Prayer Puts Things Into Perspective
By Timothy Z. Witmer
On a recent trip Barb and I visited a beautiful property. One of the features on the grounds was a huge hedge maze consisting of lots of misleading turns and dead ends. It would really be easy to get lost in there. At the maze we visited, as at most similar mazes elsewhere, there was a tall platform overlooking the hedges. From this platform, an overseer could see the whereabouts of anyone in the maze. I’m sure it is there to give direction to someone who might panic as they are trying to find their way out.

“Sometimes we too feel like we’re in a maze and don’t know which way to turn. We fear that if we take a wrong turn, it will lead to a dead end from which we might not be able to escape. When we’re feeling lost and frustrated, the Lord knows our circumstances and is eager to direct us if we’ll just ask him. Prayer puts us in touch with the One who sees the beginning from the end. The One who can give us his perspective on our worries and fears. The One who promises to never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). The One on whom we can cast all of our cares because he cares for us (1 Peter 5:7).

Our verses from Philippians 4 also give us direction about the characteristics of prayer that smothers worry and how we can implement them:

Pray specifically. Paul uses different words for “prayer” in verse 6. The first is a general word for prayer, but the second word, “supplication,” refers to an urgent specific plea. This is reinforced when he adds, “let your requests be made known to God.” I’ve heard some folks say that when they pray they don’t ask for anything for themselves. This might sound very selfless and holy, but it is wrong! The prayer Jesus taught his own disciples includes specific personal requests. It begins with praise to our Father in heaven and ends with his kingdom and power and glory; but in the middle supplications Jesus teaches us to ask God to meet our important personal needs. “Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil” (Matthew 6:11–13). Requests for daily provision, forgiveness, and protection are quite personal, and we are urged to bring them before the Lord regularly. This includes things we are prone to worry about. Do not be reluctant to cry out to the Lord about anything and everything.

Pray remembering God’s goodness. You’ll also notice that Paul tells us to pray “with thanksgiving.” Praying with thanksgiving requires us to remember all of the good things the Lord has done for us and is doing for us now. After all, there are more things in your mindscape than just worry weeds. Worries might be in the foreground at the moment, but there are many other things to which you should draw your attention and for which you should be thankful. This isn’t easy because our natural tendency is to focus on our worries rather than to give thanks. When you are worried, bring your cares to the Lord, but also remember his kindness and goodness to you right now and in the past.

Pray expecting an answer. Another reason we can pray with thanksgiving is that we can expect an answer. Sometimes the answer might not be what we expect, but the Lord has promised to answer. As many have observed, the answers the Lord gives can be “yes,” “no,” or “not yet.” We might always like a “yes” but the Lord our heavenly Father knows what is best and he will not give us something that isn’t good for us. When I was in college I thought the Lord’s plan for me was to become a famous tuba performer. Yes, that’s right—I said, a tuba performer! He had given me lots of success up to that point and I was a performance major in my college. I decided that I would audition for the United States Marine Band (The President’s Own) in Washington, DC, and the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. I didn’t make either one. It was “no” and “no” from the Lord. I was disappointed, but in closing those two doors the Lord was directing me elsewhere—toward the ministry.

Pray expecting that God will want your response, too. As we pray, the Lord might make it clear that there is something that we need to do. For example, if you’re worried about a relationship, God might lead you to have a conversation with the individual with whom you’ve had difficulties. He will certainly impress upon you the need to look for and apply for jobs if you have lost your job. New health challenges will require a change in diet, exercise, and lifestyle. Be ready to be directed toward things you might need to do regarding your situation. This leading will always be according to and consistent with his Word. If you feel that God is calling you to do something that is beyond you—pray about that as well. If he is calling you to do something, he will also give you his Spirit to do it. Pray for the Spirit to help you and direct you so that you can follow Jesus wherever he calls you to go. Fundamentally, Paul reminds us that the Lord will answer, and that we should be prepared for where that answer may lead or what that answer may call us to do.

Prayer leads to peace. Paul tells us that the result of our prayer is that “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Notice that this doesn’t promise that the problems will go away, but that even in the midst of our problems, anxiety can be replaced by peace.


