Isn't this a beauty? While God's Word doesn't have to be covered in a pretty wrapping - it sure makes picking it up and reading more enjoyable - especially when one thinks that God's Word is wrapped up just for you. I'm normally a KJV type of girl but seeing as how this was in my favorite color and I've never had a Bible formatted for just women I jumped on the CWA Crew to review this NLT version. Everyday Matters Bible for Women is designed for women to grow in their spiritual walk with the Lord with features geared just for us.
I think most of us have heard about spiritual disciplines that we all should have in our Christian walk but do we really know what those are? Do we know how to put them to work in our lives? With 24 spiritual disciplines or practices that are designated with their own very feminine icon it's easy to focus on a discipline that you want to learn more about or need the Lord to give you more guidance. Some of the disciplines are prayer, hospitality, bible study, fasting, submission, simplicity and more. Regardless of how you want to study, you can find the disciplines and where they are located through out the Bible by turning to the back and it will tell you where each is located and who wrote that section.
Each of the disciplines is formatted in the following ways: everyday matters which is a two page article, if you will, that explains that discipline. Everyday profiles using 25 women from the Bible to highlight the disciplines. Everyday Q&A's that go deeper into the difficult areas of a discipline and how they can be put into action in your life. Lastly, is Everyday reflections, which are ways to give a better picture of how to make God's Word personal.
This Bible has contributions from 140 of today's best Christian authors such as Liz Curtis Higgs (a personal favorite), Kay Warren, Lauren Winner and many, many more. The 300+ articles throughout this Bible will be a big aide in really helping us ladies delve more into God's Word and put it to use.
I could go on and on about this wonderful Bible, but I will say this is going to be next to my other Bible as I study God's Word so I can really get to know Him. If you feel like your Bible study is stale or that it isn't going anywhere or isn't real - then ladies, grab this Bible make your study come alive so that He can be seen through you.
*Disclaimer: I'm a part of the CWA Review Crew and I received a copy of this Bible in exchange for my honest opinion, no other compensation was given.
I really like this Bible. The translation is New Living, which is one of my favorites for reading. It seems like there's a Bible out there geared toward just about every type of person (and I've owned several, beginning with The Adventure Bible when I was a kid!), so you might be tempted to think this is just another marketing gimmick. But this is different from other Bibles I've seen. What sets this Bible apart are the features included. I really like the idea of studying spiritual disciplines while reading the Bible, and if you don't need an extra book to do it, then all the better!
I wasn't quite sure where to start when I picked up this Bible, so I decided to flip to Philippians, which is the book we're studying in my Monday afternoon Bible study. The Philippians section contains three additional readings on the disciplines of service, stewardship, and worship. The one that really jumped out at me was on stewardship. This reading, written by JoHannah Reardon, talks about how part of the stewardship of our bodies includes learning to say no, sometimes to good things. That's one of the very things I've been learning (slowly...) this year!
One other thing I like about this Bible the index of spiritual practices (disciplines). Each discipline is listed, along with the locations for each related reading and additional verses for further study. Since the stewardship reading jumped out at me, I think I'll study that discipline first!
Overall, I'm very pleased with this Bible. I think it would be especially beneficial for use during quiet time or in a small group Bible study. (Suggestions for using it in a small group are given right before the index.) Also, because I'm a woman and care about these things, I have to note that the Bible really is beautiful! I love the cover, and the touches of color throughout the book really make it pleasing to the eye.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a free copy of this product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." I am part of the CWA Review Crew.
This Bible is not only beautiful and easy to use, it's very practical. There are 24 disciplines covered in this Bible, and the index in the back has them listed in alphabetical order. I started at the beginning, and found some very insightful, moving contributions by some of my favorite Christian authors. I highly recommend this Bible. You won't be disappointed!
I've had this Bible in hand for about two weeks and have found it incredibly easy to use. I love the writings by so many different authors and have found myself both challenged and intrigued by the plethora of perspectives they bring to each passage of Scripture. This Bible is a New Living Translation which I love, especially for my devotional-type reading in the mornings. I would absolutely recommend this Bible to others, especially people interested in learning more about the spiritual disciplines and how the disciplines relate to Scripture. Also, since it is the NLT, I would recommend the Everyday Matters Bible for Women to those who are new believers or struggle to understand when they read the Bible.
I love reading God's Word and I collect Bibles (for my own personal study and for giving to new believers). I enjoy reading/studying the Scriptures from different translation versions. Everyday Matters Bible for Women (New Living Translation) is a delightful addition to my collection! It is beautiful, colorful, and useful! This special Bible offers 24 spiritual disciplines that aim to help readers focus on God, be more aware of God's presence, and have a more intimate relationship with God. Some of these spiritual disciplines include Bible Study and Meditation, Prayer, Worship, Service, Confession, Fasting, Outreach, Hospitality, Faith, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Stewardship, Submission, and Silence. Several of them are interconnected. The articles in this Bible are Biblically sound, insightful, and practical. I highly recommend this NLT Bible to any Christian women! I personally have been devouring it :).