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Everyday Matters Bible for Women Review

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

Reading God’s Word is like breathing air to me.  On the days when I don’t have it, I feel as if I’m suffocating underneath the weight of the chaos that surrounds me.  As a busy wife and mom, it is imperative that I spend time in God’s Word daily. At the beginning of the year, I was looking for a new bible to use during my morning devotions.  I was excited for the chance to review the Everyday Matters Bible for Women by Hendrickson.

At first impression, this bible is beautiful!  The cover is soft and inviting, and made me want to dive right into God’s Word!  Another plus is that it is in my favorite translation – the New Living Translation, which is contemporary and very easy to understand.  The only down side of this bible for me was that it is bulky and a little on the heavy side.  Although I wouldn’t want to carry it with me anywhere, it is a great bible to use at home for consistent, personal study time.

This bible features twenty-four disciplines—or practices—that position us to receive power and strength to do those things that we cannot possibly do on our own and make everyday life fuller and deeper.  Some of the ones that I frequent are:

Acceptance
Community

Fasting
Gratitude and
Justice  

Each discipline is represented by a colorful icon whose illustration is a reminder of its meaning.

My favorite features in this bible are the Everyday Reflectionspractical illustrations which helped me to apply God’s Word to situations in my own life, as well as the over 300 articles and  features by more than 140 of today’s most well-known Christian leaders and writers, including: Kay Warren, Priscilla Shirer, Elisa Morgan, Nancy & John Ortberg, Richard Foster, Liz Curtis Higgs, and Lauren Winner.  There is just something about reading through the testimony of other women that makes me want to keep trudging through to the finish line.

This beautiful bible can be purchased online at: AmazonChristianbook.com, or at your local retailers.

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Mary @ Woman to Woman
    June 20, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Barbie, thanks for this review! I especially like the 24 spiritual practices and icons. I’m always on the lookout for effective ways to absorb God’s word. I’ll keep this in mind.
    Blessings to you ~ Mary
    Mary @ Woman to Woman recently posted..Confessions of an Insecure Woman

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      Barbie
      June 20, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      You’re welcome Mary!

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    Kathleen
    June 20, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Oh I like this – This would make an awesome gift as well 🙂 The 24 spiritual practices are awesome. Thank you for a great review 🙂 Have a wonderful day!
    Kathleen recently posted..Fasting and Prayer Go Hand in Hand

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      Barbie
      June 20, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      Have a blessed weekend Kathleen and thanks for stopping by!

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    Dolly@Soulstops
    June 20, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Dear Barbie,
    What a great review…Thank you…praying God gives you eyes to see Him and the funny 🙂 Thanks for popping by at my blog 🙂
    Dolly@Soulstops recently posted..In honor of Josiah

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      Barbie
      June 20, 2013 at 9:23 pm

      AMEN! Hope you have a blessed weekend.

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    Rosann
    June 20, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Oh, be still my beating heart! This looks like it’s right up my alley! Seriously! I’m clicking over to see the price as soon as I leave here. 🙂
    Rosann recently posted..Panic in the Midst of Faith?

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      Barbie
      June 20, 2013 at 9:23 pm

      Yay! Let me know if you get it. I love reading this bible, and will enjoy it ever more once I get glasses! The font is just normal font, hard for my aging eye balls!

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