Excerpted adapted from Mindscape: What to Think About Instead of Worrying by Timothy Z. Witmer. ©2014 by New Growth Press.

Timothy Z. Witmer, MDiv, DMin is Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. He has also served for more than thirty-five years in pastoral ministry, currently as the pastor of St. Stephen Reformed Church. Tim is the author of Mindscape: What to Think about Instead of WorryingThe Shepherd Leader, and The Shepherd Leader at Home.

I hope you enjoyed this post which is an excerpt from Mindscape:  What to Think About Instead of Worrying.  What a timely piece of advice during the current path we are walking through with the COVID-19 virus.

Until Next Time,

M

Posted by: hugapoohlouise | April 8, 2020

Artisan Collection Bible NRSV

I am so excited to bring you another Bible review.  Bible reviews as my faithful readers know are my favorite.  I am a Bible collector.  This Bible is so amazing.  When I was given the opportunity to review the Artisan Collection Bible NRSV by BibleGateway I jumped at the chance I had the perfect plan in mind for this Bible.

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I have the perfect plan for the Artisan Collection Bible NRSV, I plan to use this Bible for my prayers.  I will pray Scripture from the Bible back to the Lord.  My plan is to highlight certain verses with my highlighters and then journal a prayer to the Lord based on the Scripture that I highlighted.  It is my hope that this Bible prayer journal will be a legacy I can leave my children which will help them become prayer warriors.

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As you can see from the above photo the Bible gives you plenty of room to journal or in my case write out my personalized prayers of Scripture right on the pages of the Bible.

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The Artisan Collection Bible NRSV as you can see from the photo above was hand-painted.  The cover is a durable cloth that has stunning colors.  The artist was Olivia Joy, founder of Olivia Joy Studio.  She did a beautiful job of capturing stunning colors that flow together to create a masterpiece cover which is perfect for my Bible prayer journaling.

I wanted to share a few of the awesome features of the Artisan Collection Bible NRSV with you:

  • The full text of the New Revised Standard Version (66-book Protestant canon), vetted by an ecumenical pool of Christian academics and renowned for its beautiful balance of scholarship and readability
  • Exclusive Zondervan NRSV Comfort Print typeface
  • Stunning, hand-painted watercolor-effect cover design printed on soft, durable cloth
  • Page edges with sparkling foil art gilding
  • Lined, wide margins for journaling, notes, and art
  • Two satin ribbon markers
  • 9-point print size

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I wanted to share the first prayer journaling I did in the Artisan Collection Bible NRSV, I read Psalms 91 and verse one jumped out to me.  So I highlighted it in purple with my highlighter and then I went up to the top of the page in the journaling lines included with the Bible and wrote out a prayer of praise to Jesus.  Here is just one example of how to journal your prayers.

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I hope this review has been helpful to you and if you are looking for the perfect Easter gift for someone this year I hope you will check out the Artisan Collection Bible NRSV, I know that special someone on your list would love to receive their very own copy in their Easter basket.

Overall, I would recommend this gorgeous Bible especially to those who love to Bible journal or journal in general.  I could not find anything about this Bible that caused me to be disappointed.

Until Next Time,

M

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I received this book from Bible Gateway Blogger Grid to use in exchange for my honest product review. There are No affiliate links (money-making ideas) included in this post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:“Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

Posted by: hugapoohlouise | December 4, 2019

The Jesus Bible Review

Welcome back for another hot product review on the blog.  I am so excited to share this review with you.  I love the English Standard Version of the Bible.  I love to read this translation.  It is so easy on the eyes and makes memorization easy.  Plus, when I am sharing the Gospel with someone I always use the ESV version as it allows the Word of God to be comprehended easier as it contains contemporary language that makes understanding a breeze.

I’ve fallen in love with the cover and color scheme.  The multi- colored teal leathersoft cover is beautiful.  It catches everyone’s eye when I carry it. The picture below does not do justice to the actual colors of this Bible.  It is more vivid in person and feminine.

