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Life Application Study Bible: NIV

4.66  ·  Rating details ·  17,881 ratings  ·  287 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 September 1st 1992)
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Joellen
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 d
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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
john
Sep 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
BEST book in the history of man
Jackie
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
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Dana
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 de
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Marianne
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
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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
Paul
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian
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 En
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Rf8283
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
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Mikey
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.
Jim
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..
Brad
Jul 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally finished it! It only took 6 years. :)
Kelley
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 sin
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Tobie
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 Dailyaudiobible.com (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
Dea
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
Ron
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.
Mona
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The word of God can only have a five star rating.
Aaron
Going to need to read this one over a few more times
Atiim Barber
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I went to two Jewish Seders this past holiday and reading through Genesis and Exodus, with context added by the footnotes, really put the holiday, both Passover & Easter, in great perspective.
Zann
Still reading and studying. It will take me a while to get all the way through. I love the side-bar profiles, the individual scriptural commentaries, the historical information and everything else about this. I also love that you can purchase a Life Application Study Bible in various translations such as King James, New King James and New Living. There may be more available, but these are the others, besides New International, that I remember.
Suzyberry
Jun 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have many different versions of the Bible but this is by far my favorite and I always go to it for my answers. Wonderful sidelights, bios and explanations pepper the bottom of each page yet never overpower the Words of the Bible above it. Great lead-ins start each book of the Bible so you feel you know what you are about to read...filled with nuggets of wisdom to keep you from getting confused or lost in the text.
Amanda Ishikawa
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Everyone who is Christian or has been influenced it and has any sort of interest in Christianity should read the Bible. It's such an influential part of our world and I think that reading and understanding it independently can shed a lot of light on different things. It's an incredibly interesting text and though it does take a lot of time, it's definitely worth it.
Rodney Hinds
May 26, 2009 rated it it was ok
I learned many things from reading the old and new testaments. The most important revelation was that the god in this book must have had a multiple personality disorder. In my world, gods must be flawless therefore I do not believe in the god of the Holy Bible.
Stephy Jemmisparks
Jun 30, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Stephy by: Poh Lan Eng
Found the background notes very enlightening and the maps useful.
Ruth
Nov 12, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christians
Recommended to Ruth by: fundamentals
A nice addition to Bible Study texts. Sometimes it clarifies the message.
Prejudice Neutrino
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
Growing up with Christianity being implanted into my brain I never heard of anyone reading the entirety of the bible. I was always presented with excerpts and anecdotal interpretations of concepts described within the book, but I felt as if there had to be more to it. For this reason I took it upon myself to read every page to see what all the hype was about. To say I was shocked would be an understatement.

For this to be considered the greatest book to ever be written by humans beings, it was q
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Michael
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have several Bibles on my Kindle, and this one has to be my favorite when using my Kindle Fire - primarily because of the ease of navigation, the footnotes / endnotes that have an easy hyperlink where you can jump to as well as quickly jump back to where you were, as well as the historical references in the introduction to each book of the Bible. The Table of Contents is hands down the best one for the Kindle I have used.

As I mentioned above, I prefer this one for use with my Kindl
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Laura
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Rachel
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
JOSHUA currently.

Often reading/listening on my You Version (Life.Church) phone app on the go, but this paper version is my preferred favorite way if I can snuggle up on the couch for some Bible time. Whatever I'm reading whether a verse or a book makes so much more sense and applies to my world today with the applications, and for that I am grateful for any extra gleaned wisdom.
Mark Vance
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent extrapolation of basic Biblical content, with supplemental narratives and graphics to enhance the Bible study experience. I recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone interested in serious Biblical study. It is a truly viable source of deeper spiritual truths and their correlated life application.
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