The Inspire Catholic Bible NLT published by Tyndale is a beautiful addition to their Inspire line. Meant for note taking, journaling, color-coding, and illustrating, the Inspire Bibles are a beautiful addition to any Christian woman’s library. The Inspire Catholic Bible NLT is no exception!
The NLT translation is accessible for even the most inexperienced scriptorian. The cover is a beautiful, pearlized pink. The Bible has a placemarker (elastic band) and the pages are edged with really pretty flowers and butterflies. Inside, the pages have lines or templates for illustrating on the outside margin. I just love this Bible! Although I’m not Catholic, my daughter is, so I plan on giving it to her for Christmas (shhh! Don’t tell!)
This would be a great addition to your Christmas list for any Catholic friends (they have protestant versions, as well).
I received a complementary copy of this Bible in exchange for my honest review.
There are lots of “Bible Promises for…” books out there. This one is the same — and different. Like many (most) this has a table of contents with different issues that might by faced by a parent of a child (or children) with special needs, such as:
Advice (when you don’t know how to evaluate all the advice you’re getting from others)
Decisions (when it feels as if you have no options) (when you need God’s direction moment by moment) (when you’re making a major decision)
Fun (when there’s no time for fun) (when you have something to celebrate) (when it’s hard to relax) (when you long to have fun as a family)
Joy (when you’re searching for joy) (when you wish someone would take joy in you) (when you fear you’ll never smile again) (when your cup overflows)
Amy Mason cites verses you can look to for encouragement, sympathy, love…all things our Heavenly Father wants to express to us based on our need. Then at the end of each section, Ms. Mason writes a little summary about that topic. For example, the one for the entry on joy says:
God created you to have feelings, so don’t be surprised when you experience emotional highs and lows. However lasting joy and contentment run much deeper than momentary emotions. Lasting joy is like a strong current that runs deep beneath the stormy surface of your feelings….It is the peace of knowing that God accepts you and wants you to be with him forever…
The author is a mother of two boys, one with special needs, so she knows the rollercoaster of emotions that pass through the life of all parents, let alone the ones with children who have special needs. She writes from a place of understanding.
As a mother of three (now adult) children with special needs, I’ve dealt with most of the doubts, fears, hopes, disappointments, and yes, even joys that come with parenting these special children. I love that this book is small enough to carry with me, or place on my nightstand, where I can look to the word of God when I am faced with an emotion I don’t quite know what to do with.
*I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my unbiased review.*
The Note-Taker’s Bible, King James Version is just what you’d expect from the title. This Bible has wide margins in which to take notes, and the pages are a tiny bit thicker than normal scripture pages are nowadays which is good so that the ink won’t bleed through quite as easily. It is a red-letter edition. This Bible has a concordance and no other reference material. Overall, this is a great Bible for someone who just wants to take notes while they read or study out of other material.
I think this Bible would make a great gift for teens or adults who like to take notes in their scriptures. The no-nonsense format would be great for someone who is new to the Bible as well.
*I was provided with a complementary copy of this Bible in exchange for my honest review.*