This blog would be quite different if I didn’t have the input of one other person. My hubby (who isn’t all that interested in the books I read and typically review on my blog) takes the time to review all of my posts before they go up. When I want to change the look of my blog, he sits down as I go through all of the different looks and layouts and helps me process why one might be better than another. When I have new ideas, he helps me talk through them and figure out how feasible they may or may not be or if it is even necessary.
I thought it was about time for my awesome hubby to put his blogging skills to use on a book review. Last week, I posted a review for the NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Women. My husband liked the idea of these Once-A-Day Bibles, so I requested the chronological edition for him. I’ll admit though, I think the chronological one looks pretty awesome, I might have to go through that one in 2016! I hope you enjoy reading my hubby’s thoughts as much as I did, and hopefully we’ll hear from him again in a future book review.
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**I received a free copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review**
I am excited to start reading this once a day Bible. A personal goal of mine is to read the Bible each day and this Bible gives the structure needed to easily do that. Each day ends with a short reflection which summarizes the passage or applies it to modern readers.
This Bible is chronological, so it is organized in the order that events happened. Some books are read straight through and others are broken up to bring in parallel passages. One example of this would be many of the Psalms included throughout David’s life.
The biggest drawback I see with this Bible is that some readers may not like the way the four Gospels are organized. By virtue of the fact that many Gospel stories are repeated by multiple authors, these stories are often read together on the same day. I don’t find this a drawback personally, as I enjoy seeing the differences between the author’s styles and the details they included.
Overall, I think this Bible offers a fresh perspective due to the daily organization and chronological order. I am looking forward to use this for my personal devotions in 2015.
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