A beautiful Bible for women: My review of "The NIV Real Life Devotional Bible for Women"

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Today's Wild Card Insight Notes author is:

and the book:

Zondervan; Special edition (March 19, 2013)

***Special thanks to Rick Roberson for sending me a review copy.***


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 nearly 500,000 women worldwide through a 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.

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This Bible will help you live up to your God-given potential. Insightful daily devotions written by the women at Proverbs 31 Ministries help you maintain life's balance in spite of today's hectic pace. Dive into the beauty and clarity of the NIV Bible text paired with daily devotions crafted by women just like you---women who want to live authentically and fully grounded in the Word of God.

Product Details:
List Price: $34.99
Hardcover: 1536 pages
Publisher: Zondervan; Special edition (March 19, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310439361
ISBN-13: 978-0310439363


my review....

The "NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women" is an absolute gem, combining the long-loved NIV version of the Bible with 365 days of devotional readings from Lysa Terkeurst and the Proverbs 31 Ministries. I myself regularly use the NIV version, so the Bible itself is familiar to me and a version that I believe offers a lot in its faithful translation. But the devotions that have been included with this Bible are also very well written, seeming to fit well in terms of where they are placed in the scriptures, and truly challenging the reader to examine their walk with God and dig deep into the word. My wife kindly assisted me in reviewing the Bible, and loved reading through the devotions. Not only did she find them to be interesting and applicable, she appreciated the extra features like the section pointing readers to "more verses to explore", designed to get you digging into applicable passages to that day's reading. One of the devotional entries that stood out to us both is entitled "Heart Whispers" and is tucked into the book of Isaiah by chapter 29. The entry recounts how a woman felt prompted by the Holy Spirit to contact another woman struggling with cancer, but she got too busy to follow the prompting, and soon after learned the woman had passed away. We were challenged as we were left with the thought from the author that "I have made a commitment to God and to myself that I will never again ignore even the quietest whisper from the Holy Spirit. I will pray for discernment and courage to step out in faith and obedience, even if his reasons are unclear".

If you are looking for a book that will ignite your prayer life by not only getting you into the Word, but seeking to truly apply it to your life and faithfully live out God's promises, then check out this latest Women's Bible from Zondervan. You'll likely want a copy not only for yourself, but your loved ones as well. 4.5 out of 5 stars.

A copy of the Bible has been provided courtesy of the publisher, Zondervan, along with FIRST Wildcard Blog Tours and Rick Roberson with the B&B Media Group.