Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Book Review: NIV Bible For Women


The NIV Bible for Women is a devotional Bible for women. It claims to have "fresh insights for thriving in today's world", with devotions written by a diverse group of women bloggers, authors, speakers, and business women. Some names you may recognize include: Annie Downs, Shauna Niequist, Angie Smith, Lysa TerKeurst, and Laurie Coombs.

There are 260 devotionals sprinkled through the Bible, each connected to a Bible passage. That is enough for 5 devotionals per week - probably Monday through Friday. The NIV Bible for Women also contains devotionals based on 52 Myths, for weekend reading. The myths are stationed after each 5th devotional reading, and each devotion has the page number for the next devotion listed at the end.

This hardcover Bible is a nice size. It is thick, but manageable still. The dust jacket is a pretty blue color, but the Bible underneath is a very basic brown hardcover with blue text on it.

I haven't read every devotion in this Bible, but every one I have read has spoken to me. I have marked some to read to someone else (like my daughter) later, because they addressed the struggle that person is facing, so well.

I highly recommend this updated devotional Bible for Women. The devotions are so well-chosen and the hardcover is much better than my old softcover devotional Bible for women. It would make an excellent gift for a woman you care about.

April E.

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