New Living Translation Life Application Bible

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The New Living Translation (NLT) is a Bible that is easy for modern day readers to understand without sacrificing accuracy, and it contains notes to help make Scripture relevant to life situations. It is a translation that is especially good for those who are just becoming familiar with the Bible, but it is also appreciated by people who have read and studied the Bible for many years. It is not a paraphrased Bible but a translation from the original Hebrew and Greek texts which is written in modern language syntax. If you have never read the NLT Life Application Bible, why not give it a try and see what you think? Many have found it to be a life-changing experience, and you, too, may come to love this Bible.

The Life Application Notes help readers to understand what they are reading and enables them to connect the Bible to their own life situations. Word Way considers the Life Application Notes to be one of the key reasons that many people continue to read through the entire Bible when they were unable to do so in the past.

We urge you to read each note in your NLT Bible. You may find, after reading a verse and any notes associated with that verse that you will want to read the verse again because of new insights triggered by the notes.

In addition to the Life Application Notes, there are:

  • One or two page introductions to each book of the Bible that help to set the general tone of that book
  • Profiles of individuals who play significant roles in the Bible
  • Maps
  • Historical time lines
  • Explanations of key words within verses
  • Cross references between key verses
  • Specialized cross references of all the events in Jesus’ life as they appear in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
  • A dictionary
  • A concordance

The NLT is available in many different print sizes. There are also numerous colors and materials to choose from for the cover.

There sure is! It is available at many bookseller websites for direct download to your electronic reader.

The NLT Life Application Bible is published in a large-print edition and is also available on audio.

You may want to use the NLT Bible on audio. Unfortunately, the audio version does not include the Life Application Notes but is a good alternative for those who do not like to read.