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Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible: Rainbow

Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible: Rainbow

On 1/18 Pastor Tim wrote: This is a Bible which is designed for younger girls ages 6-10. It is a hardback Bible, which comes in a variety of cover options. The one I received from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for a review is the rainbow sequin version. Other couple of other options are available. The sequin cover is pretty ... Sequin Sparkle Bible

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5 Stars

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NIrV Seek and Explore Holy Bible, Softcover

NIrV Seek and Explore Holy Bible, Softcover

On 1/10 Pastor Tim wrote: This is a Bible designed for children ages 6-10. The text of the Bible is in the NIRV, which is translated in a fashion to place the text of the bible on a third grade reading level. There are numerous features in this Bible, including full-color, child-friendly maps, and plenty of engaging characters. The ... Seek and Explore Bible

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5 Stars

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NKJV, Ancient-Modern Bible, Hardcover, Comfort Print

NKJV, Ancient-Modern Bible, Hardcover, Comfort Print

On 11/28 Pastor Tim wrote: I received an electronic version of this bible for free from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for a review. I do not have to post a positive review, and all thoughts expressed are my own. With that disclaimer out of the way, let’s dive into the review. I do not like electronic versions of bibles for ... NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible

Pastor Tim's Rating:

4 Stars

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NKJV, Maxwell Leadership Bible, Third Edition, Hardcover, Comfort Print

NKJV, Maxwell Leadership Bible, Third Edition, Hardcover, Comfort Print

On 11/28 Pastor Tim wrote: Containing the entire text of the NKJV translation of the Bible, this work compiled by John Maxwell abounds with tools to help develop leaders with a biblical background for their foundation. Many different tools are found within the pages of this book. The extra tools found within this work are what ... Leadership Training

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5 Stars

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The Infographic Bible

The Infographic Bible

On 11/15 Pastor Tim wrote: I was not really sure what to expect of this title. Honestly, I thought it would be a Bible with a number of graphic representations included among the texts of the Scriptures. I was incorrect in this assumption. Rather than being a Bible with graphic representations included, it is a book of graphic ... Infographic Bible

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5 Stars

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NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Hardcover, Comfort Print

NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Hardcover, Comfort Print

On 11/1 Pastor Tim wrote: This is a re-branded version of the Zondervan NIV Study Bible and the content has not changed in any significant area. As for updates, there really are not too many in this bible. It has a three-column format now, which allows for a thinner bible. Additionally, it has a new type-face and a different ... NIV Theological Study Bible

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4 Stars

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The Case for Christ Daily Moment of Truth

The Case for Christ Daily Moment of Truth

On 10/1 Pastor Tim wrote: If you have read any of the works written by Lee Strobel, you are familiar with his style of writing and with his penchant for using apologetics using reason and logic to build his case for believing in Jesus Christ. I have not read all of his works in their entirety, but I have read part of all of his ... Case for Christ Daily Moment of Truth

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4 Stars

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NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Hardcover

NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Hardcover

On 9/26 Pastor Tim wrote: This review is for the updated third edition which is currently being released. There are multiple bindings for this bible, and the one I am reviewing is a copy of the hardcover version. The hardcover costs less than the leather binding or the leathersoft versions. I would recommend this version over ... NKJV Spirit-Filled Life Bible Hardcover

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5 Stars

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NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Leathersoft

NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Leathersoft

On 9/19 Pastor Tim wrote: This review is for the updated third edition which is currently being released. There are multiple bindings for this bible, and the one I am reviewing is a copy of the leathersoft binding version. This binding is brown in color and has an embossed dove on the cover. Additionally, this version has the ... NKJV Spirit-Filled Life Bible

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5 Stars

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NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Leathersoft

NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Leathersoft

On 9/12 Pastor Tim wrote: This review is for the updated third edition which is currently being released. There are multiple bindings for this bible, and the one I am reviewing is a copy of the leathersoft binding version. This binding is burgundy in color and has an embossed dove on the cover. This is a luxurious feeling bible. ... Spirit-Filled Life Bible Leathersoft Binding

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5 Stars

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NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Genuine Leather

NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Genuine Leather

On 9/7 Pastor Tim wrote: This review is for the updated third edition which is currently being released. There are multiple bindings for this bible, and the one I have reviewed is the genuine leather bound, thumb indexed version. From the box, some of the features are: Word Wealth – More than 650 word studies (including ... Spirit-Filled Life Bible

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5 Stars

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Less Than Perfect

Less Than Perfect

On 8/31 Pastor Tim wrote: When I heard about this book, I was intrigued to read it. It is described as “Broken men and women of the Bible and what we can learn from them.” Because of the list of people discussed in the book, one might think the author has compiled a masterful study of many lesser know individuals mentioned ... Less than Perfect

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5 Stars

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I Can Only Imagine for Little Ones

