Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NIV Busy Mom's Bible Review

I received a digital copy of the NIV Busy Mom’s Bible, to review through NetGalley, from Zondervan Publishing.

Marketing Copy:

The NIV Busy Mom's Bible is a trim, go-anywhere pocket Bible that gives you inspirational content quickly during the course of your day. Packed with one-minute thought starters and featuring the entire Old and New Testaments of the most-read, most-trusted NIV Bible, plus relevant and encouraging thoughts for the day, this is spiritual fuel for your busy mom-on-the-go lifestyle.

My Take:

The New International Version of the Bible is one of my favorites. It is easy to read and to understand.

The NIV Busy Mom’s Bible is a complete version of the Bible with helpful study aids for busy moms. The “Thought Starters” are devotionals that are spiritually deep but that don’t take a huge amount of time to do. There are thirteen “Thought Starters” (or subjects) with three or four devotionals each. Each devotional has a one-minute, five-minute, or ten-minute track, which I thought was very helpful based on how busy my day turned out to be.

This Bible has full-color maps that are very detailed. It also has a table of weights and measures and a rather thorough concordance. It comes in many different styles and colors. For product information, click here.

I thought the concept of this Bible was good, but I am wondering if this would be executed better as a separate devotional book instead of an entire Bible. I would prefer to buy a smaller and more thorough book that had one-minute, five-minute, and ten-minute devotionals in it and use it with my own Bible rather than purchase another Bible.

While this Bible is not an in-depth study Bible, it would be a good reference for those who might need a short devotional on busy days.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book free from Zondervan through NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this is accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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