NIV Discover God’s Heart Devotional Bible: Explore The King’s Love For His People On A Cover-To-Cover Journey Through The Bible

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Have you ever wanted to read through the entire Bible in a year? If so this is the Bible for you! The NIV Discover God’s Heart Bible, comes complete with a reading plan with a check list, book introductions and daily devotionals. This Bible will help you grow closer to God, while reading His Word you will discover how much God loves you.

What’s Inside:

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  • Dedications
  • Acknowledgments
  • About Walk Thru the Bible
  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Table of Weights and Measures
  • Reading plans

What Makes This Bible Unique:

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Inside the NIV Discover God’s Heart Devotional Bible you will find 312 daily devotionals, this Bible includes six readings a week, with one day off a week, for a full 52- week year. Each devotional has three sections

  • God’s Story” This section summarizes the portion of Scripture you’re going to read, which will give you a better understanding of the passage and how it fits into the big picture of God’s story overall. Read this section
  • The King’s Heart” This section shares what God revels to us about who he is and what his heart is like by further elaborating on the history of the passage or illuminating how it relates to us. Read this after you have read the Scripture. You may then wish to re-read the Scripture portion.
  • Insight” This section shares an extra bit of information that you may not know about the passage.

66 book introductions, that will give you basic information about the book and shows how the book fits into God’s Story. A reading plan that will show you a full list of each daily reading, including a check list.

Personal Opinion:

Personally, I really love this Bible, I have tried to read through the Bible in a year one time and was unable to do it. Now I am going to try to attempt it again, the devotionals in this Bible are set up very nicely. The devotionals in this Bible helps me to understand what I’m reading. I give this Bible a 5 of 5 stars and recommend it to anyone who wants to read the Bible in a year!

Where To Buy:

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Review Now! The Name Quest: Explore the Names of God to Grow in Faith and Get to Know Him Better

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The Name Quest by John Avery is a spiritual book that will aid your spiritual knowledge. In this book by John Avery takes you deep journey into God’s Word with examples, Scriptures, illustrations, and more to help you better understand the Names of God. Taking you on an insightful journey in scripture you will better understand God’s many names.

What’s inside:

Prologue: The Camel Brand, The human name quest started in Babel

Introduction: A Kaleidoscope of names, God is a multi-faceted personality. He forms us into His image as we allow Him to brand us with His character.

  1. What’s in a Name?

    Our relationship with God grows as we get to know the character that underlies His names.

  2. A Faith Journey:

    God revealed Himself to Moses as Yahweh and increased his faith that he could lead Israel out of Egypt.

  3. A Rainbow Spectrum of Glory:

    Exploring the connection between God’s glory and His names. The difference between fear and reverence.

  4. Approaching Glory:

    The God of glory is eternally committed to relationship with us.

  5. Scorched Ground:

    Names that express the holiness and righteousness of God.

  6. Pledging Allegiance:

    The Lord of hosts, the Lord of banner, and other names that reflect God’s supremacy.

  7. Intersecting with the Everlasting God:

    We find life’s enduring purpose in partnership with the Eternal God.

  8. The Gods Must Be Crazy:

    If He is God of gods, then who are the gods and how much greater is He than them.

  9. Ministry to Foreign Affairs:

    Jesus’ exclusive claim to be the way, the truth, and the life. And how to explain that awkward name, “Jealous God”.

  10. Like Father, Like Child:

    The mission of Jesus; to reveal God as Father and to reconcile us to Him as His adopted children.

  11. Satisfied By God:

    God satisfies thirsty souls. Jesus is the ultimate thirst-quenching fountain.

  12. Riding by Faith:

    Names that celebrate God’s relationships with people. Abraham, Hagar and David all had relationships with God that open different windows on His character and ways.

  13. Getting Personal:

    God changed Jacob’s character and his name as He revealed more of His own names.

  14. The Interpreter:

    Emmanuel is “God with us” in three senses.

  15. Welcoming the Good Shepherd:

    The title “Shepherd” combines many aspects of God into one role

  16. Two Sides of a Coin:

    Jesus’ divine and human sides are evident in many of His names, especially those mentioned in the nativity stories.

  17. Hark the Herald Angel:

    Why were the Bethlehem shepherds so excited about “a Savior, Christ the Lord”?

  18. Four Threads in an Embroidery:

    Tracing the roots of the messianic titles of Jesus, in particular, Son of David, Son of God, Son of Man, and Servants of the Lord.

  19. A Disappointed Messiah:

    Jesus fell short of most contemporary messianic expectations but He was still God’s Messiah.

  20. Who Do You Say That I Am?

    The names that people called Jesus say a lot about Him—and them.