I Can Only Imagine for Little Ones

On 7/30 Pastor Tim wrote: This is a padded cover, board book written by Bart Millard of the group MercyMe. In case you were unaware of this fact, there has been a movie released in the past year by this title, and is the story of Bart Millard’s life and the story behind this very powerful song. The movie is very well done and ... I Can Only Imagine

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5 Stars

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Devotions from the Lake

Devotions from the Lake

On 7/25 Pastor Tim wrote: This is a very pretty devotional book. It is full of wonderful color pictures from areas near lakes from a variety of locations. There are 100 devotions which draw inspiration from the images, and a verse of Scripture. This is one volume from a series of devotionals published by Thomas Nelson. Each volume ... Devotions from the Lake

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3 Stars

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Big Trucks

Big Trucks

On 7/20 Pastor Tim wrote: This is a cute little board book that my grandsons approximate ages 3 1/2 and 2, are going to love. What little kid does not like to see big machinery in action? In this book, the child not only sees pictures of the various types of trucks, each page has different textures added to the page somewhere. ... Big Trucks - Touch and Feel

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5 Stars

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ICB Golden Princess Sparkle Bible

ICB Golden Princess Sparkle Bible

On 6/29 Pastor Tim wrote: The title of this bible pretty much sums up what this bible is all about. It is a children’s bible, with a sparkly cover intended to attract young girls as readers. The translation of this bible is the ICB (International Children’s Bible) and is written at a third grade reading level, making it much ... ICB Golden Princess Sparkle Bible

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5 Stars

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Adventure Bible Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations

Adventure Bible Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations

On 5/31 Pastor Tim wrote: I don’t like to end things on a negative note, so I will get the negative out of the way at the outset so I can end my review on a positive note. Based on the title of this book, I believe most readers would expect biblical insight of some sort far beyond what is given. Granted, there are bible verses ... Adventure Bible

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4 Stars

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NKJV, Deluxe Reader's Bible, Cloth over Board

NKJV, Deluxe Reader's Bible, Cloth over Board

On 4/30 Pastor Tim wrote: The new wave of reader’s bibles are an excellent investment in my opinion. I have the NIV version and now the NKJV. I believe there is a multi-volume ESV version and perhaps some other translations I have not seen yet. The benefit of these bibles is the removal of chapter and verse markers within the ... NKJV Reader's Bible

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5 Stars

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BibleForce

BibleForce

On 4/24 Pastor Tim wrote: Graphic novels have seemingly been gaining great popularity in recent years. In the years of my youth, comic books were popular. Most of them did not carry a book into the artwork, but there were some which condensed novels into comic form. The artwork was not spectacular, but it was something young ... Bibleforce - The First Heroes Bible

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5 Stars

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NKJV, Minister's Bible, Imitation Leather

NKJV, Minister's Bible, Imitation Leather

On 4/17 Pastor Tim wrote: Contained within this bible is the Nelson’s Minister’s Manual. In order to find the contents of the manual, there is a thumb index in the middle of the bible. The placement of this manual is actually in between the Old Testament and the New Testament. With a lay-flat binding, the placement of the ... NKJV Minister's Bible

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5 Stars

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NKJV, Vines Expository Bible

NKJV, Vines Expository Bible

On 3/30 Pastor Tim wrote: This is a bible full of helps for those who are preachers, teachers or avid learners. Contained within the NKJV text of the Scriptures are found several helpful features. All of the features are presented in a larger than normal font for a study bible of this caliber. The font size is a 10.5, whereas ... Vines Expository Bible

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5 Stars

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NIV, Journal the Word Reference Bible, Hardcover

NIV, Journal the Word Reference Bible, Hardcover

On 3/26 Pastor Tim wrote: This is a very nice bible to have if you like to keep notes in your bible. The text is in a single column format, with wide margins on each page. The margins are lined with faint lines so, if you like lines they are there, but if you don’t they are light enough you really won’t notice them. The version ... NIV Journal the Word

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4 Stars

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The Rescue

The Rescue

On 2/27 Pastor Tim wrote: This book is a set of 7 stories of lives which have been transformed by the power of God. Each story is told by Pastor Jim Cymbala, but relayed as the stories were told to him by the individuals. Each of the stories are from people known personally by Pastor Cymbala. Thus each story has an exceptionally ... The Rescue

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5 Stars

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NKJV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible

NKJV Faithlife Illustrated Study Bible

On 2/15 Pastor Tim wrote: This bible is presented by the makers of LOGOS bible software. To that end, the contents of the study materials seem to be a step above what is found in many study bibles for some reason. The number of features found in the bible are quite impressive and I find myself being drawn to using this study ... Faithlife Study Bible

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5 Stars

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NIV, The Woman's Study Bible

NIV, The Woman's Study Bible

On 2/2 Pastor Tim wrote: This is a wonderful full-color study bible which is designed to minister to women. The nature of being full-color is not like a full-color photograph, but printed in multiple colors on a typical bible type paper. The full bible is not full-color. Each book of the bible have decorative color in the introductory ... NIV Woman's Study Bible

