Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Gaither Homecoming Bible

"The Gaither Homecoming Bible" is a New King James Version bible translation assembled by Bill and Gloria Gaither. The Bible itself is a traditional translation, but the Gaither family added a lot of extras into it - the major theme is tying in songs, poems, and quotes from others into the text. This Bible offers a little more color in the pages than a traditional Bible, which I really liked - Colorful text boxes with quotes or important Bible verses, as well as a splash of color in the top margins of the pages. Articles and personal stories are inserted into appropriate places in the text to help the reader make a more personal connection with the Bible, which is a nice addition. I also really enjoyed the tie ins to music - featured articles such as "The Power of Music to Heal" as well as the stories behind popular hymns were really interesting.

The only thing that this Bible is missing is an index, which I use quite frequently in my other Bibles for looking up specific topics and subjects. Other than that, this Bible has everything you could ask for, and a little more. The Gaithers did a wonderful job in assembling this beautiful Bible.

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received this book for free from's Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Men of Sunday

"Men of Sunday" by Curtis Eichelberger is a compilation of stories of faith from what I would have thought would be a most unlikely source - some of the NFL's elite players. This book was really interesting in the way it was put together. "Men of Sunday" is broken up into nine chapters, each one having a theme, such as "temptation", "what it means to lead", and "family sacrifices". Throughout the pages of this book the reader is told stories of faith, God, and struggle from some of the most famous names in football. "Men of Sunday" features prominent athletes like Mike Singletary, Trent Dilfer, Justin Tuck, LaDainian Tomlinson, Oshiomogho Atogwe, and Jay Feely. These personal stories from these men are interwoven with Biblical stories to make a very inspirational, very interesting book. I really enjoyed reading this book, and would highly recommend it to the football fan in your life.

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review.