Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bible Review - Streams in the Desert Bible - I'm Giving One Away!

I write grandma's cookie jar to share my joy in being a grandma! I love my grandsons and I love being their grandma. I also write it for the reasons on my blog, "just as grandma's cookie jar should always be full of good things, this blog will be full of good ideas, information, activities and reviews of things to help grandma . . . and grandpa, mom and dad, too . . . pass on a heritage of faith to the children in their lives!"  Passing on this heritage of faith is of tremendous importance to me. To do this effectively requires us to spend time in God's Word.

  If you are like me, you likely have more than one Bible. With the internet we have God's Word easily available to us, but do we spend time reading, studying and applying God's Word to our lives? If you think the Bible is too difficult to understand, keep in mind there are many versions of Bibles available for us to use which are easy to understand, such as the New International Version, Contemporary English Version, New American Version, the Holman Christian Standard, Common English Version, the Message and more. I like to be able to read a passage in several different versions as doing so often helps me get a clearer view of what the passage is saying.

Along with different versions there are different "types" of Bibles, such as study Bibles with notes, maps, cross-references and more helps in-text to help you as you read and study so you are able to better understand what each passage is saying. 

There are also Bibles with in-text devotions which provide you with a year of devotions. One such devotional Bible is the NIV Streams in the Desert Bible, which I'm reviewing - and giving away - today. 

Favorite Features -
  • Complete text of the NIV Bible - easy to understand
  • 365 daily readings from the book, Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman and edited by Jim Reimann
  • Includes a subject index
  • Provides pages to journal what you are learning
  • Lay-flat design
  • Raspberry Italian Duo-Tone cover with floral etching 
If you are looking for a devotional Bible to help you read in a consistent and focused way, consider the Streams in the Desert Bible from Zondervan. As they say, "At some point in our lives, we encounter hardships and trials and come up against the deep mysteries of the Christian faith. When we do, we become like thirsty travelers, wanting hope, comfort, and encouragement to burst forth like a sparkling, clear river. The hopeful daily readings in this Bible promise to revive and refresh you - as one of today's generation of faithful sojourners - by providing daily devotions in modern, easy-to-understand language which beautifully captures the timeless essence of the original Streams in the Desert book."

I'm very happy to say, not only did Zondervan send me the NIV Streams in the Desert Bible to review, but it is available for me to give away! (USA only) If you'd like to be in the drawing for the NIV Streams in the Desert Biblewhich will be on April 14, 2013,  please comment below to let me know if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win the NIV Streams in the Desert Bible and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!

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  1. Streams in the desert is one of my favorite devos! I would love to have the Bible version. Thanks for the chance. I have liked your facebook page and followed by e-mail. Debbie

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