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5 Stars

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Devotions from the Mountains

Devotions from the Mountains

On 1/24 Pastor Tim wrote: Here is a very pretty devotional. By that I mean, the photographs found throughout the book are simply wonderful. Each picture is of mountain scenery, and each is testament to the glorious nature of God’s creation. Each photo is printed in full-color. Some of the photos are single page, some are facing ... Devotions from the Mountains

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5 Stars

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NIV Journal the Word Bible for Teens

NIV Journal the Word Bible for Teens

On 1/5 Pastor Tim wrote: The title of this entry pretty much sums up what this bible is. It is a leathersoft over board bound bible which is a gold and floral printed cover. The floral theme runs throughout the bible. As for the leathersoft, it means this is a hardback bible with a psuedo-leather covering over the boards. It ... NIV Teen Girl Journaling Bible

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4 Stars

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NKJV Study Bible for Kids

NKJV Study Bible for Kids

On 12/13 Pastor Tim wrote: This bible has the potential to be a great bible, but do to the paper binding I can only say is a good bible. As it is designed for kids, I feel it should have a tougher type of binding, say a hardback or leatherette binding. The covers are brightly colored, but simply a heavy-weight cardstock. That ... NKJV Study Bible for Kids

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4 Stars

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Bearded Gospel Men

Bearded Gospel Men

On 11/27 Pastor Tim wrote: This is a rather unique book as one can tell from the title. I was intrigued by the title and when I read description, I was ready to read it for myself. I am glad I chose to read this book as it is entertaining, witty and educational. The premise of the book is the spiritual nature of bearded heroes ... Bearded Gospel Men

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5 Stars

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NKJV, Unapologetic Study Bible, Hardcover

NKJV, Unapologetic Study Bible, Hardcover

On 11/16 Pastor Tim wrote: Here is a study bible with a well planned approach. Each book of the bible has and introduction, and as part of the introduction there is a grid which helps the reader know which themes are present. The grid has an x-axis of Biblical, Historical, Quotations & Writings, and Commentary. The y-axis has ... NKJV Unapologetic Study Bible

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5 Stars

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NIV, Thinline Bible

NIV, Thinline Bible

On 11/6 Pastor Tim wrote: This bible contains no groundbreaking features. It is the text of the NIV with the standard textual footnotes one would expect of an NIV bible. This version is thumb indexed to help quickly locate the books of the bible. One interesting feature is there are two ribbon markers which are different colors. ... NIV Thinline Bible

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5 Stars

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NIV, The Sola Scriptura Bible Project: The Complete Collection

NIV, The Sola Scriptura Bible Project: The Complete Collection

On 11/1 Pastor Tim wrote: When I had the chance to obtain this work for review, I did not realize it was a four volume set, but when I received it I was very pleased with the physical characteristics of the project. I will explain the appearance first. There are four volumes, hardbacks, in a box. All of the volumes are navy ... NIV Sola Scriptura Collection

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5 Stars

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The NIV Color Code Bible

The NIV Color Code Bible

On 10/18 Pastor Tim wrote: I continue to check our color coded bibles for the simple reason I am colorblind and would love to find one that I can use. Unfortunately, this is not that bible. While the publishers cannot help the fact I am colorblind, they could really help if they would find a way to make the colors more varied. The ... Niv Color Code Bible

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3 Stars

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NIV Reader's Bible

NIV Reader's Bible

On 10/6 Pastor Tim wrote: This is not a new concept, but it is an interesting one nonetheless. The text of the NIV bible has been formatted in a single column structure, and the chapter and verse markers have been removed from the text. There are indications at the top of the pages as to the section of text on the page, and subtle ... NIV Reader's Bible

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5 Stars

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Jesus Always Large Deluxe

Jesus Always Large Deluxe

On 9/26 Pastor Tim wrote: Author Sarah Young has been both popularized and criticized for her writings over the past few years. This devotional will not change the minds of those who do either of those things. If you have loved reading the previous works of the author, you will love this devotional. If you have criticized her ... Jesus Always

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5 Stars

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KJV, Know the Word Study Bible

KJV, Know the Word Study Bible

On 9/18 Pastor Tim wrote: This is a nice study bible, utilizing the King James translation of the Scriptures. According the back cover, there are three approaches which can be utilized to use this bible: Book by Book, Verse by Verse, or Topic by Topic. In the first two types of studies, there are notes and study aids, which ... Know the Word Study Bible

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5 Stars

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The Red Letter Words of Jesus

The Red Letter Words of Jesus

On 9/7 Pastor Tim wrote: This is a small devotional based on the words of Jesus Christ, which are frequently printed in red, thus the title. I was quite excited to get this book for review purposes, but my excitement was quickly diminished when I received the book and began to read through it. First let me begin by saying this ... Red Letter Devotional

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4 Stars

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The King James Study Bible, Full-Color Edition

