BOOK REVIEW – Compass, the Study Bible

BibleThis study Bible is exciting from a few perspectives! First of all, the cover is embossed in two-tone, the binding sturdy and yet soft to the touch. (What you see in the photo is actually the protective cardboard sleeve.) The size of the type and the fonts used for study notes make this easy to read in its roughly 6 x 8” format. And guide notes are written to connect the reader with the concept of a living God, not just one visited on Sundays in a special building.

Whether you read your Bible daily, or are a more sporadic reader, this Bible, printed in The Voice translation, is a terrific choice for non-Catholic readers. Set up like a play script, it’s fun to mentally visualize the parts, making your reading experience more interactive. (The Catholic Bible contains books that Protestant versions do not.)

Included with the Bible text and notes, is Thomas Nelson’s bestselling guide to Scripture: God’s Promises, and in-text maps. So, if you’re looking for a structured study plan for your reading, one of the best on the market is included in the Compass!

But perhaps the biggest reason that this beautiful resource will make people happy, is the fact that it’s affordable. It will be selling in Walmart for $19.99, or at Amazon for a bit less. Having bought several durable Bibles in my lifetime, I can tell you this edition compares with Bibles I’ve paid 6 times more for!

Thomas Nelson always produces books of great quality. But I think the real selling points will be the friendliness of the study notes, the fun play-script format, and the everyday price tag.

I hope that if you are looking for a Bible for yourself or a loved one, you’ll take a look at this one before you make your purchasing decision. It’s a real beauty and I’m delighted I was asked to take a look at it.

Keep reading and writing and I’ll see you Sunday! Nancy Q.


About NL Quatrano

Award-winning author, speaker, editor and ghost writer, Nancy owns a full-time editing, writing and specialty publishing business: On-Target Words/WC Publishing. Volunteer/member of professional writing organizations including Florida Writers Assoc., Sisters in Crime, and AWAI. 2010 Professional Woman of the Year by the NAPW. Linked in Editor Pick May 2013. International Women's Leadership Association nominee for Outstanding Leadership 2014. Author of Murder in Black and White, Still Shot, Merciful Blessings, and numerous published short stories.
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