The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV: Inspirational Applications for Living Your Faith [NOOK Book]

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Discover the life-enriching biblical application you're searching for in The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible. With more than 1,000 "Life Lessons" offering insights straight from Max, the message of God's Word will be more meaningful and impactful than ever.


This beautifully designed Bible contains practical application drawn from Max Lucado's entire career—from his first book to his latest release, Outlive Your Life. For the first time, all ...

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Overview

Discover the life-enriching biblical application you're searching for in The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible. With more than 1,000 "Life Lessons" offering insights straight from Max, the message of God's Word will be more meaningful and impactful than ever.


This beautifully designed Bible contains practical application drawn from Max Lucado's entire career—from his first book to his latest release, Outlive Your Life. For the first time, all the devotional material in this fully-revised edition of The Inspirational Study Bible is from Max Lucado and uses the popular and reliable New King James Version® (NKJV) translation!


Features include:



  • Two-color design throughout

  • More than 1,000 insightful Life Lessons

  • Christ Through the Bible sidebars

  • Topical Index

  • New King James Version text

A perfect companion for Max Lucado's Outlive Your Life DVD-Based Study (9781418543945).


Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles


The New King James Version—More than 60 million copies sold in 30 years


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781418546915
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1680
  • Sales rank: 52,403
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Max Lucado
More than 120 million readers have found comfort in the writings ofMax Lucado. He ministers atthe Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.
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The LUCADO LIFE LESSONS STUDY BIBLE


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Copyright © 2010 Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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ISBN: 978-1-4185-4691-5


Chapter One

THE BOOK OF Genesis INTRODUCTION

So there you are, a teenager at your grandparent's house. You don't really want to be there, but it's one of those family things and so you're there.

You sit politely and act like you are listening as your folks and grandparents talk. Then your grandmother says something that catches your attention. She refers to your great-grandfather and the trip he made to America from the "old country."

"What?" you ask.

Grandma smiles, knowing that at some point we all wonder about our origin and here you are wondering about yours.

She unravels a tale of your family escaping persecution and settling in eastern Virginia. Next she invites you into her room, where she opens a large chest that has sat at the foot of her bed for as long as you can remember. A rush of cedar and mothballs fills the room.

"Thought you might like to see this," she explains, handing you a black-and-white photo in a large walnut frame. "It's your great-grandpa." The only thing stiffer than his collar is his expression. "Here is his father," she hands you another photo, one of a cowboy wearing a wide-brimmed hat, riding a horse.

Piece by piece, the chest tells its family tales. Soon you find yourself lost in a floor covered with old wedding gowns, photo albums, diplomas, and bronzed baby shoes. And before you leave, you find yourself the owner of something precious—a heritage. An ancestry. A beginning. An origin.

You know that you are a part of a family tree. You aren't an isolated pond, but rather a part of a river winding through a great canyon.

You leave a richer person. Knowing where you came from says much about where you are going.

Perhaps that's why the first book of the Bible is a book of beginnings. God wants us to know from where we came. Learning that will teach us much about the place we are going.

{Genesis 1 : 1}

The History of Creation

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was a on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

3 Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.

6 Then God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters." 7 Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.

9 Then God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear"; and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

11 Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth"; and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 So the evening and the morning were the third day.

14 Then God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth"; and it was so. 16 Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. 17 God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

20 Then God said, "Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens." 21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." 23 So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

24 Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind"; and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

26 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all a the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

29 And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. 30 Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food"; and it was so. 31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

2 Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. 2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

4 This is the history a of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, 5 before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground; 6 but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.

7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

Life in God's Garden

8 The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. 9 And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

10 Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads. 11 The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one which skirts the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 And the gold of that land is good. Bdellium and the onyx stone are there. 13 The name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one which goes around the whole land of Cush. 14 The name of the third river is Hiddekel; it is the one which goes toward the east of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.

15 Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."

18 And the Lord God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him." 19 Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.