  21. A Matter of Life and Death:

    Jesus, the Resurrection and the Life, calls everyone to deeper faith.

  22. Dominoes to Domino:

    Jesus’ resurrection convinced His followers that He is both Lord and Son of God.

  23. God’s Saving Art:

    Many names of God concern salvation and deliverance and they assure us of security in Him

Epilogue: The Long Hallelujah; The name quest reaches its final goal as Babylon burns.

About The Author

End notes

Index

Resources

Personal Opinion:

Personally, I find this book very informational. It is wonderful to help you get a better understanding of God and who He really is. I use this book in my at-home bible study, and have learned so much from it. The way John Avery writes is amazing, he gives vivid details to his illustrations that makes you feel as if you are there! I give this book a 5 of 5 stars, and recommend this to people who want to learn more about God’s many names.

About the Author:

John Avery, is the author of the name quest

John Avery is a trained teacher with over thirty years experience as a Bible teaching pastor, small group leader, and missionary. He has lived in England, Israel, Africa, and the Caribbean, ministering with Youth With A Mission (YMAM) and local churches. He and his wife, Janet, now make their home in Oregon. John likes to hike, snowshoe, and cross country ski. John writes a regular Bible devotional on www.BibleMaturity.com and maintains a comprehensive resource for all the names of God at www.NamesForGod.net”.

Where to Buy:

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I received this book from bookcrash, in exchange for an honest review (All opinions are my own.)

Review Now! Holman KJV Compact Ultra Thin Genuine Leather Bible

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This compact ultra thin Bible is made with brown genuine leather cowhide. This Bible is small and light weight, great for church or traveling. It comes in double column format and the words of Jesus are in red and comes with a small brown ribbon marker. The leather is very soft and flexible.

About the Cover and Binding:

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The cover of this Bible is made of genuine leather cowhide, it is flexible and durable for everyday use. The leather is a rich dark brown color, and has a soft and grainy texture.

It has a sewn binding, which means the pages are sewn into the cover this allows for a more durable Bible. The pages are less likely to fall out with them being sewn!

Product Information:

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  • Leather Bound:1200 pages
  • Publisher:Holman Bible Publishers; Box Lea Cp edition (September 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433614618
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433614613
  • Product Dimensions:5.1 x 1.2 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight:1 pounds
  • Gold gild
  • Brown ribbon marker

What’s Inside:

  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Table of Weights and Measures
  • Subject Index to the Old and New Testament
  • Daily Bread (A calender to reading the Bible in a year)
  • Jesus and the Ten Commandments
  • Titles of Jesus
  • The Parables of Jesus
  • The Miracles of Jesus
  • The Harmony of the Life of Jesus
  • The Apostles and Their History
  • Predictions Made By Jesus
  • Prophecies of Jesus’ Second Coming

Personal Opinion:

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This is my first leather Bible, and I have to say that I am very pleased with the quality of this Bible. Being compact and ultra thin allows you to take this every where you may go. I love the fact that this Bible is a red letter edition, as red letter editions are hard to anymore. I give this Bible a 5 of 5 stars, and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quality leather Bible

Where to Buy:

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Review Now! The NKJV Study Bible Full-Color Edition

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The NKJV Study Bible Full-Color Edition will help you to dive deeper into God’s Word, using one of the most reliable translations the New King James Version, this Bible will ensure a wonderful study experience. Coming in double column format and center cross-reference notes and commentary The NKJV Study Bible Full-Color Edition is sure to make the Word of God more understandable and comprehensive. If you are a fan of the New King James Bible then this is the Bible for you!

Table of Contents:

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  • Forward
  • Editors Contributions
  • Special Abbreviations
  • Preface to the New King James Version
  • How to Understand What the Bible Means by What It Says
  • Books of the Old Testaments
  • Lists of Articles
  • Lists of Bible Times and Culture Notes
  • Lists of Charts and Graphs
  • Lists of In-Text Maps
  • Lists of Word Studies
  • The Old Testament
  • The New Testament
  • Harmony of the Gospels
  • Table of Monies, Weights, and Measures
  • Teachings and Illustrations of Christ
  • Prophecies of the Messiah Fulfilled in Christ
  • The Parables of Jesus Christ
  • The Miracles of Jesus Christ
  • Prayers of the Bible
  • Subject Index to Annotations and Features
  • Concordance
  • Map Index
  • Maps

Features:

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The NKJV Study Bible Full-Color Edition, has so may different features I will list each one here!

