The NIV Maxwell Leadership is yet another themed bible published by Zondervan. With the durable, textured mat finished hard cover, embossed on the spine- this sturdy bible is made to be durable . The quality cover contrasts with the glossy pew-like covers of their other bibles. The market for this bible is for leaders: pastors, ministry leaders and others in leadership roles. The minimalist, quality binding looks like a pastor bible. The interior has easy to read font and spot color in a green shade.
As far as the articles and content- this is a great study bible and 'devotional bible' rolled into one volume. As the title suggests, its based on leadership and the articles contained center around biblical values concerning leadership. It is no surprise that this bible has a wealth of content considering all the leaders in the bible- including Moses and David and Paul, Topics such as effective communication are covered- and anything else that may pertain to anyone in a leadership role. There is a wealth of study features: each book opens up with a study page including a book introduction and leadership lessons from the particular book. Within the book are truly motivational and inspirational articles- full of substance. In contrast to many devotionals or simple themes, that seem superficial or fake- these powerful bits of inspiration will empower the reader in any role. One thing that is absent are small study notes on the bottom of the page. This is ironic since John C. Maxwell is known foe=r his authority in explaining scripture. I guess the assumption is that pastors and other leaders probably have their own library of bible commentaries and references and don't need these features in their own bible.
For anyone looking for a good bible that will provide a lifetime of value and study, this bible is a top choice for leaders especially. Yet I find after reading the full color NIV First Century study bible, published by Zondervan, I have been spoiled- and I feel that no bible will ever come close in quality and substance. As a blogger for booklook I received a copy of this bible published by Thomas Nelson.
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