Book Review: NIV Quest Bible Study
As the title suggests, the NIV Quest Bible Study is based on the popular New International Version (NIV) of the Bible. It’s billed as “the only Q&A Bible study” with “answers to thousands of questions about the Bible.”
Have you ever read a passage in the Bible and had a question about it? I have. And I’m sure you have too. In the NIV Quest Bible Study it’s quite possible that they already addressed your question in the accessible Q&A sidebar found on every page.
Presenting additional information in a clever Q&A format provides additional insight that sheds more light on the biblical text. This allows readers to come away with an expanded understanding of what the text means and how it might apply to our life today.
In addition to the sidebar questions and answers found in every page are the top 100 most asked questions about the Bible. These provide honest clarity into issues that perplex many Christians and readers of the Bible.
The NIV Quest Bible Study also provides many other valuable resources. Most notable is the combined dictionary-concordance, which defines key biblical terms and then lists verses that contain those words.
Other items include:
- Three practical Bible reading plans
- An introduction to each book in the Bible
- Lots of maps and timelines
- Index of the subjects covered in the NIV Quest Bible Study, along with the verses that address those themes
- Fourteen full-color maps in the back matter give geographic insight into various time periods covered in the Bible
The NIV Quest Bible Study is more than the NIV Bible, it’s a complete Bible study guide.
[Legal stuff: I received this Bible for free as a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid, #BibleGatewayPartner.]
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Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality, often with a postmodern slant. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.