Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bible Review: Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women-NIV by Lysa TerKeurst

  • Hardcover: 1536 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (March 19, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310439361
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310439363

Book Description

You spilled coffee on your shirt before walking out the door. Ran late to your appointment.  Snapped at your children, then regretted it all day.  And spent an hour at the grocery store with no dinner on the table to show for your efforts.

A typical day has come and gone.

Life is full of obligations, emotions, and relationships. Some are life-giving, yet sometimes the weight and responsibility of everyday life is heavy to bear. As wives, mothers, friends, and daughters, we need to know we’re not alone. We long for someone who understands—someone to help us find perspective.

When our days are long, and our nights are restless, it’s easy to think we should be able to handle things on our own. Or that no one struggles like we do. And that’s when we need a friend … to encourage us, to understand us, and help us become the woman God wants us to be.

You’ll find that friend on the pages of the NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women. Filled with insightful daily devotions written by Lysa TerKeurst and the women at Proverbs 31 Ministries, the devotions in this Bible will meet you right where you are, in the good days and in the hard days, in the car pool line or the doctor’s office. With God’s truth as the foundation, this Bible will help you maintain a peace-filled place of balance in spite of your life’s hectic pace.
  • The beauty and clarity of the New International Version (NIV) Bible
  • 366 daily devotions from the women at Proverbs 31 Ministries inspire you to live authentically as a woman of God
  • Author biographies
  • A helpful subject Index
Lysa TerKeurst is a New York Times bestselling author and national speaker who helps everyday women live an adventure of faith. She is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, author of 15 books, and encourages over half a million women worldwide through the ministry’s daily online devotional. Her remarkable life story has captured audiences across America, including appearances on Oprah and Good Morning America. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and five children.

About the Author

 Lysa TerKeurst is a New York Times bestselling author and speaker who helps everyday women live an adventure of faith through following Jesus Christ. As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa has led thousands to make their walk with God an invigorating journey. For over 15 years, her message has enabled women to:
  • Make the Bible come alive whenever you read it.
  • Discover how to develop inner peace and security in any situation.
  • Replace doubt, regret, and envy with truth, confidence, and praise.
  • Stop unhealthy cycles of striving and learn to love who you are.
  • Sense God responding to your prayers.
Lysa’s personal adventure of following God captured national media attention when she and her husband adopted two teenage boys from a war-torn orphanage in Liberia, Africa. They never imagined their decision would start a chain reaction within their community, which inspired other families to adopt over 45 children from the same orphanage! Lysa’s amazing story led to appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The 700 Club, USA Today newspaper, Woman’s Day magazine, and Focus on the Family radio.

Today, Lysa and her ministry team at Proverbs 31 encourage 500,000 women through their daily online devotional. In addition, she co-hosts a 1-minute inspirational radio program aired on more than 1,200 stations around the world. Lysa’s blog averages over 80,000 avid readers per month. Plus, she touches hearts through their monthly magazine, P31 Woman.

Lysa was a Gold Medallion finalist for her book, Leading Women to the Heart of God, and a People’s Choice Award finalist for, What Happens When Women Walk In Faith. In addition, her articles have been published in Focus on the Family magazine, Marriage Partnership, and Crown Financial Ministries’ Money Matters.

Each year, Lysa is a featured keynote presenter at more than 40 women’s events, banquets, and retreats across North America, including the Extraordinary Women conferences and Focus on the Family’s women’s conference, Renewing the Heart. In addition, she hosts the annual She Speaks Conference, which has helped thousands of women gain the tools to pursue God’s calling on their life.

In the midst of her busy schedule, Lysa is an everyday woman who simply seeks to glorify God through her life and family. She and her husband, Art, reside near Charlotte, North Carolina, with their five priority blessings named Jackson, Mark, Hope, Ashley, and Brooke.

My Review

I am a fan of Lysa TerKeurst's Proverb 31  Ministries therefore I was more than pleased to review this bible. This bible is available as an ebook (ebible) but the leather version is a very beautiful and compact bible. Any woman would love to receive this bible as a gift.

I always enjoy devotionals and other writings by the women in the Proverbs 31 Ministries. The Real Life Devotional Bible for Women (NIV) contains 366 devotions from these lovely ladies. The devotions are numbered, not dated, which makes it a more realistic bible for today's busy women who may not have time to read the bible every day despite their desire to do so.  I found the devotions in this bible to be very encouraging for a busy woman like myself. There is also an index of devotions by author included. This can be helpful because sometimes when you find an author that you particularly are fond of, you may wish to see what else they have to say...right there and then!

I have discovered that I have a heart for women's ministry as I have set out to find my place in the church and I know that owning this bible will be a wonderful assistance to me and I go forward. I found the Real Life Devotional Bible to be very inspiring and I am sure that other women will as well.

For further information:  http://www.zondervan.com/niv-real-life-devotional-bible-for-women-2

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