The NLT Study Bible
Brace yourself: the New Living Translation Study Bible boasts that it is “scholarship-focused, with laser-like intensity” that ”unleashes the awesome power of the written word of God.” Sounds intense indeed. The NLT Study Bible is a whirring text compact with notes, essays, book outlines, timelines, charts, diagrams, cross-references, and suggestions for further reading. It’s also a web site—password-protected for those who purchase the Bible—where readers can find a full online version, a Bible Care Guide, a blog, and community groups built around this Bible’s unique helps. If the Books of the Bible is additives-free, the NLT Study Bible is a smoothie with extra shots of everything—soy, wheatgrass, ginseng, ginkgo balboa, whey protein. You name it, it’s in there.