I have read the NIV Bible from Genesis to Revelation in the past so when I received the NIV BIBLE FOR MEN published by ZONDERVAN I wanted to see what type of extras there were. My first impression: this is a great Bible and I do recommend it, not just for men. Why?
Within this particular Bible are 260 Daily Readings a life application reading presented by various Pastors, most of whom I have not heard of. Conceptually one reading could be read Monday through Friday in addition to a persons reading for the day. These readings are placed strategically to compliment what is read for example Genesis chapter 15 discusses God’s promise to Abram for a son and we know that Abram impregnated Sarai’s maid this was not God’s plan. On page 20 the daily reading (D5) shared
by Halim Suh Pastor of Equipping at the Stone Community Church in Austin Texas contribution we find:
“Living the gap between promises and reality’This is followed by an elaboration of this introductory sentence and concludes with a test box entitled- “Bring it to Lif
“Key Verse: Genesis 15:6”
“Understand the context Genesis 15”
“Even though we know that God is present and all-powerful, it’s often hard to trust him during the tough times in life.”
These presentations not only introduce the world to leaders within the church community that are not as well known as others but teach biblical principles to men of God.
Once a week the reader is introduced to a concept that many believe but are false. 52 Myths that look at unhealthy behaviors and beliefs specifically accepted by men. (In looking at the myths I know must women do not believe they are true.) For example: Myth #2 Living together can help you avoid big trouble down the road. (Page 84) Myth #34 My anger is justified. (page 1104) Did I say these myths do not apply to the way women think?
NIV BIBLE FOR MEN is an excellent Bible for men of all ages however it is definitely something women can read and appreciate. I would suggest purchasing this Bible for yourself, if you are a man, for your fiance’, for your father,, for your sons, for your husband or any other man who wants to discover how relevant God’s word is today. —Marsha L Randolph
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