The King James Study Bible, Full-Color Edition

On 8/14 Pastor Tim wrote: For starters, from an ascetics standpoint this is a beautiful bible. It is brown bonded leather, with full color study aides inside. With a lay-flat construction, this bible is a wonderful option for a KJV study bible. Some of the study features include hundreds of full-color maps, images and charts. ... KJV Full-Color Study Bible

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5 Stars

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NKJV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

NKJV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

On 8/8 Pastor Tim wrote: I previously reviewed the NIV version of this bible, and the NKJV is no different in the study notes or aids as far as I can tell. The only difference is the translation of the Bible itself. It is possible some of the translational notes will be effected by the translation itself, but overall the bible ... NKJV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

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5 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Gramps and Gran

The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Gramps and Gran

On 8/2 Pastor Tim wrote: Here we have another Berenstain Bears book for review. This one is a short little edition with a cute story line. The book tells a story of a rainy day activity to celebrate Grandparents Day, using the story of Noah and the flood to illustrate Biblical truth with a family friendly story. The story is ... Bless Our Gramps and Gran

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5 Stars

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NIV, Revolution Bible

NIV, Revolution Bible

On 6/28 Pastor Tim wrote: Here is a study bible which is stated to be aimed at teenage boys. With that in mind, I can say I believe they have done a great job. This bible is very contemporary in it design and quite attractive in its presentation. It is loaded with features and with great study features. From the publisher, here ... Revolution Study Bible

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5 Stars

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The Comeback (softcover)

The Comeback (softcover)

On 6/8 Pastor Tim wrote: This is a softcover version of a previously released book. I really don't know what the differences are in this version and the previous releases, so I can only speak to his edition. The book is written by Louis Giglio. While I found the contents basis for hope, I do not necessarily see the world as ... The Comeback

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4 Stars

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NIV Kids' Visual Study Bible, Hardcover, Full Color Interior

NIV Kids' Visual Study Bible, Hardcover, Full Color Interior

On 5/25 Pastor Tim wrote: This is probably one of the best study Bibles I have seen in recent years. The features are vast and the details included are quite interesting. Visually, the graphics are better or at least on par with many Bible handbooks available on the market. The full-color cover is bright and captures the reader’s ... Fantastic Study Bible

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5 Stars

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David Jeremiah Morning and Evening Devotions

David Jeremiah Morning and Evening Devotions

On 5/16 Pastor Tim wrote: This particular title is by David Jeremiah, not by Charles Spurgeon though it has a similar name. Beyond the name similarities, the idea is the same a short devotional for the morning and one for the evening. The book is a perpetual edition with the days of the year, but no year included. You can use ... Morning and Evening Devotions

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5 Stars

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All Things Bright and Beautiful

All Things Bright and Beautiful

On 5/10 Pastor Tim wrote: This is a wonderful children's board book, intended for very young children. It is based on a hymn by this title. The book has about 10 pages, so it does not include all of the verses of the song, but I do not feel this diminishes the work at all. The book itself is a padded hardcover board book with ... All Things Bright and Beautiful

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5 Stars

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Grandpa Hugs

Grandpa Hugs

On 5/5 Pastor Tim wrote: This is a padded hard-cover boardbook with about 20 pages in it. The illustrations are all very cute and they are full of bright colors. Each set of two pages has one page fully illustrated while the other page has a short 4-line writing about a different aspect of life with Grandpa. Here is a for-example. ... Grandpa Hugs

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5 Stars

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The Beginner's Bible Carry-Along Treasury

The Beginner's Bible Carry-Along Treasury

On 5/2 Pastor Tim wrote: This small children’s bible is full of brightly colored illustrations and is just great for little ones. The book has a carry handle and a magnetic closure on it so little ones can carry the bible and get it open without issues. Not really sure why the magnetic closure is needed, but it does give a ... Great little children's Bible story book

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5 Stars

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The Woman's Study Bible, NKJV

The Woman's Study Bible, NKJV

On 4/27 Pastor Tim wrote: When considering a study bible for a woman in your life, this would be a great option to consider. A hardback, clothe covered bible in full color. While it is a very pretty bible, it has a great study note system within it as well. All in all, this is a great option for looks as well as application. The ... NKJV Woman's Study Bible

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5 Stars

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KJV, Thinline Bible, Large Print, Imitation Leather, Black, Red Letter Edition

KJV, Thinline Bible, Large Print, Imitation Leather, Black, Red Letter Edition

On 4/12 Pastor Tim wrote: This bible is pretty basic, but a nice basic. This bible has a 10-point typeface which is a new, proprietary typeface for Thomas Nelson. A variety of bindings are available for this series of bible, and the one I have is a black leathersoft binding. Dual ribbon markers are included, and it is a red-letter ... KJV Thinline Bible

Pastor Tim's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Beautiful Word Devotional

The Beautiful Word Devotional

On 4/7 Pastor Tim wrote: I was a bit surprised about this devotional in that the Beautiful Word Bible is a coloring bible, but this devotional is actually fully colored already. I expected it to be a devotional which had places where the reader could color as they meditated on the Scripture and the devotional thought of the ... Beautiful Word Devotional

