Among the 51 principles Getz has noted, for example, in Luke: A Witness in the World -- Luke 10:1-24; Obedience: Luke 11:27-28; Persistent Prayer: Luke 18: 1-8.
But to start at the very beginning, Getz lists 70 principles from the Old Testament book of Genesis, with Chosen in Christ -- Genesis 1:1-25 as the very first principle in the Bible.
"All Scripture is inspired by God, quoting 2 Timothy 3," Getz said. "The Word of God is the means of spiritual growth; it's the foundation of spiritual growth."
Living in the will of God, from Romans 12, is the most important principle to him, Getz said, "because of what God has done for us. Ephesians 4 is similar. These are the top principles for believers. For unbelievers, have to do with salvation.
"The Bible virtually teaches itself," Getz said. " comes out of my years of experience as a teacher, professor and pastor. You can see the pedagogical principles. It's like a built-in curriculum, a plan of study."
Highlighted blue text in the Life Essentials Study Bible relays Getz's support for the principles he identifies.
"Then," said Jordan of B&H, "you can scan the QR code, and now you have Dr. Getz expanding on that principle. It's another way of reinforcing what you're reading.
"It's like Dr. Getz is sitting on the couch next to me," Jordan continued. "He's a great teacher. He has a heart for shepherding people.
"This is a unique study Bible that's breaking some ground by building in 1,500 QR codes. Who knows where technology will take us, but God's Word will certainly be there."
Karen L. Willoughby is managing editor of the Louisiana Baptist Message.
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