I’m doing a review on the NIV Faith & Work Bible hardcover.
First of all the construction of this Bible is phenomenal. It has a sewn binding with thick pages and the text size is like a 10 point, very easy on the eyes.
It has a centered reference column, headers for easy find (Green color) as well as the chapters. Each Book of the Bible has an introduction that’s close to a full page in length. Spread out all over the Bible it has
1. A devotional called StoryLine for 31 days, describing a topic on a particular verse like for an example: 1 of 31 (STORYLINE) “Introduction to the Sovereign King” Key verse: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Each StoryLine contains a map.
2. Core Doctrines on different topics.
3. Deeper at work, real stories pertaining to how Christians used their faith while at work.
The color of the font is pretty dark and Jesus’ words are not in red. In the back of the Bible, it has maps and articles on
1. The Gospel and Work
2.Our Need For Theology
3.Finding Our Story In God’s Story.
The only negative thing that I find in this Bible is that the theology expressed under “Core Doctrines” are all Calvinists which some of them are very unBiblical like for an example: They teach that to have faith in Jesus Christ you have to be regenerated first, be saved (the indwelling of the Holy Spirit) then you can have faith in Jesus after you are already saved. Do you see how backwards that is? That doctrine sounds so weird and contradicts Ephesians 2:8-9 which says, 8 For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift— 9 not from works, so that no one can boast.
We are saved by faith in the work (grace) of Christ done on the cross. If you don’t want to be confused on certain doctrines than I wouldn’t recommend this Bible. If you are a follower of John Calvin then this is the Bible for you.
I received a complimentary copy of this Bible for an honest review from BookLookBloggers.com