Thursday, April 19, 2018

NKJV, Minister's Bible, Imitation Leather By Thomas Nelson Published by Thomas Nelson

NKJV, Minister's Bible, Imitation Leather

By Thomas Nelson
Published by Thomas Nelson is a brand new, basic bible, perfect for a minister or anyone who may find themselves pastoring to others.  Enclosed in a a cardboard gift box, this leatherette brown covered bible is pretty much a standard bible ministers' helps in  between the new and old testaments.  The helps include funeral services for a variety of circumstances, weddings, visiting the sick, spreading the gospel message and a format for delivering the message when making sick visits to either homes or hospitals.  While this bible would not replace a seminary course on how to pastor or minister a congregation, there are selected helpful passages for common services such as weddings, funerals and sick visits enclosed.  Considering I am not involved as a pastor or minister I cannot say how useful this bible actually is.  I believe for the layman who finds themselves involved in making a sick visit or assisting with a wedding or funeral this would be a good resource.  I imagine for an actual minister or pastor, the resources included barely scratch the surface of the responsibility entailed.  Other than the helps, the interior is a basic NKJV of the bible.  There are no additional notes or expansions on the bible text itself.  Most likely this is to keep the bible down to a small, portable size for actual use in public service, bible study and visits.  As a blogger I received a copy of this bible for the purpose of writing this review. 

Friday, April 13, 2018

NKJV, Vines Expository Bible A Guided Journey Through the Scriptures with Pastor Jerry Vines By Jerry Vines Published by Thomas Nelson

NKJV, Vines Expository Bible  A Guided Journey Through the Scriptures with Pastor Jerry Vines By Jerry Vines  Published by Thomas Nelson is a newly published study bible.  This bible is perfect for new believers as well as those established in faith and familiar with the bible.  The bible is bound with a cloth textured cover and two marker ribbons.  This beautiful presentation would make a perfect gift.  The larger font is easy to read as well, which will encourage hours of study and reading while at home and at a church service or bible study.  Spot color in red adds visual appeal to this bible.

As far as the study material- this bible is as good as having a pastor at your side to guide you as you read the bible.  For those who cannot attend bible study or bible services, this bible provides valuable insight with the "Applying The Message" side bars as well as the full length "presenting the Message" pages.  These pages and side bars are like sermons and bible studies right from Pastor Jerry Vines, a spiritually gifted teacher of the bible message.  Smaller "Discerning the Meaning" tid bits of useful and spiritually awakening information is scattered throughout.  Study features such as a concordance and index of topics is perfect for those who want a "where to turn to when feeling _____",  for inspiration and information.  This bible is in the NKJV.  I would like to see this bible also available in the NIV format for those readers who prefer the more modern NIV version.  Other than that, this is a perfect choice for a bible, delivering a traditional, non watered down message through the study features included from Pastor Vines.  As a blogger for Booklook I received a copy of this bible published by Thomas Nelson.  There are many, many study bibles on the market and its hard to choose what to trust.  If you are looking for a bible with reliable direction and notes from a trustworthy source, to help inspire you and to help you apply bible principles as you read, this is a great bible to turn to.  

Sunday, April 8, 2018

BibleForce The First Heroes Bible By Tommy Nelson Books Published by Thomas Nelson

BibleForce  The First Heroes Bible By Tommy Nelson Books,   Published by Thomas Nelson , is a brand new bible in a comic book format. I was impressed from the moment I opened this thick, beautiful book! I think many readers will be delighted with this bible experience- no mater what their ages.  It is no exaggeration to say that in the literal sense, the personalities and historical figures of the bible are the first super heroes.

This full color graphic novel- format bible  features bold illustrations along side, the fast action packed story of the bible.  Unlike other cartoon bible story books, this bible features authentic comic book quality artwork in each and every scene.  There are authentically detailed vintage comic cartoons with text that makes the word of God come alive in a comic book type of format.  This is a book that will appeal to readers of all ages; not just kids but adults as well, especially comic book enthusiasts.  This BibleForce bible represents a wonderful outreach opportunity to reach more people than ever in spreading the gospel message.  For those new to the bible this is a great way to learn the gospel message.  Those familiar with the bible will enjoy seeing this illustrative adaption and comparing it to the actual bible.  This bible is the perfect outreach opportunity for those who love reading graphic novels, super heroes as well as comic books.  An entirely new generation will be reached with this new bible.

This BibleForce adaption of the bible,  would make the perfect gift for yourself or a special loved one.  As a mom of 4 kids, I find that I enjoy reading this bible myself as I would to share with my kids ranging from age 3 to 16. Even if you don't have kids, this is still a book you will want.  If you are into comics, superheroes, action sagas and adventure stories, you will love the engaging format of this book that is entertaining enough for young readers, with sufficient attention to detail to engage discriminating adult readers as well.  Bibleforce is faithful to the word of God.  In fact, difficult to understand concepts such as the parables and revelation, are brought to light with beautiful illustrations and text side by side.  The parable of the sower, the good Samaritan and other unexpected adaptions are included in this bible.  I found that stories that are left out of other bible story books, even other graphic novel adaptions of the bible- are included here in BibleForce in satisfying and enlightening detail.  The dialog is consistent with the bible- other than the comic format, liberties are not taken to dilute the word of God.  Its the basic message basically in a new innovative format. One is never too old to read the bible in a graphic format.    As a blogger I received a copy of this book for the purpose of writing this review.