21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.

23 And Adam said:

"This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man."

24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

The Temptation and Fall of Man

3 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?"

2 And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.'"

4 Then the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.

8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

9 Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, "Where are you?"

10 So he said, "I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself."

11 And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?"

12 Then the man said, "The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate."

13 And the Lord God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?"

The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

14 So the Lord God said to the serpent:

"Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust All the days of your life. 15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel."

16 To the woman He said:

" I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you."

17 Then to Adam He said, "Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it':

"Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. 18 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field. 19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return."

20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.

21 Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.

22 Then the Lord God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever"— 23 therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.

Cain Murders Abel

4 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, "I have acquired a man from the Lord." 2 Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 3 And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. 4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, 5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.

6 So the Lord said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it."

8 Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.

9 Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?"

He said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?"

10 And He said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground. 11 So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. 12 When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you. A fugitive and a vagabond you shall be on the earth."

13 And Cain said to the Lord, "My punishment is greater than I can bear! 14 Surely You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; I shall be hidden from Your face; I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth, and it will happen that anyone who finds me will kill me."

15 And the Lord said to him, "Therefore, a whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold." And the Lord set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him.

The Family of Cain

16 Then Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden. 17 And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son—Enoch. 18 To Enoch was born Irad; and Irad begot Mehujael, and Mehujael begot Methushael, and Methushael begot Lamech.

19 Then Lamech took for himself two wives: the name of one was Adah, and the name of the second was Zillah. 20 And Adah bore Jabal. He was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock. 21 His brother's name was Jubal. He was the father of all those who play the harp and flute. 22 And as for Zillah, she also bore Tubal-Cain, an instructor of every craftsman in bronze and iron. And the sister of Tubal-Cain was Naamah.

23 Then Lamech said to his wives:

"Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; Wives of Lamech, listen to my speech! For I have killed a man for wounding me, Even a young man for hurting me. 24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold."

(Continues...)



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Table of Contents

Contents

General Introduction....................iii
The General Editor's Acknowledgments....................v
How to Study the Bible....................vi
Topical Indices....................ix
Two-Year Devotional Reading Plan....................xxi
Preface to the New King James Version....................xxix
Genesis....................1
Exodus....................74
Leviticus....................130
Numbers....................167
Deuteronomy....................221
Joshua....................272
Judges....................306
Ruth....................340
1 Samuel....................347
2 Samuel....................392
1 Kings....................431
2 Kings....................472
1 Chronicles....................514
2 Chronicles....................552
Ezra....................599
Nehemiah....................614
Esther....................637
Job....................648
Psalms....................695
Proverbs....................846
Ecclesiastes....................898
Song of Solomon....................914
Isaiah....................926
Jeremiah....................1019
Lamentations....................1099
Ezekiel....................1111
Daniel....................1173
Hosea....................1197
Joel....................1212
Amos....................1218
Obadiah....................1232
Jonah....................1235
Micah....................1239
Nahum....................1249
Habakkuk....................1254
Zephaniah....................1259
Haggai....................1264
Zechariah....................1268
Malachi....................1282
Matthew....................1291
Mark....................1352
Luke....................1390
John....................1450
Acts....................1500
Romans....................1553
1 Corinthians....................1581
2 Corinthians....................1604
Galatians....................1620
Ephesians....................1630
Philippians....................1640
Colossians....................1647
1 Thessalonians....................1654
2 Thessalonians....................1661
1 Timothy....................1665
2 Timothy....................1674
Titus....................1680
Philemon....................1685
Hebrews....................1688
James....................1708
1 Peter....................1718
2 Peter....................1727
1 John....................1732
2 John....................1740
3 John....................1743
Jude....................1746
Revelation....................1749
He Did This Just for You Verses....................1780
Spiritual Growth Verses....................1782
30 Studies for New Believers....................1784
30-Day Overview to the New Testament....................1815
"Where to Turn When" Index....................1816
Acknowledgments....................1818
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  • Posted December 31, 2010

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    A terrific addition to our family!

