Reader, I Need Your Help

This week I received a much anticipated package: a brand new, hot off the presses, copy of the newest edition of the NKJV Study Bible, and, you guys, it is beautiful. I had hoped to have this Bible in my hot little hands before Christmas in order for it to bless someone under their Christmas tree, but I’m kinda liking the idea of starting the new year with a new Bible.

The Bible comes in a sturdy box.

The Bible comes in a sturdy box.

Here’s the thing though — I don’t need a new Bible. I’d love to be able to give this Bible to someone (maybe one of my lovely readers), but I’m trying to decide just how to run a contest with a Bible as a prize. Perhaps to gain an entry you could quote your favorite Bible verse? Or maybe an essay contest? Or maybe just a random draw from everyone on my email list? Let me know in the comments how you think I should run the contest and I’ll pick one of your ideas!

Now, let me tell you a little about this beauty. *Side note* I will not be evaluating the doctrine of the study and commentary portions. If I tried to read all the footnotes for theological content, it would be another year before I could give this book away!

Clad in a cranberry “leathersoft” cover, this Bible features full color illustrations and maps. Word studies, cross references, and culture studies generously aid in understanding the text. One of the best features is the “Lay Flat” style — the binding is put together in such a way that the Bible will stay open to whatever page you are on when you lay it on the table in front of you (or your lap, or whatever surface you make use of while doing Bible study).

According to the publisher, Thomas Nelson, this Bible is printed in “Comfort Print” font, which I thought would be larger print. To me, the print looks like a standard size.

Look at these beautiful, full color illustrations!

Look at these beautiful, full color illustrations!

The NKJV Study Bible is perfect for students, teachers, and anyone who wants a deeper understanding of the Word of God. I found it on sale in multiple places for around $50, which is a great price for this type of study Bible (I think it normally retails around $75 so the prices may vary depending on who is running a sale). For more information about the NKJV Study Bible, here’s a video link from Thomas Nelson.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

So, do you want a copy of the NKJV Study Bible, or know someone who would? Let me know in the comments how you think I should give it away!

The NKJV Study Bible is chock-full of word studies and insights into ancient culture.

The NKJV Study Bible is chock-full of word studies and insights into ancient culture.