Tuesday, July 16, 2013

NKJV Ignite

"IGNITE : The Bible for Teens" is a great study tool for young adults who are seeking out who they are, and who they desire to be as they discover Gods' plan for their lives. "Ignite" offers a traditional New King James Version Bible translation coupled with in depth tools for truly studying God's word, and receiving the messages within to the fullest.

"Ignite" offers special segments within each chapter, such as in depth summaries of the chapters, with key information about the author, time written, purpose of the chapter, how it can be applied to our lives. There is also a small segment called "Spotlight" which focuses on a specific part of the reading and the application it has in our lives today. "Flashpoint" is another feature that appears in this Bible, that tackles a subject that teens struggle with, and tie it in to a particular reading in the Bible (for example, a section on depression appears in 1 Kings, along with a discussion about Elijah and his experiences), words of wisdom to help as well as information on where else that subject is discussed in the Bible.

The "Soul Fuel" icons appear frequently throughout this Bible, with important and very relevant Bible verses highlighted. "White Hot Topic" is another feature in this Bible that devotes an entire page to a specific topic, with a detailed description of the topic, as well as the Biblical tie-in to help.

I think this is a great study Bible for teens and young adults. I would say appropriate ages of 13-21, as a lot of the information is geared to the issues facing teens and young adults. Would be a great Bible for anyone in this age group! Love it - 5/5!

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

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Bedtime Stories and Prayers

"Bedtime Stories and Prayers" is a collection of "Little Blessings" stories that are the perfect reading selection for young children. This book offers four wonderful children's stories that are great for bedtime. Children will read: "Bedtime Blessings" by Dandi Daley Mackall, "Thank You, God!" by Kathleen Long Bostrom, "Blessings Everywhere" by Dandi Daley Mackall, and "God Loves You" by Kathleen Long Bostrom.

These stories are perfect for young children, as they use simple words that are easy for children to understand, and offer vivid, beautiful illustrations that go hand in hand with the stories. The language used in these stories is often repetitive, which I've found helps the child remember the story. With themes such as thankfulness, God's love, and blessings, these are the ideal messages for young children to hear before bed.

I think this book would be perfect for children ages 2-6, and I would highly recommend them to any parent of grandparent. Wonderfully written, beautifully illustrated, and awesome messages.

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

New Spirit-Filled Life Bible (NLT)

The New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, NLT is an awesome tool in discovering deeper meaning and developing a better understanding of your Bible. This Bible is a traditional NLT Bible in its wording and translation, however it offers many extra resources that other Bibles do not to help you truly get the most out of your Bible study time. Periodically there is a "Word Wealth" box that appears in the text that takes a word  used in that section of the reading and elaborates on the deeper meaning of that word, as well as some interesting facts about how it is used in the Bible, or the history of the word itself. This Bible also offers "Kingdom Dynamics" which are small boxes that appear within the text that offers an elaboration on a particular verse, which ties in the theme of that verse with a more modern understanding of it. This Bible also offers TONS of footnotes at the bottom of each page, which I find particularly useful in really getting the most out of the reading. Each chapter also offers a section called "Truth in Action", which uses a chart to help you understand the truths that each chapter teaches us, as well as examples of verses that can be referenced to understand those truths better.

I love this Bible, and will definitely be using it on a regular basis for my own reading and study. I would HIGHLY recommend  this particular Bible to anyone looking for a Bible that offers a reading that can be studied and give you a deeper perspective. I would give this Bible a 5/5.

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received this book for free from BookSneeze.com in exchange for an honest review.