(Review) KJV, Know The Word Study Bible from Thomas Nelson

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Publisher and Publication Date: Thomas Nelson. September 12, 2017.
Genre: Bible.
Pages: 1888.
Source: Complimentary copy from Thomas Nelson for this review.
Rating: Very good.

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Further links of interest:
Official King James Bible online
The Story Behind The King James Bible, Christianity Today

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KJV Know The Word Study Bible Thomas Nelson 

About Thomas Nelson:
In business since 1798, Thomas Nelson is one of the oldest Bible publishers in the world and the largest publisher of the King James Version. Their mission is to inspire the world by using our talents, assets, opportunities, and influence to engage and equip people with Scripture and draw people to a deeper study and understanding of God’s Word.
Find out more about Thomas at https://www.thomasnelsonbibles.com.

Summary: *Courtesy of Thomas Nelson.
Gain a greater understanding of the Bible book by book, verse by verse, or topic by topic.
The study of God’s Word can be easy and rewarding if you break down the Bible into easy-to-understand segments. The KJV Know the Word Study Bible offers three easy ways to begin studying Scripture and helps individuals transition from being a casual reader of the Bible to becoming a regular student of the Bible. You can choose to study the Bible book-by-book, verse-by-verse, or topic-by-topic; each path offers powerful insights that will help you develop a daily routine of Bible study.
The book-by-book series of notes leads you through the main points of each book of the Bible. The verse-by-verse notes help you to dig deeper into God’s Word. The topic-by-topic articles, which cover 21 theological topics, guide you through a series of insightful notes and give you a thorough biblical understanding of each topic. With the beautiful and timeless text of the KJV translation, the KJV Know the Word Study Bible offers you choices of how to study Scripture and grow in your relationship with Christ.
Features include:
-King James Version Bible text
-Three easy approaches to study the Bible: 1. Book by Book; 2. Verse by Verse; 3. Topic by Topic
-Insightful introductions for each book of Scripture
-Words of Jesus in red
-Beautiful two-color interior page design
-Comprehensive list of theological notes
-Concordance
-Full-color maps
-8-point type size

To learn more about the Bible from the publisher: KJV Know The Word Study Bible.

My Thoughts:
I love reviewing Bibles. I love reading and pouring over the various translations. I love seeing how the Bibles are arranged, as far as supplemental information. I love reading about the original manuscripts or texts used for a particular Bible. And, I love reading God’s Word. My favorite Bible translations are King James Version, New King James Version, English Standard Version, and Christian Standard Bible. I prefer to have a hardcopy of the Bible. I know many people love having the Bible on their cell phone or tablet. My pastor gives his sermon using an IPad. A few of my favorite online Bible sites are Bible Gateway, Bible Study Tools, Bible, ESV, CSBible, and YouVersion.
Although I did not give KJV, Know The Word Study Bible an excellent rating. I did give it a very good rating.
Reasons for a favorable rating:
•Easy to read type-font in bold print.
•Introduction page for all the Bible books.
•Study Bible explanatory footnotes located at the bottom of the Bible pages. The print in this section is small but readable.
•Topic-by-Topic Articles. Examples of these articles: “The Holy Spirit-Agent in Creation,” “People Are God’s Prized Creation,” “The Bible is to be Stored,” and “God’s Will.” The topics are broken down and dispersed through the whole Bible to give an “entire sweep of Scripture.”
•Highlighted areas in the Bible titled “Study The Book.” From Matthew 26:26-29, “The Lord’s Supper is a sacred practice.” From 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, “Every member of the church matters.”
•78 pages of concordance.

My review copy is hardcover. Behind the glossy book cover flap is a dark gray cloth over board. The book easily lays open flat. The pages are off white and matte. This last observation is beneficial, because the pages do not have a glare to them from the sun or bright light. The pages are easy to turn.
The KJV, Know The Word Study Bible is not a journaling Bible. The pages are too thin for painting and coloring. There is scant amount of space for writing—1/2 inch width on all margins of pages.
The Bible does not have a foreword section—giving information about the original texts used for this Bible. The foreword is brief, only giving information about Thomas Nelson’s supplemental material for this Bible. The foreword contains 1 1/4 pages.
I consider the KJV, Know The Word Study Bible to be a modest study Bible. This is not a bad thing. It is not equivalent to the ESV Study Bible which is thorough. The KJV, Know The Word Study Bible is a beginning study Bible—for an audience of KJV Bible reader’s who do not want a large amount of study material to read through, but with an emphasis on the King James Version with supplemental notes.

 

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