Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Review: Understanding the Faith Study Bible

Christianity Today provides a new and original study Bible with "Understanding the Faith," at least in concept, anyway. This study Bible includes quotes from various Christian leaders, historic insights, everyday faith lessons, explanations of essential doctrines, and even sections that summarize different views on non-essential doctrines. It's this last group of inserts that disappointed me. The comparison bits are few in number and completely skip over the gifts of the spirit. Another side note does address the differing views, but only very briefly and without any conviction. I also notice one bit that quoted from a teacher I consider unreliable, Rick Warren. The rest of the sections are interesting and worthwhile, although the book introductions are short and to the point. The Bible's layout is easy enough on the eyes and the hardcover book has a nice feel. Overall, this is a great Bible for reminders of essentials of the faith, but it is not an extensive study Bible.

*Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

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