Again, I really need to write two posts about two notes in the NLT Study Bible -
Mark has part of two of this three part review on the NLT Study Bible, in which he examines the Study Notes. Like watching rain wipe away coal dust during an Appalachian summer storm, Mark’s reviews showing that his TNIVism (APA, ADA and the AARP lists it as a disease. No, seriously, look it up. Right next to ESVitis) is washing away with the refreshing waters of the NLT. Mark is correct when he writes,
It is my opinion that far to many Study Bibles are devotional in nature. This is not the case with the NLT. There are the usual Study Bible features including book introductions, referencing, theme highlights and people profiles etc. that help to achieve this.
One of my bug bears with certain study bibles is their need to tell the reader “what to believe” concerning particularly controversial passages. However, I have found the NLT Study Bible to be somewhat different in this regard.
He’s right in that the Study Notes of the NLTSB generally doesn’t show doctrinal bias, although remaining conservative. Well, give Mark’s post a shot and congratulate him as he becomes an acolyte of the NLT