The Evangelism Study Bible

Title:  The Evangelism Study Bible (NKJV)
Pages:  1564
Year:  2014
Publisher:  Kregel
The first few pages are dedicated to a List of Features that correlates subjects and Scripture references from each book in the entire Bible.  When readers go to those pages, an article is inserted right near or by the Scripture that contains the subject matter.  Please remember to use discernment when reading anything written by man as only the Bible’s words are 100% without error.  There are cross references located between the two columns of the Word on the pages.  The additional footnotes are again commentary written by man and not necessarily accurate.
Please take a minute to read the Preface before proceeding further in the book to gain an understanding of the way this version is put together and the aim of the editors.  The way this book is laid out is to aid others in sharing the Gospel or for seekers to learn truth when alone or in a small group.  At the end of each article is a simple prayer to help aid new believers or seekers in learning how to communicate with the Lord and asking for His help or guidance in growing to be more Christ like.
One review I had read said that the reviewer could give a better rating due to the perspective theologically speaking of the authors who wrote the articles or footnotes.  The fun and challenging task for one and all is to compare Scripture with Scripture by using the cross references.  Scripture is sometimes best grasped without reading the thoughts or interpretation of others.  No matter who you are God will speak to you and show you His Truth if you seek with all your heart.
The aim of the Bible is to help the body of believers share the good news without fear, and that is a kind aim.  However, our greatest help in sharing is relying on the Holy Spirit to speak through us, and He wants you to learn how to be more effective by deeply abiding in His Word.  I firmly believe it is okay to say to someone that you don’t know the answer to their question, but can get back to them after you spend time researching.  People are more open to that than may be generally known.  It shows others that we don’t know it all, but know the One who does.
For me, I would have preferred an NIV version because it is more “user friendly” in our society.  However, no matter the version, bear in mind that it is abiding in Christ and allowing the Holy Spirit to speak to the heart of another.
My rating is 4 stars.
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