture
Charts, tables and maps provide abundant Bible information
Subject index as a helpful tool for Bible study
Concordance for helpful reference
Full-color maps to illustrate the Bible lands
Thumb-indexed page edges
8.75" x 5.50"