    It's a bit difficult to review a Bible. It's just one of those things that is always a personal preference. As soon as I saw this one, though, I knew my son would love it. There are a number of reasons for that. First, We are a KJV family. This version is the NKJV it's much easier to understand especially for the kids. Second, the version I got is a hardback - they seem to work best in our family. Third, it's just so easy.

    I think the easiest way to explain is this:
    Judges 14:1-10 (page 329)
    1 Now Samson went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines. 2 So he went up and told his father and mother, saying, "I have seen a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines; now therefore, get her for me as a wife."
    3 Then his father and mother said to him, "Is there no woman among the daughters of your brethren, or among all my people, that you must go and get a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?"
    And Samson said to his father, "Get her for me, for she pleases me well."
    4 But his father and mother did not know that it was of the LORD-that He was seeking an occasion to move against the Philistines. For at that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel.
    5 So Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came to the vineyards of Timnah.
    Now to his surprise, a young lion came roaring against him. 6 And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done.
    7 Then he went down and talked with the woman; and she pleased Samson well. 8 After some time, when he returned to get her, he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion. And behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the carcass of the lion. 9 He took some of it in his hands and went along, eating. When he came to his father and mother, he gave some to them, and they also ate. But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey out of the carcass of the lion.
    10 So his father went down to the woman. And Samson gave a feast there, for young men used to do so. 11 And it happened, when they saw him, that they brought thirty companions to be with him.

    Do you see how it's in paragraph style? It's written more like today's language. It's much easier to read and to understand.
    To top it off - this is in the margin: (FYI - this is incomplete... I can only type so much!)
    Life Lessons:
    Judges 14:1-20
    Situation: The Philistines ruled over Israel. The Israelites cried to God to save them. God provided a leader called Samson.
    Observation: God always provides strength to do His will. In Samson's case, God supplied extraordinary physical power.
    Inspiration: Small deeds can change the world. Sow the mustard seed. Bury the leaven lump. Make the call. Write the check. Organize the committee. Years from now someone might follow your example...
    Moses had a staff.
    David had a sling.
    Samson had a jawbone.
    Rahab had a string.
    Mary had some ointment.
    Aaron had a rod.
    Dorcas had a needle.
    All were used by God.
    What do you have?
    God inhabits the tiny deed. He cures the common life by giving no common life, by offering no common gifts... Don't discount the smallness of your deeds. (From Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado)

    Now, I ask - what Bible could be better for my 13 year old son? It seems geared right at him!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 21, 2012

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    I can't get this to actually open on my iPad it will crash my nook app every time. I'm disappointed because this bad review has nothing to do with the book but the app doesn't work.

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  • Posted January 25, 2011

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    Check this out!

    Book Description
    Discover the life-enriching biblical application you're searching for in The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible. With more than 1,000 "Life Lessons" offering insights straight from Max, the message of God's Word will be more meaningful and impactful than ever. This beautifully designed Bible, available in hardcover and Leathersoft cover options, contains practical application drawn from Max Lucado's entire career-from his first book to his latest release, Outlive Your Life. For the first time, all the devotional material in this fully-revised edition of The Inspirational Study Bible is from Max Lucado and uses the popular and reliable New King James Version® (NKJV) translation! Features include:

    .Two-color design throughout
    .More than 1,000 insightful Life Lessons
    .Christ Through the Bible sidebars
    .Topical Index
    .New King James Version text

    Being that I love Max Lucado's words...it comes as no surprise that I throughly enjoyed this reading. It is one that I will keep near the front of the book shelf for quick reference and continued study. I loved the life lessons because it really made me fell that I could relate on a more personal level rather than viewing it as a surreal experience.

    Thank you to Thomas Nelson Publishing company for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 31, 2010

    Absolutely the BEST!

