Answers Thousands of Your Questions About the Bible. The Bestselling NIV Quest Study Bible is Now Easier to Read with Comfort Print!
The only question and answer Bible is now available with exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print® for smooth reading. Expertly designed specifically to be used for the New International Version (NIV) text, Comfort Print offers an easier reading experience that complements the most widely read modern-English Bible translation.
Get answers to the Bible questions you have... and questions you haven’t yet pondered! The NIV Quest Study Bible features over 7,000 notes written in an engaging question and answer format that give insight into the common, uncommon, and sometimes perplexing passages from the Bible. You will have the opportunity to consider questions like “Why did God send angels to Jacob?," "What prevents God from hearing our prayers?," and "Why does God test us?” as you explore God’s Word using the many study helps.
The original Quest Study Bible was conceived in 1989 when two publishing companies, Zondervan and Christianity Today International, worked together to develop a Bible that would answer the challenging questions that arose as people read Scripture. Focus groups around the United States evaluated the usefulness of potential study Bible features and helped select the features that would be included in this Bible. Then, more than 1,000 people received passages of Scripture and were asked, “What questions do you have about this portion of the Bible?” Their responses helped determine what kinds of questions the notes would answer, helping to create a resource that answers the questions that real people have asked about the Bible. Notes have been updated in subsequent releases to ensure that this Bible stays relevant and current to modern readers.
- Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV)
- Over 7,000 insightful notes arranged in a unique question and answer format
- Nearly 350 articles investigate the most asked questions about the Bible
- Book introductions that answer questions about each book, such as “Who wrote it?,” “Why?,” and “What should I look for?”
- Article index and expanded subject index
- Single-column Scripture text arranged in a modern, two-color page design
- Over 150 charts, timelines, and maps
- A reading plan with three distinct tracks to follow
- NIV Dictionary-Concordance
- 16-page full-color map section
- Exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print® typeface
- 9.9-point print size
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This Bible is unlike any other Bible I have ever had. I feel like this Bible gives the answers to questions that we've had or didn't even know we had and opens up our understanding of the Bible in new ways. The biggest different in this Bible is that on the sides of each page, there are questions we might ask about the Scriptures we are reading with he answers to these questions. I really like this because it explains things in depth in a way that is understandable and memorable. I also love that the print is easy to read and doesn't strain my eyes. There is an extensive index by subject, a concordance, dictionary and bright, colorful maps to add to your study experience. There really is a lot packed into this Bible! Another thing I liked is that the paper quality is excellent especially for someone like me who likes to highlight and make notes in her Bible. The highlighting didn't go through onto the back of the page and I saw no shadowing from my hand-written notes. This Bible would be great for anyone but especially a new Christian would love having so many of their questions answered as they are reading their Bible. This would be an invaluable tool for getting a clear understanding for them without having to write their questions down and asking someone later. This lets anyone get the answers they need immediately! I highly recommend this Bible as it's easy to read and gives so many extras in one Bible! I give it 5 stars. *This Bible was provided to me by Bible Gateway. I am a member of Bible Gateway Blogger Grid. I received a copy of this Bible to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this Bible.
The Word that Goes On and On…. This very readable book proclaims that it is the only study Bible that also answers thousands of questions about itself. It is very eye pleasing to look through. The NIV scripture is in a single column of text that is easy on the eyes, while the 9.9 font makes it effortless to read. Blue colored columns on the side contain lots of interesting questions and answers, such as what does it mean to be stiff-necked (see 2 Chronicles 36:13)? Or, what was “the Way” (see Acts 19:23)? Sometimes more in-depth questions appear at the bottom. Many hot topics are covered there such as, was the world created in a literal six days? Was Noah’s flood worldwide, or just the localized world of the people involved? If you are conservative, you may find the answers are not strong enough. On the other hand, if you aren’t conservative, you may want the answers to more powerfully support your point of view. It must be remembered that the added answers or commentaries in Bibles are not the inerrant words of God. Rather, they are the written opinions of other people that have been added for clarification. What does God really think? Knowing His word will help you with that, and reading this study Bible will make it easy for you. You can then decide if you agree with the commentaries. This format is one of the most helpful I have seen, and I personally enjoyed reading it. I recommend this 5-star Bible to all who want to know God’s word. Bible Gateway Blogger Grid has provided bookreadingtic as a member of #BibleGatewayPartner with a complimentary copy of the NIV Quest Study Bible, for the purpose of review.