We’re coming down to the final days of New Start 15. I’ve loved how timely every scripture of the Reading Plan has been in my life. It’s a beautiful thing to see and experience how “the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12) We are so blessed in our day to have access to excellent tools for growth. I agreed to review the new Evangelism Study Bible, a fresh help for growing in holiness.
To review the Evangelism Study Bible, I asked my husband Jeff to take a look and weigh in on this new resource. He has a passion for discipleship and sharing the gospel cross-culturally, so he has a well tuned perspective when it comes to tools like this one. Here are some of his observations.
Though this is called a “Study Bible,” this doesn’t qualify as a study Bible in the traditional sense. It does, however, have elements common in a study Bible.
Study Bible components
- cross references
- concordance of terms
- some bottom of the page notes
The abbreviated study notes, like this overall version of the Bible, are geared to those wanting to share God’s story of grace. It has been prepared by the organization Evantell, making the gospel “clear and simple.” Their mission is to “Declare the gospel clearly and simply, activate believers around the world, and prepare the upcoming generations to reach the lost.” This Bible is formatted to help people be more effective in communicating the actual gospel message.
Evangelism Study Bible Features
- Articles are included in each book of the Bible. These are informative, practical helps to assist readers in explaining and sharing their own faith.
- Tips are scattered throughout the text to increase confidence and comfort in sharing the gospel.
- Topical helps cover subjects such as How to Help Those Who Have Given Up on God, Five Tips for Helping New Believers Find a Church, and How to Answer Those Who Say There are Many Ways to God.
- This Bible is presented in the New King James version, which is a reliable word for word translation, but more readable for people of today.
Would you like to grow in your understanding and confidence of how to share your own faith in Jesus? Do you know someone who has a love of sharing God’s truth? This new tool could be a help to your growth this year. The Evangelism Study Bible equips readers to “declare the gospel clearly and simply, activate believers around the world, and prepare the upcoming generations to reach the lost.”
What about you? Is there a resource that has helped you most in your spiritual growth? Is there a version of the Bible that you’ve found to be a great tool? Would love to know your additions in the comments.
I’ll see you here tomorrow for our last day of New Start 15!