The ESV Family Devotional Bible is designed to help families read and apply God’s Word together. This full-color edition features the complete ESV text interspersed with engaging illustrations and gospel-centered devotions related to key Bible stories—guiding families through the entirety of God’s Word over the course of a year. Each devotion also includes discussion questions and suggestions for additional reading, helping families develop a habit of reading the Bible together and applying its truth to all of life. Features: Size: 5.375” x 8.625” 9-point type 1,408 pages Double-column, paragraph format 130 full-page, full-color illustrations Full-color maps Reflection questions for the whole family to discuss Ribbon marker Smyth-sewn binding Packaging: L-Card (HC); O-wrap (TruTone) My review:
The ESV (English Standard Version) is still a fairly new translation to me, but is one that I like and read. It makes a great translation for a Family Devotional Bible, as it is easy to read and understand.
The text is the same as in any ESV Bible, but this Bible has 130 devotionals for the whole family. Each devotional is centered on a Bible story - basically telling the Bible story in a story form instead of verses - and is inserted right in the Bible text of that story. The devotionals have a picture, the devotional, questions for the whole family (3-4), and a key verse from the story. For ease of finding the devotionals, the page number is listed for the next devotional.
I like the Bible. I obviously did not read through the whole thing, but I did read some of the devotionals and looked over several others. They are well done, as are the pictures that accompany each story. The questions aren't difficult, yet are asked in a way to prompt thinking to come up with an answer.
I would have liked for the Bible to have more devotionals than it does, but 130 is still a good number.
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