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NIV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible

Biblical Insights You Can See

No matter where you are on your faith journey, there’s always more to explore in God’s Word. Filled with innovative graphics and rich commentary, the visually stunning NIV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible delivers helpful insights designed to inform your faith. Robust study notes are built on the original languages and adapted from the popular Faithlife Study Bible app, which has reached over one million readers. The balance of striking graphics, comprehensive study features, and intriguing insights from multiple points of view invites you to dive in and feed your curiosity as you explore the treasures of God’s Word.

The NIV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible is available in four different formats: standard hardcover and three premium formats. See all formats.

Now available in NIV and NKJV

Visualize the Biblical Story

The NIV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible includes over 100 full-color infographics, comprehensive timelines and informative tables to enrich your Bible study. These visually stunning graphics bring the ancient world—and the Bible—to life.

  • Three detailed life-of-Jesus event timelines chronicling his infancy and early ministry, the journey to Jerusalem, and the passion and resurrection
  • 27 family trees and people diagrams illustrate the interconnectedness of key characters in Scripture
  • 14 original color maps at the back of the Bible provide historical and geographical context for key events of the Old and New Testaments

Explore with Depth

In the NIV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible, rich commentary on every biblical passage illuminates Scripture, helping you engage with God’s Word. Discover intriguing insights in robust study notes based on the original languages of the Bible.

  • Verse-by-verse study notes with the unique focus of revealing nuances from the original biblical languages for modern readers
  • In depth book introductions that include an outline and information on authorship, background, structure, themes, and a map, a timeline, or both

Inform Your Faith

Rather than tell you what to think, the NIV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible helps you learn how to think about a text and work toward deeper understanding. When tradition and scholarship present diverging views on a passage, the notes explain the interpretive options, encouraging you to reach your own conclusions.

  • Informative contributions by respected scholars and best-selling authors including Charles Stanley, Randy Alcorn, and Ed Stetzer, among others
  • Helpful overview articles give a bird’s-eye view of the books of the Bible, noting the type of literature and key themes of each book.

Praise for the NIV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible

The goal of most pastors is to support scriptural insight with details that bring depth and richness to their teaching. The NIV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible takes readers on a similar journey, providing practical points of interest supported by comprehensive study tools. I love the NIV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible. I’m confident you will as well.

—Andy Stanley, Senior Pastor, North Point Ministries

The NIV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible is an amazing tool for studying the Bible. It’s simple enough for a new believer to understand and packed with valuable insights for those who’ve studied the Bible for years.

—Craig Groeschel, Pastor of Life.Church

The NIV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible is a well written and wonderfully illustrated aid to biblical study. The notes are fresh, concise, and informative, while the diagrams, charts, and illustrations help visibly explain the history, language, people, and culture of the Bible. The NIV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible is like having a tour guide for studying the world of the Bible. A great resource for anyone who is serious about reading and growing in the knowledge of Scripture.

—Michael F. Bird, PhD, Lecturer in Theology at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia

Product Details

  • Title: NIV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible
  • General Editor: John D. Barry
  • Academic Editors: Douglas Mangum, Derek R. Brown, and Michael S. Heiser
  • Contributing Editors: Miles Custis, Elliot Ritzema, and Matthew M. Whitehead
  • Managing Editors: David Bomar and Michael R. Grigoni
  • Major Contributors: Amy Balogh, Abner Chou, Johnny Cisneros, Seth Ehorn, Israel Loken, Brian Maiers, Judith Odor, David B. Schreiner, David Seal, Chris Seeman, E. Tod Twist, William Varner, Lazarus Wentz, and Wendy Widder
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Trim Size: 6.25x9.25
  • ISBN: 9780310450597

About the General Editor

John D. Barry is the CEO and Founder of Jesus' Economy, a non-profit dedicated to creating jobs and churches in the developing world. He also serves as a missionary with Resurrect Church Movement, the domestic division of Jesus' Economy dedicated to equipping U.S. churches to alleviate poverty and plant churches. John is the editor of Lexham Bible Dictionary and has authored or edited over 30 books, including The Resurrected Servant in Isaiah, Cutting Ties with Darkness, and the daily devotional Connect the Testaments. John formerly served as founding publisher of Lexham Press and is the former editor-in-chief of Bible Study Magazine. John speaks internationally on engaging the Bible, poverty, and spreading the gospel.

About the Academic Editors

Douglas Mangum is an academic editor for Lexham Press. He holds a PhD Hebrew from the University of Free State and holds a Master of Arts in Hebrew and Semitic Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is an associate editor of the Lexham Bible Dictionary, editor of the Lexham Methods Series, and a regular Bible Study Magazine contributor.

Derek R. Brown is an academic editor for Lexham Press. He holds a PhD in New Testament Studies and Christian Origins from the University of Edinburgh, a MCS in New Testament Studies from Regent College, and a BSc in Religious Studies from the University of Oregon. He is the author of The God of This Age: Satan in the Churches and Letters of the Apostle Paul, a Studies in Faithful Living co-author, a Lexham Bible Guide editor and author, a regular Bible Study Magazine contributor, and an associate editor of the Lexham Bible Dictionary.

Michael S. Heiser is scholar-in-residence for Faithlife Corporation and Bible Study Magazine, as well as co-editor of Old Testament Greek Pseudepigrapha and Semitic Inscriptions. Mike translates works in more than a dozen ancient languages and dialects. He attended Dallas Theological Seminary, has taught college and university courses for 15 years, and was named the Society of Biblical Literature’s 2007 Pacific Northwest Regional Scholar. In addition, he is the Hebrew instructor for the video series Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew for Logos Bible Software.

About the Managing Editors

David Bomar is the editor-in-chief of Bible Study Magazine and an associate editor of the Lexham Bible Dictionary. He holds an MA in Biblical Studies and a BA in English and a BA in American Studies, and worked as a professional journalist for 15 years.

Michael Grigoni previously served as the Studies in Faithful Living series editor and Lexham Press’s managing editor of Bible reference. He holds a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and is a PhD candidate at Duke University.