Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible
WITH 1,500 PRINCIPLES TO LIVE BY
Most Study Bibles are designed to help us understand various verses and paragraphs within the biblical text. And most do that—in a magnificent way. They are excellent research tools, most often using footnotes and sidebars to explain particular texts. In fact, I used a number of these Study Bibles in preparing this “Principles to Live By” Study Bible. However, my goal has been quite different. I wanted to design a Study Bible that gives every reader, not only a conceptual understanding of all chapters of the total biblical story, but to enable everyone to apply enduring biblical truths in a multitude of life situations.
To enable you to use this Bible in a variety of ways, I’ve included a very unique feature called the “Principle Finder” at the very beginning of the Bible. It’s a topical index that will enable you to quickly locate all of the Principles that relate to a particular subject. Once I completed the basic research and writing, I categorized all 1500 Principles under 241 major themes or topics which are arranged alphabetically.
For example, here are just a few of the topics from the “A” section:
If you move to the “D” section, you’ll find the topic of Depression. The following Principles are listed chronologically as they appear in the biblical story
- Exhaustion—Principle 28 in 1 Kings
- Physical Needs—Principle 29 in 1 Kings
- Mental Distortions—Principle 30 in 1 Kings
- Deliverance From—Principle 6 in Psalms
- Physical Causes—Principle 41 in Psalms
- A Distorted Reality—Principle 84 in Psalms
- Distorted Thinking—Principle 23 in Jeremiah.
Again, all 1,500 principles are categorized and cross-referenced under 241 topics in this “Principle Finder.”At this point, I hope you can begin to imagine the various settings in which this Bible can be used. For example: