NIV Quest Study Bible Review

September 26, 2019
How To Study The Bible | dig into God's word | Bible study ideas | grow in your faith | Bible Study Methods | Spiritual growth #biblestudy #faithbuilding #spiritualgrowth

The NIV Quest Study Bible was given to me for free in exchange for an honest review by BG2 #BibleGatewayPartner. Additionally, this post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won't cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy. 

As someone who is far from a biblical scholar. I depended heavily on my study bible to read and comprehend the book of revelations.

But as I have grown in my personal bible studies and prayer life I have learned that the best understanding you will ever receive from the bible is through the Holy Spirit.

Which is why it is so important to pray before you begin your bible study. The Lord will fill you with the Holy Spirit and ensure you receive the message he has in store for you.

As an advocate for bible study beginners I think its important to make clear that study bibles are simply a resource to help you gain deeper insight into the bible. But it does not take the place of the gospel.

Which is why I find it important  to dig deeper into the word exploring different resources to gather a better understanding of what you have read.

I think it important to note that study bible compile and include Bible commentary which are explanations and interpretations of Bible verses from biblical scholars. With that being said let's hop into the review of the NIV Quest Study Bible.


Pros of the NIV Quest Study Bible
  • I like the size of the font.
  • Surprisingly enough I like the Q&A format. It makes the notes easy to read.
  • I really like the way they introduce each book and answer the common questions like who, what, where, why, when.
  • I love that they have a prayers and promises of the bible section.
  • I think most beginners would enjoy the perspectives section that provides bible verses for different things you may experience in life (i.e. anger, hopelessness, pride, or just in need of comfort, etc.)


Cons of NIV Quest Study Bible
  • When I compare the NIV Study Bible to the ESV Study Bible I wish they provided more cross reference verses. I have found that the longer you read the bible the more you begin to try to connect the different books together. 
  • Although the Q & A is extensive I don't it answers every question you may have which could be frustration for the cost. Especially if your a beginner and have not figured out how to find all the different resources available for studying the bible.

Bible Study | Are you a bible study beginner, trying to figure out how to dig deeper into the word. This review will help you decide if the NIV Quest Study Bible would be beneficial for your bible study routine. How To Study The Bible | dig into God's word | Bible study ideas | grow in your faith | Bible Study Methods | Spiritual growth #biblestudy #faithbuilding #spiritualgrowth

Description of NIV Quest Study Bible
  • Over 7,000 insightful notes arranged in a unique question and answer format
  • Nearly 350 articles investigate the most asked questions about the Bible
  • Article index and expanded subject index
  • Single-column Scripture text arranged in a modern, two-color page design
  • Over 150 charts, timelines, and maps
  • A reading plan with three distinct tracks to follow
  • NIV Dictionary-Concordance
  • 16-page full-color map section

Overall Thoughts of the NIV Quest Study Bible
I think this is a great study bible for beginners whom enjoy reading the NIV translation. Although I don't personally believe this is the most comprehensive study bible. I do believe it is a great starting place for beginners.

One of the things I appreciate most about this study bible is that the present there commentaries in a way that the audience understand they are not offering facts but hypothesis based on their research.


Love this post, Pin it!
Bible Study | Are you a bible study beginner, trying to figure out how to dig deeper into the word. This review will help you decide if the NIV Quest Study Bible would be beneficial for your bible study routine. How To Study The Bible | dig into God's word | Bible study ideas | grow in your faith | Bible Study Methods | Spiritual growth #biblestudy #faithbuilding #spiritualgrowth


No comments

Post a Comment