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Holy Bible: NIV Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible

4.65  ·  Rating Details ·  63 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
The NIV Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible provides a theological conservative, balanced system of notes and articles that trace the Reformed Christian heritage back to its roots in the Reformation. Appropriate for both an academic and an informed lay audience, this Bible incorporates extensive study notes, as well as articles, charts, and graphs, that comment on Script ...more
Hardcover, 2222 pages
Published July 28th 2003 by Zondervan Publishing Company (first published July 1st 2003)
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Nov 26, 2008 Brandon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I love this Bible! I only wish it came in a better translation. In my opinion it has the best annotations of any study Bible, with the possible exception of the new ESV Study Bible. It has great maps, diagrams, and theological articles. Also it has the complete text of Reformed Doctrinal Standards at the back (Heidelburg, Belgic, The Canons of Dort, and Westminster-including both Shorter and Larger Catechism) with footnotes referencing referencing them at related Scriptures. If you can put up wi ...more
Jacob Aitken
Had this study bible been released ten years earlier, it would still be in print and command a larger usage. The idea is great: solid, Reformed study notes with a modern translation, not to mention a collection of the Confessions with decent essays. This is a good, solid format. However, it suffers from a number of drawbacks, some of which are simply providential while others are of the editors' own doing.

1) Without being overly critical of the NIV text, the majority of modern day Reformed
Aaron Vriesman
"Second to None" As a pastor in the Christian Reformed Church, this Study Bible is indispensable to me. It offers a solid evangelical & Reformed perspective on many difficult passages, as well as in the articles on many topics of interest:
What is salvation and how do I get it?
Can I resist the Holy Spirit?
Why was Jesus resurrected?
What does it mean to be "in Christ"?
Can I lose my salvation?
Are we in the last days?
Can I be possessed by a demon?
...and many more. If you want to know what you bel
This is my normal study Bible. It has virtually the same study notes as the "New Geneva Study Bible", but uses an NIV translation instead of NKJV or ESV. It also includes the major confessions and catechisms of the Reformed churches.
Nov 30, 2012 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very detailed notes. My primary study Bible.
Jun 05, 2012 Tracy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Always reading. #1 Book.

Mike E.
Feb 24, 2015 Mike E. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite study Bible because the study notes (by Pratt, Frame & Packer) link the reader to the various doctrinal standards of historic protestantism: Heidelberg Catechism, Westminster Confession, Westminster Shorter Catechism, Belgic Confession, Canons of Dort, Westminster Larger Catechism. No other study Bible does this. The standards are printed in a readable and accessible format in the back of the Bible. Footnotes point you to the relevant section.
Jack Hansen
The last book in the Bible brings the entire Bible full circle, from predicting Christ to the return of Christ. What was taught in Genesis is still taught in Revelation as to how to behave while here on earth. Without being too revealing, the Apostle John, who walked with Christ, describes events to yet take place with extravagant symbolism that rivals any prophet that came before him. A prophet, himself, John writes what he is told and what he sees. The book, like all other books of the Bible, ...more
Stephen Gordons
May 24, 2012 Stephen Gordons rated it it was amazing
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Great supplemental materials, such as Reformation documents. Good notes on points of Reformed theology, however, interpretations of exegetical problems was not always entirely satisfying.
Eddie Taylor
Jul 28, 2014 Eddie Taylor rated it it was amazing
Favorite study Bible. Wish it was still in print as I would love to have in a soft cover. My favorite all around Bible.

Will never "finish" reading this one.
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