Here is a study bible with a well planned approach. Each book of the bible has and introduction, and as part of the introduction there is a grid which helps the reader know which themes are present. The grid has an x-axis of Biblical, Historical, Quotations & Writings, and Commentary. The y-axis has categories of Church, Corruption, Economics, Education, Family, Government Sanctity of Life and Virtue. It is this grid which sets this study bible apart from others.
The grid allows the reader to see at a glance what type of study helps are included in a given book of the bible. The eight categories on the y-axis as further broken down into 38 subcategories. The x-axis categories allow the reader to know if the article included on a given topic is addressing a Scriptural point of view, a historical point of view, an quotation or article written on the topic, or if there is a commentary included.
Each article is then cross-referenced in the back of the Bible. Included are two indexes which are keyed to Scripture or topics. Missing are such common elements of a study bible such as a concordance, maps and a ribbon marker. The lack of these features is easily overlooked in light of the information which is included. A very nice study bible to gain fresh insights and perspectives from a wealth of contributing authors.
I received a free copy of this bible from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for a review. The review did not have to be positive and all thoughts expressed are my own.