  • New King James Version: This study Bible is based on an outstanding translation for study purposes, the NKJV. The paragraph-style text, now in an attractive new typesetting, includes in-text subheadings with parallel passage reference. The complete NKJV translators footnotes are included in the center column.
  • Cross-Reference: In addition to the reference under many of the text subheadings, an extensive set of cross-references is included in the center column. These references are greatly expanded from those contained in the first edition and include helpful translation notes. Cross-references that are enclosed in square brackets identify passages similar in concept to the referenced passage in the text. The center column references and notes are indicated on the text by raised letters and numbers.
  • Prophetic Stars: Many cross-references include stars that designate messianic prophecies, An open star refers to a prediction, while a solid star points out the fulfillment of a prophecy related to the coming Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Annotations: The basic feature of this study Bible is its annotations. There are over 15,000 of them, providing a warm yet scholarly exposition of the biblical text. The annotations offer helpful explanations, theological insights, and suggestions for other places to direct your study. The style of the annotations is meant to heighten clarity through effective communication, using direct, natural language.
  • Book Introductions: Each book of the Bible begins with an introduction that offers helpful information concerning the background of the book, including authorship and other circumstances surrounding the books composition, and information concerning the teaching about Christ in each book. A detailed outline lists key features and show structure of the book.
  • Time Lines: Most book introductions are accompanied by a time line showing the estimated dates of key occurrences before, during, and after the period of the book. The time line helps you to establish the book’s historical context and its place in the unfolding of biblical events.
  • Articles: Over 100 long-format articles provide even more extensive coverage of key doctrinal topics then would be possible in a annotation. The articles enable closer study of important Christian doctrines and are useful as discussion starters.
  • Bible Times and Culture Notes: Included in the text are 150 notes focusing on various features of Bible times and culture, including such topics as Tents, Farming, Rainfall Patterns, Correspondence in Bible Times, and more.
  • Charts and Diagrams: Sometimes the best way to present information is in the form of a chart or diagram. More than 80 charts are distributed throughout the Bible, making such information available quickly and attractively
  • Word Studies: To provide access to important terms from original biblical languages we have included 350 word studies ( and their corresponding Strong’s numbers). Key Hebrew and Greek words are discussed with regards to the context in which they are used, and their meaning and biblical usage are explained. These studies have been revised from the first edition to make them more useful and pertinent.
  • In-Text Maps: Geographical understanding is aided by 69 strategically placed full-color maps. Journeys and regional activities are shown with clarity and cartographical accuracy, in proximity to the passage that mention them
  • General Maps: For general use we also include full-color Bible maps and a map index in the back of the Bible. When used in conjunction with the in-text maps, the general maps maximize your familiarity with the locations of the places named in Scripture.
  • How to Understand What the Bible Means by What It Stays: A helpful how-to article in the front section furnishes a methodology for Bible study. This article will prove useful to you time and again as you explore the word of God.
  • Teaching and Illustrations of Christ: This topical chart of Jesus’ teachings and illustrations supplies reference for easy location in the Gospels.
  • Prophecies of the Messiah Filled in Jesus Christ: This easy to-use chart quotes the Old Testament prophecy and the New Testament Fulfillment. A center column offers a key reference point
  • The Parables of Jesus Christ: This chart provides a list of Jesus’ parables and their Bible references in the Synoptic Gospels
  • The Miracles of Jesus Christ: This chart presents a list of Jesus’ miracles and their Bible references in all four Gospels.
  • Prayers of the Bible: This chart is organized alphabetically by the name of the person or group praying, the focus of the prayer, and the location of that prayer Scripture.
  • Subject Index to Annotations and Features: This is a thorough alphabetical subject index that details the contents of the features that supplement the biblical text.
  • Concordance: The subject index is followed by an extensive concordance, the biggest one Nelson has ever published in the back of an NKJV Bible. Its 195 pages list all of the important words, phrases, and proper names in the text of the NKJV.

About the Cover and Binding:

Binding

This particular review is for the Hardcover edition, so this Bible has a very sturdy hard cover. Once you take the paper dust cover off this Bible you will see a Brown marbled finished cover. Very professional looking. The binding is a sewn binding which means the pages are sewn right into the Bible rather then being glued in, this enables a more sturdy Bible. All in all The NKJV Study Bible Full-Color Edition is very sturdy and will uphold everyday use!

Personal Opinion:

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Personally, I love The NKJV Study Bible Full-Color Edition it has many study tools! It works great for at-home in-depth study into God’s Word! I love the pictures and maps that this Bible has, it really takes you into that place. The way it shows you how people back then lived, is a wonderful feature! A bulky Bible, but what do you expect for an in-depth study Bible! It comes in The New King James Version, so if you are looking for a NKJV study Bible then you will love this Bible! I think this Bible will become one I will use a lot in my at-home Bible study. I give this Bible a 5 of 5 stars, and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for an in-depth study Bible.

Where to Buy:

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