As a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid, I received an advance review copy of the Evangelical Study Bible with the request that I give it an honest review.
Although the New King James Version is not my favorite translation, there is so much to this Bible that I can easily overlook that fact.
The Evangelical Study Bible is packed with more comprehensive material than any other study Bible I have ever seen. It includes doctrinal notes (from a clearly evangelical perspective), contextual notes, translator notes, brief biographies of Biblical characters as well as information on archaeological sites and much more.
There are so many tools packed into this one volume that it includes a “How to use the Evangelical Study Bible” section! Although the sheer amount of extra material and a key for it may seem daunting, I believe this Bible truly gives every Christian the tools to understand the Bible and thereby the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in a way that traditionally required a scholar and many different tools to put all of this together.
I have always written and preached with a desire to open the Word to help people reach a deeper understanding. This Bible does that.
I strongly encourage all Christians to consider getting one for their study. We can easily be a Christian floating around with no path or understanding, or we can truly understand what we believe and why we believe it, so that we can share it with the world. You can get your copy here.