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The Word For Today Bible
by Chuck Smith
For over 30 years, Pastor Chuck Smith, founder of the Calvary Chapel movement, has been bringing Biblical truth alive in the hearts of believers. The Word for Today Bible focuses on a selection of his most powerful teachings and is packed with commentary, illustrations, and insights that guide readers to a deeper understanding of scripture. Through key features like introd ...more
Published March 14th 2006 by Nelson Bibles
(first published March 1st 2006)
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I gave away my first copy of this Bible, which had no red letters and Pastor Chuck's commentary interspersed in text boxes throughout the pages. I replaced it with a newer edition, with red letters and the commentary more traditionally formatted at the bottom of the page. I like it much better. Chuck's comments are written conversationally and although theologically sound, he doesn't come across as a scholar. There is commentary only on selected verses, not on everything. Also some very nice boo ...more
As a member of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa I admit my review is biased. I loved reading all of Pastor Chuck's comments. Some made me think of past sermons and others made me feel that I knew him a little better as a person. I did not know him personally but I would have liked to. I miss him and will keep this Bible as a treasured momento.
I don't think there's another bible out there with such potent yet simple commentary like you'll find in this one. I equate it to sitting next to a beloved grandfather reading the bible together in silence, with frequent pauses to hear the wisdom of grandfather's insight to the scripture being read. Chuck has a warm and personable teaching style.