Friday, September 7, 2012

Book Review: The Henry Morris Study Bible

Subtitled: Apologetics Commentary and Explanatory Notes from the 'Father of Modern Creationism,' this is an impressive work considering it was done by a lone man, the famed founder of the Institute for Creation Research. Morris does his best to provide a literal interpretation of the Bible, defending  young earth creationism, while using the King James Version of the Bible (contrary to the modern trend of using anything but the KJV).

The Index to Major Topics in Annotations is quite helpful and the 22 Appendices treat relevant apologetic issues like "Science and the Scriptures," "The Universal Flood," "Fulfillment of Biblical Prophecies," and others. Students of the Bible and apologists will greatly benefit from reading and thinking through them.

The Bible has 2204 pages. Even then, the one complaint about this (and other Study Bibles) is the all too brief Concordance. The Bible one uses ends up being a constant companion and the one resource one turns to time and again. Not being able to find a verse one is looking for in the Concordance of a Study Bible is very frustrating.

I do recommend this Bible for anyone looking for a conservative source of Bible believing study notes. While the author does not share all my doctrinal convictions, his effort to be faithful to Scripture is noted.

Disclosure: The book was received for free from the publisher. The program does not require a positive review, only an honest one.