Really love this beautiful Bible. I bought it for myself for my birthday:-) Love the extra stories from all the southern gospel singers. What testimonies and teachings they all provide. I would recommend this Bible to anyone. I prefer NKJV and really like it.
Finally, my "forever" Bible! There is not one thing I'd change about this Bible. I so appreciate everyone's input, and am thrilled the Gaithers finally put out a devotional Bible for all us Southern Gospel lovers!
My husband and I are both Southern Gospel fans, and when I first saw Homecoming Bible I knew my husband would love it. The real life commentaries are by people involved in Southern Gospel Music, which makes it very meaningful to us. I originally bought one for my husband and realized the color was too feminine. So, I ordered another one in brown and kept the burgundy for myself. We both love this Bible!
The Gaither Homecoming Bible: Inspiring Hope through Scripture, Song, and Story was sent to me for a review. Lately I have been getting mostly eBooks to review as I get them quicker; however when this Bible came up for review I wanted to see what it was all about.
I have always loved the Gaither's music and video's so I figured I would like the extras in the Homecoming Bible as well. I was more than correct in my thoughts. Included in the text are many features that I loved.
The first thing I loved was that there were scriptures that pertain to music that are highlighted throughout. As a sound man and also just a guy who loves music this is a cool feature when reading the Word.
The second thing that I loved was that they put in lyrics to some of the old Hymns and the storied behind them. It is always good to look back into the history of why and how the Hymns were written, and what the meaning is behind them. Learning the struggles and stories of those who have come before us will allow us to grow and to, maybe even, write new songs that will inspire those who come after us.
The third thing that I loved was that many of the Gaither Homecoming Friends have written little stories that appear throughout the scriptures. These stories share their lives with us and show how the word speaks to them. These stories or insights help to show that singers and writers are ordinary people who have ordinary lives.
The Bible is the New King James Version and is in a nice larger print. I would recommend this Bible to anyone who wants to add a nice looking Bible their collection.
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