    I sampled several of the other Nook bibles and I have to say this one has it all. It is very complete for a study bible and organized in a simple, accessable manner. s

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2011

    By Far the best study Bible

    I have several study bibles from KJV to NIV to Catholic Bibles. This is by far one of the best! Its pricey for a nook book however there is a lot of usefull content and it is not overwhelming - My only wish - for a Catholic like myself it would be perfect if it had the additional 7 books for Catholics.

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  • Posted January 26, 2011

    A great Life Lesson Study Bible-Especially if you are a Max Lucado fan!

    I want to start with saying that I love this study Bible! It is packed with a lot in it, but in a way that doesn't seem overwhelming. I particularly enjoyed the Life Lessons that are on almost every page. They give you plenty to think about and I like that they relate to the chapter that I just read. Lots of practical advise and thoughts that have been excerpted from Lucado's books.

    As Max Lucado writes in his acknowledgements section of this study Bible, "This version of the NKJV is a library worth of books in one volume." How true. There are over 1,000 Life Lessons in the margin that relate to the section of scripture that you are reading. Full page devotions through out the book include study guide questions. Christ Throughout the Bible sections are scattered throughout and show how the entire Bible is tied together. The New Life in Christ sections are to help lead you to a closer walk with Christ. In the back of the Bible are He Did This Just For You Verses, examples are God made you his own, He comforts you, He gives you confidence, etc. which are followed with a verse. Then comes the Spiritual Growth Verses, such as Commitment, Faith, Forgiveness, and Love. Next are 3o Studies for New Believers. A different topic everyday starting with some 'Have you ever wondered.' questions, then scripture to read relating to it. A few paragraphs of discussion and the some personal application questions, and even a scripture to read for a more in-depth study. The Big Picture, is a 30 day reading plan that will introduce you to key passages from the New Testament and provide an overview. Where to Turn When Index has several scriptures relating to many different life topics such as When you need encouragement, When you need to forgive, and When you feel stressed. In the front of the Bible there is a Two-Year Devotional Reading Plan, broken down into weeks and days to read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Each book has an Introduction as well as an About this Book with author, date written, key themes, key verse, and contents or major sections.

    This book was provided to me from the publisher in exchange for a review. The opinions expressed are my own.

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

    Practical and Insightful - a must!

    Always searching for the ideal study Bible for those I love and for myself, I peruse the shelves at the Christian bookstore in my neighborhood or online at the Christian Book Distributors website.

    Generally, I prefer a Bible with no sidebars or notes of any kind, as I see them as a distraction to my own study and growth. Perhaps the reason is that I haven't fully grasped the structure and format of the Bible that includes study notes. Recently, Thomas Nelson published The "Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible" in the New King James Version. Its tagline "Inspirational Applications for Living Your Faith" has acted as the hook and lure for me as well as the fact that I am partial to the writing style of Max Lucado. His word pictures, I can relate to because I think like that. It is important for me to know those who minister to me. After years of reading Lucado's works, I am familiar with his teaching, so I have no qualms with his insightful comments in the margins.

    Couple the NKJV - a trusted translation of Scripture - with Lucado's reputation for adhering to Scriptural teaching; the result is not disappointing. The sidebars include Life Lessons, including an overview of specific text, an observation about that section, and inspiration - an excerpt from one of Lucado's books. Following this is an application, usually not lengthy but packed with questions to ponder and meat to chew while digesting the text in question. Finally an exploration is presented where other Scriptures are listed for further study. This format is beneficial for those who wish to read through the Bible from beginning to end.

    For use as a study or devotional Bible, a devotional index is provided at the front as well as a two-year devotional reading plan. In the back pages of the book are located More Help for Your Spiritual Growth. In this section you will find He Did This Just for You Verses, Spiritual Growth Verses, 30 Studies for New Believers, The Big Picture: A 30-Day Overview to the New Testament, and a "Where to Turn When" index.

