Have You Seen The Gospel Transformaiton Bible

Gospel Transformation Bible The ESV Gospel Transformation Bible is an incredible bible that seeks to empower readers to understand the gospel throughout storyline of the entire Bible and help readers draw life changing, heart altering application. I’ve really enjoyed reading my copy and was amazed at the depth and simplicity of each section. The integrity of the scripture is preserved at the top of the page while notes appear in a distinct font at the bottom of the page (much like footnotes or explanatory notes). Each book (Such as Ezra)  or section (such as Psalms 1-50) is covered by an author (and there is a long list of well studied and well known pastors, authors and speakers from varying backgrounds  such as JD Greer, Elyse Fitzpatrick, Kevin DeYoung, Scotty Smith, Jared C. Wilson, Burk Parsons, R. Kent Hughes, and Bruce Ware… Just to name a few).  The entire project then falls under the editorship of Bryan Chapell (General Editor) and Dane Ortlund (Managing Editor).

It’s a fantastic work full of great insight that provokes the heart to worship. For those who are unfamiliar with the discipline of a Biblical Theology (what this ends up being) there is an article at the front from the general editor that explains the intent and conclusions drawn in the notes.

Overall I think it’s a compelling study Bible and well worth your time and investment. It’s a handy tool for pastors, bible study leaders and teachers who are always looking for how to make sure every lesson contains a gospel element. It can be especially helpful for a new believer or someone trying to read through the bible for the first time. Ultimately what you have in the Gospel Transformation Bible is a celebration of the gospel in every text.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this Bible free from Crossway as part of their Reviewer program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Bible Recommendations (the Bibles that I read, like or use.)

I’m often asked, “what Bible do you recommend?”  While on the surface this seems like a simple and straightforward question, it really requires some thought and reflection on who the Bible is for… so with that in mind, here are some of the best Bible’s that I have come across and who I would recommend them for.

For the ultra Bible nerd like myself…English Standard Version (Black Calfskin, Journaling Bible). The picture above is what mine looked like before all the yellow visitor passes got stuck to it.  It retails for about $75, but Amazon has it for less than $50.

The Jesus Story Book Bible is by far the best Children’s Storybook Bible that I have ever seen!  Sally Lloyd-Jones does an excellent job of staying faithful to the narrative while pointing children to the central message of the Bible.  You can read my review and see some videos of the Bible here.  It retails for around $25, but you can get it on Amazon for less than $17.

Baby’s Hug-a-Bible is by far one of the better resources I have seen on the market for younger children. It has a soft wool-like cover and firm, sturdy pages that are ready for the rugged wear that a toddler can put on book.  This is the Bible that we picked out for our 1-year-old this year.  It normally retails for around $15, but Amazon has been running it on sale for just over $10.

Girls Life Application Study Bible NLT is by far one the best Bibles I have seen for pre-teen to early teen girls.  You can read my whole review here. It normally retails for around $30, but Amazon has been running it on sale for less than $20.

 

Word of Promise Next Generation – New Testament: Dramatized Audio Bible on USB Bracelet is one of my favorite audio Bibles to listen to.  It is geared for teenagers.  I like the adaptability of a USB Bracelet for carrying your Bible around. (amazing the things we can do with technology.)  I’ve also uploaded mine to my Iphone and have the scriptures intermingled with songs on my playlist.  It retails for around $40, but Amazon has it for just over $30.

Of course I also like the free “Bible.is App”  from faithcomesbyhearing.com.  It’s a free ESV audio Bible for your Iphone.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”