I purchase 4 of these Bibles to give to young women in my Titus 2 Class. I love the NLT translation and all of the study helps and extras make this a perfect Bible for busy mothers, and young women as well as seasoned grandmas like me.
This bible has many features to help with your studying. It contains Everyday Matters, Everyday Profiles, Everyday Q&A's, and Everyday reflections. It also contains 24 spiritual practices like prayer and worship. These are each represented by a colored icon which will be next to the passages that they fit with.
Everyday matters: These are two paged articles which are used to introduce themes related to the spiritual practices discussed in the book or chapter you are reading.
Everyday profiles: The profile will highlight women in the bible who used certain spiritual disciplines in their lives.
Everyday Q&A's: The question and answers contain questions which may be hard to answer and that would make you think and their answers.
Everyday Reflections: These take lessons and go deeper into detail and make them personal to you.
These added features make this bible excellent for a bible study group. Actually in the back of the bible there is a guide on how to run a small bible study group using this particular bible. I have found that these features have helped my study of the word tremendously.
There are many special features to this Bible, which is in the New Living Translation. 24 "spiritual practices", areas we can explore in order to develop the depth, strength and fruit of our faith, are introduced throughout. You can either choose to pick one and work through it - it's easy to follow along because each has a distinctive icon - or you can read and apply them as you come across them individually.
I love the breadth and variety offered: Acceptance, Forgiveness, Hospitality, Submission, Reconciliation, Justice, Silence and Simplicity just to name a few_it really is hard to know where to start! The back of the book also offers resources such as "How to Use this Bible in a Bible study", "For Further Reading" (which includes both books and websites!), and a convenient "Index to Spiritual Practices", to further assist you in using and referring to the Word daily.
I have to admit that I miss my study notes. Lacking these, one might not get a solid understanding of the historical context of a particular passage, perhaps, or an explanation of a comment or cultural reference. But I do find the spiritual disciplines to be a valuable help in my daily walk.
"The Everyday matters Bible for Women" has a beautifully designed cover. The cheerful, colorful design is sure to be any ladies delight. In comparison to the normal black leather Bible we all love and appreciate, it's appearance is sure to be an attraction for many young women.
The introduction to each Bible book is informative and well written. I personally enjoyed the devotionals I found throughout the Bible. Each devotional is well written, with many contributors adding their voice to make this a unique reading pleasure. There are so many wonderful devotionals included in this Bible, I wouldn't have space to share them here but one of my favorite devotions is "Why Fast" by Richard J. Foster? Mr. Foster explains todays world view, the Bible view, and a list of those who practiced fasting. His devotional like all the others is informative and enlightening.
I believe this Bible would be a wonderful addition to any Christian bookshelf and a lovely Christmas gift for any lady in your family, young or old! I would encourage you to visit the website below and find out how to purchase this wonderful Bible.