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Review-"The Transformation Study Bible-NLT"

Review-"The Transformation Study Bible-NLT" General Editor Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe
NLT stands for New Living Translation
Published by David C. Cook a B&B Media Group
Published 2009

I will post a short review and then post the press release for this Bible.

Review--I knew little about the New Living Translation Bible, I'd never looked at it, never read it.
I have kept this Bible near my side constantly since receiving it, I use it for daily Bible reading, I have also been using it in teaching my Sunday morning Bible class. Often in my class I will read from another translation, then my class will want me to re-read the passage from the New Living Translation, they will smile and say how wonderful it is to have a more easy to understand translation of the Bible. Suffice it to say I have been impressed with the translation and with the added material in The Transformation Study Bible.
This Bible is a hardback, with a sturdy cover. The pages are thicker and more durable than the other Bibles that I have, I am happy that the pages do not curl on the edges.
There is a dictionary/concordance, and an index of preaching outlines in the back of the Bible.
The Foreword and Introduction to the New Living Translation is a must read for those new to this translation, many issues will be addressed.
The words of Christ are in red.
There is cross references, and also added study material at the bottom of the pages.
I of course did not read the entire Bible, but I did read the book of Psalms and James. When reading these books I compared them to other translations that I had, there is little difference.
I am aware and have heard much argument and strong opinions on certain translations of the Bible, often these opinions are on the snooty side.
I am pleased to have this Study Bible, and I recommend this Bible for everyday use, in studying, and even in teaching.

Press Release:
"As pastors seek to make the Word of God more understandable in an age that is unfamiliar with the bible, and as growing disciples seek to discover the truth of Scripture in a skeptical culture, there is a great need for guidance in both the preaching and study of God's Word. Whether you're a pastor, a seminary student, or a truth-seeking disciple, an understanding of the
Bible can be made clear to you with the help of one of the most influential, in-depth, and practical Bible scholars in modern history.
For over thirty years, millions have come to rely on the timeless wisdom of Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe's "Be" Commentary series. Dr. Wiersbe's commentary and insights on Scripture have helped readers understand and apply God's Word with the goal of life transformation. According to Dr. Wiersbe, "It isn't enough for us simply to read assigned portions of the Bible each day, as helpful as that is. A truly transforming experience involves meditating on what we read (Ps. 1:2) studying it carefully in the light of other verses, and then obeying what God tells us to do(Joshua 1:8)." Now available for the first time, The Transformation Study Bible offers the full text of the highly readable New Living Translation with accompanying notes and commentary from the 50 books in Dr. Weiersbe's "Be" series.
One of the most anticipated and comprehensive study Bibles of the year, The Transformation Study Bible has been a lifetime in the making by a man who is widely known as a prolific and trusted writer and theologian. The former pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago, an internationally known Bible teacher, and someone who has given his life to a deep examination of the Word of God, Dr. Wiersbe lends his vast experience and scholarly insight to the most beloved and revered book of all time. This effort is to encourage believers of all levels to know and love the Bible and to experience the same transformation that has radically changed his life. The result is a Bible that is clear, understandable, and applicable to the lives of its readers.
Dr. Wiersbe writes, 'The remedy for discouragement is the Word of God. When you feed your heart and mind with its truth, you regain your perspective and find renewed strength.' By providing a new set of tools for Bible students of all levels, David C Cook and Warren Wiersbe have partnered to provide an essential tool to help bring the "perspective" and "renewed strength" that comes from a life transforming study of God's Word. This fantastic and long awaited resource will bring more clarity than ever before to the study of God's Word."

Comments

A Gracious Home said…
I don't think you can go wrong with Warren Wiersbe's books. I will look for a copy of this Bible Sat when I go shopping. I have his commentary and it's real good. Doylene