    The pages are thin, which I personally don't like. They easily crease and cling to one another making page turning difficult. This could be due to the chilly climate I live in (MI) and may not be a problem in warmer climates. I enjoy making notes and underlining in my Bible as I study, so the thinness of these pages concerns me regarding bleed-through. The print is good unless you are a maturing adult who prefers larger text.

    I would highly recommend this Bible to anyone, whether seasoned in Scripture or brand new to its teachings.

    (In accordance with the FTC's guidelines: This book was given freely for review by Thomas Nelson. Their gift has in no way influenced my opinions.)

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  • Posted December 16, 2010

    A Great Addition to Your Study Library!

    This is not my first study Bible. I have several in my library and I refer to them periodically in the preparation of weekly teaching presentations and sermons. Being very familiar with Max Lucado, I was very interested in reviewing his newest study Bible. Much of this book is a rewrite of his earlier Devotional Bible. In this edition, the devotionals have been given their own pages as opposed to previously these were put into side notes, alongside the Biblical text.
    I was impressed with this Bible. There are copious study notes to help make sense of difficult passages, as well as many devotionals to help guide one's quiet time. The typeface is clean and while small, it is easy to read. I especially appreciated the introductions to each book. These help set the historical context and explain the key themes. This is especially useful with some of the Old Testament books which are not as frequently read by Christians today as their New Testament counterparts.
    The studies for New Believers, a two year devotional reading plan, and a devotional index make this a very nice addition to your study materials.

    I found the application notes in this Bible were presented in typical Lucado style. The life lessons present a practical application of the Biblical principle in our life, and provide the catalyst to foment action in our daily walk.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishing through their BookSneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2014

    Very Highly Recommended- you must definitely check it out

    I really enjoy the Lacado Life Lessons Study Bible. It is a very valuable resource to anyones' library whether it be on a Tablet,IPad or Computer.

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  • Posted January 12, 2013

    The Max Lucado Life Lessons NKJV Study Bible is great for this m

    The Max Lucado Life Lessons NKJV Study Bible is great for this momma who is more often serving in Sunday School than sitting through a sermon. It has a definite place in devotional reading and study. This is my first NKJV Bible, which I appreciate, as it is the version my children are memorizing from at AWANA. It is a little easier to read (less Thee/Thy tongue-twisting), while still maintaining the beloved (in my case, at any rate) vocabulary and poetry of the KJV.

    What is unique about this Bible? Clearly, the text remains the same, so the extra features are what sets it apart.

    Each section (Whether one chapter or two... it varies throughout) features "Life Lessons" in the side margins. These "lessons" follow a pattern

    They summarize the Situation in the text.
    Observations give bite-sized nuggets of truth that can be extrapolated from the situation.
    The Inspiration portions are devotional excerpts from Max Lucado writings that are appropriate to the passage. I appreciate the thought-provoking inspiration of Max Lucado.
    Application asks questions that help one to see the relevance of the passage to their life, or gives suggestions on things to DO that relate to internalizing the passage.
    Exploration gives Scripture References for further study~which allows a deeper look than devotional study if so desired.

    Other features include articles scattered throughout that focus on Christ Through the Bible, and New Life in Christ, as well as full-page topical devotionals that could be good for group discussion. A Two Year Reading Plan is included, if you are a check-the-box sort of person. :)

    From a physical/aesthetic standpoint, I prefer this hardcover version as a "Read-at-home" Bible, vs a "Carry-with-me-everywhere" Bible due to its weight and bulk. The typeface is easily readable, with distinct subject headings. The Life Lessons are in a smaller, clean type-face, and there are many "ponderables" (Twitter ready?) that could be overlooked by virtue of their lighter ink, but have the ability to catch your attention, if you are looking, with a larger font size. Here's an example

    "God's love can't be legislated, but it can be chosen. Choose it won't you? For the sake of your heart." - Max Lucado (Come Thirsty)
    This review is of the Hardcover version.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this/these item(s)/service for free as part of the Booksneeze Review Program. 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."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    I cannot access this book

    I tried and tried to access this book on my ipad with no success. I spent loads of time with customer service to no avail. A lot of money for no book. Thus the bad rating.