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5 Stars

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The Illusionist's Apprentice

The Illusionist's Apprentice

On 3/21 Pastor Tim wrote: This book is a fictional work about a woman who was once the apprentice for Harry Houdini. She becomes integral in helping to investigate another illusionist after his act causes the death of a dead man. Yes, you read that right and no I did not mistype my words. It took me a little bit to understand ... The Illusionist's Apprentice

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4 Stars

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NIV The Plans I Have for You Holy Bible, Hardcover

NIV The Plans I Have for You Holy Bible, Hardcover

On 2/23 Pastor Tim wrote: This is a bible aimed toward youngsters ages 8-12. I can’t say with certainty, but I think ZonderKidz missed the mark on both ends of the spectrum. While this is a serviceable bible, it is not one I would urge people to run out and buy for a few different reasons, not the least of which is the price ... The Plans I Have For You Bible

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3 Stars

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NIV Investigator's Holy Bible, Hardcover

NIV Investigator's Holy Bible, Hardcover

On 2/20 Pastor Tim wrote: This bible is a really interesting new bible from Zonderkidz. To begin with the casewrapped cover is bright and has great eye appeal. Full colored cover with metallic appearance allows this bible to be quickly picked out as different from other bibles on the shelf. The features contained within are vast ... Investigator's Holy Bible

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5 Stars

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How's Your Soul

How's Your Soul

On 2/6 Pastor Tim wrote: Most of the time I read books and find a few nuggets of wisdom, especially when those works are written by certain favorite authors. Other authors really capture my attention and cause me to delve deeper in the the Bible and into the book I am reading to try to understand the implications for my life ... How's Your Soul

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5 Stars

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NKJV, Know The Word Study Bible

NKJV, Know The Word Study Bible

On 1/1 Pastor Tim wrote: I am reviewing the e-book version of this study bible, not the physical copy version of it. While I personally find electronic versions of bibles difficult to navigate a lot of the time, this one seems to be rather well put together. Instead of viewing it on a Kindle or on a handheld device, I utilized ... Great e-bible version

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5 Stars

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The Story Devotional

The Story Devotional

On 12/31 Pastor Tim wrote: This devotional is based on the version of the bible called The Story. The premise behind the Story, and this devotional, is to allow the reader to gain an overview of the story contained within the bible from beginning to end without having all of the depth included in the scriptures. The Story is a ... The Story Devotional

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5 Stars

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The Jesus Bible, NIV Edition

The Jesus Bible, NIV Edition

On 12/17 Pastor Tim wrote: This is an interesting bible for a number of reasons. First the physical bible has a couple of interesting features. First, this is a hardcover bible, but it has a linen fabric cover. This gives an interesting tactile feel to the bible when you pick it up. Secondly, the size is odd. It is a mere 8 inches ... Great devotional bible option

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5 Stars

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NIV Bible for Teen Guys

NIV Bible for Teen Guys

On 12/13 Pastor Tim wrote: Today you men need Godly role models more than ever before. This bible does a great job of sharing insights from Godly men, targeting it toward teenage you men. Contained within the pages of this bible are some great study aids, and some great articles. The articles are tied to a given passage of scripture ... NIV Bible for Teen Guys

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5 Stars

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Grace for the Moment Large Deluxe

Grace for the Moment Large Deluxe

On 12/8 Pastor Tim wrote: The subtitle of this work by Max Lucado appropriately states, “Inspirational Thoughts for Each Day of the Year”. Max’s words are both thought provoking and helpful in reminding us how we should approach our daily lives. Contained within the pages are over 365 brief thoughts of inspiring messages ... Beautiful edition of a wonderful book

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5 Stars

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NIV My Journal Bible, Pink

NIV My Journal Bible, Pink

On 11/24 Pastor Tim wrote: This is a journaling bible, pretty straightforward and simply put. Here is a list of the features given by the publisher: Lines on each page for journaling and notes Thick paper perfect for any writing utensil A presentation page for gift giving A “How to Use This Bible” page to get you started on ... NIV Journaling Bible

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5 Stars

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NKJV, Study Bible

NKJV, Study Bible

On 10/7 Pastor Tim wrote: Seriously, Thomas Nelson needs someone to help them with the naming of their bibles. I did a search on CBD site with “NKJV Study Bible” and it returned 98 hits for that phrase in the titles of bibles, with the vast majority of them coming from Thomas Nelson. They need more descriptive titles for ... Great Bible, poor choice of a name

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5 Stars

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Really Woolly 5-Minute Bedtime Treasury

Really Woolly 5-Minute Bedtime Treasury

On 9/27 Pastor Tim wrote: This is a book designed to help settle children down for bedtime and give the caregiver the opportunity to spend a few quality minutes each evening in helping the child’s spiritual growth in the process. I think it has hit all of the marks in the process. The illustrations are all based around sheep, ... Really Woolly 5-Minute Bedtime Treasury