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I received The Jesus Bible in the ESV translation free for being a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid.  I received no compensation for this review and all the opinions stated within are my own upon using the Bible for myself.

First I want to share all the awesome features included in this Bible.  Published by Zondervan and Passion Publishing.

  • Introduction by Louie Giglio
  • 66 book introductions highlight the story of Jesus in every book
  • Seven compelling essays on the grand narrative Scripture by Louie Giglio, Max Lucado, John Piper, Ravi Zacharias and Randy Alcorn
  • Over 300 full-page articles and nearly 700 sidebar articles which reveal Jesus throughout all of Scripture
  • Complete English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible
  • Room for notes and journaling throughout
  • ESV Concordance
  • Two ribbon markers
  • 8.7-point type size

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What made me fall in love with this Bible is the fact that it shows throughout all 66 books there is one story and its all about the name of Jesus.  As believers we are to read the Word of God to feed our soul.  To allow it to change us into the image of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  The Bible is not about me.  It is not a textbook or a self-help book.  It is God’s Word to a lost and dying world.  It shows the way to salvation in order to escape the wrath of God.  The Jesus Bible aids in reading the Word of God so you can encounter the living Savior, Jesus.  The study features included in The Jesus Bible allow you to meet the Savior, Jesus on each and every page.

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I recommend this Bible for everyone, but most importantly for new believers or people who are in the process of seeking out the truth about Jesus Christ.  The Jesus Bible is an awesome discipleship product that will help new believers to meet their Savior on a personal level that develops into a personal relationship with Him as God intends.  What a great CHRISTmas present this would be for that special person in your life who has a desire or need to meet Jesus Christ.

In 2020, I will be using The Jesus Bible as my personal Bible reading Bible.  I read through the Bible each year in a different translation and this year I am choosing The Jesus Bible ESV in order to hide more of God’s Word into my heart.  After using The Jesus Bible for a couple of weeks I was unable to find anything negative to say about it.  Usually, when I review a product there is always one thing that stands out to me that I do not like, but with this Bible I am at a loss for words which if you know me is amazing.

Until Next Time,

M

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I received this book from Bible Gateway Blogger Grid to use in exchange for my honest product review. There are No affiliate links (money-making ideas) included in this post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:“Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Posted by: hugapoohlouise | November 25, 2019

The Tony Bible Evans Study Review

I know what you are going to ask, “Another Study Bible?”  Why yes!  I love study Bibles.  I personally cannot get enough of them.  It is so helpful to have one to use when you are studying God’s Word.  The reason I like having different versions of the study Bible is so I can see the whole story from different angles.  I do not like to be spoon-fed the Word of God.  I like to read it, study it, research it and break it down and put it back together again, until I am sure I am gleaning what God originally intended when He inspired the writing of His very Word.  I mean after all if He went to all the trouble of writing His inspired Word down and has preserved it for generations shouldn’t I at least have enough of a desire to know what He wanted me to read?  So I have another study Bible and I’d love to tell you about it.  Thanks to FrontGate Media for the free Bible to review.

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Tony Evans is one of the most influential church leaders of our time and has been faithful in his effective proclamation of the gospel for over fifty-years.  He is the pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas and founder of The Urban Alternative, a ministry that promotes a kingdom agenda philosophy designed to enable people to live all of life underneath the comprehensive rule of God.  He has served as chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and is author of over one hundred books, booklets, and Bible studies.

Click here for a promotional video for the study Bible and you can even download a sample of this study Bible which includes a personal letter from Tony Evans. Just click on the highlighted text above and you can download your own sample.

