The God’s Justice Bible is a new Bible whose main subject is social justice and how this theme is revealed in every book of the Bible. The version that has been used for this Bible is the very well-known NIV. The text comes in a single column with notes at the bottom of the page. Books and chapters indicators are also located at the bottom of the page instead of on the top. Every book is preceded by an introduction written by different scholars from different countries, all of them familiars with the subject of social justice. A total of 57 international scholars and writers have contributed to the edition and publication of this study Bible.
The public to whom this Bible is addressed is quiet defined and limited. This Bible is very appropriate for those Christians who are involved in politics and social movements. If you are looking for a Bible with exegetical notes and written from a theological perspective this is not a Bible you may want to consider. However, explanatory notes are well written thought they are not abundant as in other study Bible; they are sufficient for what is intended in this Bible. Notes are mainly focused on those passages that are related to the problems of injustice in the world. Typeface and print are very convenient and well developed.
This Bible offers cross references, which is always helpful for readers. A remarkable feature this Bible offers is the questions for reflection located at the end of each book. These questions are extracted from the correspondent book and related to the topic of social justice as presented by every book. A short prayer can be found at the end of each book as well.
Something that I miss in this book is the inclusion of maps and charts. I think the topic of social justice and social injustice is very appropriate for the inclusion of map and statistics showing the prevalence of social injustice in our world.
I highly recommend this Bible to those who are involved in social justice movements and those who would like to learn more about this particular topic. Not recommendable if you are looking for a study Bible.
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