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5 Stars

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NKJV Word Study Bible

NKJV Word Study Bible

On 9/21 Pastor Tim wrote: Having never studied Greek or Hebrew, I often rely upon language study tools which are readily available to help clarify a given passage of Scripture. The problem is unless one has a good electronic library available, this process can become quite cumbersome. Enter the NKJV Word Study Bible. Thomas ... NKJV Word Study Bible

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5 Stars

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Moments with the Savior

Moments with the Savior

On 9/16 Pastor Tim wrote: Emphasis on devotionals come and go, sometime when something new comes out there is a lot of hype and that is pretty much all it is, hype. In the case of, the devotional titled, "Moments with the Savior" goes against that trend. Somehow, through the years I have missed the devotional works of Ken Gire, ... Great devotional

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5 Stars

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It's Not Fair

It's Not Fair

On 8/31 Pastor Tim wrote: I chose this book for review because the description sounded interesting. I did not realize it was primarily written to women. While it is primarily directed toward women, I really be it an interesting read. I believe we males often take women for granted, and when difficult circumstances arise we do ... It's Not Fair

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5 Stars

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NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

On 8/17 Pastor Tim wrote: This bible is either going to be extremely beneficial to the reader, or a complete irritant. It really depends on the reader. I tend to fall into the former category and love this bible. So, why would I believe there would be this divide. Let me try to explain without offending. I have known many people ... Great addition to any biblical library.

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Today's Moment of Truth

Today's Moment of Truth

On 7/27 Pastor Tim wrote: I have a problem with many apologists, in the matter of “proving” their faith. Well crafted arguments for any number of topics from the validity of the Bible, to the Virgin Birth, to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, etc. really don’t do much for me. I believe in the Scriptures as the inspired ... Today's Moment of Truth

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NIrV Minecrafters Bible, Hardcover

NIrV Minecrafters Bible, Hardcover

On 7/11 Pastor Tim wrote: I do not play Minecraft, nor do I really plan to start playing. However, I do realize it is wildly popular today, so I wanted to check this bible out when I got the chance. To start with, it is the NIrV translation, so there is really nothing much to add to this fact. It is the entire text of the bible, ... NIrV Minecrafters Bible

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The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury

The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury

On 7/6 Pastor Tim wrote: While reviewing books, I frequently learn things. This should not be a surprise, as books should help us learn. While reviewing “The Look and Tell Bible”, I learned a new term: rebus. No, rebus does not mean one gets off a bus, only to get back onto said bus. I had seen rebus books before, have used ... Caring and SharingTreasury

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The Look and Tell Bible

The Look and Tell Bible

On 7/1 Pastor Tim wrote: While reviewing books, I frequently learn things. This should not be a surprise, as books should help us learn. While reviewing “The Look and Tell Bible”, I learned a new term: rebus. No, rebus does not mean one gets off a bus, only to get back onto said bus. I had seen rebus books before, have used ... The Look and Tell Bible

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The Color Code Bible

The Color Code Bible

On 6/27 Pastor Tim wrote: It seems to me the NKJV Color Code Bible is a "kid" version of the earlier released Rainbow Study Bible. I never appreciated the Rainbow Study Bible for the simple reason I am a color-blind individual and have difficulties distinguishing between the colors. That hasn't changed in this bible. I still ... NKJV Color Code Bible

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What Christians Ought to Believe

What Christians Ought to Believe

On 6/21 Pastor Tim wrote: The author of this work is Michael Bird, a PhD from Queensland, Australia who is a lecturer in theology. As one might imagine, as an individual with a doctorate in theology, Bird does a very nice job of bringing the reader into an understanding of the importance of the scope and impact of the Apostle's ... What Christians Ought to Believe

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A Doubter's Guide to the Ten Commandments

A Doubter's Guide to the Ten Commandments

On 6/14 Pastor Tim wrote: This book is part theology and part philosophy. In it the author tries to build his case that the code of conduct which nearly everyone in the modern world believes to be acceptable is essentially based upon the 10 Commandments. Specifically, the book is targeted toward those, as the title would suggest, ... A Doubter's Guide to the Ten Commandments

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NKJV, American Woman's Bible

NKJV, American Woman's Bible

On 6/7 Pastor Tim wrote: The NKJV American Woman’s Bible is an interesting bible to check out. It is part history book, part bible and part devotional bible. As a person interested in history, I was intrigued by this bible and had the opportunity to check it out in person. The title may confuse some, but it most definitely ... NKJV American Woman's Bible

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With My Eyes Wide Open

With My Eyes Wide Open

On 6/1 Pastor Tim wrote: Autobiographical works tend to be in one of two groups for me. They either draw me to a point I would want to know the individual on a personal basis or where I am glad I only know about this person from a distance. In "With My Eyes Wide Open", Brian "Head" Welch has endearingly placed himself in the ... Eyes Wide Open

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NKJV, Teen Study Bible, Hardcover

