If you’ve ever used commentaries to study the Bible, you’ve likely heard of Matthew Henry. His commentaries have been used by Bible scholars for over three centuries and continue to be relevant.
Matthew Henry was a seventeenth century minister with a deep interest in the original languages of the Scriptures. His goal as a minister and teacher was to select the most needful truths found in Scripture and make them as clear as possible. Since his focus was always on the Bible itself rather than the contemporary times, his words have remained relevant through the passing of time.
The Matthew Henry Daily Devotional Bible provides a yearly reading plan with an appropriate Matthew Henry commentary highlight for each day. They’re short but relevant.
I like that Thomas Nelson chose the New King James Version to go with Matthew Henry’s teachings. It’s my Bible translation of choice since it preserves the beauty and meaning of the language yet is easy to read and understand. I also like the no-nonsense styling of the Bible. The pages are crisp white. The words are black and red in a clear font that’s big enough to read without readers. There’s no clutter of sidebars or notes between the columns. It’s a Bible for anyone who wants to read and study without distraction.
If you’ve decided that 2023 is the year you read through the Bible, the Matthew Henry Daily Devotional Bible would be a perfect choice. It would also make a great gift for both new Christians as well as longtime believers.
Disclaimer: As a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid, I received a complimentary copy of this Bible. Opinions expressed are my own.