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  • Posted September 28, 2012

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    I love it!

    I love anything by Max Lucado. But this bible is really nice. Max always gives people relatable real life examples of how to be followers of Christ. He always gives me things to think about!

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

    Amazing Study Bible!

    I love the Bible. I probably have 20+ different Bibles in my house, all either a different translation or different type of study Bible. When I was given the opportunity to review, "The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible" I jumped at the chance. What sets this Bible apart from other Study Bibles is the features Lucado has contributed:
    *Life Lessons-These appear throughout the Scripture in the margins, it's a "run-down" on what a certain section is about. What's happening, what we can observe, and what we can learn from it. All given in Lucado's unique style, as if you're sitting there having a conversation with him.
    *Full-Page Devotional Studies-Throughout the text are several full-page topical devotional studies covering a wide variety of topics: disappointment, fear, prayer, money, truth, salvation. etc. (I can't tell you all of them now can I?) Each one has a brief discussion about the topic, a scripture passage to study, & questions pertaining to the topic.
    *Christ Through the Bible-These articles are there to help the reader understand that the story of the Bible, the Old & New Testaments, are really the story of Christ, 1 story of God's plan to bring us salvation through his Son. Each one explains simply how that passage relates to Christ, & to our salvation.
    *New Life in Christ-These articles are there for the sole purpose of walking the reader through the plan of salvation as it is revealed. It helps the reader to learn about salvation & discipleship/the Christian walk.
    The Back of the Bible has a section designed for spiritual growth, it includes:
    *He Did This Just for You Verses-A listing of verses showing what Christ did for you, what he does for you, and who He is.
    *New Believer Studies-This is 30 day's worth of short studies. They start with a question, "Have you ever wondered" & then give scriptures to read, a short paragraph or two on the topic, & a few application questions. Finally it lists a few more verses that can be used for a more in-depth study, & a quote from Lucado for inspiration.
    *"Where to Turn When" Index-Come here when you're feeling angry, depressed, doubtful, stressed, etc, there is a list of helpful verses for each question/feeling.
    There is also a 30-day New Testament reading plan & a 2-year whole Bible reading plan, there is a devotional index that tells you what page devotional notes and/or verses relating to certain topics can be found on.
    Like I said, I love the Bible, it is God's Word and I cannot get enough of it. Study Bibles are readily available, but this one is unique. It has Max Lucado's unique style throughout with the inspirational devotions, his applications, his notes, quotes from his books, etc. None of that though detracts from the beauty of God's Word. The way that this is put together is beautiful & only draws you into God's Word more, which should be the goal of any Study Bible. To draw you into God's Word, to grow that desire, to help you study it, & grow in your understanding of it. This Bible does that. If you are looking for a Bible, I would highly recommend this one.
    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. 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 Endorsemen

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  • Posted February 2, 2011

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    Great Study Bible

    The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible offers several ways to study the bible. It has a devotional index, a two-year reading plan, lessons throughout the text and a study for new believers. This study bible is very functional and can be tailor to the way you want to study. Each page has a very clean look to it with a trace of color for great eye appeal. The only drawback is the page numbering location which is in the top middle of the page. This is very minor and takes some getting used to but will not distract you from the overall use of this bible. I highly recommend the study bible.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze book review bloggers program. 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

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

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    Great Gift Idea

    The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV Inspirational Applications for Living Your Faith by Max Lucado is exactly what the title implies. It is a Study Bible that gives practical advice about life lessons as it relates to scripture through the use of devotionals, which are written in the sidebars. Also, this Bible uses Christ Through the Bible sidebars that go along with the scripture reading for that day.

