Friday, October 13, 2017

KJV Know the Word Study Bible from Thomas Nelson [Review & Giveaway]

Bible Features: The KJV Know the Word Study Bible offers three easy ways to begin studying Scripture and helps individuals transition from being a casual reader of the Bible to becoming a regular student of the Bible. You can choose to study the Bible book-by-book, verse-by-verse, or topic-by-topic; each path offers powerful insights that will help you develop a daily routine of Bible study. The book-by-book series of notes leads you through the main points of each book of the Bible. The verse-by-verse notes help you to dig deeper into God's Word. The topic-by-topic articles, which cover 21 theological topics, guide you through a series of insightful notes and give you a thorough biblical understanding of each topic. With the beautiful and timeless text of the KJV translation, the KJV Know the Word Study Bible offers you choices of how to study Scripture and grow in your relationship with Christ.

Features Include:

  • King James Version Bible text
  • Three easy approaches to study the Bible (book-by-book, verse-by-verse, or topic-by-topic)
  • Insightful introductions for each book of Scripture
  • Words of Jesus in red
  • Beautiful two-color interior page design
  • Comprehensive list of theological notes
  • Concordance
  • Full-color maps
  • Gain a greater understanding of the Bible, book-by-book, verse-by-verse, or topic-by-topic.  Sign up to review the hardcover in the sidebar.
My thoughts: I am so very honored and happy to have the opportunity to share with you this new release of a King James Version of God's Word. Thomas Nelson Publishing always does a wonderful job of producing Bibles and this edition is no exception. My review is not intended to focus on arguing the pros or cons of a KJV translation but is simply to present my review of this study Bible and utilization of it as a study Bible.

The beauty and timeless accuracy of the King James Version continues to ring true and bring joy to this reader. I enjoyed using this Know the Word Study Bible as the verse-by-verse feature allowed clarifying insights into a variety of facts and information tied to specific verses - material that is both new to me and as reminders of previously gleaned knowledge.

Throughout the Bible there were inserts with topical material. The Topic by Topic articles are indexed at the beginning of the Bible and give the page that particular material can be found on. Maps found at the back of the Bible are typical and as usual interesting for those who enjoy visualizing the location of Biblical events. I found the map showing the actual locations of events in the life of Christ particularly interesting as well as the missionary journeys of Paul.

This is not a comprehensive study Bible. I personally believe the intended reader audience is probably those relatively new to the study of God's Word. That is not to negate the inclusive study material that supports the Biblical text, it is simply that the material is not as in depth as that which a seasoned student of Scripture would desire. It certainly is not on a level that a pastor or theologian would desire for personal use. It is a study Bible in that it offers information to aid in understanding one's reading of Scripture and lead the reader into deeper study utilizing these materials as well as more comprehensive aides.

Do I recommend this KJV Know the Word Study Bible? Absolutely! I love the KJV. I encourage everyone to find a study Bible that suits their particular level of Biblical knowledge. I believe this Study Bible will benefit many users. A large contingency of Bible readers prefer the NIV or some other translation. I encourage students of The Word to delve into the KJV along with whatever version you normally prefer for comparative reading. On a further note: the Know the Word Study Bible also comes in the NKJV version. 

Here is your opportunity to win your own copy of this wonderful King James Version "Know the Word Study Bible" from Thomas Nelson or you may buy a copy - click here

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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Litfuse Publicity Group on behalf of Thomas Nelson Publishing to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and are freely given. The winner's copy from the Giveaway/Contest hosted here on Chat With Vera is provided by and shipped by either Litfuse or Thomas Nelson directly to the winner. 


  1. (1) What version of the Bible (Christian Bible) do you prefer? New International Version

    (2) Do you have a study Bible that provides notes and study aids? No I do not.

  2. I prefer the King James for the poetic voice. Yes I have an NIV Study Bible.

  3. (1) What version of the Bible (Christian Bible) do you prefer? - King James Version

    (2) Do you have a study Bible that provides notes and study aids? - no

  4. I prefer the Original Bible version. I do not have a Study Bible.

  5. I prefer the King James Version. I have a study companion that I actually read separately. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity.

  6. I don't have a particular version that I prefer. I just enjoy reading The Word- thank you

  7. I don't have a preference, I don't have a study Bible.

  8. King James. I do not have a study Bible....yet. ;)

  9. Finding the right Bible is such a gift! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on!

  10. This Bible would be a level for me. I never had a study Bible before, and would love one.



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