Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Everyday Matters Bible For Women: You Need To Read This!!

The Everyday Matters Bible For Women is an amazing tool for spiritual growth.  This is the first Bible I've owned that is in the New Living Translation. While it's not what I'm used to, I've found it to be a nice change.  This Bible is put together so well, and it's very user-friendly.

Today's woman doesn't necessarily have 2 hours a day to study the Word.  The Everyday Matters Bible has "disciplines" that help you to study in an effective, concise way, and still learn so much!  

Every discipline is explored in four ways 
• Everyday Matters. Two-page articles introduce major themes and focus on an essential part of understanding and practicing a discipline.
• Everyday Profiles. Profiles of twenty-five Biblical women highlight a particular discipline.
• Everyday Q & A’s. Short articles delve into a difficult aspect of the spiritual practice and offer practical help on incorporating the discipline into your daily life.
• Everyday Reflections. Selections illustrate ways to personalize and apply God’s Word to your own situation.

More than 300 articles and features by more than 140 of today’s most well-known Christian leaders and writers, including: Kay Warren, Priscilla Shirer, Elisa Morgan, Nancy & John Ortberg, Richard Foster, Liz Curtis Higgs, and Lauren Winner.
Special Features include . . . 
• 4-color throughout
• Color-coded icons identify each Spiritual Discipline addressed in contributors’ material
• How to Use This Bible in a Small Group Study
• Index of Spiritual Practices
• Resources for further reading

I chose the discipline of Acceptance.  First because I'm completely OCD and have to do things in alphabetical order (I know!), and second because I really do struggle with feeling accepted.  I found studying this discipline to be easy, efficient, and very, very meaningful.  Some of the contributions brought me to tears.  All of them taught me something.  

For example, after reading the Everyday Matters Article under Acceptance, (called "Guard Your Calling" by John Ortberg) I wrote, "I have been chosen.  By God.  And gifted.  To minister to others and influence my world.  Don't be preoccupied by the call, but by the Caller."  This was one of the notes I made that summarized what John Ortberg was saying, and what stuck out in my mind at the time I was reading it. (I have a notebook out while I'm studying so I can take notes.  I remember SO much more if I write it down.)

I would recommend this Bible to any woman.  The New Living Translation lends itself to easy reading and understanding The index in the back of this Bible, listing all the disciplines, is a terrific place to start studying.

If you are interested in this Bible, there are links below that can help.  You will not be disappointed!

Everyday Matters Bible for Women, New Living Translation, 2nd Edition, Hardcover is AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE in bookstores and major retailers for $27.49.  Purchase online at: AmazonChristianbook.com, or at your local retailers

For more information about the Everyday Matters Bible for Women, check these out:

Everyday Matters on Publisher's websitehttp://www.hendrickson.com
Everyday Matters on Facebook:   

I received a free copy of this Bible to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

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