• Halley’s Study Bible, NIV An Honest Review

    NIV Halley’s Study Bible, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print Published by Zondervan As a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid (BG²), I received this Bible free in exchange for my honest review. Pastor Henry Hampton Halley (1874-1965) originally printed his 16-page booklet titled Suggestions Concerning Bible Study as a study help for his audiences in 1922. By 1960 Halley’s Pocket Bible Handbook was in it’s 22nd edition, with 968 pages. Today, Halley’s Bible Handbook has more than 6 million copies in print in multiple languages. Bible publisher Zondervan has now combined Halley’s notes alongside the New International Version Bible translation in Halley’s Study Bible. Verse-by-verse study notes,  photography of…

  • Artisan Collection Bible, NIV An Honest Review

    Artisan Collection Bible, NIV  Published by Zondervan As a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid (BG²), I received this Bible free in exchange for my honest review. Physical characteristics: This Bible features lines on each page for journaling, consisting of about the outer third of each page. This provides generous room to write study notes, thoughts, or even illustrate directly onto the pages of scripture. The size of this Bible is great to carry and lays open fairly flat on my lap. The pages are dark-gold “art-gilt” edged and not as thin as many Bible papers, making it ideal for journaling. The color of the paper is a creamy…

  • The Jesus Bible Artist Edition, ESV An Honest Review

    The Jesus Bible Artist Edition, ESV Published by Zondervan My new everyday Bible! As a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid (BG²), I received this Bible free in exchange for my honest review…and honestly, this is my new favorite Bible! I love everything about this Bible. Physical characteristics:The size is perfect to carry and lays open flat on my lap. The pages are gold edged, with a slight thickness so they feel more “book-like”. The color of the paper is creamy, not stark white, making it easy to read and more comfortable on my eyes. The cover is beautifully designed with watercolor swashes and a soft leather-like feel. There…

  • NIV Life Application Study Bible, Third Edition An Honest Review

    NIV Life Application Study Bible, Third Edition Published by Zondervan This is a beautiful Bible, with all the study helps and references I have come to rely on in a study Bible. Physical characteristics: The copy I received has a beautiful, soft leather-like feel . It is perfect size, comfortable to carry and perfectly fits on my lap. There are also two attached bookmark ribbons. The pages are nicely “Bible” thin, with gold edges. The type and font are a bit small for my preference, but certainly not unreadable. I also appreciate the scripture references for each page are located at the top outside edges – making it easier to…

  • Simple Discipleship A Book Review

    Simple Discipleship Grow Your Faith, Transform Your Community By Dana Allin Published by NavPress Good resource. Presents the idea of discipleship as a simple, somewhat organic process, growing out of relationships – stemming from Jesus’ example of how He interacted with His disciples. The author has been involved with developing a discipleship assessment tool, available online for a fee, and refers to this assessment throughout the book. The book I received includes a code for one free online assessment. As described in the introduction, the book is broken up into four parts. The first part of the book digs into what characterizes a disciple of Christ. The second part involves…

  • Restoration Year A Book Review

    Restoration Year A 365-Day Devotional By John Eldredge Published by Thomas Nelson From the publisher: We all need to believe that our lives can be better, our relationships can be smoother, and our futures, both in this life and the next, are bright. This 365-day devotional by bestselling author John Eldredge will guide you on a year of restoration and transformation. Through following God with your whole heart, you can experience a rich, profound relationship with God and others. Find your hope ignited and excitement for the future growing as you learn how to refuel relationships, renew your joy in living, and re-create a passion for your Creator. This 365-day devotional…

  • Fixing My Eyes on Jesus A Book Review

    Fixing My Eyes on Jesus Daily Moments in His Word By Anne Graham Lotz Published by Zondervan From the publisher: This beautiful, daily devotional by Anne Graham Lotz will help you start each morning with a focus on Jesus. Fixing My Eyes on Jesus will encourage, uplift, renew, and challenge you on your spiritual walk. Trusted Bible teacher, bestselling author, and CEO of AnGel Ministries Anne Graham Lotz understands how easy it is to lose focus on Jesus and stray off course. Stay on the right path with this beautiful, daily devotional that is perfect for new believers as well as those more seasoned in the faith. Selections from Scripture coupled…

  • Simple Joys A Book Review

    I loved this little book! Candace Payne is a delightful writer. A quick inspirational read with beautifully illustrated pages scattered throughout.

  • I Declare War A Book Review

    I Declare War: 4 Keys to Winning the Battle with Yourself By Levi LuskoPublished by Thomas Nelson Levi Lusko is the lead pastor of Fresh Life Church and a bestselling author. In his book, I Declare War: 4 Keys to Wining the Battle with Yourself, Lusko begins by discussing his own personal struggles with anxiety. He then presents simple, straight-forward, practical applications of biblical advice. The book is divided into four parts, each described as a “card”. The first part, Card 1: Declare War on What You Think, discusses how our thoughts affect our emotions, feelings – our moods. The second part, Card 2: Declare War on What You Say,…