Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Hardcover Kingdom Equipping Through the Power of the Word By Jack W. Hayford
NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Hardcover
By Jack W. HayfordThe NKJV Spirit Filled life bible is the newly revised edition of the original. This new edition features full color graphics to place emphasis on the study features.
This themed bible places emphasis on spiritual gifts and is consistent charismatic Christian tradition which places emphasis on modern day spiritual gifts such as tongues. This issue of spiritual gifts is divisive enough to cause distinct denominations within the Christian church. Nevertheless, the ideas of spiritual gifts is not a major doctrine and therefore not an issue of theology that is fundamental to faith. The idea behind charismatic believers is that the gift of tongues and other physical miracles from the ancient church and apostles is still available today to all believers. And then there are bible believers who are just as solid in their faith who believe that these spiritual signs are no longer available having served their purpose in the early church and Jesus' lifetime and that Jesus is the only testimony we need. Furthermore, charismatic churches believe in a second "installment" or "infusion" of the Holy Spirit distinct from what the believer receives when he is born again. These concepts are very well explained in the articles and reference materials in the back of this bible. Basically anything you wanted to know about the history and biblical roots of the charismatic movement is here in this bible! This bible is like Charismatics 101- an introductory course as well as more advanced indepth material as well.
Within the bible text there are sidebars of information clearly designated from the bible text. The reader will find concepts such as "Word Wealth" and "Kingdom Dynamic" which provides more information and expands on biblical concepts, theology and terminology. The end of the bible books include "Truth in Action" charts as well. All these helps draw the reader into a deeper understanding of the bible and its message. Word Wealth is basically like a dictionary, defining a specific word or concept. There are also maps and charts throughout. The subtle insertion of color breaks up the monotony of the columns and sets apart the biblical helps.
This bible is a great choice for those who wish to build their faith. I would like to see this bible in the NIV or NLT version as well for those who prefer reading a more modern translation.
As a blogger for Book Look bloggers I received a copy of this bible for the purpose of writing this review.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
The End Times Survival Guide
Monday, October 15, 2018
My Christmas ABCs (An Alphabet Book)
By Tommy Nelson Books
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
NKJV, Ancient-Modern Bible, Hardcover, Comfort Print
By Thomas Nelson Bibles is a beautifully bound bible encased in a hard bound slipcover. This bible is smaller sized with a small font, making it more of a personal sized bible that is easy to carry. This New King James version bible features a new "comfort print" style of font.
The bible features historical excerpts and passages as full length articles. The excepts from well known theologians, philosophers and Christian thinkers are located in the side bars separate from the main text of the bible. This is a beautiful and useful bible. The only downside is the extremely tiny font which makes it difficult to read even with the "comfort print". For this reason I don't see this as a bible I will read frequently. This bible would be perfect if it was in a larger scale, bigger with a larger font. In the end, the usefulness of a bible depends on practical details such as font size and readability. Simply put, this bible hurts my eyes to read. This is not going to be an issue for most readers, but it is something to consider if font size makes a difference. As a blogger for Booklook I received a copy of this bible published by Thomas Nelson for the purpose of writing this review.
Sunday, October 7, 2018
ESV Story of Redemption Bible
The ESV version of the Story of Redemption Bible is a beautifully presented bible featuring the trust worthy, accurate ESV translation. The pages are thick, off white with an easy to read font size in paragraph format. Two tone illustrations are featured at the start of each book. Within the text, are separate passages offering insight into the biblical text. This useful and accessible bible encourages daily bible reading in a format reminiscent of a novel. The off white pages and gold toned accent color gives this bible an authentic antique heirloom appearance. This sturdy bound bible will last through years of use. The beautiful presentation pages would make this perfect to give as a treasured gift. This bible is not the typical study bible format and is a good outreach to those who don't frequently read the bible. The minimalist designs will appear to readers of all ages. As a blogger for Crossway, I received this book for the purpose of writing this review.