Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas Gift Guide: Bibles

You can never lose purchasing a Bible for someone. These days it is fairly easy to find one that will meet your needs and your pocketbook. There are several things to consider while shopping for one. I consider the binding for one thing. Is it leather, is it hardcover, softcover, etc. The possibilities are endless. Then there is translation--King James version, New International version, and many others. You really have a lot to consider age, audience, type--amplified or study Bibles come to mind here.

 When I was a little girl I don't remember there being so many choices. I myself am a new found fan of The Message translation. You really can find one out there that fits your needs or the needs of the one you are buying the Bible for. Listed below are a few I have reviewed either recently or over the years past. If you are interested in any of these Bibles I have included the link for you to learn more about them. Merry Christmas and have a Blessed New Year!

 9780310444268, NIV Beautiful Word Bible
Be drawn into God’s Word through a fresh, creative expression of the beautiful words of God. Crafted on high-quality paper and balanced with inspiring full-color art and blank space, the NIV Beautiful WordTM Bible will encourage a deeper and more authentic quiet time. With 500 verses illustrated to help you see the rich diversity of stories, characters, prophecies, rewards, and hope contained within Scripture, you will discover wisdom to sustain you in every season, drawing you deeper into God’s life-changing and inspired Word. Learn more at this link.
Features include:
  • Single-column text of the New International Version (NIV)
  • 500 full-color illustrated verses
  • Wide margins and high-quality paper for notes, journal entries or artwork
  • Ribbon marker
  • Index of illustrated Scripture passages
 NKJV Word Study Bible, Hardcover: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the Bible
 The NKJV Word Study Bible includes in-text subheadings and 1,700 easy-to-use word studies with select Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek words explained in every chapter from Genesis to Revelation, helping you dig deeper into your Bible study. By looking into these ancient texts we are able to read scripture as it was originally written and passed on from generation to generation, bringing these words to life and allowing you to almost hear Jesus teaching on the hillside or crying out to God on the cross. As you study you will discover the richness and significance of the original languages of the Word of God and experience scripture in a whole new way. Learn more at this link.

Features Include:
• NKJV paragraph-style text with in-text subheadings and translators' notes
• Book introductions
• Words of Christ in red
• Word studies
• Indexes
• Concordance

 The NIV Holy Bible for Girls, Journal Edition is the perfect way to apply Scripture to your everyday life. Designed with the thoughtful writer in mind, a whimsical cover and journaling lines inspire reflection in God’s Word. This Bible contains the full text of the bestselling New International Version (NIV) translation. Learn more at this link.

Features include:

Lines on each page for journaling and notes
Thick paper perfect for any writing utensil
A presentation page for gift giving
A “How to Use This Bible” page to get started on the right foot
Ribbon marker
The complete text of the bestselling New International Version (NIV)

Ready for your first 'real' Bible? Great You'll love how you can read this Bible all by yourself. The print is easy to read and The Beginner's Bible art is fun and will help you better understand the stories in the Bible.

Features include: *Presentation page so you can make this Bible your own *Complete text of the New International Reader's Version (NIrV) of the Bible-- the NIV for kids *Large print (12-point font) is easy to read *20 full-color pages of The Beginner's Bible illustrations help you better understand the stories *66 book introductions and outlines explain who wrote each book of the Bible and what you will discover as you read *Dictionary of key Bible words will help you when you come to a word you don't know *Reading plan of 150 famous Bible stories will give you a great overview of God's Word. Learn more at this link.

 The NIV Bible for Teen Guys, designed specifically for guys ages 13 to 18, is for real teenage guys with real lives. Packed with daily readings, highlighted promises of God, challenging insights, smart advice, and open discussion about the realities of life, this Bible is designed to help teen guys grow in their faith. The NIV Bible for Teen Guys is as serious about your walk with God as you are, helping you discover his will for all areas of your life, including relating to your family, dealing with friends, work, sports, girls, and so much more. Learn more at this link.

Features include:
Daily readings for teen guys by popular Christian male authors (Mark Batterson, Kyle Idleman, Mark Hall, Max Lucado, and more)
Character profiles of men in the Bible
Book introductions for each book of the Bible
Highlighted promises of God: verses worth remembering
A concordance for help in finding verses
The complete text of the bestselling New International Version (NIV) of the Bible