Saturday, January 30, 2016

Review: NIV, God's Justice Bible, Hardcover The Flourishing of Creation and the Destruction of Evil By Tim Stafford

  • Hardcover: 1792 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (Feb. 23 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031043713X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310437130

Book Description

Poverty, human trafficking, abuse…all forms of injustice stir the heart of God. Throughout every book of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, we see God’s plan to set the world right. NIV God's Justice: The Holy Bible, will engage your mind and heart, and give you a solid plan to act as God's hands and feet in a world filled with injustice.

God's justice—his "setting things right”—is a foundational principle of the Bible. His plan for justice to triumph is traced from Genesis to Revelation, and as a theme it forms the backbone of Scripture.

Designed to inform and inspire, NIV God's Justice: The Holy Bible carefully addresses the timeless and universal issues around injustice. Written by a team of international writers who bring a global perspective to these issues, NIV God's Justice: The Holy Bible is designed to fire readers’ passion for social justice and take positive steps to bring justice issues to light in their own circle of influence. The writers come from every continent, representing organizations such as the International Justice Mission, Compassion and World Vision. Well-Known UK and US contributors include Kirsh Kandiah, Tim Stafford, Andy Crouch, Ron Sider, and Joel Edwards.

About the Author

 Tim Stafford is a senior writer for Christianity Today. Among his many books are Knowing the Face of God; As Our Years Increase; The Student Bible (with Philip Yancey); Love, Sex and the Whole Person; a trilogy of historical fiction (The Stamp of Glory; Sisters; The Law of Love), and Never Mind the Joneses. He and his wife, Popie, live in Santa Rosa, California.

My Review

The features of NIV, God's Justice Bible, Hardcover The Flourishing of Creation and the Destruction of Evil By Tim Stafford  include:
  • The complete text of the NIV Bible, the world’s most-read and most-trusted modern-English translation
  • Book Introductions for every book in the Bible highlight how the theme of God’s justice is addressed throughout the entire Bible
  • Study notes on passages that speak to the problems of injustice in the world (governmental oppression, human trafficking, slavery, financial inequality, and more) and how God’s overall plan is to restore his creation
  • Prayers and questions for reflection at the end of each book of the Bible
  • World Christian perspective on God’s justice brought through a portfolio of 57 international scholars and writers
  • Full-color interior design with wood-carving images of trees from around the world
The NIV, God's Justice Bible hardcover version, which is the version I have, is beautifully illustrated and well laid out. Each book of this bible has an in depth introduction highlighting the theme of God's justice that is very insightful and inspiring. I just love that each book has questions for reflection at the end as well as a prayer based upon the book. I am very impressed.

The print of the bible is easy to read...not too small. The pages are bright. This bible is designed to help the reader find their place in the story of God's justice:

  1. Begin to learn the story
  2. Commit to following Jesus
  3. Live a life of justice
  4. Find others who are acting out the story of God's justice
The NIV, God's Justice Bible also divides the books of the bible into the following sections:

  • Beginings
  • History
  • Poetry and Song 
  • Prophets
  • Life of Jesus
  • Letters
  • Apocalypse
I am very pleased with NIV, God's Justice Bible that focuses on God's plan for setting things right. It is very encouraging to study the bible with the focus on this theme which is the backbone of scripture.

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I highly recommend the NIV, God's Justice Bible, Hardcover The Flourishing of Creation and the Destruction of Evil by Tim Stafford.

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