Thursday, October 23, 2014

NKJV STUDY BIBLE Full Color Edition

First things first I am reviewing the NKJV STUDY BIBLE - Full Color Edition. There are so many Bibles out there and so many New King James and NKJ Bibles available that you might become overwhelmed by the options. 

The next point I must make is that I do like this Bible and will be using it as my primary study Bible.
I have read the King James and the New King James Bible on numerous occasions as well as other translations therefore I decided to focus attention on evaluating the “study” aspects of this Bible.
My chief complaint: As modern as the NKJV STUDY BIBLE - Full Color Edition’s cover was and as impressive as the 2,360 pages are (compared to my old NKJV Bible with 1,763) I want bigger letters. I would like to find a Bible that has a font that my eyes can appreciate; the good news is the type of font used does help.
I don’t know if I can agree 100% with some of the commentaries / clarifications of verses written however that is not to say that I am right. Despite the credentials of the contributors occasionally one denomination may not agree fully with how a particular verse is explained. Which is why it is always best for a person to read the Bible at least twice prior to reading any type of commentary allowing the Holy Spirit to reveal Truths.
Despite those the font size and the commentaries that I am not sure of this is a great Bible (you really cannot go wrong with a New King James Bible). The cultural notes, the cross-references, charts, time-lines and so forth all make the NKJV STUDY BIBLE a worth while purchase. I recommend this Bible.  Marsha L Randolph


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WISDOM OF THE SADHU


I chose to review WISDOM OF THE SADHU Teachings of Sundar Singh, compiled and edited by Kim Comer because the synposis made me think of Watchman Nee. Upon receiving the book and reading the first few pages my impression was: it reads like The Greatest Salesman of the World by Og Mandingo.
Sundar Singh was destined to be a sadhu; a sadhu (pronounced sa- doo’)is a term for holy man associated with the Hinduism.  Like many Christians he had an intense desire within himself that was not satisfied by the rituals of prayer to a god who had no answers. The path from praying to Budha to serving God is the basis of this compilation of: teachings, parables that allude to Mr. Singh’s conversion and biographical stories.
I hesitate to compare this book to Pilgrim’s Progress, particularly since I found this book an easier read and full of greater truths, yet I was reminded of the book as I read. As the fictional character Christian journeyed to get rid of his burden so did the very real Sundar Singh journey to find peace and then purpose.
I had never heard of Sundar Singh until I was asked to review WISDOM OF THE SADHU now I am curious to learn more. Like many of the great men and women who have contributed so much to Christianity Sundar Singh has become someone very few people have heard of today.
I am glad I agreed to review this book and  defiantly recommend you purchase a copy for yourself. I would caution, not every believer can handle the true wisdom within the 196 pages.   xxx Marsha L Randolph

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Thursday, October 9, 2014

NIV ONCE A-DAY BIBLE [for leaders]

If you must choose between purchasing me either leather bound book of Bible promises (of which I have) and a paper back copy of the NIV ONCE A-DAY BIBLE {for leaders] the Bible wold be the better choice.
This New International Version of the Bible assigns a set number of Bible verses to each day which will facilitate the reader completing all 66 books of the Bible in 365 days. Traditionally people commit to reading the Bible in one year beginning January 1st, because the publisher, Zondervan, did not assign specific dates to the daily reading but numbered the day instead the reader can start as soon as he or she purchases the book. With other Bible reading plans It is important to read March 5ths reading on March 5th otherwise you will become overwelmed if you get behind. With THE NIV ONCE A-DAY BIBLE (for leaders) if you read 220 days in a row and then skip a day or two there is no stress just read day 221 and continue- no dates to catch up on.
The NIV ONCE A-DAY BIBLE {for leaders} Blends Old and New Testament books of the Bible along with a Proverb or Psalms. At the end of each day the section entitled “Reflections allows a leader to meditate on what was just read and consider how the words can be applied to his or her life. These motivating thoughts are from such great leaders as: Max Lucado, Ken Blanchard, Joyce Meyer, David Platt, Charles R Swindoll and Rick Warren.
This is a great Bible, I have a couple of Bibles that focus on leadership but I actually like this one better. The reading plan is practical. The words of reflection are motivational.

This is an excellent Bible for anyone in any type of leadership position and I recommend it. This would make a great Christmas present.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”