The legal stuff required by the FCC: I was sent the Verse Mapping Bible to review by FrontGate Media. This is not a paid review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I have my favorite bible. You know, the one that just moves something in you the moment your fingers touch the pages. I am sure you feel the same way. So, when it comes to new bibles, I am usually just not very interested because, well, I have my bible. However, every now and then, a bible comes along that offers something different than ever before — something that helps you dig a bit deeper in your relationship with God and understanding His Word.
That is exactly what I found with Kristy Cambron’s study system included in this NIV Verse Mapping Bible.
Because I cannot explain it as well as the professionals have, below is a description of what verse mapping is and how it works.
Go beyond just reading the Bible.
Verse mapping means getting real about studying the Bible. More than simply reading a verse or Scripture passage, verse mapping means using Bible study tools to research what you’ve just read in the Bible—to learn more about what God is saying to you and how you can apply his Word to your life today.
In the NIV Verse Mapping Bible, author Kristy Cambron expands her verse mapping curriculum series to include verses from the entire Bible, showing you how to compare Bible translations, pick out meaningful words, and delve into the true meaning of each verse using starter verse maps and prompts. Verse mapping will help you study the historical context, transliteration, translation, connotation, and theological framework of a verse. This unique study technique includes exploring Hebrew and Greek word studies, finding connections in Scripture, comparing Bible translations, and learning as much as you can from your time in God’s Word.
Verse mapping involves five steps:
Choose: Select a verse and write it out.
Compare: Record this verse in two or three other Bible translations and underline key words that are the same or different between translations.
Research: Look up the Hebrew or Greek meaning for the underlined words and record it.
Consider: Ask questions of the verse. Imagine what it would be like to have experienced what’s happening. Read the verses surrounding this verse and use other study tools to dig even deeper, if you prefer.
Apply: What is God saying to you? How does this verse relate to your life today?
This bible is laid out beautifully. I encourage you to try new things as often as you can to keep your relationship with God strong and growing. Maybe this is for you!
Below are a few pictures of the inside. Let me know if you are interested in learning more! And, if you are feeling lucky, then check out this link for your chance to win a free verse mapping bible of your own 👉 Free Giveaway!
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