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The popular Life Application Bible Studies are now available in the New Living Translation. Each study provides an in-depth examination of a particular Bible book using the New Living Translation text and notes from the Life Application Study Bible. Charts, maps, and thirteen lessons, complete with questions and notes, are sure to challenge all who enjoy an application-oriented approach to Bible study.
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.33 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1999
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 0842334157 ISBN13 9780842334150
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Excellent Bible Study Booklet for Group Studies Dec 5, 2009
Tyndale House has expanded the reach of its excellent Life Application Study Bible through its line of Life Application Bible Studies. These study books offer the text from the Life Application Study Bible for a specific book of the Bible, and add a study guide and workbook. The result is a perfect Bible Study booklet for use in small group Bible studies.
I was privileged to get the Hebrews NLT Life Application Bible Studies booklet through my participation in the Tyndale Blog Network. This study booklet on Hebrews is packed full of information and provides a wonderful resource to be used in all kinds of different Bible studies or small groups. Students of every level will benefit from the text study notes and the well framed questions in the workbook.
While one could argue against including the introduction to the New Living Translation and the Life Application Study Bible in a simple Bible study booklet, I actually enjoyed reading through that material. It increased my respect for the NLT translation, and made it easier to follow the study notes as presented in the Life Application Study Bible text.
After the text is given, the 13 lessons on Hebrews follow. Don't think the lessons line up perfectly with the chapters of Hebrew (13 lessons for 13 chapters), they don't (which I think is a good thing). The study follows the flow of Hebrews more closely. Each study starts with a reflection section, asking questions which will draw the reader into the topic the lesson is focusing on. Then the section of the text of Hebrews to read for that lesson is noted, along with which study notes are especially helpful to read. Some questions about the reading follow, and then a "realize the principle" section states the main point of the lesson in a few sentences. Several more questions follow and then a "respond to the message" section includes questions designed to help the reader/student apply the lesson to their life. A "resolve to take action" section sums up the application to be gained from that lesson, and a few points for further study are offered.
I found the questions to be both practical and true to the text. The study is careful but it doesn't go too in-depth. The "for further study" section allows Bible study groups who want to, to explore the deeper or more controversial areas of the text. And the study notes in the text that aren't read could provide some help for this.
What's also nice about the study booklet is that there are spaces provided for the answers to each question to be recorded. The text is in the booklet so everything you need is in one handy source. Not every study member is likely to have the NLT text so it is nice to have it in the booklet for one to compare with their own translation. Literal translations will make a great comparison to the NLT and allow the careful reader to observe how and where the NLT makes the meaning of various passages more explicit for modern readers.
The study on Hebrews would make for an excellent adult bible study. It's well done and allows enough of a gap for a small group leader or teacher to add his own unique input into the study. I recommend this study booklet to everyone most heartily.
A Great Introduction to Hebrews Nov 17, 2009
First of all, thanks go out to Tyndale House for this review copy of Hebrews, Life Application Bible Studies (NLT).
I took my time with this book study, and am glad I did. Hebrews points out the supremacy of Christ and the need for the body to persevere corporately and individually as they follow him. Using a bounty of Old Testament Scripture to firmly cement Christ's mission and person, it stands out as a powerful encouragement to trust in Christ alone. As for this study, I really enjoyed the insightful questions that challenge the reader to do more than just regurgitate the text. The lessons were reasonable in length; I would estimate I spent about half and hour on each lesson (not counting the "in-depth" questions), and then more time on my own in Hebrews on the side.
