NIV Starting Place Study Bible – Book Review

NIV Starting Place Study Bible

NIV Starting Place Study Bible – An Introductory Exploration Of Studying God’s Word

There is nothing more exciting than embarking on a spiritual journey with God but let’s face it – whether we are taking the first steps towards God or are seasoned sojourners, there are times that we will find ourselves challenged by the things we are learning in the Bible. When we have questions, it helps to have a good Study Bible on hand from a publisher that we can trust.

That’s why I’m so excited to hold my hot-off-the-presses copy of the NIV Starting Place Study Bible from Zondervan in my hands! Although this Study Bible is sub-titled “An Introductory Exploration Of Studying God’s Word”, I’ve been studying the word for decades and I’m enjoying the wealth of resources that it contains!

NIV Starting Place Study Bible - Interior 1

The thing that I like most about this Bible is its accessibility. This is an easy to read and easy to understand Bible, both in terms of its translation (the very popular New International Version) and the study aids it provides. The 9.9 comfort print, combined with the white pages and the snazzy black and yellow graphic design, makes this Bible very legible and unisex in its design.

The study aids are very useful and interesting to read. Here are some of the things you’ll find inside of this Bible:

  • Book Introductions which include a high-level description of the book, key verses, key teachings, key terms, and people you’ll get to know in this book.
  • Study Notes at the bottom of page to provide in-depth explanation of key passages.
  • Context Notes that provide fascinating insights into the peoples, lands, cultures, archaeology, and artifacts of the Bible.

    NIV Starting Place Study Bible - Interior 2

  • Q & A Notes that address your most pressing questions about the Bible.
  • Profiles on some of the most prolific Bible Characters you’ll meet!
  • Bible Truths explored with notes on how you can apply them to your life.

You’ll also find bonus features such as Reading Plans, a Subject Index, and a Dictionary Concordance as well as full-color maps, a presentation page, and a ribbon marker to hold your place!

The Hardcover edition of this Bible is great for home/study use, but this Bible is also available in some lovely Leathersoft bindings as well!

I rate this Bible 5 out of 5 stars.


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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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4 Responses to “NIV Starting Place Study Bible – Book Review”

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  1. I really like the context notes! That is very innovative & helpful!

  2. This looks like a great gift Bible! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday at this month!

  3. Elizabeth Daniel says:

    Great bible great for new beginners font needs to be bigger


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