Monday, February 22, 2021

NIV Verse Mapping Bible is available in youth and adult versions for Bible study [Review & Giveaway]

My thoughts:  This study Bible uses the NIV translation of the Christian Bible - Old Testament and New Testament. My preferred translation is the old standard King James Version. In the study aids provided with the verse mapping system in this edition, specific verses are referenced in the NIV with specific words for study underscored. These verses and words are then looked at in two other versions or translations. 

The readers can then analyze the verse and make application for his- or herself.

The pages of Scripture only have wide outside margins allowing for the reader to pen his own thoughts and application to verses as he reads along. 

The 8-point font is small for my old eyes though younger readers might find them quite suitable. The font type itself is somewhat easy to read though very small to me. This NIV is in paragraph format so the verse numbers and line breaks normally seen in KJV and NKJV, etc. are extremely tiny, but said numbering does allow for comparison to verses in other versions. 

I have circled the study aids or notes. Helpful, but not extensive.

There are virtually no study notes or aids for Bible study to direct the reader. So aside from the specific verses laid out with comparative translations to the verse, the reader has virtually an unadorned Bible with which to study. Ideal for some and hard for some. 

I once knew a college professor from a Bible College who studies Scripture by diagraming the sentences. That is really difficult. Whilst this Verse Mapping system is not diagraming the verses like a sentence is diagramed, it is looking closely at the verse, comparing it, applying it to the context, and application for oneself as well.

These Verse Mapping Bibles will work well for some. Others will do well to procure something different. I would suggest that you look at the Verse Mapping Bible Facebook page (Click Here) and follow along as the editor, Kristy Cambron guides those interested. You can use a composition book to start out and following the guidance she gives. This will introduce you to the concept of Verse Mapping and perhaps you'll see that one of these special Verse Mapping Bibles is just what you need in your quest to study the Bible.


Go beyond just reading the Bible. Verse mapping means getting real about studying the Bible. More than simply reading a verse or Scripture passage, verse mapping means using Bible study tools to research what you’ve just read in the Bible—to learn more about what God is saying to you and how you can apply his Word to your life today. 

In the NIV Verse Mapping Bible, author Kristy Cambron expands her verse mapping curriculum series to include verses from the entire Bible, showing you how to compare Bible translations, pick out meaningful words, and delve into the true meaning of each verse using starter verse maps and prompts. Verse mapping will help you study the historical context, transliteration, translation, connotation, and theological framework of a verse. This unique study technique includes exploring Hebrew and Greek word studies, finding connections in Scripture, comparing Bible translations, and learning as much as you can from your time in God’s Word. 

Verse mapping involves five steps:

  1. Choose: Select a verse and write it out.
  2. Compare: Record this verse in two or three other Bible translations and underline key words that are the same or different between translations.
  3. Research: Look up the Hebrew or Greek meaning for the underlined words and record it.
  4. Consider: Ask questions of the verse. Imagine what it would be like to have experienced what’s happening. Read the verses surrounding this verse and use other study tools to dig even deeper, if you prefer.
  5. Apply: What is God saying to you? How does this verse relate to your life today?


  • Full text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV)
  • Guided instructions on how verse mapping works, how to start, and how to get the most from your mapping
  • 350 partially completed verse maps with pre-selected verses in multiple Bible translations and helpful Hebrew or Greek word studies
  • Includes directions on how to use the Reverse Interlinear feature on to research the Greek and Hebrew translations for these 350 verses for free
  • More than 70 blank verse maps for your own inductive Bible study journey
  • 66 book introductions
  • Presentation page
  • Topical index
  • Satin ribbon marker
  • Cloth over board cover lays flat when open
  • Exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print® typeface
  • 8-point print size

Purchase a Verse Mapping Bible - CLICK HERE

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