This is a review of the new NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, with Jack Hayford as the editor. I really wanted the physical copy of this bible as mine are all back in storage in Nashville. I downloaded the ebook version on to my iPad and use the Kindle App. I am used to reading digital, and keeping my bag light, so, this was a blessing as well. When I saw Jack Hayford was the editor, I knew I wanted my hands flipping through this bible. I’ve been watching him preach on tv for decades.
First, I want to say the tag line for the title is, “KINGDOM EQUIPPING THROUGH THE POWER OF THE WORD.” It is not what many reviewers are saying, “Find the Holy Spirit throughout the Bible.” The description of this bible is:
Find the Holy Spirit throughout the Bible. Jack Hayford, founding pastor of The Church on the Way, has led a team of anointed scholars to produce the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible. This outstanding resource offers a fresh look at the Scriptures and the work of the Holy Spirit. This Bible addresses important issues of Spirit-filled living in the context of solid biblical scholarship.
This is accomplished by integrating the following through the pages and text of one of my fav versions of the bible, The NIV version.
- Kingdom Dynamics—41 themes throughout the Bible that give us values as we advance the gospel throughout the world.
- Word Wealth—More than 550 key terms defined and brought to life, pulling the language from the original Greek and Hebrew into everyday English.
- Truth-In-Action—Charts with practical application from every book of the Bible.
- Detailed book introductions: Author details, Date details, Key Words, Content, Personal Application, Christ Revealed in that book, The Holy Spirit at Work in this book and an detailed outline of the book.
- Verse-by-verse study notes