NIV Essentials Study Bible

The NIV Study Bible is one of the finest Bibles available. Add five other study Bibles content to it and this is a must buy!

NIV Essentials Study Bible
New International Version
November 2013

The first Bible I really used was the NIV Student Bible. I remember getting it and being drawn to the insights at the bottom of each page. When I went to college I upgraded to an NIV Study Bible. The footnotes (along with commentaries) were good enough to get me through my Bible degree so I remain a big fan. So when Zondervan announced they would be including both of those Bible’s insights along with four other study Bibles in to one I was instantly intrigued! How could it not be awesome?

Well, it can’t. It is truly an amazing Bible! I wasn’t familiar with some of the included Bible content (like the Quest Study Bible or the Great Rescue Bible) but I like what they bring. What we get is constant feedback on every page. Footnotes, quotes, commentary, insight. Everywhere.

I’ve seen enough of the topical Bibles out there where it seems like every possible job or life situation has a new Bible plus commentary. I love that commentary and study guides are included here. For the first time in a couple years I feel like a Bible has come out that isn’t just another gift Bible. This is a Bible that cries out to be read!

Scott Asher is the Managing Editor of His personal blog is AshertopiA – a land flowing with milk and honey… and a lot of sticky people where he turns real life into stupid cartoons, writes on Christianity, Zombies, and whatever else he wants and posts Bible studies from his classes at church.

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.