Monday, September 8, 2014

Streams In The Desert Bible

Are you in a desert experience? Let your thirsty soul be restored and refreshed through the daily devotions in the NIV Streams in the Desert Bible. At some point in our lives, we encounter the trials and deep mysteries of the Christian faith. And when we do become like a thirsty traveler, what we most desire is for hope, comfort, and encouragement to burst forth like a sparkling, clear river. The hopeful daily readings in this Bible promise to revive and refresh you---one of today’s generation of faithful sojourners---by providing daily devotions in modern, easy-to-understand language that beautifully captures the timeless essence of the original. These devotionals are presented alongside Scripture using the popular New International Version of the Bible. While the devotions in this Bible were originally written by L. B. Cowman---a pioneer missionary in Japan and China from 1901 to 1917---this devotional Bible has been edited by James Reimann. It maintains the beauty of the original Cowman writings while making the devotionals more accessible for the readers of today.Features:* Complete text of the clear, accessible NIV Bible * 365 daily readings of strength and encouragement from L. B. Cowman* Foreword by Jim Reimann

My review:
  I am very familiar with the Streams In The Desert Devotional, but I have never read it. I was looking for a new book to review from Thomas Nelson/Zondervan, and decided it was time to read the devotional, and get it in Bible form.

  The Bible does contain the whole Streams in the Desert Devotional, spread out throughout the Bible. Each devotional has a few verses of the Bible to read with it, always close to where the devotional appears in the  Bible.

 I am not a big fan of the NIV Bible, but this being from Zondervan, that is the only version they used. But I still like the Bible. It does contain the updated version of the devotional, which I am guessing is easier to read than the original, and I like how they found verses to incorporate into the devotional.

  If you already have the devotional, this Bible may not be for you, as it doesn't contain any extras other than the devotional, but if you don't have the devotional, it would be a good thing to buy, as you could carry your Bible and devotional with you in one book.

The Streams in the Desert Bible is available from Thomas Nelson/Zondervan.

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers for the review copy.