    What I like about this Study Bible is that it not only gives us side notes about the passage, but it also shares life lessons through devotions. I really like that it gives a brief blurb about each book and who wrote it so that you can have an idea of the historical time line and setting. This Bible uses the NKJV, which is an understandable version, and the hardcover seems very durable. I believe this would make a great gift for those wanting to delve deeper into the Scriptures and learn how they relate to us today. One criticism that I have though is that the typeface seems a little small and very scrunched together. I would still recommend this Bible to others, especially for gifting purposes.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze book review bloggers program. 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."

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  • Posted January 27, 2011

    Fantastic and Fabulous

    "The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV" by 'Max Lucado' - BOOK REVIEW

    The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible has come out in New King James Version with scintillating features like life lessons, devotional bible studies, topical articles, reading plan, etc. Max Lucado has written the applications all throughout this Bible. Being the best-selling author and writer and preacher at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio of Texas, Max Lucado does splendid job of explaining the truths from various books of Bible. He has worked hard to give a comprehensive treatment to his work and it is evident in this Bible.

    This Study Bible is flooded with information like 2 Year Devotional Reading Program, 'Where to turn When.' Index, 'The Big Picture' 30 Day Reading Plan, Spiritual Growth Verses, New Believer Studies, 'He did this just for you' Verses, 'New Life in Christ' articles, 'Christ Through Bible' messages, etc. All these tools are highly informative and helpful to anyone reading the Bible. One most attractive factor is that the applications spelt in the Bible by Lucado are based on sound biblical principles and values.

    The Bible has come out as a hard bound edition and is easy to handle by the users. The fonts relating to the commentary of Lucado are slightly smaller than the optimum size. The same could have been made in normal font size which is used for bible verses in this edition.

    I highly recommend this Bible for anyone who wishes to learn from the Bible and implement and practice those biblical principles in their life.

    I give this one five out of five stars.

    Please note that I received this book from the publisher Thomas Nelson through its book review bloggers program Book Sneeze in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted January 8, 2011

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    A Completely Revised Devotional Bible based on Max Lucado's writings

    I remember I bought my first copy of the Inspirational Study Bible, NKJV with devotional life lessons edited by Max Lucado in the year 1998 (see picture below). It has been 10 years since and the new Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV is a completely revised edition (with a different name as well) and for the first time, all the devotional materials in this new edition are excerpted from Max Lucado's entire career of writings -from his first book to his latest release, Outlive Your Life. Comparing the older edition that I had with this latest edition, this new edition follows the same format as the previous one - with each devotional lesson starts with a "Situation", follow by "Observation", then "Inspiration" (which is the excerpted piece of writings from one of Lucado's books), and closes with "Application" and "Exploration". The older edition has a special 48-inserts printed on good quality paper, offering encouraging words from Max on a variety of inspirational topics. This has been expanded and replaced with a series of 48-full page topical studies also scattered throughout the entire text. The dictionary/concordance section from the older version has been replaced with a section of devotional index on selected life application topics (each topic is supplied with selected relevant verses with suggestions to read the related passages in the text). The 100 of the most inspiring passages of the Bible in the older version has been replaced with two new sections "He Did This Just For You" verses and "Spiritual Growth" verses (new selections of bible verses). I still prefer the older version in terms of the quality of printing paper (better paper quality in the older version) and I like the 100 bible passages personally selected by Max Lucado in the older version. Nonetheless, the new version has a cool section of 30 Studies for New Believers. I find this section to be an excellent section even for not-so-new believers. Finally, as with the previous editions, I personally think that this NKJV bible should be more aptly called the Lucado Life Lessons Devotional Bible rather than Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, as there is really not much of exegetical materials or hermeneutics of the scripture that warrant it to be a study bible. Neither is this bible contains any maps or related materials. Even the dictionary/concordance section has been taken out. The only consolation would probably be the additional capsule outlining the main messages of each books of the Bible in the Introduction page.

