Sunday, July 20, 2014

God's Word For Gardeners Bible

  • Hardcover: 1568 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; Special edition (March 25, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310441137
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310441137

God will meet you personally in your garden . . . and in his. Throughout the Scriptures God has revealed spiritual truth in the language of growing things. This Bible will take you into a deeper relationship with God through the contemplation of soil and soul. The NIV God’s Word for Gardeners Bible will inspire you to seek God in a personal way through informative essays, devotional readings and prayers that explore the nature of the gardener’s work, the rewards of gardening, the influence of seasons and weather, and the joy of the harvest. In this Bible you will also find botanical-themed pages containing horticultural information for the prominent plants noted in Scripture and landscape-themed pages highlighting the main gardens and regions in which the events in the Bible took place. Draw near to the One whose garden is planted with delight—in you!
  • 260 daily devotions and 52 weekend readings arranged in weekly themes and placed near relevant passages in the text to explore the biblical metaphors of gardens and gardening
  • Beautiful, durable hardcover
  • Topical Index (for 52 weeks)
  • Special sections on the Garden of Eden, the garden of Gethsemane and Jesus the Vine.
My take on this book:
This Bible is certainly lovely to look at, but it's whats inside that makes it a real winner in my book! First I love the cover it is so appealing and the colors used inside are soothing. One of the first things I always look for is a presentation page and this Bible has one. The NIV is one of my favorite translations, but what really stood out for me was that I felt like I was getting a devotional and Bible in one. There are 260 daily and 52 weekend readings arranged in weekly themes which are placed near relevant passages in the Bible. There are special sections on the Garden of Eden, Jesus' Last Supper teaching on the vine, and the Book of Revelations's urban gardens, which are topics I hadn't read about before. Along with this there is a topical index with is focused on garden -interest topics. The font is an easy to read size, but the Bible overall isn't to big or bulky. Overall, I think this Bible would make a great gift, especially for someone who enjoys gardening, but really for anyone looking for a pretty Bible for that special someone.

A complimentary copy of this Bible was provided for review.

1 comment:

  1. Brenda, thank you for such a favorable review! I am overjoyed that the devotions brought you topics you hadn't read before. The little surprises are what make gardening so fun, and the surprise element appeared over and over again as this Bible came together. By the way, my desk often looked like your background photo, stacked with old books for reference. Enjoy!


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