Hey Love Muffins! Have you heard verse mapping? I was recently introduced to Verse Mapping thanks for Kristy Cambron. Verse mapping is an innovative technique developed by author Kristy Cambron to assist you in studying a particular verse of scripture more throughly. I hadn’t heard about verse mapping until I was afforded this opportunity to review this bible. I will admit that immediately I felt like I had a better connection with God through his holy word as I begin my own personal verse mapping journey. The structure of this particular version is great!
Verse mapping means getting real about studying the Bible. More than simply reading a verse or Scripture passage, verse mapping uses Bible study tools to research what you’ve read—to learn about what God is saying and how you can apply his Word to your life. The NIV Verse Mapping Bible includes 350 partially completed verse maps to get you started.
Verse Mapping Involves Five Steps:
- Verse: Select a verse and write it out.
- Design: Record this verse in two or three other Bible translations and underlined key words that are the same or a different between translations.
- Develop: Look up the Hebrew or Greek meanings for the underlined words and record them.
- Actions: Ask questions. Imagine what it would be like to have experienced what’s happening. Read the verses surrounding this verse and use other study tools to dig even deeper, if you prefer.
- Outcome: What is God saying to you? How does this verse relate to your life today?
Go beyond just reading the Bible.
Verse mapping means getting real about studying the Bible. More than simply reading a verse or Scripture passage, verse mapping means using Bible study tools to research what you’ve just read in the Bible—to learn more about what God is saying to you and how you can apply his Word to your life today.
In the NIV Verse Mapping Bible, author Kristy Cambron expands her verse mapping curriculum series to include verses from the entire Bible, showing you how to compare Bible translations, pick out meaningful words, and delve into the true meaning of each verse using starter verse maps and prompts. Verse mapping will help you study the historical context, transliteration, translation, connotation, and theological framework of a verse. This unique study technique includes exploring Hebrew and Greek word studies, finding connections in Scripture, comparing Bible translations, and learning as much as you can from your time in God’s Word.
I love that my verses mapping bible has allowed me the freedom to learn as I go and share my experiences with other like-minded individuals. This book allows me to work at my own pace. I feel like it’s a wonderful way for anyone to work through scriptures at your own pace, slowly unpacking scriptures to have a bette understanding of how it resonates with you and your family. The process is amazing!
Are you interested in trying verse mapping for yourself? Kristy Cambron hosts a private Facebook group where you can post your maps and learn from others. It’s fun to see how people put their own spin on the process. There are many helpful tips, links to websites for research, and information about ways that people have personalized this.