She Reads Truth Bible – Review

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It seems somewhat strange to me to be given a Bible to review. I have never thought Bibles needed reviewing. However, there are thousands of different Bibles on bookshelves. Go to your local bookstore or take a look on amazon. There is a Bible for every kind of person, in many different translations, in a rainbow of colors. I received the gray linen hardback version of the She Reads Truth Bible.

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The She Reads Truth Bible is a beautiful and well put together study Bible. It is heavy, but opens flat, which I appreciate. I really like all of the extras that are included: devotionals, beautiful key verses, color timelines, color maps and charts, reading plans and more.

I really like the wide margins which are perfect for note taking or for Bible journaling. I did find the pages a bit thin. This is only a problem for writing or highlighting on the pages. I would suggest using the pens and highlighters made especially for Bibles. The font color is more of a dark gray than black, so it could be harder to read. The pages are laid out in one columns instead of the traditional two. This may help people read the Bible more as a book.

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The overall look is beautiful and every “extra” was put in with a purpose leading the reader to see the Gospel throughout the whole Bible. If you are looking for a new Bible, I encourage you to try the She Reads Truth Bible.

*I received a copy of this Bible from the publisher, but this review is fully mine.

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Becoming a Girl of Grace – Review

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With all of the love of a mother, Catherine Bird shares with us a beautiful Bible study perfect for moms and their tween girls. With three tween girls of my own, I am always looking for news and engaging ways to explore Scripture together. Catherine does just that.

Each of the eight chapters start with a personal story which quickly connects to Scripture. She goes on to dive deeper into the Bible. The “Heart Check” questions are perfect and appropriate for an 8 year old and a 12 year old. Nothing is watered down or too simplified for older girls.

I love that encluded with each chapter are activities for moms and daughters. These creative ideas range from arts & crafts to home pedicures to community service. There is something for everyone and each idea provides intentional time to connect with your daugther.

The book also includes and eight-week Bible study facilitator’s guide. Fun activities and games are included to help make a group Bible study extra fun. I can’t wait to use this with the tween girls from my church this year.

Becoming a Girl of Grace is an engaging, age-appropriate, creative Bible study that aims to bring mothers and daughters together all while studying the Bible.

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This book is available tomorrow, February 14th on http://www.amazon.com, http://www.christianbook.com.

*I received an Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher. This is my honest review.*

Radio Silence

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Radio Silence.

A status where radio stations are asked to stop all transmissions in an area for safety or security reasons.

Safety or security reasons.

I have been in radio silence on my blog since 2012. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. If you asked me, I would have said, “Oh, it’s been a couple of years. Maybe three.”

Why?

Safety and security.

The heaviness of life, has been…well, heavy.

Every new year, I pick a new word to help guide and focus me. My word back in 2012 was “Faithful.”

Faithful through the good, the celebrations, the every day, the hard, the heavy.

I got stuck in the heavy.

Radio silence.

Two years ago my word was “Restore.”

Restore the broken, old, weary, heavy. We moved into a 100-year-old home that year. Not only was the restoration going on in my heart and my soul, but in our new home. Layers upon layers of wallpaper. Old, dirty, slightly pink paint. Lots of scraping. Lots of cleaning.

Beauty comes out of restoration.

Rest.

New.

Songs.

This year, my word has changed.

Rejoice.

Again, I say rejoice!

New Year’s Day I put my feet in the salty water and washed away all of what was and rejoiced in all that was coming.

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The radio silence is over.

There are joys and sorrows to be shared, songs to be sung, and stories to be told.

I choose to rejoice! Join me.

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