Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Everyday Matters Bible for Women, NLT

Review for Christian Women's Affiliates

 LLC Hendrickson Publishers Marketing| Everyday Matters Bible for Women
ISBN-10: 1598567055 |ISBN-13: 978-1598567052 | Format: Hard Cover  | Pages: 1603
Today’s Christian Woman is so busy handling the challenges of day-to-day life that spending time in the Word can easily become yet another ‘should’ buried in that growing list of daily ‘musts.’ Created in partnership with Kyria.com,Christianity Today’s women’s magazine, the Everyday Matters Bible for Women is designed to help women develop spiritual practices that will make their lives richer, not harder. It offers practical encouragement and tools to renew, reinvigorate and restore meaning to everyday life.
This Bible features twenty-four disciplines—or practices—that position us to receive power and strength to do those things that we cannot possibly do on our own and make everyday life fuller and deeper. Each discipline is represented by a colorful icon whose illustration is a reminder of its meaning.
The contemporary language of the New Living Translation combines with content from today’s foremost Christian leaders to help readers understand and apply spiritual discipline.

Every discipline is explored in four ways 
• Everyday Matters. Two-page articles introduce major themes and focus on an essential part of understanding and practicing a discipline.
• Everyday Profiles. Profiles of twenty-five Biblical women highlight a particular discipline.
• Everyday Q & A’s. Short articles delve into a difficult aspect of the spiritual practice and offer practical help on incorporating the discipline into your daily life.
• Everyday Reflections. Selections illustrate ways to personalize and apply God’s Word to your own situation.
More than 300 articles and features by more than 140 of today’s most well-known Christian leaders and writers, including: Kay Warren, Priscilla Shirer, Elisa Morgan, Nancy & John Ortberg, Richard Foster, Liz Curtis Higgs, and Lauren Winner.
Special Features include . . . 
• 4-color throughout
• Color-coded icons identify each Spiritual Discipline addressed in contributors’ material
• How to Use This Bible in a Small Group Study
• Index of Spiritual Practices
• Resources for further reading
Everyday Matters on Publisher’s website: http://www.hendrickson.com
Everyday Matters on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EverydayMattersBible
Everyday Matters on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/bibleforwomen
My review:  
  • The NLT or New Living Translation is easy to read aloud and understand.  
  • The cover is highly attractive with appealing colors and floral accents.  
  • The hard cover on it is a good protecting but could be a bit heavy for some with motor issues or elderly to handle.
  • The coloring of font in the Bible appears to be in a "gray-scale" type and I personally find it a bit difficult to read.   Those with vision problems may want to look closely at this aspect before purchasing.
  • Each book of Bible features a historical background and outline of the book which I found extremely useful to study before reading.
  • The pictorial icons of 24 spiritual disciplines is very handy.    The 24 disciplines or practices identified are:  Acceptance, Bible Study & Meditation, Celebration, Community, Confession, Contemplation, Faith, Fasting, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Hospitality, Justice, Mentoring, Outreach, Prayer, Reconciliation, Sabbath & Rest, Service, Silence, Simplicity, Solitude, Stewardship, Submission, and Worship.    This is a feature I have not found in this particular format in other Bibles and I find that it enhances my Bible reading, scripture study and devotional time.   
  • The footnotes are very very small and difficult to read.   These could definitely be  more useful if larger and bolder. 
  • There is a section included to aid in using the Bible in small group studies which I like.  
  • I appreciate the "Index of Spiritual Practices".
  • Many wonderful Christian scholars, theologians, pastors, and others have contributed  to the creation of this Bible and there is a section with their names and information about them included.   A few of the contributors are:  Katie Brazelton, Richard Foster, Holley Gerth, Ruth Bell Graham, Liz Curtis Higgs, Scot McKnight,  Elisa Morgan, Chris Rice, Joni Eareckson Tada, and Kay Warren. 
  • This is overall a highly pleasing version of the Bible, designed with today's woman in mind.    
  •  Everyday Matters Bible for Women can be purchased at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and cbd.com.     

 I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/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 FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

1 comment:

  1. review is posted at goodreads.com, barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com and cbd.com


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