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The Spirit-Filled Life Bible has sold over 2 million copies. Now in its third edition, the NKJV, Spirit-Filled Bible in Genuine Leather is a gorgeous Bible that is sure to draw attention to those looking for the best in study Bibles.
With a hefty price tag of almost $100, this Bible looks like the perfect choice for someone who wants to study God’s word, but it is?
The NKJV Spirit-Filled Life Bible was written by a team of respected, Spirit-led scholars that were brought together by Jack Hayford, the founding pastor of The Church on the Way and chancellor of The King’s University. This Bible claims to be full of solid biblical truth, but through my findings, I have found many study guides in this book that go completely against Gods word and are deceitful.
Although many people may agree with these deceitful study notes, I do not. I personally believe in the words of the scriptures and am very careful to verify every study note with the true words of His word before believing it.
In fact, Isaiah 8:20 even tells Christians that we should always make certain that we are being taught according to the Biblical Word. (To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them – Isaiah 8:20).
The NKJV Spirit-Filled Life Bible includes:
- more than 650-word studies
- 192 guided prayers
- thematic charts in every book
- detailed book introductions
- verse-by-verse study notes
- full-colored design
- updated maps and chart
- Thomas Nelson NKJV Comfort Print® typeface, 10-point print size
This is one of those Bibles that sound amazing, but I would warn those who are truly wanting to know the Biblical truth, to stay away from this Bible.
Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
The Bible as a Bible
This review may be one of the most unique Bible reviews that I have ever done. While I WOULD NOT recommend this Bible as the study Bible, I am in love with the workmanship of this Bible and the Bible itself. In fact, the NKJV Spirit-Filled Life Bible is probably one of Thomas Nelson’s most beautiful Bibles that I have ever owned or reviewed.
This Bible has a genuine leather backing and, even though it’s pretty plain on the front and back cover, it is gorgeous to look at and it feels just like a Bible should. It’s easy to flip through, the pages aren’t too thin, and it has everything Bibles, these days, should.
It has three ribbon bookmarks, so you can read from different scriptures without losing your place.
It has tabs that make it easier to find the books of the Bible, which is amazing for those just learning the Bible and it is a feature often overlooked in new Bibles.
While I said I would never use this Bible for any of the study notes, or extras, I am going use this Bible just as a Bible. If you want a Bible that is a great study Bible, Thomas Nelson has many great ones to choose from, although, I warn you to always be careful when reading any kind of study notes; always verify everything with His word.
If you would like to learn more about the NKJV Spirit-Filled Life Bible you can by visiting Thomas Nelson’s website HERE.