Book Review ~
Everyday Matters Bible for women
Everyday Matters Bible for Women is
1603 pages of sheer beauty!
The day after I received this book from CWA for review, I took it to my women’s bible study and it was an instant hit, passed around from friend to friend to admire. It’s aesthetic beauty is is more than a traditional bible – it’s an NLT bible, a study guide, and a manual for changing “should” into “could!” If there was ever a moment where you had to grab a book – just one book – to read over and over again, this one would be the perfect choice. It not only speaks to the heart with it’s biblical passages but enriches the soul with it’s practical applications and weaves a path that allows you to navigate the bible along your journey.
I cannot express enough how much I adore the presentation of this bible. The 24 colorful spiritual icons in the front of the book help you navigate through important practices. They are listed in alphabetical order and look like small aps for a phone ~ easy to recognize, remember and apply to your daily faith walk!
The 4 basic features that make this bible extraordinary are:
1. Everyday Matters
2. Everyday Profiles
3. Everyday Q & A
4. Everyday Reflections
There are also scriptures of note that are easy to reference topics of relevance. For example, if you are looking for scriptures on Stewardship, the index guide has scriptures at a glance that you can go directly to the bible and read The Word. I found the vast list of contributors to the book to be a nice touch as well and is great insight to thoughts and works from other authors.
One inspiration quote that drew me in is about halfway through and it reads:
“One morning as I looked out at my front yard, rather than noticing the yard work I needed to do, I simply thought: "Lord, there’s a new day out there – and I’m alive to enjoy it!” Amen! Rather than focus on our daily to do lists and things we have done, or done wrong, or didn’t get done, as christians it’s vital to focus on God first and foremost as a our spiritual guide through the day. We can CHOSE to have that frame of mind that says “I’m here, I’m listening” rather than let the mundane activities of our daily, busy lives take over.
This isn’t a book you can rush through. Take your time. REALLY read it. FEEL it. Let it speak to your heart. Due to a 3 week turnaround time for reviewing, I had to rush through this faster than I would have liked, however, it will be a forever book for me. The only drawback to this exquisite book is the pages are terribly thin and are very easy to rip even with a simple turn of a page. It needs to be treated very kindly and with loving care. I give this book 5 stars and wish there were a higher mark than that! It’s simply splendid!
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
I am part of The CWA Review Crew.