Tuesday, July 9, 2013

NIV Leadership Bible

  • Leather Bound: 1504 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; Special edition (June 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310432138
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310432135

"Reader" to "Leader" in just 15 minutes a day.
Learn from both ancient and contemporary experts in leadership theory in the NIV Leadership Bible. Offering 52 weeks of practical studies on everyday leadership issues, spend 15 minutes a day to increase your leadership effectiveness, or set aside time to study these principles topically when you need to re-orient yourself to the Bible’s timeless wisdom. In just 15 minutes a day, you'll discover how to improve your leadership skills and relationships by following timeless, biblical leadership principles. Each work week, you'll cover a specific leadership topic. One week may cover a personal quality such as Courage, Humility, or Vision. Another week may deal with a practical skill like Conflict Management or Systems Thinking. Other topics may relate to interpersonal relationships—Healthy Alliances, Power and Influence, or Servant Leadership. As you work through key areas of leadership, these 52 weekly studies will help you achieve your full potential as a leader. After all, great leadership is just a matter of time: 15 minutes a day.
This Bible also includes: 
• The complete text of the best-selling modern-English translation, the New International Version (NIV) Bible.
• Book Introductions that underscore key leadership concepts in every book of the Bible.
• Home Pages and Daily Studies offer 52 weeks of studies on topics important to every leader. 
• Study Windows that reinforce your understanding of Biblical leadership throughout the text. 
• Character Profiles that show you how the personal attributes and decisions of biblical characters affected their relationships with others. 
• Topical Index that directs you to the Bible passages that are most relevant to your specific concerns. 
• Character Profile Index
• Bibliography

My take on this Bible:
I am a collector of Bibles and while I have several NIV Bibles I have never had a Bible geared toward leadership so to say that I was excited to see what this Bible was all about is an understatement! Well when the Bible came I was most impressed with the soft, supple, two tone, lay flat cover. I loved the feel of the Bible not to heavy and the print is very easy to use size.  Now on to the features of the Bible, because after all a nice cover can draw us in but it's the features inside that ultimately determine whether the Bible becomes one to use or just sit on a shelf. The way study system is set up is pretty simple. There are fifty two home pages each one will guide the user thru a five day study of what God says in his Word about a key leadership feature. The neat thing is if the user prefers to study a particular leadership issue for a week there is a table of contents for the fifty two home pages making it easy to find the particular topic needed. Also there is a topical index for quick advice on a particular leadership issue that the user might be pondering. If this isn't enough there are also more than 70 character profiles that highlight various Biblical leaders and again there is an index for looking up these character profiles making it easy to find whatever leader you may be focused on. With Book introductions and brief study windows actually nearly 650 peppered throughout the scriptures, that encourage the reader to dig deeper into God's Word there is plenty to like about this Leadership Bible. My only complaint with this Bible is that God's words aren't in Red, otherwise this would be a five star worthy Bible.

The NIV Leadership Bible is a must have for anyone who is looking to strengthen their leadership skills, but if you're like me and just enjoy learning more about God's word  this is also a great tool. Again the only negative I really have is that God's words aren't written in Red.

A complimentary copy  of this Bible was provided for review.

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