“The NIV Proclamation Bible is remarkable for how well it puts the highest quality biblical scholarship at the Bible student’s fingertips in such a clear, penetrating and accessible form. There are many study Bibles on the market right now, but none better.” – Tim Keller
The NIV Proclamation Bible offers a valuable resource for those who teach from the Bible regularly and anyone who enjoys studying Scripture in greater depth. This edition, developed by Lee Gatiss in collaboration with the Proclamation Trust, includes a wealth of additional material from leading theologians, pastors, and Bible teachers to enhance your study of the word. The Bible features ten introductory essays on theology, doctrine and the application and interpretation of Scripture, as well as detailed overviews of each literary genre in the Bible--from the historical narratives to the apocalyptic literature. It also features introductions to every Bible book.
Sixty-five expert Bible teachers have contributed to the NIV Proclamation Bible including Christopher Ash, Graham Beynon, Gerald Bray, Simon Gathercole, David Jackman, Karen Jobes, Dick Lucas, Douglas Moo, Peter O'Brien, Vaughan Roberts, William Taylor, and Chris Wright. Many of these individuals are also members of the NIV translation team, which takes into account the latest developments in biblical scholarship and language usage when working with the NIV translation. Setting the highest standards of reliability and readability, the New International Version is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study.
My take on this Bible:
I really wouldn't classify the NIV Proclamation Bible as a study Bible instead it has several helpful resources for teachers pastors but when I think of a study Bible I think of in-depth study notes etc. First of all there are several interesting introductory essays that touch on topics including from text to life how to apply the Old and New Testament, Biblical interpretation, and the Bible and theology. There are also in depth introductions to each book of the Bible, something that really isn't unique but is worth mentioning. Also included is a concordance, several maps and a weight and measures table. Center column reference and sporadic footnotes really round out the features of this one. I did like the lay flat binding and the print is bold and a nice size that makes this Bible very readable. Overall this is a pretty Bible and easy to read, but as far as study Bibles go this one falls short.
A complimentary copy of this Bible was provided for review.