Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Review: NIV Streams in the Desert Bible By L. B. E. Cowman, Edited by Jim Reimann

  • Paperback: 1536 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; Box Lea edition (March 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310441854
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310441854

Book Description

At some point, every Christian encounters the trials and deep mysteries of the Christian faith. And when that happens they become a thirsty traveler; what hey most desire is hope, comfort, and encouragement to burst forth like a sparkling, clear river.

The hopeful daily readings in the NIV Streams in the Desert Bible promise to revive and refresh today's generation of faithful sojourners by providing daily devotions in modern, easy-to-understand language that beautifully captures the timeless essence of the original. These devotionals are presented alongside Scripture using the popular New International Version of the Bible, and this hardcover edition will be a lasting, elegant resource.

While the devotions in this Bible were originally written by L. B. Cowman-a pioneer missionary in Japan and China from 1901 to 1917-this devotional Bible has been edited by James Reimann. It maintains the beauty of the original Cowman writings while making the devotionals more accessible for the readers of today.

  • Complete text of the clear, accessible NIV Bible
  • 365 daily readings of strength and encouragement from L. B. Cowman
  • Foreword by Jim Reimann
About the Author

L. B. Cowman worked as a pioneer missionary with her husband in Japan and China from 1901 to 1917, during which time they helped found the Oriental Missionary Society. When Mr. Cowman's poor health forced the couple to return to the United States, Mrs. Cowman turned her attention to caring for her husband until his death six years later. Out of Mrs. Cowman's experiences and heartbreak came her first book, Streams in the Desert, followed by its companion Springs in the Valley. During the next twenty-five years, Mrs. Cowman inspired several nationwide Scripture distribution campaigns and wrote seven more books. Finally, on Easter Sunday in 1960, at the age of ninety, Mrs. Cowman met face-to-face the God she had served so faithfully for nearly a century.

Jim Reimann has more than five million books in print in twelve languages, including the updated editions of Streams in the Desert and My Utmost for His Highest. He was a former retail executive and past chairman of the Christian Booksellers Association. As an ordained minister, Bible teacher, author, and expert on Israel, he hosted teaching tours of Israel and other Bible lands, which he offered through his website.

My Review

This is an updated version of the well known early devotional bible, NIV Streams in the Desert Bible. It was first published in 1925 and was extremely popular. It has been updated for today's reader by Jim Reimann.

The devotions in this bible are an encouraging collection of writings for the believer to mediate upon. This is the perfect bible for those in need of comfort. 

Devotion for August 23 (Matthew 26:41): Dear Friend, never go out into the danger of the world without praying first. There is always a temptation to shorten your time in prayer. A good reminder to take the time to "watch and pray". It is important to prepare yourself for the challenges of the day so that you can resist temptations. We are reminded that "a life without prayer is a powerless life"

Do you know someone who can use some comfort in their life. Someone who has forgotten how powerful God's word is and the importance of prayer to reach out to the Lord in times of need. This bible would be a wonderful gift for such a person.

Great deal currently on Amazon for the ebook: it is only $4.99.

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