Depending on what denomination of christianity you follow and which church you attend, you will see different versions of the bible. The oldest and some think the only true bible is the King James version that is written in old english language, this is very difficult for some to read however and there have been many different versions since to make it easier for believers to understand the bible and its verses.
I was fortunate enough to be able to review The Apologetics Study Bible and it has been quite interesting to go through. There are many different features in this bible with it being a study bible, there are over 100 articles the relate biblical truth to science, history, archaeology, psychology, philosophy and other critical subjects. I really appreciated how this bible places these articles alongside the Scriptures that it is related to so that you can read the stories for yourself and how they are connected.
Christian apologetics, is the science of giving a defense of the Christian faith. There are many skeptics who doubt the existence of God, and Christian apologetics is simply presenting a reasonable defense of the Christian faith and truth to those who disagree. Christian apologetics is a necessary aspect of the Christian life. We are all commanded to be ready and equipped to proclaim the gospel and defend our faith. This bible gives you answers to find and read and understand for yourself and to explain to others.
There are profiles of many historic defenders of the faith included like Justin Martyr, Anselm, Augustine, C.S. Lewis, the astute Christians through time have brought to ear on objections to faith.
There are excellent study notes to clarify the biblical world view in Scripture. The text is accurate and inviting a Holman Christian Standard Bible translation and has book introductions and end of verse cross references, the words of Christ in red and a 72 page concordance. It really is the simplest way to get the most of your bible study time. This bible includes:
- Two-color design-intensive layout on every page for the visual generation
- Sixty “Twisted Scriptures” explanations
- Fifty “Bones & Dirt” entries (archaeology meets apologetics)
- Fifty “Notable Quotes”
- Twenty-five “Tactics” against common anti-Christian arguments
- Twenty “Personal Stories” of how God has worked in real lives
- Twenty “Top Five” lists to help remember key apologetics topics
We are fortunate as there has never before been so much scientific, archaeological, and historical support for the unique truth of biblical Christianity. The Apologetics Study Bible will open your eyes to new reasons to believe, a stronger commitment to faith, and better ways to witness for the Creator of it all.