Saturday, September 19, 2015

Review: NIV Bible for Women Fresh Insights for Thriving in Today's World By General Editor: Angela Scheff, Forward by: Shauna Niequist Published by Zondervan

  • Hardcover: 1568 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan Bibles (Sept. 22 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310409462
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310409465

Book Description

What is on your heart today? Struggles at home or with a friend? The miracle and joy of a new birth? A misunderstanding with a boyfriend or spouse? Are you grieving a loss? Are you celebrating a new job? Or anticipating a move? Whatever you face, good or bad, the Bible is relevant to your joys and sorrows, worries, fears, pain and happiness. God loves you and gave you his Word, the Bible, so you could know him more. The NIV Bible for Women contains an inspiring foreword by Shauna Niequist and writings by women who want to share their experiences—their joys and their struggles—with you. Authors such as Naomi Zacharias, Alyssa Joy Bethke, Caryn Rivadeneria, Rachel Held Evans, Katie Davis, Enuma Okoro, Kathy Khang, Laura Ortberg Turner, Kristen Howerton (Rage Against the Minivan), Margaret Feinberg, Tish Oxenreider (TheArtofSimple), and Annie Downs share their thoughts on topics ranging from cultural issues like social justice, economic inequality, and social media addiction to personal needs like prayer, decision-making, relationships, infertility, career, and calling. These thought-provoking topics are easy to share on social networks to strengthen and inspire your circle of friends while creating meaningful conversation.

The NIV Bible for Women will help your time spent with God grow deeper and richer as you dig into his Word, bask in his love, learn his ways and then in turn share your journey with others in all the situations you face.

In every NIV Bible for Women:
  • Enter into the presence of God through the devotions each weekday and the Myths for each weekend for a full year of readings for your quiet time
  • Apply the "Reflect" questions and the "Pray" prompts so you can take what you have read and become more intimately connected with God
  • Evaluate the culturally accepted myths that are presented in articles that challenge your previous notions with truth from God’s Word.
  • Utilize the topical index to enhance your personal study
  • Easily understand Scripture through the readability of the New International Version Bible (NIV)

My Review

I have a very worn out, well used, stuffed with treasures, NIV Women's Devotional Bible that is over 20 years old. The brand new NIV Bible for Women that is published this month is a similar but updated bible that I know I will treasure.

The NIV Bible for Women is the type of bible that you linger over. It has 260 devotions for weekdays and 52 myths to ponder on weekends. This is a great bible for women looking for a bible that will stimulate their prayer life. It has "Reflect" questions and "Pray" prompts that will be particularly helpful for new Christians as well as those further in their walk.

The NIV Bible for Women has an introduction by Shauna Niequist who is a contemporary Christian author and speaker. I have enjoyed her books Savor and Bread & Wine. The authors of the insightful devotions are also contemporary Christians leaders and authors. I always enjoy reading a women's insight when I am spending quiet time studying the Word. Devotions such as these open up your mind and give you a contemporary context for biblical writings.

I am very pleased with the NIV Bible for Women. It is a great bible for women and a great bible to give as a gift. Highly recommend.

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