This book covers the book of Hebrews in 13 lessons. It is made up of two parts. Part 1 is the full text of the book of Hebrews, with footnotes at the bottom of each page, and scripture references in the gutter. Footnotes that will be assigned as reading in the lesson are marked with a dot. Part 2 is the lesson questions, with space for notation. Each lesson is divided into 5 basic parts:
1. Introductory questions that do not require reading of the Scripture, but introduce the topics to be addressed. These could be used as warm-up questions if this study was done in a group setting. 2. Scripture assignment, with specific footnotes assigned for review to reinforce and support the reading. 3. Questions that deal with the content of the Scripture 4. Questions that require personal reflection and application of the principles found through part 3. This section has an introductory remark that highlights the major theme of the reading. 5. Additional questions for more in-depth study.
I thought that the reading was divided well, and that the questions were well written to make the reader go back over Scripture and apply it. The fact that the entire text of Hebrews is provided in the text make this a very portable Bible study for someone who is on-the-go. However, this comes with a price. There are many scripture references in the gutter - Hebrews is full of Old Testament references - and if you go the route of only carrying this study with you, deeper study will be impossible at the time. And there is no way of getting around double book-marking with this study if using the provided scripture text, since the lessons are not inline. I'm torn as to whether this is good or bad. Having scripture chopped up throughout the lessons makes me cringe. Overall, I think multiple markers is the lesser of two evils.
I would gladly suggest this study to individuals and groups. Hebrews is a great book for personal study in its own right, and the lesson authors do a great job of bringing the richness of the book to the forefront.
Great Bible Study Tool Sep 17, 2009
This is a great one volume/one source Bible Study of the Book of Hebrews. It provides the reader background and history on the text in one neat and clean presentation. The complete text of Hebrews is included along with an application commentary for selected verses. There are lessons and discussion questions for each chapter of Hebrews and this will make a great accompaniment to the Life Application Study Bible.
The study guide is easy to use with the first part of the book containing the complete text of Hebrews(NLT), easy to understand study notes, application notes, and biblical profiles along with the same maps and charts you would find in the Life Application Study Bible.
The second part of this guide includes thirteen lessons meant to stimulate thought, discussion, and practical application. There is plenty of space to write answers to the questions and there are special applications that will help you map out your own personal plan of action.
This volume has everything that you would need to encourage growth in the knowledge of Scripture and to learn how to apply it to their lives. I would highly recommend this study guide to everyone.
Good, Basic Bible Study Aug 12, 2009
I admit I was a little leery of a Bible study specifically meant to be application focused. I feared it might be too much focused on "me" like many studies I have picked up. I tend to want a study to teach me more about God and his attributes and his redemptive plan for man. This study did just that.
I was pleased that the commentary section of the study was actually quite good and detailed. It was nice to have the Scripture text on the same page as the extensive commentary. Some nice charts and tables were included as well.
I especially appreciated that the editors commented when certain changes were made in the New Living Translation from the original manuscripts. For instance, the translation often changed "brothers" to "brothers and sisters".
The questions in the study section of the book are divided into 13 sections. Some are questions from the text while others encourage the participant to reflect on his or her life. Both types of questions are helpful and should make the meaning of the text more memorable.
I liked the small size of the book which made it very easy to carry around as I was completing the study.
I believe I will go through this study with my 9-year old son once we begin our homeschool year. He is ready for more than just Bible stories at this point and I believe we will both enjoy going through the study together.
In summary, the Hebrews Life Application book is a good Bible study for anyone who wants to dig deeper and find the treasures written in the Bible to help us to glorify God by living our life as followers of the true Christ written of in the Bible.Hebrews (Life Application Bible Studies: NLT)
Great Study of Hebrews Jul 30, 2009
When I first opened the book, it looked a bit intimidating. I was not sure where to start. The print is on the small size, but besides these few complaints, this is a wonderful study where you will be richly blessed by its content. Once I figured out how to navigate myself through the study of Hebrews, I saw many lessons in a new light along with learning all about the history of the text. Included in the book is the complete text of Hebrews along with a verse by verse breakdown. In the back of the book there are lessons and discussions.
In the lesson, the book focuses on the Five R's:
Reflect Read Realize Respond Resolve
This is a wonderful resource to have on your shelf.