NKJV, Teen Study Bible, Hardcover

On 5/25 Pastor Tim wrote: The NKJV Teen Study Bible is choked full of features for the teen who is looking for answers to many of life’s more perplexing questions. This bible is designed for students aged 13-16, but those ranges can be extended upward and downward depending on the teen you might have in mind. Regardless, this ... NKJV Teen Study Bible

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NIV, Lifehacks Bible, Hardcover

NIV, Lifehacks Bible, Hardcover

On 5/20 Pastor Tim wrote: The first question someone might deem necessary to ask would be, “What is a lifehack?” In the introduction, the compiler/author of the study material expounds, “A ‘Lifehack’ describes any advice, shortcut, tip or skill that will help you get things done more efficiently and effectively.” ... NIV LIfehacks Bible

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The Daniel Prayer

The Daniel Prayer

On 5/17 Pastor Tim wrote: Prayer is a topic which is both encouraging and discouraging at the same time. Many of us want to learn how to be more effective in our prayer lives, but at the same time when we begin to read about how to improve our prayer lives we sense how inadequate we actually are in our current prayer lives. Anne ... The Daniel Prayer

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NKJV Study Bible, Personal Size, Paperback

NKJV Study Bible, Personal Size, Paperback

On 5/9 Pastor Tim wrote: The bible I am reviewing today is actually more properly described as, “NKJV Study Bible, Full Color Edition, Personal Size, Paperback”, but I felt that was just too much for the title of the review. I really wish publishers could come up with better names than simple “NKJV Study Bible” because ... NKJV Study Bible

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Counting Blessings

Counting Blessings

On 5/4 Pastor Tim wrote: This one is a hard one about which to write a lengthy review, so I will quickly sum up my thoughts. The book is a simple board book designed to not only teach little ones to count, but also to be thankful. The beautifully illustrated pages give a number and item (s) for which to be thankful. Numbering ... Counting Blessings

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NKJV, The Chronological Study Bible

NKJV, The Chronological Study Bible

On 4/30 Pastor Tim wrote: Which came first? When one picks up a bible, they are literally reading a compilation of works by various authors across multiple millennia. To compound the confusion of the reader, the New Testament frequent quotes the Old Testament, bouncing the reader back and forth through time and space. How is ... Which came first?

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NIrV, Kids' Quest Study Bible, Hardcover

NIrV, Kids' Quest Study Bible, Hardcover

On 4/22 Pastor Tim wrote: I am never quite sure what the differences are between new versions of older bibles. I don’t know if they updated the questions, bindings, translations, or who knows what. My guess is if you have an earlier version of this bible, you will probably not want to buy this version if your older one is in ... Kids' Quest Study Bible

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Man, Myth, Messiah

Man, Myth, Messiah

On 4/18 Pastor Tim wrote: Throughout my life, I have seen a change in the way Christians have approached apologetics. I have witnessed a lot of different doctrines defended, as well as many denominational stances argued. When I was younger, the Bible was the standard starting point generally agreed upon as the basis of authority. ... Great introduction to apologetics

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Wonders of Creation

Wonders of Creation

On 4/8 Pastor Tim wrote: OK, I am a bit puzzled by the craze of adult coloring books. Maybe it is because I am a colorblind individual who really never got into coloring in the first place. So the idea of "Christian" coloring book seems a bit odd to me. Wonders of Creation is just that though. It is an adult coloring book published ... Wonders of Creation

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Visual Theology

Visual Theology

On 4/5 Pastor Tim wrote: Theology in general is a vital, yet divisive, part of Christianity. As Christians, we should all consider ourselves to be theologians because we are, or should be at least, vested in the study of God. However, during the course of this study, we find that not all people will agree with our positions ... Visual Theology

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Core Christianity

Core Christianity

On 3/30 Pastor Tim wrote: “Core Christianity: Finding Yourself in God’s Story” is a new book by Michael Horton which I have had the opportunity to review. According to the publisher, “This introduction to the basic doctrines of Christianity is a helpful guide by a respected theologian and a popular author, and it includes ... Core Christianity

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I Can Learn to Pray

I Can Learn to Pray

On 3/22 Pastor Tim wrote: I recently received a copy of “I Can Learn to Pray”, a 52-week devotional for children. The concept is great, and the execution of the author and illustrator is as well. If you are looking for something to help you teach small ones how to pray, the importance of prayer, or the benefits and joys of ... Great prayer devotional for kids.

