A Bible Review : NKJV, Ancient-Modern Bible



I understand that this review is pretty different from what I normally do, so bear with me! Special thanks to Booklook Bloggers and Thomas Nelson Publishers for a copy of this Bible to review.


Many things have changed in the last two thousand years. The good news of Jesus Christ isn’t one of them. The NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible features all-new book introductions, articles, and commentary from voices both ancient and modern to help you experience the Word of God as never before. Read the Bible alongside Augustine, Luther, Graham, and others—and discover the rich wisdom of ages past and present, which is the rightful inheritance of every follower of Christ. The NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible is an opportunity for readers to experience the Word of God with fresh eyes, as members of the global and historical community of faith. This is a Bible two thousand years in the making.

Features include:

Full-color design that uniquely blends cutting-edge modern typography and layout with traditional, sacred elements
Bible commentary from church thinkers past and present, from Huss to Keller, from Chrysostom to Spurgeon, from Aquinas to Wright
Biographies of church leaders & thinkers
Doctrine and history articles on significant councils, creeds, and controversies
Sacred art from throughout church history
Easy-to-read 8.5-point font
More Details: Thousands of verse-by-verse and passage-by-passage comments from the church’s greatest teachers and thinkers, including John Calvin, Charles Spurgeon, Augustine, John Wesley, Timothy Keller, Matthew Henry, Billy Graham, A.W. Tozer, C.S. Lewis, Henry Halley, Martin Luther, N.T. Wright, Jack Hayford, John Bunyan, Eugene Peterson, Jerome, Warren Wiersbe, R.C. Sproul, Ulrich Zwingli, D.L Moody, William Tyndale, D.A. Carson, John Knox, Scot McKnight, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Soren Kierkegaard, and John Chrysostom
Full page biography articles sharing the inspiring life stories of men and women who were transformed by the gospel, from the early church, through the Reformation, and beyond.
Sacred art as inspired by the Bible through the centuries, including Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Gustave Dore, Christian Rohlfs, and Makoto Fujimura.


I grew up reading the KJV only. My family, church, college, and Pastor advocate that it’s the best version and I read my old Bible for devotions and refer primarily to it. This NKJV is valuable to me in that it has a lot of extra resources as well as commentary from the last 2000 years by men who have spent their lives studying the Holy Book. In any case, if you’re looking for a Bible with a little explanation from all sides of the spectrum, this one is pretty cool. It’s also printed in a font that’s easy for my dyslexia to read!