Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Nelson's New Reference Book AKA BCI --A Review

I have to agree with the subtitle.   I would say yes the Best Ever
Yes the title is long but as suggested in the forward we'll refer to it as BCI. 
I found this reference book to be absolutely the easiest to use. 
And, I loved the size.  It is small measuring  5.40 x 6.80 x 1.20.
I loved that it is a paperback making it easy to use and abuse from lots of use!
It's 540 pages are packed with 300 word studies and over 8,000 subjects,names, places, things, concepts, events and doctrines of the Bible.
The forward gives 3 step instructions to prepare a study lesson.
I think that the BCI would be a great reference book for anyone interested in studying the Bible, from a pastor or youth minister to just a simple person wishing to get deeper and learn more.  To a young person just beginning to study God's word. 
This is a book that I would highly recommend mentors to purchase for students they are working with. 
The photo cover depicting files in a file cabinet does a great job of illustrating the way the book is set-up.  It is like looking into a file and pulling out information. 
From the back cover:
Offered for the first time as a stand-alone resource, Nelson's Biblical Cyclopedic Index is one book that any Bible study library won't be complete without!

Nelson's BCI offers more word listings than any other bible resource available.  Designed for
use with any Bible and originating from the best-selling and trusted The Open Bible, it combines the best features of a concordance, topical Bible, and Bible dictionary into one
unique reference book.

Nelson's BCI will help you easily pull together a thorough and comprehensive Bible study, lesson, or sermon!

Here are a few places I found to purchase: Amazon,Christian Book (dot)com, or a new to me site Christian Book Store Christians Unite
 (I found that Amazon was double the price on this one) 

This one I think is The Best Bible Subject Index Ever

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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