Okay…I have a thing about Bibles.  I jumped at the opportunity to take a look at this new Bible edited by Greg Laurie, who is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, one of the largest churches in America.  He is a man who has a heart for people to know the Word of God.  In fact, in a recent interview, Greg Laurie was quoted as saying one of his favorite sounds was hearing Bible pages turning.

Start! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV was developed to help new believers know where to START as they begin their new life of faith in Jesus.

The color scheme that you see on the cover is evident throughout and makes the Bible very user-friendly and readable.

The Bible begins with articles on the plan of salvation and secrets to spiritual success.

Each book begins with a short introduction in common terms  making  it easy to understand for the new believer.

Throughout the Bible, the reader will find the following helps:

GROW-revealing key disciplines of the spiritual life.

KNOW-expressing core beliefs.

LIVE-focusing on aspects of salvation.

LEARN-a mini-commentary on key passages for spiritual growth.

Many pages have verses that will soon become foundational and meaningful to the believer denoted by a red arrow and bold print.

Following the New Testament is another article and a topical index.

I really liked and appreciated the simple language used in the notes and articles.  Although I don’t know if I would give a new believer the NKJV as their first Bible as the language is a bit challenging, I like the heart of this Bible and I would feel very comfortable passing it onto a new or seasoned believer.

It is easy to get lost by the vastness of the Bible…where does one start?  I found myself lingering in this Bible as there are so many great tips and notes. 

I hope this Bible will meet it’s intended purpose and that is to get those that are unfamiliar with the Bible a jumpstart and begin a lifetime of reading the Bible.

Start! The Bible for New Believers is available in paperback, jacketed hardcover, or Leathersoft cover options. A Start! The Bible for New Believers New Testament Edition is also available in paperback.

A free download of the entire Gospel of John from Start! The Bible for New Believers and additional details are available by visiting

I received a complimentary copy of this Bible from Thomas Nelson Publishers and agreed to write my honest opinion of this product.  Thank you Thomas Nelson for the opportunity.

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