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We've all been there. Those spiritual "dry times" when nothing seems to get through or make sense. Many have found that reading the Word from the New Living Translation is like coming across an unexpected oasis, right in the middle of the desert. An oasis filled with cool, refreshing Living Water . . . And all who come will drink deeply and find refreshment for their soul. We've all been there. Those spiritual "dry times" when nothing seems to get through or make sense. Many have found that reading the Word from the New Living Translation is like coming across an unexpected oasis, right in the middle of the desert. An oasis filled with cool, refreshing Living Water . . . And all who come will drink deeply and find refreshment for their soul. "The Holy Bible," Living Water edition features the New Living Translation and a simple, topical helpfinder up front. Readers can look up topics referenced "For Those Who Thirst for..." ...Encouragement, Guidance, Healing, Contentments, and 117 other topics. Scripture passages are written out for each topic, accompanied by a key insight, and supplemented with references for numerous passages.


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We've all been there. Those spiritual "dry times" when nothing seems to get through or make sense. Many have found that reading the Word from the New Living Translation is like coming across an unexpected oasis, right in the middle of the desert. An oasis filled with cool, refreshing Living Water . . . And all who come will drink deeply and find refreshment for their soul. We've all been there. Those spiritual "dry times" when nothing seems to get through or make sense. Many have found that reading the Word from the New Living Translation is like coming across an unexpected oasis, right in the middle of the desert. An oasis filled with cool, refreshing Living Water . . . And all who come will drink deeply and find refreshment for their soul. "The Holy Bible," Living Water edition features the New Living Translation and a simple, topical helpfinder up front. Readers can look up topics referenced "For Those Who Thirst for..." ...Encouragement, Guidance, Healing, Contentments, and 117 other topics. Scripture passages are written out for each topic, accompanied by a key insight, and supplemented with references for numerous passages.

30 review for Holy Bible NLT, Living Water Edition

  1. 5 out of 5

    Donna

    I am always reading this. When the year ends, I just begin again. God is the most important part of my life. Without Him there is nothing.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Alan

    I grew up reading the King James Version ("KJV") of the Bible. A few years ago I laughed at modern Bible translations. "They don't even come close to the historic and poetic language of the KJV," I would argue. That was until I actually picked up the New Living Translation ("NLT") and read the whole thing. It was refreshing! I could actually understand the Bible! I especially enjoyed the NLT's thought-for-thought translation. This is important because many phrases used in Hebrew hundreds of I grew up reading the King James Version ("KJV") of the Bible. A few years ago I laughed at modern Bible translations. "They don't even come close to the historic and poetic language of the KJV," I would argue. That was until I actually picked up the New Living Translation ("NLT") and read the whole thing. It was refreshing! I could actually understand the Bible! I especially enjoyed the NLT's thought-for-thought translation. This is important because many phrases used in Hebrew hundreds of years ago don't make sense to us today when we read their word-for-word translation. The result: I loved reading the Bible. Many books that I struggled with before, such as Isaiah, became page turners. I even found new favorite verses that I had not noticed before. While I will always look to my church leaders for guidance involving interpretation of the scriptures, the NLT is a great way to gain a greater understanding of the Bible.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Laurelle

    Okay, this book will never leave my "currently reading" list at all. This book, the Bible, is a book that I need each day ~ without it I cannot live life. It is the breathe of God and bread of my life, without it, I am lost!!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Baker

    I finished! This is my first time reading the entire Bible! The idea of reading it intimidated me, because I worried that I wouldn’t understand it. I decided that I was being a coward and that nobody fully understands it the first time. I love the daily readings format in the print book and the Audible narration. It made my year of Bible reading less daunting. If this is your first time reading the Bible, I recommend this version and suggest you do your own read-along as I did. By the way, my I finished! This is my first time reading the entire Bible! The idea of reading it intimidated me, because I worried that I wouldn’t understand it. I decided that I was being a coward and that nobody fully understands it the first time. I love the daily readings format in the print book and the Audible narration. It made my year of Bible reading less daunting. If this is your first time reading the Bible, I recommend this version and suggest you do your own read-along as I did. By the way, my rating is strictly on the book formatting and the audiobook narration. I don’t feel comfortable judging the contents of the Bible.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mari Jaye

    i love the fresh, modern language of this version. The Word comes alive for me :) i'm studying the book of philippians at the moment and although short, it is packed from beginning to end with spiritual food. my favorite passage today, and one i've been meditating on is, "...you are holy and blameless as you stand before God, without a single fault. But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it." How many times do we try to earn God's love and favor by our own works and i love the fresh, modern language of this version. The Word comes alive for me :) i'm studying the book of philippians at the moment and although short, it is packed from beginning to end with spiritual food. my favorite passage today, and one i've been meditating on is, "...you are holy and blameless as you stand before God, without a single fault. But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it." How many times do we try to earn God's love and favor by our own works and goodness, when all we have to do is believe and receive?! I know I'm guilty of this from time to time, but what a beautiful promise to hold on to :) oh, and the pink and brown suede cover doesn't hurt!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl