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  • Posted January 7, 2011

    Finally the perfect study bible!

    The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible (NKJV)

    This study bible is perfect for anyone who is a fan of Max Lucado's previous works. It has several special sections to help you study the bible more thoroughly. It offers a two-year devotional study plan, study guides, studies by subject, among all of the life lessons provided throughout the text. The text is in the New King James Version so it's very easy to read.

    Personally, I'm a huge fan of Max Lucado. I was really impressed with the design and format of how this version is presented. The life lessons Max has written on the sidebars help to understand the text easily. He always has a way to make the reader think outside of the box. The study guides have been so easy to use for group discussion with my study group. The hardback edition is not only very durable but guaranteed for life! The typeface of the text is the perfect size for any reader. I would highly recommend The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible to everyone no matter where they are on their walk. The life application lessons and stories are a perfect companion for any christian living through faith.

    Note: I received a complimentary version of this bible from the the bloggers program through Booksneeze. I do not have to provide a positive review just an honest one.

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  • Posted January 5, 2011

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    A great devotional study bible

    The Life Lessons Study Bible by Max Lucado
    Lucado's Life Lessons Study Bible has a lot of great features such as over 1,000 Life Lessons, a Topical Index, and Devotional Index by topics, A Two Year Bible Reading Plan, New Believer Studies, 30 Day Reading Plans, Spiritual Growth Verses, and more! This Bible takes a lot from Lucado's well known books old and latest such as his latest release, Outlive Your Life.
    I am glad that Lucado uses the NKJV version of the Bible, easy to read, as Lucado adds his insights and teachings from years of personal bible study and writing and applies them to the scriptures. He provides margin notes that give life application lessons. Lucado also includes a two-year devotional plan along with a section at the end of the book that includes: He Did This Just for You verses, Spiritual Growth verses, Studies for New Believers, A 30-Day Overview of the New Testament, and An index of Where to Turn When.
    If you enjoy Max Lucado's books, then you will enjoy this Bible. The commentaries are quotes from Lucado's books as well as insight into the scripture. The commentary is in the margins on the outer edge. It is a great Bible study tool. The commentary and insights touch the heart and engage the mind for further study.

    Interspersed throughout the chapters are mini-devotionals which are one to two pages long and contain the same depth as the marginal commentary. It is a great Bible for the new convert or the mature Christian.
    I enjoy Lucado's writing style; it is the same way he preaches, both inspirational and encouraging. In simple terms every page has study/devotional material. Each "lesson" includes the situation, observations, inspiration, application and exploration.
    For anyone looking for a Bible that has interesting insights and endearing stories, I would recommend this Bible. The devotional material is brief and engaging. The Bible is available in hardcover and Leather soft cover with a presentation page making a good gift for the new Christian or seasoned believer. I highly recommend this book
    Disclaimer: I received a free copy of The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV Inspirational Applications for Living Your Faith by Max Lucado from BookSneeze/Thomas Nelson Publisher for this review.

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  • Posted January 5, 2011

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    Great for yourself or a gift

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011
    Review: The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible

    I received The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible from Thomas Nelson for my review. I have been enjoying using this Bible and would like to recommend it to you today.

    My thoughts:
    I enjoy using a new Bible and this one is a very nice one. I have always been a fan of author Max Lucado's books. In this well-designed, easy-to-read Bible you will find "Life Lessons" printed in the margins which include the situation, observation, inspiration (from one of Lucado's books), application, and exploration. There are also multiple articles throughout the Bible, including "Christ through the Bible" and "New Life in Christ" as well as a two year reading plan. Something I enjoyed were the introductions to the various books and the quotes from Max Lucado in the white spaces of the margins.

    This is a nice Bible and I look forward to using it more. It would make a nice gift for someone that needs some encouragement.
    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Blogger Review program. 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."

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