Life application bible studies: John, Acts, Hebrews, James

Tyndale has released a new bible study series called the Life Application Bible Studies. To date, four books are available: John, Acts, Hebrews, and James. More are scheduled to be released.

Each book in this bible study series include two parts: 1) the complete text of the selected bible book from the Life Application Study Bible in the New Living Translation (2007 ed.), including the study notes, full maps, charts and people profiles; and 2) bible study questions. Each book in this series include thirteen ready-to-use lessons to stimulate thought, discussion, and practical life application. They each begin with a few warm-up questions; the reader is then invited to read the passage. This is followed by 10-16 questions to help the reader reflect and apply the biblical lessons into real life situations. There are also extra questions at the end to help the reader reflect more deeply upon the passage at hand.

The series of questions are divided into sections:

  • Reflect on your life (5-10 min.)
  • Read the passage (10-15 min.)
  • Realize the principle (15-20 min.)
  • Respond to the message (20-30 min.)
  • Resolve to take action (10-15 min.)

The Life Application Study Bible is probably the most helpful devotional study bibles to help readers reflect upon their personal lives. It helps the reader make sense of the bible and apply the lessons into their lives. I don’t think there is anything else out there that does it better. It is the most unique devotional study bible available because it does what other bibles don’t do. This, combined with study questions, gives the bible study participants and leaders a lot of thought-provoking material for a very enjoyable bible study. Good job Tyndale.

My thanks go to Laura Bartlett from Tyndale for sending me review copies of John, Acts, Hebrews, and James.

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Author: Kevin S.

A follower of Jesus, a husband and a father. Hobbies include biking, keeping fish if they don't die on me, blogging when I can, theologizing and ministry, and pondering about world affairs.

4 thoughts on “Life application bible studies: John, Acts, Hebrews, James”

  1. Gary, I think it’s a great idea to include the entire text of the LASB. It’s the only one I’ve seen that includes the entire book of the bible. I think it’s the combination that makes it a good series.

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  2. I agree completely. The LASB suits this study series very well. I still prefer and would recommend the new NLT SB over the LASB though.

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  3. Nathan, I see the NLT SB and LASB with two completely different purposes. For reading, I’d personally go with the study bible but for group/personal bible studies, I think the LASB is better suited.

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