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I just have to share the features of this Bible with you.  I am getting older and I currently wear bifocals so most of the study Bibles I come across I cannot read without some sort of assistance.  (magnifying glass, etc)  But not this Bible, I can read it with ease and it is easy on the eyes.  I am so thankful this was taken into consideration when they designed and wrote this Bible.  I love the craftsmanship of this Bible.  Black/Brown leathetouch outside that feels like a buttery soft real leather.  But because of the flexibility of the cover I believe it will hold up over the years.  I can’t stop running my hand over it.  Nice thick pages that are not paper thin so they will withstand wear and tear without ripping easily.  You can also highlight using highlighters or underline with out bleeding through.  A few of the other features that allow this Bible to stand out from the others:

  • Elegant design
  • Study notes crafted from Tony Evans sermons and writings
  • 40 inspirational articles
  • 50 “Lessons on Kingdom Living”
  • Plethora of “Questions & Answers”
  • Numerous “Hope Words”
  • Over 150 videos of sermons
  • Devotionals, and teaching from Dr. Evans, page-edge cross-reference system
  • Black-letter text
  • Presentation page and introductory front matter
  • Special back matter section with key definitions
  • Theological and doctrinal charts, and other study helps
  • Concordance
  • Bible reading plan
  • Full-color maps

I have a surprise for you.  This Bible is currently on sale just in time to buy a few copies for your Christmas list.  Tony Evans Study Bible Sale (Note: this will take you to the Lifeway bookstore website).  Just click on the words sale and you can order your very own copy.  But better yet why not visit this site and enter for your chance to win your very own copy Blessed Freebies website by clicking on the name.

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Overall, I would recommend this study Bible especially to those in leadership positions.  But I personally found one thing that was lacking that I love to have in a study Bible.  A big thing for me is that there is no Red Letter text for the words of Jesus.  I like having these within all my study Bibles because without the Red Letters it is just another Bible not necessarily a study Bible.  This is more of a preference so I will let you make your own determination based on the free sample above.

Until Next Time,

M

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I received this book from FrontGate Media to use in exchange for my honest product review. There are No affiliate links (money-making ideas) included in this post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:“Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Posted by: hugapoohlouise | November 4, 2019

NIV Life Application Study Bible, 3rd Edition Review

Please join me as I review the NIV Life Application Study Bible, 3rd Edition by Zondervan.

Thanks to Biblegateway.com and Bible Gateway Blogger Grid for the free Bible to review.

I love study Bibles.  I collect them.  So every time I am given the opportunity to review a study Bible I jump at the chance.  This particular Bible has been on my wish list for sometime as I love to study my Bible using the Inductive Study Method and follow along with Kay Arthur of Precepts.

Since receiving this Bible in the mail from Bible Gateway Blogger Grid to review for them this Bible has since become my favorite Bible and I use it daily for my studying.  I also keep it handy when I am just reading the Bible because it is full of awesome notes, features and so much more.s

Some of the many features that sets this Bible apart from other studies Bibles are”

  • 10,000 Life Application Notes* and other Gold Nuggets
  • 100+ Characters and Personality profiles
  • Intro to Each Book and Timelines
  • Lays flat
  • Tons of Maps and Charts. Full-color Maps in the back!
  • Has punch of red color
  • Dictionary/concordance in the back.
  • Cross-reference system
  • Words of Jesus in Red
  • Two bookmarks
  • Tons of different cover colors and designs to choose from
  • Great for Beginners in the Bible

One feature that really stood out to me was the text size.  As I get older my eyes have a hard time seeing small words on a page, but this Bible has text that is perfect size and it is an easy read.  That is why I started using it for my daily Bible reading time.  It was easy on the eyes and has a wealth of information at your finger tips.

The only con I could find with this Bible is the version.  I normally do not use the NIV version due to the fact that somethings that I personally consider important have been changed from the KJV that I grew up on.  But still I won’t let that stop me from using it.

You can watch an interview with this Bible’s general editor Ron Beers, on the Bible Gateway Blog by clicking on his name above.

I hope you enjoyed my review and I hope that you will check out this Bible and give it a try for yourself.  You won’t be disappointed.

Until Next Time,

M

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I received this book from Bible Gateway Blogger Grid to use in exchange for my honest product review. There are No affiliate links (money-making ideas) included in this post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:“Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

 

Posted by: hugapoohlouise | June 4, 2018

The Study Bible For Women CSB Version review

I love study Bibles. I don’t care what kind I love study Bibles, because I love to study the Bible. So when I was given a chance to review a new study Bible I jumped at the chance.

