Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NIV College Devotional Bible

  • Hardcover: 1408 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; Special edition (February 23, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310442575
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310442578

This Bible is also available as an ebook.

Your college years are different from any other time in your life. You get a demanding new schedule – and it’s yours to manage 100% on your own. You make new, lifelong friendships as you spend time with other people on a similar path in the journey. You face unique challenges as you begin to see the world differently, including what your impact on the world might be.
This special time in your life is also an opportunity for you to deepen your relationship with Jesus. The NIV College Devotional Bible will help you strengthen your walk with God as you find your own way in life. It’s filled with stories that connect Scripture with the struggles, questions, and decisions every college student faces. In fact, it’s the same approach that Jesus used in his parables—taking stories from everyday life to illustrate eternal truths.
  • 222 school-year devotions with daily insights and applications on relevant topics
  • Devotions use a unique storytelling approach to connect God’s Word with your real-life questions, struggles, and decisions as a student
  • A practical reading plan that helps you stay connected to God during the 9 months of school each year
  • Quick-start guide shows you how to get the most out of reading the Bible
  • Subject index for looking up topics of interest
  • Complete text of the clear, accessible NIV Bible

My take on this Bible:
College is a major step on the road to adulthood, so what better roadmap is there than to provide a Bible that will help the college student on that path. The NIV College Devotional Bible is a lightweight easy to use Bible that fits this purpose perfectly. Lightweight, and an easy to handle size the NIV translation is easy to read and understand, and the 222 devotions are very relatable not only to college students but to everyone. There is a go to  page message at the end of each devotion that makes it easy to navigate. A few other useful features of the Bible is a subject index that allows the user to find devotions based on certain topics. There are also a few different reading plans one will get you thru the Bible in a year, while another provides a 60 day overview. In addition to these two plans there are also eleven topical reading plans such as 30 days for beginning your walk with Christ, 30 days with Jesus and one of my favorites 30 days of promises. There are also a few blank pages perfect for jotting down thoughts. Overall, this Bible is geared toward the college student and would make a wonderful gift. With so many specialty Bibles on the shelf this one really stands out because of the devotions that can honestly be used by anyone and the topical reading plans really are an added bonus. 

A complimentary copy of this Bible was provided for review.

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