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The Discovery Study Bible: A Guided Exploration of Gods Word

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Synopsis: A fresh, inductive approach to studying God's Word 8 study courses ideal for church school or small groups 150 Study Centers deepen your knowledge and broaden your perspective Self-contained---all study resources included This unique, self-directed study format will give you a commanding overview of the entire Bible. The Discovery Bible's unique system of 150 Study Centers will guide you on self-directed studies that reveal both the details and broad panorama of Scripture. No more scrutinizing the landmarks while missing the big picture. Here, you'll gain a mastery of both in a guided journey that helps you explore the books of the Bible in depth while deepening your understanding of their interconnection. This fresh, engaging approach gives you the direction and tools you need to do your own studying and cultivate a sweeping grasp of God's Word. The puzzling and even scandalous acts of the patriarchs, the bloody clashes between Israel and its enemies, the miracles and teachings of Jesus, the startling imagery of Revelation . . . if you've longed to put all the Bible's puzzle pieces together to see how they create one compelling image, then this is the study Bible for you. Includes free downloadable leader's guide. FEATURES Includes the full text of the New International Version, today's most read, most trusted Bible translation 8 Built-in Bible Study Courses provide an overarching guide in exploring major Bible sections. 150 Study Centers break down the courses for easy study, allowing you to grasp the meaning and implications of specific Scripture passages. Key Words spotlight significant Bible terms in each passage, keyed to a glossary in the back that gives a word's particular meaning in a given passage. Over 750 Culture Clues provide insights into Bible times that make the text more meaningful to modern readers. Over 75 Landmarks explain the significance of important Bible characters and events, and define vital doctrines. Nearly 200 Closer Look sidebars clarify hard-to-understand passages. Repeated Themes trace the development of important biblical themes through a chain reference feature. Self Tests for each Study Center assignment strengthen your mastery of the passages studied. Free Downloadable Leader's Guide accessible via the Internet is ideal for Church School teachers and small group leaders. (www.zondervan.com/DiscoveryBible) Book by book, story by story, character by character . . . gain a command of the entire Bible that lets you see how all of its parts combine in one grand, life-changing narrative. Look at the Bible as a journey through a fascinating, constantly changing landscape. You want to stop and explore all the landmarks in detail in order to better understand and appreciate them. Yet you also want the big picture of how they connect to form something vast and beautiful. The Discovery Bible helps you do both. It lets you zoom in close on each book of the Bible, and it also pulls you back for an overarching perspective that helps you grasp how everything---all the stories, characters, teachings, and events---fit together to communicate the great, breathtaking message of God's love. Through its unique system of 8 built-in Bible study courses and 150 Study Centers, The Discovery Bible takes you far beyond focusing on select biblical themes. This guided approach lets you study the entire Bible for yourself in a way that helps you understand the richness, unity, and heartbeat of God's Word. The New International Version (NIV) is today's most read, most trusted English Bible translation. Since its release in 1973, the NIV has sold over 160 million copies. The goal of the NIV translation team was to produce a contemporary translation whose accuracy, clarity and literary quality would make it ideal for public and private reading, teaching, preaching, memorizing and liturgical use. Today the NIV is accepted by more denominations than any other translation and is supported by a library of reference resources unmatched by any other translation.

About the Author: Lawrence O. Richards is currently a full-time author and speaker. He has written over 200 Christian books, including commentaries on every book of the Bible and Zondervan bestselling Adventure Bible and Teen Study Bible, which he did with his wife, Sue. SPANISH BIO: Lawrence O. Richards tiene una licenciatura en filosofia de la Universidad de Michigan, una maestria en teologia y educacion cristiana del Seminario Teologico de Dallas y un doctorado del Seminario Teologico Evangelico Garrett de la Universidad Northwestern. Es autor de unos 200 titulos en temas como la filosofia de la educacion cristiana, renovacion de la iglesia, el ministerio de ninos, ministerio de jovenes, liderazgo, grupos pequenos, y ensenanza biblica. Sus libros han sido traducidos en 24 idiomas. Richards reside en Hudson, Florida donde es participante activo en su iglesia, Hudson's First United Methodist Church.

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