I love checking out new Bibles that come out, so, of course, I jumped on the opportunity to review The Abide Bible. I liked the name, even though I wasn’t sure exactly what made this Bible unique.
At first glance, it looks like just a pretty Bible with nice-sized text. Then, as a flipped through, I noticed the pictures scattered throughout. I was a little surprised by how simplistic the Table of Contents was until I read the sections on how to engage with the Bible, and it all started to come together.
The Abide Bible isn’t a study Bible in the traditional sense. It’s more of a devotional Bible that encourages you to engage with the Bible in a more personal manner. Every page has sidebars, not with study notes or commentary but rather guidelines for you to connect with the scripture on that page. These guidelines include suggestions for you to contemplate what you’re reading, journal about it, picture it, pray over it, or engage with it through art. It’s a quite unique approach, and one I think will be greatly appreciated by anyone wanting to get more out of their reading of the Bible.
One of the articles in the Bible is on the difference between engaging with the Bible and studying the Bible. It’s a concept I think many of us struggle with, and this explains it in an easy-to-understand manner.
If you’re looking for a Bible that will help bring the scripture to life, The Abide Bible is a great choice.
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