Looking for a good study Bible that can help you grow in your faith? With so many to choose from, where do you start? I asked my pastor if he could recommend one and he suggested The Charles F. Stanley Principles Bible. Charles Stanley is known for his trusted, practical, bible based teachings and his study Bible is an excellent reference book.
This is my favorite study Bible and for good reason. This NKJV (New King James Version) Bible is packed with insightful information in an easy to understand format. Dr. Stanley has spent years discovering these 30 life principles and shares them in a well-structured format. Plus the highlighting of God’s promises throughout the scriptures gives you much encouragement as you read.
Included in this Bible are:
- 30 Life Principles articles
- Answers to Life’s Questions with recommended verses to help you with daily challenges
- Life Lesson sections that offer over 2,500 insights into individual Bible verses at the bottom of each page
- Life Examples articles that showcase people of the Bible
- The Life Principle Index and Promises Index which make it easy to study God’s principles and promises throughout the Old and New Testament
- What the Bible Says About… articles on a wide variety of topics
Charles Stanley has also written an introduction for each of the 66 books of the Bible which offer valuable information on the themes, time frames, who each author is. Throughout the Bible are highlights of over 300 of God’s promises.
As an extra bonus, this wonderful Bible contains a concordance, a section for notes, and 10 helpful maps.
The Life Principles Bible is published by: Thomas Nelson, (reprint edition April 29, 2013) and the hardcover version measures 6.6” x 1.5” x 9.5”.
About Dr. Charles F. Stanley
Dr. Charles F. Stanley is the Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been in the ministry for 50 years and is also the founder of In Touch Ministries. He has authored over 60 books and is on television, radio, and has a daily devotional. You can learn more about Dr. Stanley at www.intouch.org.
Charles Stanley is one of my favorite preachers. I love his common sense approach to everyday living and his teachings on building a personal relationship with the Lord. His preaching style shows thru in this book and it makes you feel like you’re reading the scriptures with an experienced teacher at your side. His insights are spot on. This is the Bible I go to for everyday study and I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I do! You can check out The Life Principles Bible on Amazon and peruse some of its pages there.
Review by Linda Miller