This was my fourth purchase of this bible. I have given it to family members I hold near and dear. My first purchase of the bible was at Wall-mart. I found Joyce's Title to fit exactly what it is... an everyday life bible sharing God's words to us in a way that makes it much more tangible to digest. Her words along with the biblical stories plant new branches into our daily lives. Joyce writes points along the way so the reader can understand some of the "hidden meanings" behind the situational stories of times that are not so different than what we experience today, yet with the translations and such it is harder sometimes to get the true message of what has been relayed down through the ages.
This current purchase was for my husband who by seeing me read my bible everyday has decided to do the same. It has opened a reservoir of heartfelt discussions between us. I would recommend this book to anyone who is wanting a much richer understanding or what our Lord wants us to know for a "joy" filled life along with the lumps and bumps we will encounter along the road of life. "Peace is what he offers and Joyce gives us a richer understanding of the needed soup for our souls. This bible has brought us as husband and wife closer than ever before.
I purchased the hardcover for my 14 year old who wanted her own Amplified Bible for Christmas. The Amplified is a great study Bible and with Joyce's awesome commentary throughout it's pages, there's no reason anyone should say they can't understand the Bible.
My 14 year old uses it every day sometimes alone, and sometimes along side a KJV version for better understanding of the KJV that is used in her Bible class. I've also purchased the leather pewter coloured one for my older daughter as a gift for her 18th birthday and she loves hers too, and Ive been using my own bonded leather copy that I received as a gift 8 years ago. Can't recommend it enough!!
I love Joyce Meyer's teachings, so I decided to buy this Bible in hopes that it would help inspire me to read the Word more. I find Joyce's understanding of the Scriptures accurate and helps me to better understand what I am reading (which in turn creates an encouraging and exciting Bible reading time). I love that it is truly a combination of Bible and Bible handbook beautifully merged into one. I find Joyce's "Putting the Word to Work" extremely helpful in applying specific verses to my life, and her "Speak the Word" a simple way to pray the verses over myself. This Bible has been such a blessing to me.