The Study Bible for Women in the Christian Standard Bible is a new Bible to me. Prior to using and reviewing this Bible I was not familiar with the Christian Standard Bible. After reviewing this Bible I am now very excited about this translation and it will be the translation I use in 2019 to read through the Bible in a year.

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The CSB Study Bible for Women has highly readable features that will attract anyone interested in studying the Bible for their self. As I get older I find it hard to find a Bible that print that is large enough for my old eyes even with glasses to read comfortably. I have to say I found a Bible that is very easy on the eyes with or without glasses.

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Posted by: hugapoohlouise | December 11, 2017

The Near Journal – Review

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The Near Journal/ Draw Near Co.

Pre-Order Price: $24.99
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The Near Journal is flexible; and can be used with normal bible reading or it can also be used as a complement to a themed/topical bible study. The Near Journal helps people read the bible, journal their thoughts, experience personal growth in an area important to them, express daily gratitude, track and see how God answers their prayers, and helps them memorize scripture – all in an easy to use 90 day journal.

I am a devotional journal junkie!  I absolutely love devotional journals that point me back to the truth of God’s Word.  I do not like devotional journals that spoon-feed me God’s Word.  So if you are like me and love to have a guide along with you as you study God’s Word for yourself, I’ve found the perfect journal just for you!  The Near Journal .

My favorite feature of the The Near Journal is that it helps you stay on track and focused as you study the Bible.  It was so hard to choose just one feature that was my favorite as the The Near Journal has tons of features at your fingertips every time you open it up.  Let’s say you’ve chosen your word for 2018 or you decide you want to focus on a specific topic within Scripture.  Let’s choose – Grace – The Near Journal allows you to focus on a Word, Topic or verse for 90 days as it guides you through your study time.  What an organization tool.  It takes all the guess work out of how to study God’s Word.  But don’t let that fool you The Near Journal is for beginners as well as seasoned Bible study students. 

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The Near Journal also features:

  • Blank lined pages in the back for note taking.
  • 16 of the blank pages are perforated, so you can easily tear out a note if you are on the go.
  • Pocket inside back cover used to hold additional pieces of paper, church bulletins, or note cards.
  • Commit to reading the Bible for yourself.
  • Keep a record of what you’ve read and how it has changed your life.  God’s Word calls us to be hearers as well as doers.
  • Journal your thoughts, ideas and anything that stands out to you.
  • See personal growth in areas that are important to you.
  • Record your daily gratitude and reverence to the Lord.
  • Record, Journal and track your prayers.
  • Memorize Scripture.

As you can tell I absolutely love The Near Journal. Finally a place for all my Bible study information, a place to journal, a place to study, a place to track my prayers, gratitude, sermon notes whatever my heart desires this book can contain.  I love the fact that it will become a legacy that I can pass down to my children.  They can have all my old journals to see how their mother spent time in the Lord’s presence.

I give The Near Journal a five stars out of five.  I will definitely recommend this to all my friends and church family.

To learn more about The Near Journal and Draw Near Co., visit the website or follow on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

You can order your copy of The Near Journal  HERE.

Until Next Time,

M

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I received this book from CWA through The Draw Near Co., to use in exchange for my honest product review. There are No affiliate links (money-making ideas) included in this post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:“Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

Posted by: hugapoohlouise | December 1, 2017

Redeeming Ruth by Meadow Rue Merrill Book Review

Redeeming Ruth is the inspirational, true story of an abandoned baby, a devastating diagnosis, and the way God loves broken, hurting people through us–even though we may be broken and hurt, too.

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When Meadow met her, Ruth was a sixteen-month-old child that some church friends were hosting from an orphanage in Uganda. She had cerebral palsy and was so weak she couldn’t lift her head. Meadow had always felt a call to adopt, but was this what God meant? Part family drama, part travel adventure, and part memoir, Redeeming Ruth is a heartwarming, against-all-odds story about the most unlikely pairing of a typical American family and a physically challenged orphaned girl from Uganda. Much more than an adoption story, this book explores what happens when we sacrificially reach out and share God’s love with others.

