Verse mapping means getting real about studying the Bible. More than simply reading a verse or Scripture passage, verse mapping uses Bible study tools to research what you’ve read---to learn about what God is saying and how you can apply his Word to your life. The NIV Verse Mapping Bible includes 350 partially completed verse maps to get you started.
Go beyond just reading the Bible.
Verse mapping means getting real about studying the Bible. More than simply reading a verse or Scripture passage, verse mapping means using Bible study tools to research what you’ve just read in the Bible—to learn more about what God is saying to you and how you can apply his Word to your life today.
In the NIV Verse Mapping Bible, author Kristy Cambron expands her verse mapping curriculum series to include verses from the entire Bible, showing you how to compare Bible translations, pick out meaningful words, and delve into the true meaning of each verse using starter verse maps and prompts. Verse mapping will help you study the historical context, transliteration, translation, connotation, and theological framework of a verse. This unique study technique includes exploring Hebrew and Greek word studies, finding connections in Scripture, comparing Bible translations, and learning as much as you can from your time in God’s Word.
Verse mapping involves five steps:
- Choose: Select a verse and write it out.
- Compare: Record this verse in two or three other Bible translations and underline key words that are the same or different between translations.
- Research: Look up the Hebrew or Greek meaning for the underlined words and record it.
- Consider: Ask questions of the verse. Imagine what it would be like to have experienced what’s happening. Read the verses surrounding this verse and use other study tools to dig even deeper, if you prefer.
- Apply: What is God saying to you? How does this verse relate to your life today?
I've recently heard so much about the verse mapping concept and a chance to preview this NIV Verse Mapping Bible has been a wonderful opportunity to learn more. My minister uses the NIV Bible in his weekly sermons so this Bible is the perfect tool to enhance my worship time. There are wide columns on each page that offer ample space for notes and many of the verses have already been mapped out. Since I am a novice, I appreciate that there is a section at the beginning that explains "How to Verse Map" and that there are also social media groups to help me along the way. My only negative thought is that the words of Jesus aren't printed in red.
I recommend this NIV Verse Mapping Bible to anyone who wants to use verse mapping as a way to deepen their knowledge of God's Word.
I received a copy from FrontGate Media. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars