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Life Application Study Bible: NIV

4.68  ·  Rating details ·  21,804 ratings  ·  436 reviews
- Application Notes provide penetrating insight into what the Bible says to you about how you live. - Book Introductions use timelines, overviews, and outlines to prepare you to hear and respond to the book's truths. - Character Sketches spotlight key Bible figures and the lessons you can learn from their lives.- In-Text Charts and Maps help you locate key places and grasp ...more
Leather Bound, 2400 pages
Published March 18th 1997 by Zondervan Publishing Company (first published January 1st 1988)
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May 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I learned that God loves us very much that he sent Jesus as our Savior and that he wants all (everybody) to go to heaven for eternity.
God has been taking care of his people ever since they have been on this earth. he protects us and gets us through problems through prayer.
It makes God very sad to see when people don't worship him and don't obey his commandments including love one another. It makes God very sad when he sees how humans destroy their lives and the lives of others with drug wars and
Jun 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have the personal sized, black and white floral cover design copy of this Bible and it is gorgeous!

This is my first Bible and it will probably be the only one I ever use. I love the NLT translation first of all. I don't know why NIV is so popular. Both NLT and NIV are modern translations, but I find that NLT is much clearer in the intended meaning, whereas NIV can leave me guessing for days.

The study notes and charts are AMAZING!!! I cannot stress enough how much they have helped me. I am a bo
Nadine A.
Feb 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I own several bibles and bible study books but every time I decided to read the entire bìble I would eventually just go back to daily devotionals or re-read my favorite books. That is until I found this bible. The explanatory notes, short history lessons and character profiles are just a few things included in this bible that not only helps with understanding how the scriptures can be applied to our world today but It helped me stay connected through the parts I found dìffícult or boríng and I w ...more
Sep 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
BEST book in the history of man
Brittany | Healing Happy Lee
I gave up a long time ago trying to read and understand the Bible, but after reading different parts of this edition, I saw it would be completely doable!

This is the first Bible I've ever been able to comprehend. That being said, it would be great for anyone new to the faith of Christianity or even remotely interested in it, children who are of age to read, teens and adults, whoever likes info presented in a manner that doesn't make you read between the lines.

The green hardcover is of high quali
Aug 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
The chronological order adds a fresh through-line to the biblical narrative that is different than the canonical order. The explanations are clear, simple and easy to understand (though sometimes simply redundant in explaining verbatim what you are about to read, which loses half a star for me).
The explanation of the historical accounts between the old and new testaments really help to increase one's understanding of the AD/BC split and what exactly was happening in society during the early day
Jonathan Derr
Mar 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
How could you give this book anything LESS than 5 stars? Have you ever read a book so jammed full with stories, characters, plot twists etc.? I think of this book as one of my desert island books. If I had to pick only 5 books to read for the rest of my life stuck on a desert island, this would definitely be one of them. It is absolutely packed with interesting things. It can get tedious, don't get me wrong, the slow parts are definitely a little painful to trudge though. But if you can get thro ...more
Sandy Sandmeyer
Oct 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This Bible is a great version for study and easy reading. The study guides are wonderful. On many pages, the study guide is half the page and the Bible reading is the other half. The Bible is brought into clarity with this version. I highly recommend it to anyone!
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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NIV Life Application Study Bible (Anglicised) – A Beautiful Bible

The NIV Life Application Study Bible is one of the most beautiful, easy to use Bibles that is perfect for personal study or if it were to be used in group resource. The NIV Life Application as well as being in my opinion the best study Bible available, and for me one of the easiest to read as we are not forced to read passages squeezed in to columns on a page. For those that tend to complain about the use of American English this h
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The bible is truly the greatest story ever told. It was inspired by God- 2 Timothy 3:16 and it gives us personal instruction on Godly living, righteousness, even correction. Every word of God is flawless- Proverbs 30:5

God is our refuge our shield, our strong tower in times of trouble. We are not to be anxious but in everything glorifying God the Father through the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. HE did what we could not do. Made himself to be sin, to be victorious over sin, and death; whereby
Jun 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
My rating of 4 stars is, of course, for the NIV Life Application notes which appear at the bottom of each page, not for the text of the Bible itself which will always get the full 5! :) I'm going to assume everyone knew that but wanted to clarify juuuust in case.

The notes range from being academic or historic commentary to applications for contemporary life, at times stretching the point a little to make it fit into a modern application. There were several places where I disagreed, even disagre
Kristianna Holy Cheese
Aug 18, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYBODY in the WHOLE ENTIRE world
This book is amazing!! It helps me everyday!!! I will always be reading this book!!!! I will never be done reading this book!! There is always something new to didcover in every chapter even if u have read it a gazzilion times I promise you!! If you start reading and studing this book you will be amazed at the stuff you learn about JESUS the one who dies for our sins and the one who loves you sooo much no mater what!!!!!
Dec 19, 2016 rated it liked it
I read the entire thing... including footnotes. Took me almost an entire year.
I'm not going to comment on the book itself. It's "The Book" and to most people those capital letters are justified, to the majority of the world they are not.
I also will not expound on my religious beliefs since they are immaterial to this commentary.
I will only comment on this particular version of this book. I was gifted this book by a very religious friend about 15 years ago. It has sat on my shelf since then. But
Jun 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
God's Word is the best & single most important book. Out of all the books in the world, this is the one I hope that everyone will take time to read. If we are as diligent in reading this as we are in all the other books of the world, our understanding, personal peace, & spiritual life will change not to mention our relationship with Jesus Christ. My prayer is that everyone who reads it will allow Him to touch them as only He can & change your life. Permanently.

John 3:16 & 17 For God so loved th
Tom Leary
Jun 01, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christians
I've read through many different study bibles in my work as a youth minister. I haven't found any to be easier to understand or have more useful information than the Life Application Study Bibles. The NLT version works well as it is generally seen as truer the the biblical text. In general the commentary does a great job giving very useful information right on the page regarding the historical activities going on during the time of the verse being referenced. ...more
Anja Braun
Oct 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I have tried to read the King James version and I gave up!! I was trying to find a bible that I could understand and I found this gem!! This was a Christmas present to myself:) This is easy to read, notes at the bottom explain in more detail what it is U are reading.Believe me when I tell U this is the best bible!!
Jul 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally finished it! It only took 6 years. :)
May 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
My first study bible, when I was new in my faith this study bible really assisted me in learning more about applying my faith to everyday life.
Aug 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Once again, I read various editions of the Book in search of meaning for me...It may not be somebody's way but it's mine and I rarely invoke the creator but I believe my faith is guiding me in this.. ...more
Dec 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Couldn’t have picked a better year to read the Bible cover to cover. Used a plan that was chronological, which gives new light to the Psalms. Reading it once through is not enough....I will be starting again tomorrow.
Apr 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Okay, so I've done many Bible studies since spring 2001, but never actually read through the entire Bible. I started my "one year through the Bible" journey in January 2010 and I'm still on the road. I love the reading plan that I have....I read a section from the Old Testament, the New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs each day. I downloaded the plan from (DAB) which, by the way, is a great site. Brian Hardin, from DAB, does the year through the Bible every year (since I think ...more
I have studied and read this particular edition since I was around sixteen, and am currently thirty-four. This year I read it alongside the Bible Recap’s chronological bible study in a year. With the mini commentary at the bottom and Tara Lee Cobble’s concise, cultural and historical context, it was deeply engrossing and educating.

For anyone at all who ever wonders if there is more to life, if there is a God, I’d encourage you to ask the hard questions (we all do!) and read this over the course
The Life Application Study Bible is my favorite study Bible because it has great notes to explain the scripture in a way that is easy to understand and apply it to living in today's world. I have had the NIV translation for years in a leather bound format and even though I have several different Bibles, I keep going back to this one for study. The New Living Translation is a new to me translation and I to do it. I do feel that it is good to go between different translations to get a good picture ...more
Sep 14, 2010 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference
It is unlikely that I will ever truly "read" this, but will instead refer to it from time to time and read passages both greater and lesser in size as the mood strikes me. I do enjoy having a bible for reference, and this was a gift to me when I graduated high school. I am intrigued by the difference in format from the King James bible (and mildly amused that the Catholic church was not listed in the Preface among the denominations of those distinguished scholars who worked on this translation). ...more
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given this version for Christmas 2009 by my Mother-in-Law, Barbara Parson, two months before she died. (I am departing from my normal practice of only listing books as "read" which I've read all the way through, because despite reading from this book regularly, I use another volume for my regular reading and study.)

The large text was a concession to my age, and my need for a Bible I could read comfortably in public.

A very good read.
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I used a plan from to read the entire Bible in 2019. It’s definitely a proud moment for me. This application Bible was the perfect choice. The footnotes, maps, timelines, and summaries were super helpful! ...more
Margaret Chind
*Thanks to New Living Translation Facebook Fan Page and Tyndale House Publishers for having a giveaway where I won a copy!!*
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The word of God can only have a five star rating.
Going to need to read this one over a few more times
David Hevia
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This Bible transformed my faith by applying the text to my daily life. The instruction it provides is the best tool for understanding the gospel and learning to live the Christian life.
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