The lessons in the sidebars have great information and encouragement for interacting with the biblical text. I was reading in Proverbs and was tickled to find a reference to Homer Simpson in the sidebar. The lessons include: Situation, Observation, Inspiration, Application, and Exploration. There are also numerous study pages throughout the book that focus on a specific idea. New believers and old salty ones are all addressed with features and reading plans in the Bible.
If you are a fan of Max Lucado’s work then this is a welcome addition to your library. And if you are not a fan of Max Lucado, it’s worth getting because of the various reading plans and side notes about the text. This bible is one geared towards your spiritual walk more so than an academic approach. The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible is similar to the Life Application Bible, but with a more enjoyable conversation. My only complaint would be the thinness of the paper. As with most Bibles today, the text is visible through the paper, a small annoyance for such a great addition to the library.
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