Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The New Spirit-Filled Life Bible (Jack W. Hayford, General Editor)
When I saw that this Bible was available I was very curious about it. I have an older edition of this Bible and wanted to compare it to this current edition.
The most obvious change is using the NIV translation where the old one I have used the NKJV. An additional change are all the notes that were not in the first. I found the Kingdom Dynamic notes and the Word Wealth notes to be very helpful and well placed.
That said, I wanted to vew the newer NIV translation (2011) and see how it read. I typically use KJV, ESV, NKJV, and the 1599 Geneva Bible as my translations of choice. Thus, my review.
I found this Bible to be in a good typeface and easy to read. The notes were not small and were well placed and the Word Wealth notes were well placed and I feel they are a great addition.
The Bible is a bit heavy weighing almost three pounds. I found that it did not bother me too much but it was noticeable at times. However, even with the heaviness, the Bible is well bound and feels very sturdy and durable.
All this said, while I really enjoyed the Bible, my personal preference would be to get the NKJV edition of this Bible.