Monday, July 4, 2016

NIV (1984) Life Application Study Bible

The year was 1991. I was made aware of a new study bible with lots of application-based notes. Got my dad to take me to the nearest Christian bookstore (about 3 hours away from my hometown) to pick it up. It was the Life Application Study Bible (with the 1984 edition of the New International Version text). Time was, there were not too many study bibles. At that time, about the only study bibles available were the NIV Study Bible, the Scofield Study Bible, the Ryrie Study Bible, the Harper Study Bible and the infamous Dake's Annotated Reference Bible (with extremely exhaustive notes).

Over the years, I've picked up dozens of other study bibles and even gave away many copies of the Life Application Study Bible. Therefore, it was with joy and excitement that I was able to find another copy of the Life Application Study Bible with 1984 NIV yesterday afternoon. All the ones available in the stores now use the 2011 NIV (which I have serious problems with, not least of which is the gender-neutral choices made by the translators). I picked it up immediately. I also have the Ryrie Study Bible with the 1984 NIV.

Looking forward to spending the weeks ahead reading this old favourite. :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016



Thanks for visiting my page.

I just deleted all my old blogs. This is a new one.

Why this new blog? Well, I just picked up the JSA Omnibus Volume 3 yesterday and that got me excited about writing comic and book reviews again.

Hope you drop by often. Anyway, about that JSA review, do give me a bit of time on that. The book is about 1,300 pages long! :)