Ruth’s story will inspire families considering adoption, people raising or teaching children with special needs, caregivers, and those grieving the loss of a loved one, ministering to people with disabilities, or striving to serve God despite their own wounded hearts and broken dreams.

Features:
• Includes a Reader’s Guide at the end of the book for each chapter for group discussion or personal reflection.
• An eight-page insert with personal photos will be included.
All personal proceeds from this book benefit orphans and people with disabilities in Uganda.

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About Meadow Rue Merrill:
Meadow Rue Merrill is an award-winning journalist who has spent the following eight years corresponding for The Boston Globe and writing for The New York Times, Harvard University, and The Boston Sunday Globe Magazine. She has regular columns with The Portland Press Herald and Down East magazine.

I was a little skeptical to review this book when I first came across it.  But I gave in to the nudge that I received and requested to review it.  I was skeptical, because ever since me and my husband found out after our third child that I could have no more children, I’ve wanted to adopt.  I love babies, children all shapes and sizes.  For years after we received this devastating news, I searched the face of every child I came into contact with.  I asked myself  “Is that the one?  Lord?”  I searched adoption websites until I found one that I thought would be a perfect match for our family.  But…I never took the final step, I don’t know if it was God stopping me each time, but my arms are still empty longing for a child to cuddle.

This book is a very fast read, but contains so many lessons that the Lord wants to reveal to us.  I definitely will be reading this book again as you can not possibly grasp all the Lord has for you in one reading.  Faith is interwoven throughout each page, how we have to have faith and use it to keep on the path that the Lord has laid before us.

One thing that I discovered as I was reading this book was just how selfish I am.  When I read the story of Ruth and her adoptive mom, it became evident that I was not the person that God wanted me to be.  I am selfish and for that I had to confess and ask the Lord to help me put other’s before myself.  I mean after all I have a roof over my head, food on my table and clothes on my back not to mention the closet full.  This heartfelt journey in Redeeming Ruth will cut right to your heart and it helps you see where the Word of God meets real life.  Don’t be surprised to discover more of yourself as you take this journey with Ruth from Uganda to the United States and back again.

Redeeming Ruth can be purchased here at the best price (I receive no commission or any compensation whatsoever for this link).

Until Next Time,

M

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I received this book from CWA through Hendrikson Publishers to use in exchange for my honest product review. There are No affiliate links (money-making ideas) included in this post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:“Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: hugapoohlouise | November 24, 2017

She Reads Truth Bible Review & Giveaway!

I have followed She Reads Truth for at least 4 years!  So I was so excited when I heard they were going to come out with a Bible.  If you are not familiar with She Reads Truth just do a search for their name and you’ll find out all about them.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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Every year I read through the Bible in a year and I like to use a new Bible each year.  I usually wreck a Bible in a year, I mean that in a good way.  I use highlighters, I underline, color code and write notes all through out my yearly Bible.  I decided to begin a little early with using my She Reads Truth Bible as I wanted to do a study in James with an online Bible study group I belong too.  I recently discovered Bible journaling and even though I am not all that artistic I have come up with my own method to allow me to seep in the Word.

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The Bible that I received from B&H Publishing through Front Gate Media to review is a hardcover which will hold up very well through a whole year of hard use.  I usually take my yearly Bible with me everywhere.  I throw it in my tote and it goes all over with me, so I need a durable Bible that can withstand a year of Melissa.  I think this Bible will last more than a year, I have been tossing it around in my tote bag and in my car for about a month and it doesn’t even have a mark on it.   The color of the Bible I was sent is called Poppy Linen.  I have to say it is a unique color, probably not a color I would of picked for myself as I am more a purple fan, but it a vibrant color.

This Bible has two ribbon bookmarks.  Which is a feature that I love.  When I am studying I am always looking for something to mark my place so I can turn some where else in the Bible and I usually end up using what is close at hand which can leave stains in your Bible.  So with two ribbon bookmarks, you can do all your studying without losing your place. The She Reads Truth Bible comes in the Christian Standard Bible version.  This was the first time I have ever used this version and I find it very readable.  It is easy to read and understand what you are reading.

