Monday, May 16, 2016

ESV Family Devotional Bible with a giveaway

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. 


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.

Giveaway: Courtesy of FlyBy Promotions, I have one copy of the ESV Family Devotional Bible to give away.

To enter, comment with your favorite Bible verse. I will pick a winner 10 days from today, May 26; using

Enter my other giveaway for a copy of a great juvenile fiction book, The League and the Lantern, drawing May 19.

Giveaway for US and Canada only.

Thanks to FlyBy Promotions for the review and giveaway copies.

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Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


KayM said...

I have so many favorite bible verses, but my verses for this year are Philippians 2:3-5:
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus…
Thank you for the giveaway,

Unknown said...

My favorite verse(s) is 73:25-26. It reminds me to love God more than anything else and then promises that He will help me do that!

Shakeia Rieux said...

1 Corinthians 2:12
What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.

Anonymous said...

My favorite verse is Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Gladys Pate