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The Seven Laws of Love

The Seven Laws of Love

On 3/17 Pastor Tim wrote: The Seven Laws of Love is the title of a new book by Dave Willis. The title may be a bit legalistic sounding, and perhaps he might have re-thought the title a bit before the book went to press. That said, the material contained in the book is very good information and people should read it for themselves. ... The Seven Laws of Love

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Under the Sea Holy Bible, NIrV

Under the Sea Holy Bible, NIrV

On 3/5 Pastor Tim wrote: I love to snorkel for the simple reason the world under the ocean is a spectacular place which cannot truly be enjoyed unless you find a way to actually immerse yourself in it. So, when I had the chance to receive a copy of the “Under the Sea, NIrV Bible” for review purposes, I was very excited. ... Not a great children's bible

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This Is Awkward

This Is Awkward

On 3/1 Pastor Tim wrote: Quite the title isn’t it. Actually, the title is the name of a new book by a man named Sammy Rhodes. The text of the book is really something that should interest every person, but the way in which the author portrays the material is well, awkward. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t bad per se but depending ... Not necessarily age appropriate

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NIV, Life Connect Study Bible

NIV, Life Connect Study Bible

On 2/24 Pastor Tim wrote: When reviewing bibles, a lot of common features tend to appear. The nice thing which happens is when a bible has multiple features coinciding within the work rather than having a single feature. Some of the more common features about which I am talking include book introductions, timelines, character ... Great application based study bible

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Veggie Tales Bible NIrV

Veggie Tales Bible NIrV

On 2/19 Pastor Tim wrote: A few years back a Veggie Tales bible was sold and from what I can tell this version is basically different in the binding primarily. I do not have the original to compare, so if you have the earlier version, you might want to pass on this one. However, if you did not get the original, and you love Veggie ... Wish for more full-color

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NKJV, Apply the Word Study Bible, Hardcover, Red Letter Edition

NKJV, Apply the Word Study Bible, Hardcover, Red Letter Edition

On 2/15 Pastor Tim wrote: Rather than reiterate the manufacturers list of features for this bible, I will recommend an interested buyer read the list of features. I do this because there is much I wish to say about the features and for the sake of brevity, I turn to this now. Each book begins with an introduction, then a list ... An excellent study bible.

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I Will Follow Jesus Bible Storybook

I Will Follow Jesus Bible Storybook

On 2/2 Pastor Tim wrote: One of my favorite authors of the past few years has been Judah Smith. He brings a perspective of love and acceptance to a hurting world in his works, because he directs people toward Jesus Christ rather than toward religion. I greatly admire this about the books of his which I have read, and honestly, ... Beautiful presentation of our Savior.

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Big Dreams, Big Prayers Bible for Kids NIV

Big Dreams, Big Prayers Bible for Kids NIV

On 1/28 Pastor Tim wrote: This bible is targeted at children ages 9-12 and is a bible which includes devotions, teaching tools along with three reading plans as well as a topical index. All of this with the main emphasis of teaching children about how to pray and giving them practical insights as to how and why to pray. Each ... Big Dreams, Big Prayers, Big Deal

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The 11th Demon

The 11th Demon

On 1/28 Pastor Tim wrote: I have been reading a book for review purposes and I have to wonder out loud about some things. The title of the book is the 11th Demon by Bruce Hennigan. This title is the third in a series which began with the 13th Demon, then the 12th Demon. The books are to be a series of 13 volumes, with each volume ... Fiction or Reality?

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NIV, God's Justice Bible, Hardcover

NIV, God's Justice Bible, Hardcover

On 1/22 Pastor Tim wrote: From the introduction, “The book you hold in your hands is the story of a God who sees disease and wants it healed, who hears the cry of the oppressed and is determined to make things right. Many people restrict the Bible by thinking it’s just a book of rules and religion…The Bible tells the story ... God loves justice, we should too.

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Jesus Is For You

Jesus Is For You

On 1/6 Pastor Tim wrote: This is a great little book by author Judah Smith. I became acquainted with Judah's work through his book, Jesus Is_____ a few years ago. Upon reading that book, I became a fan of the way Judah writes and thinks. His approach is fresh and insightful, and one which I truly admire. This is a great little ... Rules or Revelations

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NKJV Prophecy Study Bible, 2015 Edition

NKJV Prophecy Study Bible, 2015 Edition

On 12/26 Pastor Tim wrote: Prophecy is a topic which can, and historically has, caused division. Has a prophecy been fulfilled? When will it be fulfilled? Was there a partial fulfillment which will be completely fulfilled in the future? The questions could gone on ad nauseam. For this reason, I tend to shy away from study of prophecy ... If you are not a Premillennial Rapture adherent, find a different study bible

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NIV Bible for Men

NIV Bible for Men

On 12/20 Pastor Tim wrote: Bibles come in all shapes, sizes, translations, bindings and a variety of other options. The bible I want to discuss here is the one in the title of this blog, NIV Bible for Men. The copy I have to review is a compact sized, hard-cover bible. It is a black letter edition, meaning the words of Christ ... Great option for a men's devotional bible.

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Companion to the Old Testament

Companion to the Old Testament

On 12/15 Pastor Tim wrote: While reading this book, I have waffled between, "This is really minimal" to "Interesting, I did not know this". Overall, I find the work to be a decent handbook though not very detailed. As it is designed as an overview of the Old Testament, thus the depth is lacking on purpose. Reaching an encompassing ... Useful, usable companion to the Old Testament

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