Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Transformation Study Bible


A couple of weeks ago, I was feeling really spiritually dry when this review offer came through. It felt like a gift from God. Something I like to do is switch up translations every few years because the difference in translations keeps the text and the words fresh and gives me new perspectives. It was about time for a switch from the ESV translation and I have always enjoyed Warren Wiersbe's writing, so this seemed like a good new study Bible. Since it's impossible to really review the Bible, I'll just post the press release below.

For over thirty years, millions have come to rely on the timeless wisdom of Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s “Be” Commentary series. Dr. Wiersbe’s commentary and insights on Scripture have helped readers understand and apply God’s Word with the goal of life transformation. According to Dr. Wiersbe, “It isn’t enough for us simply to read assigned portions of the Bible each day, as helpful as that is. A truly transforming experience involves meditating on what we read (Ps. 1:2), studying it carefully in the light of other verses, and then obeying what God tells us to do (Josh. 1:8).” Now available for the first time, The Transformation Study Bible offers the full text of the highly readable New Living Translation with accompanying notes and commentary from the 50 books in Dr. Wiersbe’s “Be” series.


“The Transformation Study Bible will better enable readers to appreciate, appropriate, and apply the Word of God, which will result in ‘purity, joy, right values, hope, comfort, freedom, new life, peace, guidance, wisdom, integrity, encouragement, and effective prayer,’” states Wiersbe. In other words, if you want to be a new person, knowing and obeying the will of God and becoming more like Jesus Christ, there is perhaps no finer tool to encourage that process than The Transformation Study Bible.

One of the most anticipated and comprehensive study Bibles of the year, The Transformation Study Bible has been a lifetime in the making by a man who is widely known as a prolific and trusted writer and theologian. The former pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago, an internationally known Bible teacher, and someone who has given his life to a deep examination of the Word of God, Dr. Wiersbe lends his vast experience and scholarly insight to the most beloved and revered book of all time. This effort is to encourage believers of all levels to know and love the Bible and to experience the same transformation that has radically changed his life. The result is a Bible that is clear, understandable, and applicable to the lives of its readers.

Dr. Wiersbe writes, “The remedy for discouragement is the Word of God. When you feed your heart and mind with its truth, you regain your perspective and find renewed strength.” By providing a new set of tools for Bible students of all levels, David C Cook and Warren Wiersbe have partnered to provide an essential tool to help bring the “perspective” and “renewed strength” that comes from a life transforming study of God’s Word. This fantastic and long awaited resource will bring more clarity than ever before to the study of God’s Word.

8 comments:

gahome2mom said...

Thanks for sharing. I am featuring the Holy Bible: Mosaic NLT on my blog. (GAhome2mom) I will be giving one away on 11/24 thanks to Tyndale. Please come read about it. Thanks.

Molly said...

This sounds like a gift I should ask for Christmas. I, too, have been going through a dry spell and this is probably the right prescription.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Switching translations sounds like a wonderful idea! Thanks, I will have to try that. I understand those spiritual dry spells.

Lezlie said...

I love study Bibles. I'll have to take a close look at this one!

Lezlie

Heather J. said...

I reviewed this on my blog as well (here's the link) and I have to say that it is a WONDERFUL version of the Bible. The extra info on every page is phenomenal.

Katy said...

I love the NLT. It's a refreshing change from the ESV. My church uses the ESV, but I like to do my personal reading from the NLT.

J.T. Oldfield said...

have you used the New Oxford Annotated Bible? That's my favorite. It's a study bible in the sense of Academic, but I still turn to it for spiritual guidance as often as I turn to my New American Catholic Bible (more so because the latter has no cover and is split in two, being held together w/ a rubber band). We used it in all of my Comparative Religion classes in college.

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

I have many different Bibles I enjoy looking through as well. One I constantly refer to is the Archaeological Bible. It is filled with amazing pictures of what the different areas of the Bible looks like today, pictures of ancient artifacts, etc...
This is a wonderful Bible that I like to spend time in.

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