Encountering God Study Bible (Review and Giveaway)

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Before I get into this review, let's backtrack. Everyone has a past, whether you grew up in a Christian home or not. I have been saved 20+ years so it is easy to forget the past sinful days of my youth but when I saw that the Blackabys just released the Encountering God Study Bible, I was whisked back to those days—in a good way. The Bible says to Look to the Rock from which you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you were dug, (Isaiah 51:1).  When I think of that verse, I think of what God brought me out of. Where he brought me from. In college, while studying Elementary Education, I would go to class during the day and hang out with the wrong crowd at night. A sweet little Italian girl who grew up in Black Forest, Germany, befriended me. She asked me if each Sunday afternoon I would want to visit her dorm room to go through a Bible study called Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby. This one on one time with someone who cared, was just one seed planted in my life that was eventually watered, leading to true repentance and salvation. We all can look back in our lives and see when we experienced or encountered God through other people, circumstances, or the leading of His Spirit drawing us to His Word—to Him. 

That Bible study was just one piece of the puzzle in my life. It was so memorable that last semester, I required my teen daughter to go through the same Experiencing God Bible study that I did with that sweet girl in college. Then, I saw that this new Bible was released and I was thrilled! 

The Encountering God Study Bible is the crowning work of the Blackabys. Featuring their trusted approach to Bible study, this study Bible includes:

• Notes highlighting how God might choose to encounter you in His Word,

• Notes explaining ideas, events, people and places in the text,

• Word studies, character studies, and biographical sketches of figures from church history,

• Notes to help you navigate current cultural issues,

I appreciate how this Bible has a lifetime guarantee, so you do not need to worry about wearing the binding out! The beautiful cover and easy to read pages has already made this my new go-to Bible for personal Bible study and to take with me to church. The notes, encountering God excerpts, and definitions in the back of the Bible make this my new favorite!

 Order your copy of the Encountering God Study Bible today!


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Disclaimer: Many thanks to Harper Collins Christian Publishing for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own and not influenced by monetary compensation.


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  1. This sounds like a great book that might really help me see the light on some issues I've been unable to solve. I love that it's created to be easy to read and filled with references and notes to help with studying.

  2. I love the idea that it includes word studies and character studies! Thank you for sharing this with us.

  3. would love to have this to help me have a clearer understanding of God's word

  4. Sounds like an incredible bible study resource. Thank you for sharing!

  5. i need this to use as a study guide with my bible

  6. I could use a new bible. Mine's falling apart.

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