Book Review: NKJV Know the Word Study Bible

Book Review:  NKJV Know the Word Study Bible, 2016 Thomas Nelson

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The NKJV Know the Word Study Bible is a great little book that can easily be carried to church or bible study class while also serving well for personal and in-depth study. 

I especially like this study Bible for a new student of God’s Word.  There are twenty-one different “topic-by-topic” articles that lead you through such complex subjects as the trinity, the Holy Spirit and sanctification.  These are each broken into several different articles and addressed not only with the scripture reference but the page as well.  This would be so helpful to someone who doesn’t yet know their way through the order of the books of the Bible.  At the end of each article, it tells you where the next article in this topic is found. 

There are also extra “study the book” articles which also map where the previous and next articles can be found.  All through the Bible are verse-by-verse commentary notes. 

The book ends with eight beautiful, full-color maps.  There is no master legend and I would have enjoyed an alphabetical listing telling me which map shows a given city or special site. 

I don’t much like to admit it, but I’m finding the size and readability of font is more important with every passing year.  Understanding this may be a common concern I would like to point out that the wonderful overall size of the Know the Word Study Bible is achieved by using a very small font.  The Bible text is fairly readable but the verse-by-verse commentary is really quite difficult for my vision.

Overall, I am excited to give this book four stars.  Thomas Nelson, publisher of Know the Word Study Bible, supplied a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and impartial review.