Bought this bible as a confirmation gift for my god child and niece. The bible is beautiful and the devotions seem like they will be useful through my niece's life. My only complaint is that I had her name printed on the front of the bible and it wasn't very clear, almost like some of the gold print had come off. Otherwise the bible itself is wonderful.
Lysa TerKeurst in her new book, "NIV Real Life Devotional Bible for Women" published by Zondervan provides us Insights for Everyday Life.
From the back cover: You spilled coffee on your shirt before walking out the door. Ran late to your appointment. Snapped at your children, then regretted it all day. And spent an hour at the grocery store with no dinner on the table to show for your efforts.
A typical day has come and gone.
Life is full of obligations, emotions, and relationships. Some are life-giving, yet sometimes the weight and responsibility of everyday life is heavy to bear. As wives, mothers, friends, and daughters, we need to know we're not alone. We long for someone who understands--someone to help us find perspective.
When our days are long, and our nights are restless, it's easy to think we should be able to handle things on our own. Or that no one struggles like we do. And that's when we need a friend ... to encourage us, to understand us, and help us become the woman God wants us to be.
You'll find that friend on the pages of the NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women. Filled with insightful daily devotions written by Lysa TerKeurst and the women at Proverbs 31 Ministries, the devotions in this Bible will meet you right where you are, in the good days and in the hard days, in the car pool line or the doctor's office. With God's truth as the foundation, this Bible will help you maintain a peace-filled place of balance in spite of your life's hectic pace.
The beauty and clarity of the New International Version (NIV) Bible
366 daily devotions from the women at Proverbs 31 Ministries inspire you to live authentically as a woman of God
A helpful subject Index
Lysa TerKeurst and a team of writers from Proverbs 31 Ministries have written 366 devotions to help find practical and spiritual insights from God's Word. The "NIV Real Life Devotional Bible for Women" is arranged in 366 readings that follow a daily format. The readings are not dated, which means that any days readings can be read whenever you can get to them. The devotions are also listed by topic in the Topical Index section. You can also follow a particular author by the Index of Devotions by Author. This a wonderful version of The Bible that we will use constantly. Lysa TerKeurst has done a truly magnificent job with it. Not only can we use it but we can give it as gifts to our friends and family.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from The B&B Media Group. I was not required to write a positive review. 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."
The "NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women" is an absolute gem, combining the long-loved NIV version of the Bible with 365 days of devotional readings from Lysa Terkeurst and the Proverbs 31 Ministries. I myself regularly use the NIV version, so the Bible itself is familiar to me and a version that I believe offers a lot in its faithful translation. But the devotions that have been included with this Bible are also very well written, seeming to fit well in terms of where they are placed in the scriptures, and truly challenging the reader to examine their walk with God and dig deep into the word. My wife kindly assisted me in reviewing the Bible, and loved reading through the devotions. Not only did she find them to be interesting and applicable, she appreciated the extra features like the section pointing readers to "more verses to explore", designed to get you digging into applicable passages to that day's reading. One of the devotional entries that stood out to us both is entitled "Heart Whispers" and is tucked into the book of Isaiah by chapter 29. The entry recounts how a woman felt prompted by the Holy Spirit to contact another woman struggling with cancer, but she got too busy to follow the prompting, and soon after learned the woman had passed away. We were challenged as we were left with the thought from the author that "I have made a commitment to God and to myself that I will never again ignore even the quietest whisper from the Holy Spirit. I will pray for discernment and courage to step out in faith and obedience, even if his reasons are unclear".
If you are looking for a book that will ignite your prayer life by not only getting you into the Word, but seeking to truly apply it to your life and faithfully live out God's promises, then check out this latest Women's Bible from Zondervan. You'll likely want a copy not only for yourself, but your loved ones as well. 4.5 out of 5 stars.
A copy of the Bible has been provided courtesy of the publisher, Zondervan, along with FIRST Wildcard Blog Tours and Rick Roberson with the B&B Media Group.
I was excited to receive this beautiful bible. It comes with a very pretty dust jacket, and when I took it off the same print is on the hard cover.
I've been using this bible for a few weeks, and greatly enjoying it.
There are 365 days of devotionals done by the woman at Proverbs 31 Ministries, which I love reading. One of the authors is the President of Proverbs Lysa TerKeust...awesome!
Should be noted that some people have mention that the print is small, now I wear glasses and no problems at all. This Bible is a definite keeper. It has become my daily to go to. I feel so blessed that I was given the opportunity to review. God is Good!
I received this Bible through First Wild Card Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.