The Jesus Bible is a new type of Bible that spotlights Jesus as you read through the entire story. The Bible is not a new version of the Bible, though. It comes in either The English Standard Version (ESV) or the New International Version (NIV), both widely used versions of the Bible. Here is everything you need to know about Jesus' Bible.
"Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." - John 4:13-14
What is The Jesus Bible?
The Jesus Bible has all 66 books of the Bible like ordinary Bibles. But with each book, it has exclusive articles from theologians that point each book back to Jesus.
It's easy to read the Bible and think that the book is made for you and improving your life. But you and I are not the stars of the Bible. Jesus is the star of the entire story.
On the pre-order site, it says, "See him in every book so that you may know him more intimately, love him more passionately, and walk with him more faithfully.
Features of The Jesus Bible?
- All 66 books of the Bible have introductions that point to Jesus in every single book
- Over 300 full-page articles and nearly 700 sidebar articles that keep pointing back to Jesus
- Seven essays on the grand narrative of scripture and to guide you towards Jesus and faithfully to follow him
- Room to make notes and journal your thoughts
- Double ribbon markers
It's clear when you read through the features that make this Bible unique. When everything points back to Jesus, it's easy to see how each book in the Bible is part of one big story.
Sometimes it's hard to see how the old testament is continually pointing to Jesus until it's pointed out to you.
Who is The Jesus Bible For?
The Jesus Bible is for anyone who wants it to better understand Jesus and the narrative of the Bible. Anyone can read and appreciate this Bible. You will gain insights that you may not have picked up in other Bibles.
It's also great to have a few different versions of your BIble. You want to have your main version in the translation you like. Having another translation that is also a study Bible is also helpful for developing a deeper understanding. Adding the Jesus version will help you to know where Jesus is in every book you read.