Military Families Bible, Navy and Crimson LeatherTouchHolman Bible Publishers / 2016 / Imitation Leather$9.99 Retail:3.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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AFWifeEdwards, CAAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Meeting the Spiritual Needs of the Military FamilyAugust 27, 2016AFWifeEdwards, CAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5As a military family, we have special needs that civilian families typically don't understand. For example, one day your husband can come home with a piece of paper and without any warning, your in the whirlwind of packing up your household and moving to an unknown place. Or that same piece of paper can tell you that you and your children will have to give up your military member for a year to a year and a half as they go overseas to the Middle East.
I've been in these positions. I've watched as my ex husband went on deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. I've received the phone call that something terrible had happened to him and that they didn't know if he was going to be okay (luckily, he was fine - he fell from a helicopter and had a head injury).. Years later, my now husband is also a military member in the United States Air Force, which means our family is use to long hours, cancelled plans and the unknown.
These special needs of a military family also represents a special spiritual need. As a military family, we place our loved ones in God's hands each day and we put our faith in Him to keep them safe and sound and to help support us while they are gone. Many nights (and days) are spent on our knees praying, crying and thanking the Lord. The Lord is always there for us - even when our non military friends don't understand or maybe say the wrong thing when trying to support us (ie: I know how you're feeling, my husband went away on a business trip last weekend and I was so alone). The Lord always has words of comfort for us - we just have to open the pages of his Word and it's all there for us.
The Military Families Bible from Holman Bible Publishers provides a beautiful presentation of God's Word designed for the military family. Using the Holman, Christian Standard Bible translation (HCSB), this stunning Navy, Crimson and Cream leathertouch softcover Holy Bible shows patriotism in a very subtle way rather than the typical "in your face" red, white and blue.
Between the covers, you will find the entire text of the Holy Bible as well as words of encouragement from Award-winning authors and from US Army Chaplain Col. John D. Lang as devotions followed by a prayer that are each pinpoint the special spiritual needs of the military family, regardless of branch or rank.
This Bible is perfect for taking the services on Sunday as well as to place on the nightstand beside your bed when you need to feel the Lord's strength with you. And as it is presented in a hard presentation box, this Bible would also make a great gift for any friend or family member who's loved one is in the military.
Snyder's SoapboxFruitland, IdahoAge: 35-44Gender: Male3 Stars Out Of 5A Review of the Holman HCSB Military Families Bible in Navy and Crimson Leathertouch, Red Letter Edition.July 4, 2016Snyder's SoapboxFruitland, IdahoAge: 35-44Gender: MaleQuality: 3Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3I want to get the failings of this Bible addressed right off the bat. In my opinion it fails at what it aims to accomplish. Here is a quote from the B&H product page, Family, friends, and loved ones of military service members want comfort and guidance in how to pray for those in harms way and in how to cope with those tensions in their own lives so that they will have peace of mind. The Military Families Bible provides 60 pages of devotionals and prayers that minister to family members and loved ones of military personnel as well as equip the reader to minister to and intercede for those in the military. All of these articles are in this Bible, but (come on, you knew there was going to be a but) They are all in the back of the Bible. They dont have page numbers, and they are not indexed in any way shape or form. You might be asking, Whats so bad about that? Well, say for instance you are having a specific problem, that one of these articles addresses, wouldnt it be great to be able to look it up? The next problem is that these articles should be interspersed throughout the Bible and be attached to relevant scripture passages. As it is, they are just lazily thrown into the back of this Bible. Sure, it puts them in one convenient place to read, but they literally could be a separate devotional book instead. My final problem with the devotionals is that some cited scripture passages have been torn out of context and misapplied by the writer. This doesnt happen a lot, but it shouldnt happen at all.
I would offer a solution instead of just seemingly complaining. First, get the feel good authors out of the exposition business. Second, get some vets, their families, and some theologians together, to talk about their experiences, and to help them connect with the Biblical doctrines that comforted them. Third, intersperse the articles throughout the Bible, and connect them to sections of scripture in context, and properly apply the scripture to the situations the military families and soldiers are going through. Fourth, index the articles so that people can find them and the scriptures that can offer them soul care pertinent to their situation. See, was that so hard? Seems legit to me
Now lets get into the physical attributes of this Bible. It is a handsome little Bible in the HCSB translation. It came in a two piece, sturdy, retail box. The cover is a synthetic Navy blue, and crimson color leather like material. It is perimeter stitched and case bound, with a paper liner. The page edges are silver, the spine and corners are rounded. This Bibles spine is smyth sewn, regardless of what the retail sites say. There is some page crinkling at the beginning of the Bible, but it isnt very bad. There is a patriotic themed presentation page. The single ribbon marker is red/crimson, to match the stripe on the cover. The publishers information page indicates this Bible is manufactured in China patriotic Bible made in China just sayin I found this Bible to be just the right size. It measures approximately, 8 by 5 by 1 It is really more of a text Bible with devotions in the back. The paper is opaque enough, and the print is a 10 pt. Font, printed uniformly throughout the Bible. This is a red letter edition. The red print is pretty average, not too bright, not too dull. It is an easy to read Bible, mostly because of the size of the font. It would be even better if line matching was employed. While the paper is decent, and the font is a good size, there is still some ghosting. Limited footnotes at the bottom of the page reduce clutter. The sewn spine makes this Bible nice and flexible, right out of the box. It lays flat on the table, and that is a big deal for an inexpensive Bible. It truly is a great value with just the legibility and sewn spine. The 60 pages of devotional material are useful. Dont get me wrong. I just wished a better implementation had occurred. Of the 60 pages, 30 are devotions and 30 are prayers. I believe that theology makes a difference, and that a firm foundation in Gods word will help you through the storms of life better than anything else. The sovereignty of God, Gods omniscience, and omnipresence, as well as all that those attributes entail gives me peace and comfort in difficult times. Besides these features there are HCSB bullet notes, Where to turn to scripture index, and 8 full color maps.
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