Review: The Apologetics Study Bible

ApologeticsStudyBible Have you ever had a discussion with someone about the Bible who did not understand how you could believe the things you believe?  Have you ever wished that you had one source that you could turn to that would help you defend your faith to skeptics?  The Apologetics Study Bible may be exactly what you are looking for.

Unlike other study Bibles that include notes that are primarily concerned with explaining the meaning of the text, The Apologetics Study Bible’s notes are primarily concerned with explaining the difficult texts that critics like to turn to (i.e. some of the Old Testament laws, etc.) and giving insight when there is historical / archaeological evidence to support a passage.

Perhaps of greatest value to the reader are the over 120 articles included in this Bible that pertain to current Christian apologetics.  These articles are written by leading biblical scholars including: Chuck Colson, Norm Geisler, Hank Hanegraaff, Josh McDowell, Albert Mohler, Ravi Zacharias, J. P. Moreland, William Lane Craig, Gary Habermas, Darrell Bock, Paul Copan, and Phil Johnson.  Some of the topics that these articles cover are: the accuracy of our Bibles, miracles, Jesus’ resurrection, evidence for life after death, and how the Bible relates to other religions.  I found these articles, written by experts in each area, to be excellent overviews of  the topics that they discuss.  These articles should give the reader a solid foundation upon which to build.

The Apologetics Study Bible also includes book introductions for each book of the Bible and profiles of some of the leading Christian apologists in history, including Anselm of Canterbury, Thomas Aquinas, Augustine of Hippo, and C. S. Lewis.

If you want a Bible that will help you discuss your faith with skeptics or if you are interested in learning more about how scholars defend Christianity, I would recommend this study Bible to you.

The Apologetics Study Bible from Holman Bible Publishers is available in the Holman Christian Standard Bible translation.

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2 Responses to Review: The Apologetics Study Bible

  1. Jeff says:

    I’m not sure that I need another Bible, but it would be handy to have that information at my finger tips as I study the Word.

  2. Tim Farley says:


    I understand what you mean when you say you are not sure that you need another Bible. I have a shelf full of them myself. However, there are two reasons that I think a person should consider adding this Bible to their collection.

    First, it is only available in the Holman Christian Standard Bible translation, which is a newer translation that many people probably do not already have. I am always interested in new literal translations.

    Secondly, there is no other Bible quite like this one. There are many study Bibles, but not with a focus on apologetics. It truly fills a unique need in our libraries.

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