What is a Study Bible? A Study Bible is a Bible with extra notes to explain what you just read. Many of them go even further than that. They will have maps to show you the region it was written, character studies of famous Biblical people, currency conversion charts, and so much more.
If you are serious about getting deeper in your walk with God, you need a Study Bible in your life. Here are three I highly recommend:
The Life Application Study Bible
Why I like it: This was the first type of Study Bible I ever used. I still have wonderful memories reading through the pages of my Study Bible and learning so much from the commentaries. It is still one of my go to Bibles for devotional reading. (along with the others on this list.)
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Publishers Notes: Today’s best-selling study Bible―the Life Application Study Bible―has been updated and expanded. Over 300 new Life Application notes, nearly 350 note revisions, 16 new personality profiles, updated charts, and a Christian Worker’s Resource make today’s number one selling study Bible even better.
FEATURES: Over 300 new Life Application notes and significant revisions to nearly 350 others
16 new Personality Profiles
Most charts revised to clarify meaning and importance, plus eight all-new charts
New information on the intertestamental period
Christian Worker’s Resource, a special supplement to enhance the reader’s ministry effectiveness, includes: How to Become a Believer, How to Follow Up with a New Believer, Mining the Treasures of the Life Application Study Bible, So You’ve Been Asked to Speak, and Taking the Step to Application
The New Spirit Filled Life Bible
Why I like it: Dr Jack Hayford and many others use the margins of this Bible to teach us how to apply God’s Word in the context of New Testament theology.
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Publishers Notes: Find the Holy Spirit throughout the Bible. Dr. Jack Hayford, founding pastor of The Church on the Way, has led a team of anointed leaders to produce the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible. This outstanding resource offers a fresh look at the Scriptures and the work of the Holy Spirit. This Bible addresses important issues of Spirit-filled living in the context of solid biblical scholarship.
Features include: Kingdom Dynamics – 41 themes throughout the Scripture that give us values as we advance the gospel throughout the world
Word Wealth – More than 550 key terms defined and brought to life pulling the language from the original Greek and Hebrew to everyday English
Truth-In-Action – Practical charts pulling out practical application from every book of the Bible
Detailed book introductions
Verse-by-verse study notes
Maxwell Leadership Bible
Why I like it: John Maxwell was a pastor for years before becoming the Leadership Guru we all know him for today. He actually said the reason he resigned being a pastor was because he noticed that the business world was a wasteland when it come to faith. He endeavored to change that. What I love the most about him is he writes his leadership books with ideas straight from the Bible and the business experts call him a genius. He always says, “It was there for over 2,000 years. I just put in a way they would read.” This Bible will give you great leadership principles to go along with your reading.
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Publishers Notes: “John Maxwell is a nationally respected expert in leadership. This Bible provides an in-depth look at God’s laws for leaders and leadership. Now, you can get The Maxwell Leadership Bible in the best-selling New International Version. Plus, this 2nd edition includes new updates.
In this Bible, Dr. Maxwell explains what a godly leader is and how God is glorified when you accept the role you’re called to. It includes great articles and insights that will become an invaluable part of your leadership library. You’ll find 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader with lessons about Biblical characters who exemplified each. Over 100 biographical profiles feature stories that share God’s truth about leadership.
John C. Maxwell, a New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker, has been called America’s #1 leadership authority. To date, he has sold 25 million books. In 2014, Maxwell received the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, and was named the world’s most influential leadership expert by Inc. and Business Insider. His organizations ¬– The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP — have trained more than 5 million leaders in 188 countries.
This edition includes new empowering, inspiring tools to equip you to be an even better leader: Complete NIV Bible text and translators’ notes • Book introductions • Articles describing the 21 Laws of Leadership and the 21 Qualities of a Leader • Notes throughout the Bible that connect with the Laws and Qualities • Indexes to the 21 Laws of Leadership and the 21 Qualities of a Leader
The Maxwell Leadership Bible offers principles of leadership that will greatly impact the way you guide others. Order your copy today.
This Bible offers supplemental information on the following topics: Leadership Laws, Servanthood, Teachability, Vision, Control, Convictions, Correction, Credibility, Criticism, Decision Making, Delegation, Discipline, Encouragement, Equipping, Ethics, Planning, Power, Practicality, Pride, Priorities, Purpose, Responsibility, Restoration, Spirituality, Standards, Stewardship, Submission, Teamwork, Tolerance, Trust, Values, Wisdom”