2 Corinthians Life Application Bible Study

About The Book:
2 Corinthians (Life Application Bible Studies: NLT)
You want your Bible study to help you grow, make a difference, and change your life. This one will. Life Application Bible Studies include thought-provoking questions, complete lesson format, full NLT text, and the most extensive commentary available in a Bible-study booklet, giving you everything you need to understand God’s Word and apply it to your life. The Studies include thirteen ready-to-use lessons to stimulate thought, discussion, and practical life application. Study questions are thoughtfully arranged, and there is generous space for writing answers, as well as special application questions at the end of each lesson to help you map out your personal action plan. With Life Application Bible Studies, you have everything you need in one place!
FEATURES:

  • Contains the entire New Living Translation text of each book studied.
  • Study notes are easy to use and understand, covering background, history, geography, and culture.
  • Application notes help you apply God’s Word to your life.
  • Contains charts, maps, and profiles of Bible people.

My Thoughts:
This study lends itself equally well to studying alone or in a group. I am studying on my own and find the thought provoking questions and activities more than enough to stimulate me to think deeply about the subject matter. Written as a workbook, the pages provide spaces for me to write my thoughts. A few times these spaces have been too small, but for the most part I find them generous enough.

One of my favorite features of the Tyndale NLT Life Application Bible Studies is that they include the entire text one is to study — not just the scripture, but all the notes, scholastic references and maps from 2 Corinthians NLT are included in the study manual. That means I can highlight text and write notes wherever I please. It also means that when I travel, I can take my Bible Study with me in one light, highly portable volume. Better still, it means that I can keep my thoughts while engaged in this study together with the verses it applies to, in one place for future reference. This was my first NLT Life Application Bible Study, but it won’t be my last!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 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.”

Cornerstone Biblical Commentary: 1-2 Chronicles

About the Book:

The Cornerstone Biblical Commentary series provides students, pastors, and laypeople with up-to-date, accessible evangelical scholarship on the Old and New Testaments. Presenting the message for each passage, as well as an overview of other issues relevant to the text, each volume equips pastors and Christian leaders with exegetical and theological knowledge so they can better understand and apply God’s Word. This volume includes the entire NLT text of 1 and 2 Chronicles.

About the Author:
Mark Boda, Professor of Old Testament, B.Th. Ambrose University College received his Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. Boda writes prolifically on on various topics related to the Old Testament and Christian Theology. Boda also enjoys mentoring students and teaches the Old Testament enthusiastically emphasizing its relevance in the world today.

My Thoughts:
This book arrived at my door in a remarkably timely manner and I used it as reference material for my Thursday Night Bible Study class. In fact, I got so comfortable thinking of it as reference material, I almost forgot to blog about it.

First off, this is not a book for the casual Sunday scholar. I struggled a bit with the structure, presentation and language of this text. I found that it often assumed knowledge I didn’t already have. However, I came to appreciate the book more and more as I stuck with studying it. If you are serious about enhancing your Bible study, Tyndale’s Cornerstone Biblical Commentary can certainly help you do so.

I very much appreciated the explanations and insights pinned to the Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek words. I also liked the wealth of history that one doesn’t get from simply reading scripture. Chronicles1 and 2 are no longer a boring list of endless ancestors to me, and I better understand why these two books are included in the cannon.

Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 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.”