That being said, “The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible – NKJV: Inspirational Applications for Living Your Faith,” was HUGE step up from my previous Lucado’s previous Study Bible, “The Inspirational Study Bible – NCV. ” Yes, many of the previous notes are carried over to the new Study Bible; but more notes are added and the type is bigger and easier to read. The majority of the stories are from his best seller books which left me wanting to go back and read them again. The folks at Thomas Nelson obviously heeded people’s advice on how to improve Lucado’s previous Study Bible.
I LOVE the New King James Version. I know, I know… there are newer easier to read versions, but I love the way the NKJV tries to capture some of the eloquence of the KJV while bringing it down to a seventh grade reading level. I miss the chain references that you find in most study Bibles, but keep in mind that this is more of a Devotional Bible than a Study Bible. The margins help guide your devotions with sections on: Situation, Observation, Inspiration, Application, and Exploration. I currently teach a Wednesday night Bible Study and I have read some of his short stories out of the Lucado Life Lesson Bible to bring home a point in the Bible Study.
I believe the Bible is the Holy, Inspired, Inerrant, Word of God, but I don’t think that you’ll find a Study Bible that will meet everyone’s needs. Some Study Bibles lean more on the interpretation while other’s lean more on application. The “Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible,” leans more on application and devotion. If your looking for a Study Bible with more interpretation notes, I would recommend the “John MacArthur Study Bible.”
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