Tuesday, September 22, 2015

NIV BIBLE FOR WOMEN

To me the idea of having a “Bible for women” is not necessary there are many on the market already. But, I find myself reviewing Zondervan’s NIV BIBLE FOR WOMEN. As I opened the Bible to the book of Job I wanted to answer two questions: Why is it necessary to have a Bible for women? How could they spin the book of Job to encourage women?

NIV BIBLE FOR WOMEN is, needles to say, the New International Version Bible translation. It contains has 260 devotions that include: a concept presented by various authors, a short reflection and then ideas as to how one could incorporate the revelation  in prayer. It also addresses 52 myths, philosophies many have regarding faith that are not true. Each myth is based on a specific testimony which has a response based on what the bible says.
 I have read the NIV Bible on more than one occasion yet the New King James remains my favorite translation.
For the purpose of this review I decided to examine what “women” issues could be discovered in the book of Job. The answer was found in Myth #49 “If I pray about my problem will it go away.”  If you are familiar with the trials Job went through you will understand how what Job went through relates to what the woman “Stephanie” experienced. The response to the question was well worth reading and appropriately placed in the book of Job.
This is not the first “women’s” Bible that I have had. I received one as a gift from a dear friend - I gave that Bible to my youngest daughter. I purchased a different “women’s” Bible for my oldest daughter many years ago. In comparing Zondervan’s Bible with the other two women’s Bible NIV BIBLE FOR WOMEN is more applicable to the life of todays women and men too.

I like this Bible and I do recommend it. The problem I now have is: do I keep it or do I give the NIV BIBLE FOR WOMEN to my daughter who already asked could she have it.

*Font note: My hard cover copy was not large print but it was easier to read than other standard prints. If you are a reader of my reviews you know my aging eyes do not like small fonts!

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