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The NLT Life Application Large-Print Study Bible has been updated and expanded to continue its 30 year legacy of helping people discover how to apply God's Word to their life today! Now with a fresh two-color interior design and meaningfully updated study notes and features that answer questions you may have about the text, the NLT Life Application Large-Print Study Bible provides you with practical yet powerful ways to apply the Bible to your life every day. Explore the stories and parables of the Old and New Testaments with verse-by-verse commentary. Survey the big picture of each book through overviews, vital statistics, outlines, and timelines, and grasp difficult concepts using in-text maps, charts, and diagrams-all to help you do life God's way, every day.
Dake Publishing, Inc. has been family-owned and operated since its inception in 1961. We are a Christian publishing company, boldly proclaiming Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Birthed by the publication of The Dake Annotated Reference Bible, the company has grown out of the writing ministry of Rev. Finis Jennings Dake.
Dake was born in Iberia, Missouri, in 1902 - just four years before the famous Azuza Street Revival which became the foundation for modern Pentecostalism. He was the eighth of eleven children. Throughout his eighty-four years, he pastored several churches, started a Bible school, and held numerous evangelistic meetings and lectures. His God-given ability to quote Scripture flawlessly without memorizing it earned him a reputation as the "Walking Bible" (see A True Story for Dake's testimony). He hosted a radio broadcast twice daily for thirteen years, answering any Scriptural question posed to him. In the midst of all this activity (which included over 100,000 hours of intensive Bible study), Dake raised a family with his wife, Dorothy, and wrote several books, as well as the huge volume of commentary notes in The Dake Annotated Reference Bible.
The New Testament portion of the Dake Bible (which included Psalms, Proverbs, and the book of Daniel) was first published in 1961. The complete Dake Bible became available in 1963.
Throughout his writings, Dake was consistent in his interpretation. He took the Bible literally where at all possible, especially where statements of fact or history were concerned. If symbolic, figurative, or typical language was used, then he looked for the literal truth intended.
Dake was Pentecostal in terms of his spiritual experience and beliefs, and The Dake Annotated Reference Bible has been dubbed "The Pentecostal Study Bible." While such a label accurately assesses Dake's position when dealing with relevant portions of Scripture, it is somewhat limiting as well. Dake's true passion was providing a dispensationally systematic perspective on biblical prophecy. Such teaching was at the heart of many of his lectures where he taught from a massive chart (4 ft. by 18 ft.) entitled "The Plan of the Ages." It was also the basis for such books as God's Plan for Man.
Basically, Finis Jennings Dake was committed to providing a doctrinally sound, literal interpretation of whatever was contained in the Word of God. In an effort to carry on his ministry, Dake Publishing has described its mission as one of "preserving the truth."
There is no other Study Bible like this on the market today! The commentary notes are placed along with the Scriptures themselves. The reader never has to take their eyes off of the text in order to find what the author is saying about any particular passage. The Scripture is in black and the notes in red, making it very easy to distinguish the original text and the author s notes. It is the King James Version. Virtually every Scripture is addressed. The emphasis of Christ s Atoning Work at Calvary is brought out in the notes throughout the entirety of the Bible. Various Bible helps are included, along with a concordance, maps, and other helps for the Bible reader to understand the Scripture and its historical background. Those who have already received their copy have said they no longer are simply memorizing Scripture, they are now actually understanding what the Scripture means! It s as if they are reading the Bible for the first time!
After nearly 40 years of full-time ministry, Brother Swaggart published his first commentary on the book of Genesis which was later described as “the most helpful Bible commentary ever published.” It would take nearly 20 years to complete the entire commentary series—from Genesis to Revelation.
True to Pentecostal theology, the Jimmy Swaggart Commentary collection leads its readers chapter by chapter to a better understanding of the Bible. Rather than providing notes on every Bible verse, these commentaries focus on the salient verses of each chapter to offer the reader a condensed synopsis of what the Holy Spirit intended.
Where most relevant, cultural and historical references are also included, along with explanations of the allegories, types, and symbolisms used in the Bible to add depth and dimension for students of the Holy Scriptures. Yet, what seems to separate this work from all other commentaries are the biblical applications made to present-day circumstances facing every believer. Printed on high-quality paper and bound with a beautiful hardback cover, this unique reference will be cherished by anyone who loves to study the Word of God.