Another feature that stands out to me about the She Reads Truth Bible is that it is unlined.  Since I am new to Bible journaling and not very artistic I like to have wide open spaces to journal in or to trace into.  This Bible makes it so tempting to take notes in.  I am a big note taker and this Bible just begs to be wrote in with all it is wide open space.

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Another feature that makes this Bible unique is that it contains the She Reads Truth Bible reading plan in the back of the Bible and each book of the Bible has a reading plan listed after the introduction to that book.   I love the book introductions for each book of the Bible much like a study Bible.  Timelines, reading plans and maps are a few more features that I have come to love as I use this Bible.  So basically you won’t need a million books with you when you study your Bible for yourself.  This Bible is pretty all inclusive.

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Now for the best part, you can win one of these She Reads Truth Bibles.   This is an amazing.   They are giving away 7 copies.  So delay enter today and you might be one of the seven.  Please visit: Win a She Reads Truth Bible by clicking on the link highlighted here.

Product description:  https://youtu.be/jrvnRyBR3Tc The She Reads Truth Bible aims to live at the intersection of beauty, goodness, and Truth. Featuring devotionals by the She Reads Truth team, and Scripture reading plans that include supplemental passages for deeper understanding, this Bible invites every woman to count themselves among the She Reads Truth community of “Women in the Word of God every day.” The She Reads Truth Bible also features 66 key verses, artfully lettered to aid in Scripture memorization.

Features include: almost 200 devotionals, 66 artist-designed key verses, 35 full-color timelines, 20 full-color maps, 11 full-color charts, reading plans for every book of the Bible, one-year Bible reading plan, detailed book introductions, key verse list, carefully curated topical index, smyth-sewn binding, two colored ribbon markers, and wide margins for journaling and note-taking.   Here is a purchase link: http://shereadstruthbible.com

Until Next Time,

M

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I received this Bible from B&H Publishing through Front Gate Media to use in exchange for my honest product review. There are No affiliate links (money-making ideas) included in this post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255:“Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Diving deeper into God's Word can be easy and rewarding if you break it down book by book, verse by verse, or topic by topic with the new KJV Know The Word Study Bible by Thomas Nelson. The book-by-book series of notes leads you through the main points of each book of the Bible. The verse-by-verse notes help you to dig deeper into God's Word. The topic-by-topic articles, which cover 21 theological topics, guide you through a series of insightful notes and give you a thorough biblical understanding of each topic. With the beautiful and timeless text of the KJV translation, the KJV Know the Word Study Bible offers you choices of how to study Scripture and
grow in your relationship with Christ.

This fall, become a regular student of the Bible and enter to win the Kindle Fire giveaway!

 

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A copy of the KJV Know The Word Study Bible
  • A Kindle Fire 7
  • A Kindle Fire case (winner’s choice)

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on
October 31.
 The winner will be announced November 1 on the Litfuse blog.

 I was given the opportunity to review this Bible by Litfuse Publicity.  All opinions stated herein are my own and I was not paid nor required to write a favorable review.

Ask anyone and they will tell you that I love Bibles.  I love to collect them, use them, smell them ( yes, you read that right),  color in them, write in them and share them with others.  So I was overjoyed when I was given the opportunity to review the  KJV Know The Word Study Bible by Thomas Nelson.

I have been using the KJV Know The Word Study Bible by Thomas Nelson in my morning quiet time with the Lord.  Each morning I spend time reading the Bible and writing down the things that standout to me, a new thing, an old thing and something I can use to apply to my life.  This Bible makes it so easy for me to study out the parts I do not understand, to find answers to my questions and to go deeper if need be.  One thing I like to do during my quiet time is to compare different translations of the Bible for the Scripture passage that I am reading.  This helps me to better understand the passages.

I absolutely love that each book is broken down into topics and notes that help with understanding what you’re studying.  What an eye opener for me.  I no longer have to have my smartphone by my side to look up things on other apps, no longer have to deal with the distractions from the phone.

I would definitely recommend this Bible for anyone looking to learn, read and grow from God’s Word.

Until Next Time,

M


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