My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Everyday matters to each of us.
Big or small, as we make our way through each day, we seek for answers, for hope, for encouragement and for strength in all that we face.
With the, “Everyday Matters Bible for Women: New Living Translation, Practical Encouragement to Make Every Day Matter
“, I discovered a bible that, as it says, addresses the everyday matters, with timeless wisdom, filled with those very qualities of strength, encouragement, reminders that we’re not the only ones who face, age old matters and future hope, that all things we do face, be it yesterday, today, right now, or tomorrow, we won’t face alone.
The cover was very evocative in its sheer beauty, and when I first open the package, that the book came in, I felt like my breath was taken away and realized that this bible, may soon (and did) replace the current bible that I was using.
The current edition that I’m using, is a hardcover, but as I turned the pages, it wasn’t what the words that were wrapped in, that matter, but how the words were presented.
True to form, there are daily reminders, that are posted with eye-catching visual cues that are unique, called “spiritual practices”; Twenty-four in total, these “spiritual practices” are located next to Scripture passages that they relate to.
This makes reading and studying the bible, more “user friendly”, in that, the reader can track specific spiritual practices that are pertinent to the reader, or say, you are reading the Scriptures via a reading plan, these “spiritual practices”, helps specific passages stand out for either more in depth study, or just simple markers.
As someone who likes to highlight and underline specific passages, I really like that, in that the,”Everyday Matters Bible for Women” has already done that for me, with these markers, but on the other hand, its hard not to think as well, “How do I find highlighters and/or Crayola Twistables to now correspond to these markers, and I can highlight the corresponding Scriptures”.
In the back of the, “Everyday Matters Bible for Women: New Living Translation, Practical Encouragement to Make Every Day Matter
“, the reader will find an “Index of Spiritual Practices” that lists additional Scripture passages for each of the 24 “spiritual practices” marked, as well as accompanying, short devotionals,that goes with the listed, 24, “spiritual practices”, written by such noted authors as, Nancy Ortberg, Kay Warren, Liz Curtis Higgs, to name a few.
I also enjoyed the short, two page, “How to use this Bible in a Small Group Study”, that is included in this bible and provides a basic guide that really, can be applied to any study group setting.
I’m going to try and not write a long post about the, “Everyday Matters Bible for Women: New Living Translation, Practical Encouragement to Make Every Day Matter
“, but there are so many features to this bible, that makes it stand out, that’s it hard to write, just a short review.
Although its an NLT version, that is similar to every NLT version that is out there, this bible stands out in how its really an all in one bible that works very well, in encouraging both new, maturing and the “matured” Christ follower.
For example, back to the, “Index of Spiritual Practices”, each of the “spiritual practices” are broken down first by “spiritual practice”, then by the following of:
- Everyday Matters
- Everyday Profiles
- Everyday Q&A’s
- Everyday Reflections, and finally
- Additonal Scriptures of Note
I can’t forget either that at the end of the bible, there is a listing for suggested further readings and if you’re needing a bible map, the,”Everyday Matters Bible for Women”,is big enough for a map insert to be used.
The font, used for the “Everyday Matters Bible for Women
“, I absolutely loved and being a busy mom/wife/woman, the font is very tired, eyes friendly for those early morning readings, or late night devotional times.
I am guessing the font size to be around 11, with enough space on the top, bottom and on one side, of the margins, for personal notes, if you are the type to write notes in your Bible.
With a hot pink ribbon bookmark, seven page explanation of the NLT, that’s not all you will find in the, “Everyday Matters Bible for Women”. The pages are not paper thin and the binding, lays out flat, making juggling a baby in one hand, just laying the bible on a table for your “quiet time” reading, or taking it church for reading along with the bible, very easy to do.
The images and devotionals are very rich in color and even if the dust jacket isn’t used or torn from use, the front cover, retains the richness and just sheer beauty of this Bible.
It was “pretty neat”, reading the “Transforming Everyday Matters”, a five page explanation of the “spiritual disciplines/practices” that are peppered throughout the book and really just showing how the, “Everyday Matters Bible for Women”, can really bring reading and studying the bible to life, for women.
My personal favorite has had to be the 24 spiritual practices, because it not only streamlines studying and reading the bible as a topical bible study, but helps for those days, you may find yourself, in need of guidance or encouragement about a specific discipline, say for example, prayer.
The Everyday profiles was encouraging in seeing and reading, about women in the Bible, that faced, in many ways the same challenges that we face today, but as a “forever student”, I found myself going back to the 24 spiritual practices and over 300 articles that focuses on the listed spiritual practices in the Everyday Matters Bible. This bible is just that awesome.
“Everyday Matters Bible for Women: New Living Translation, Practical Encouragement to Make Every Day Matter
” is specifically designed for the Christian women and in guiding, enriching and helping her, really grow and develop an active Biblical life and growth and the structure of the, “Everyday Matters Bible for Women
” really meets up to the challenges that we all face, in different stages of our life.
I’m very impress by how well thought out ,the layout for the, “Everyday Matters Bible for Women ” is, and it really shows in the work that has and was brought, into bringing this Bible into creation and shows the, “Everyday Matters Bible for Women”, to a book, well worth, using for daily reading of the Bible, as a gift to the new believer, maybe you’ve lost a Bible and looking for a replacement or as a gift idea for your loved ones, or closest friend.
This bible is available as both a hardcover and on the kindle and is so worth having on your nightstand, on your e-reader, anywhere that the Bible can encourage and play a part in your life or the life of those who are close and dear to you.
***Review Disclosure: I received a free copy of the Everday Matters Bible for Women to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.***
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