At last! A really useful study Bible that encourages us to focus on the text and not just the notes below the line! The introductory essays and overviews of each book help the reader to understand, interpret and apply the different Biblical genres with wisdom and confidence. Every Sunday school teacher and Bible study group leader should invest in one.
'The NIV Proclamation Bible is remarkable: it puts the highest quality scholarship at the Bible student's fingertips in a clear, penetrating and accessible form. There are many Study Bibles, but none better.
The Proclamation Bible is a great resource and reference Bible, but what I find most unique about this Bible is that the additional material (the essays, the section, and book introductions) constantly refers you back to the text, that way you remain focused on the text. With the inclusion of the wider margins the Proclamation Bible is also a multi-purpose Bible, one that would be very useful to a Pastor, Sunday School Teacher, Bible Study Leader, or a student of Scripture. And, if I were limited to only one of Hodder Faith's Bibles the NIV Proclamation Bible would be my primary choice.
What makes the Proclamation Bible distinctive is a helpful set of introductory essays on handling the Bible, written by names familiar to those who know the Proclamation Trust and its work.
Writers from that stable [The Church Society and The Proclamation Trust] have provided a number of excellent essays on how to approach Scripture and introductions to Bible books which are bound into the volume.