NIV Essentials Study Bible – Review

NIV Essentials Study Bible

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The NIV Essentials Study Bible – Book Review

Are you looking for a great NIV Study Bible that will help you to dig deep into God’s Word? If so, I have a fabulous resource to share with you! I just received a hardcover copy of the new NIV Essentials Study Bible from Zondervan and I’m in information heaven!

The NIV Essentials Study Bible invites you to easily grasp the fundamentals of Scriptures through the lenses of 6 best-selling NIV resources – proven performers that have sold over 13 million copies to date:

  • NIV Study Bible
  • NIV Quest Study Bible
  • NIV Archaeological Study Bible
  • NIV Student Bible
  • The Great Rescue Bible
  • The Essentials Bible Companion

There is so much I want to share with you about this Bible – where shall I begin?

NIV Essentials - Sample Page

NIV Essentials Bible – Sample Page

Let’s start by talking design. The NIV Essentials Study Bible is printed on crisp white pages in standard black print with contrasting blues for the design elements. While many readers may still need to pull out their reading glasses to see the print without squinting, the combination of colors and fonts used in this particular Bible seemed a little easier on my eyes than on some of the other Bibles I have reviewed.

The study resources provided in this Bible are comprehensive and they make sense. All of the supporting material that I read was insightful, relevant, and fascinating. What’s more, they open up God’s Word to readers in a way that make you want to dig in and learn more.

My overall impression was that the editors paid close attention to the tiniest of details, resulting in a Bible that will meet the needs of both novice and advanced Bible students.

NIV Essentials Bible - Features

NIV Essentials Bible – Features

Here’s a sample of the features you’ll find in the NIV Essentials Study Bible:

Book Introductions: Receive thorough overviews of each book of the Bible with a series of easy-to-read introductions from the popular Essential Bible Companion.

Unpack Lens: Easily understand and interpret Bible passages with bottom-of-the page study notes and in-text charts from the best-in-class NIV Study Bible.

Dig Deep, Look Close Lens: Understand the fascinating historical significance of the Bible with articles and photos from the bestselling NIV Archaeological Study Bible.

Q &A Lens: Get concise, easy-to-grasp answers to your most perplexing questions about the Bible with questions and answers from the beloved NIV Quest Study Bible.

People Lens: View Scripture from the perspective of the 100 most important people in the Bible with notes for the student of any age excerpted from the timeless NIV Student Bible.

Guided Tour Lens: Get a bird’s eyes view of Scripture with a Guided Tour, also excerpted from the category-leading NIV Student Bible.

Insight Lens: Find meaning in the Bible by reading these magazine-style call-outs from the NIV Student Bible.

R&R Lens: Reflect & Respond with this quick inspirational focus time, which unveils the sweeping narrative of the Bible as seen in the award-winning The Great Rescue, NIV.

The NIV Essentials Study Bible is a top-notch Bible. I commend the Editorial Team at Zondervan for a job well done!

I rate this Bible 5 out of 5 stars.

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  1. This review is right on time!

    It’s been on my mind to pick up a new NIV study bible. I love the NIV version. I had just about decided to pick up one of the Thomas Nelson Signature Series but I will hold off until I have a chance to run past the bookstore and check this one out.

    Great Review!

    Cassandra from Renaissance Women

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I’m so glad that you found this review helpful, Cassandra! I’ve been wanting a good NIV study Bible for quite some time and this one is awesome!
      I included a link where you can click to see an excerpt in case your local store does not have it in stock!

      Please let me know which study Bible you end up with! 🙂

  2. Dawn Paoletta (@breathoffaith)
    Twitter: breathoffaith

    This Bible looks great. I really appreciate your book reviews. Perhaps you should write a post on writing concise, effective, helpful book reviews! lol. Thanks that you do…now get on that request, pretty please! Smiles!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Dawn – I really appreciate you and all of my other readers who take the time to read and leave a comment on my book reviews (as do the authors!)

      Request noted! I have some great things planned for the writers, authors and book bloggers/reviewers at Create With Joy in the upcoming year – so stay tuned! 🙂

  3. Rosey says:

    This looks fantastic. I was just thinking today I’m ready to start researching for a new Bible.

  4. Joanne Viola says:

    Thanks so much for the review. Always love seeing a new Bible & all the features that it holds.


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