Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Zondervan: Homeschool Mom's Bible {Crew Review}

A few months ago, I began looking for a Bible to use for a daily devotional and for daily Bible study for my own personal use.  I came across the Homeschool Mom's Bible from Zondervan.  This Bible was created just for Homeschooling Mom's like me!

After finding the Homeschool Mom's Bible, the next biggest decision I had to make was choosing between versions.  I've always been a HUGE King James Bible fan but I've been looking for something that was written in today's language so that I could better understand it while studying and reading the Word at home.  I felt like the New International Version would be the best fit for that and I was so right.

At this point, the only thing I had left to do was purchase my own personal copy of the Homeschool Mom's Bible but how when money is always so tight?  The Lord above must have really wanted me to have it because I immediately noticed that this very Bible was on the Schoolhouse Review Crew list as an upcoming review.  Another prayer answered!

I was able to receive the exact book I wanted thanks to the Schoolhouse Crew's review team and let me tell you, this book is more beautiful than I ever expected!  It was exactly what I needed.  There are 365 devotionals inside, one for each and every day of the year.  They are spread out throughout the chapters of the bible and each one touches on a different part of the heart of a Homeschooling Mom.

Each of the devotions features a Biblical verse as part of the focus of the inspirational message.  The next part of the devotion shares thoughts in relation to the verse's focus.  Lastly, a prayer is provided for each day, making it easy to pray over the devotion's direction for the day.

The Bible itself features a full text in NIV.  It begins with a list of the Books of the Bible, includes a few introductions for the Bible itself, as well as a Biblical Preface before jumping into the Word.  The size of the writing is a bit smaller than I would have liked but it is printed in a beautiful font.

In the back of the Bible there is a Table of Weights and Measures which helps to better understand the size and proportions of things mentioned throughout the Bible.  A Topical Index is also included in the back of the book as well as several pages for notes.

The copy of the Homeschool Mom's Bible that I received is hardback with a slip cover matching the book's own cover.  It is a glossy print, making the Bible feel smooth in texture.  The pages inside are the typical thin but sturdy pages found in most Bibles.  The Bible is smaller so it could fit into a purse or bag, but thick since it does contain the full text of the Bible.  I really like the size and shape.  It was one of the things I was drawn to in choosing this particular Bible, along with the easy to understand text.

The Homeschool Mom's Bible NIV is available in stores for $34.99.  It is well worth it's price.  There are many other versions available in hardback, leather and also as an e-book download from Zondervan.  Please click the banner below to read more reviews of the Homeschool Mom's Bible.


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