I am a fan of Lucado and was interested at how his writings would be incorporated as an addition to the Bible. His writings have long been a staple on the shelf and a continual addition to the collection.
I would view this more as a Devotional Bible rather than a Study Bible though that may simply be semantics. I have found Lucado's writings thought provoking and challenging. Having his writings in a devotional setting tied to scripture is great.
This Bible offers Lucado's Life Lessons on the sidebars of some of the pages that take passages of scripture and give them modern day application. There is a topical index at the front for those who are looking for scripture for direct issues in their lives. Written in the New King James Version, there is also 30 Studies for New Believers at the back to help those new to Christ get started with their devotional walk.
I always feel Lucado pointing people back to God and the purpose of why we are here: relationship with Him. What better way than this combining the two. I realize that Lucado is not Scripture, and I don't treat his writings as such. I'm using it for my devotional time and love it!
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