Tuesday, October 7, 2014

NIV Real~ Life Devotional Bible for Women

  • Imitation Leather: 1536 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; Box Lea Cp edition (September 23, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310429471
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310429470

You spilled coffee on your shirt before walking out the door. Ran late to your appointment. Snapped at your children, then regretted it all day. And spent an hour at the grocery store with no dinner on the table to show for your efforts. A typical day has come and gone. Life is full of obligations, emotions, and relationships. Some are life-giving, yet sometimes the weight and responsibility of everyday life is heavy to bear. As wives, mothers, friends, and daughters, we need to know we’re not alone. We long for someone who understands—someone to help us find perspective. When our days are long, and our nights are restless, it’s easy to think we should be able to handle things on our own. Or that no one struggles like we do. And that’s when we need a friend … to encourage us, to understand us, and help us become the woman God wants us to be. You’ll find that friend on the pages of the NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women. Filled with insightful daily devotions written by Lysa TerKeurst and the women at Proverbs 31 Ministries, the devotions in this Bible will meet you right where you are, in the good days and in the hard days, in the car pool line or the doctor’s office. With God’s truth as the foundation, this Bible will help you maintain a peace-filled place of balance in spite of your life’s hectic pace. Features: The beauty and clarity of the New International Version (NIV) Bible, 366 daily devotions from the women at Proverbs 31 Ministries inspire you to live authentically as a woman of God, Author biographies, and a helpful subject Index. Lysa TerKeurst is a New York Times bestselling author and national speaker who helps everyday women live an adventure of faith. She is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, author of 15 books, and encourages over half a million women worldwide through the ministry’s daily online devotional. Her remarkable life story has captured audiences across America, including appearances on Oprah and Good Morning America. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and five children.

My take on this Bible:
I love the color and texture of the imitation leather on the NIV Real Life Devotional Bible. I actually have this Bible in hardback version but the differences is really night and day in appearance. This Bible is compact in size which makes it the perfect size to slip into a purse or briefcase. The carribbean blue/sea glass color is so very pretty and I am a huge fan of silver gilded pages! A pretty ribbon bookmark in the same shade of blue looks wonderful against the pages. I will say that in order to have a compact size the print is downsized, but honestly it is a good trade. 366 daily devotions from the women of the Proverbs 31 ministry are truly easy to relate too, with useful insight along with motivation and inspiration. I like that the devotions  steer the user to more verses to explore in whatever topic the devotion is focused on. Overall , the color and gilded pages make this a beautiful Bible.The NIV text is easy to understand and the 366 devotions will certainly speak to a womans heart. The pretty box this Bible is in makes it wonderful for gift giving, the only downside is that there is no presentation  page, but honestly that wouldn't stop me from giving this one as a gift.

A complimentary copy of this Bible was provided for review.

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