    I loved the chronological sorting of the historical accounts! As someone who has read through the Bible 10 times or more, this approach gave me new insights into the different viewpoints and therefore the writers themselves (and, of course, the Author), when there are two or more accounts of the same subject matter. The Kings of Judah and Israel have often fascinated me and this Bible version will help me immensely on my Excel chart of them (yes, I know that's really nerdy!). The Gospels I loved the chronological sorting of the historical accounts! As someone who has read through the Bible 10 times or more, this approach gave me new insights into the different viewpoints and therefore the writers themselves (and, of course, the Author), when there are two or more accounts of the same subject matter. The Kings of Judah and Israel have often fascinated me and this Bible version will help me immensely on my Excel chart of them (yes, I know that's really nerdy!). The Gospels displayed side by side are invaluable, and I will refer to this version whenever I want to dig into more study on our Savior's walk here on earth!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    It's funny to think one can write a review on the Bible. To me, this is not a normal book. It keeps me grounded, reminds me to treat others well, to live a life pleasing to God, and most importantly, reminds me of how very much God loves me even when I am at my worst. This is a book that gives me peace. No matter what is going on in my life or how chaotic my world seems, I can open this book, spend some time with God, and feel totally refreshed with a calmness that is unexplainable. If you've It's funny to think one can write a review on the Bible. To me, this is not a normal book. It keeps me grounded, reminds me to treat others well, to live a life pleasing to God, and most importantly, reminds me of how very much God loves me even when I am at my worst. This is a book that gives me peace. No matter what is going on in my life or how chaotic my world seems, I can open this book, spend some time with God, and feel totally refreshed with a calmness that is unexplainable. If you've ever had a hard time reading through the whole Bible, this is definitely the way to go. A pre-established section of reading for each day is exactly what I needed to stay on track.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ivie

    This book isn't completely anonymous. It was God's Word, breathed from Him to the disciples, to the followers. So while the person is unknown, it is God's Word through them.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Dragina

    Best Book Ever. No one else can beat it. Nothing else can replace it.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Karla Goforth Abreu

    I am currently using this in the ESV version. The layout of this is dated for every day of the year, though not by the year, so it can be used year after year. It is broken into Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, Proverbs, for the reading. At the end of the year, one has covered the entire Bible. It is extremely fulfilling to use for a daily routine, especially to begin one's day. My preferred version is the English Standard Version, as it is quite an accurate translation from the Greek. The I am currently using this in the ESV version. The layout of this is dated for every day of the year, though not by the year, so it can be used year after year. It is broken into Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, Proverbs, for the reading. At the end of the year, one has covered the entire Bible. It is extremely fulfilling to use for a daily routine, especially to begin one's day. My preferred version is the English Standard Version, as it is quite an accurate translation from the Greek. The book has no commentary, and just a few definitive explanatory notes on some translation. It is available in other versions: New Living Translation, New International Version, New King James, King James.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ned

    This is my seventh consecutive year reading the Bible through and this plan is my favorite on the you version app. This is one way in which my phone and an app has become a great blessing to me.

  12. 5 out of 5

    JJ

    For the past couple of months, I've made my way through the NLT Bible in rather an unorthdox order. I read the Gospels late last year, and Acts early this year. I picked it up again at Joshua and read through to the end of the Old Testament. Then I went back and read Genesis through Deuteronomy, and then I read the Epistles and Revelation. Despite having attended a somewhat religious school (and studied Religious Studies as an option in high school), I was reading a lot of the books for the For the past couple of months, I've made my way through the NLT Bible in rather an unorthdox order. I read the Gospels late last year, and Acts early this year. I picked it up again at Joshua and read through to the end of the Old Testament. Then I went back and read Genesis through Deuteronomy, and then I read the Epistles and Revelation. Despite having attended a somewhat religious school (and studied Religious Studies as an option in high school), I was reading a lot of the books for the first time. Many of the Epistles I had never read, and basically all of the Prophetic Books of the Old Testament were foreign to me. Of course, at the end of these couple of months, I have nothing but praise to heap on the book. Sure, there are books which are challenging - some of them extremely so (Leviticus, I'm looking at you), but to complain of difficulty is to miss the point. Many of the books simply need to be difficult to be of any meaning or value. When we talk about the Old and New Testaments, we often forget gloss over an extremely important word: 'Testament'. For many people, the term 'Old Testament' conjures up images of a dusty old tome full of obtuse religious language. What these people do not imagine, is that it contains perhaps the most thorough testament to the complex and multifaceted nature of a civilization ever assembled. I should probably clarify what I mean. In the Old Testament, Jewish civilization is contained. An entire history of a people is told through literature of every form. From poetic works to historical annals to long accounts of the visions of prophets. There is a book of proverbs, collections of folk tales and volumes of religious law. It paints a picture of every element of life in that civilization. It is impossible to read the Old Testament and not come out with a feeling of having known the ancient Israelites, and to some degree, to having travelled with them. Certainly, in among this there are areas which are difficult to read and challenge you intellectually, but these sections were never meant to entertain. You are engaging with the words that would have organized and defined life in an ancient civilization. As you become invested in their struggle, you engage with them through the emotional highs and the emotional lows. The Book of Lamentations should bring you to tears, but the Book of Esther should make you rejoice when the Jews are saved from annihilation. I have no shortage of praise for the books Nehemiah, Esther and Job. Without a doubt, these three books are my favorite of the whole Bible. Nehemiah paints such a vivid picture of life in the challenging period of Jerusalem's reconstruction. The Book of Esther is a dramatic story of court intrigue with tensions and suspense more reminiscent of Shakespeare than of most of the rest of the Bible. And then there is Job, which is a brilliant work of philosophy, concerning the nature and character of God. It is no less relevant today than it the day it was written. Anyway, I'll leave this here, or else I could go on all day heaping praise on the literary and historical qualities of the Bible. I read it in the NLT translation, which is easy to follow, albeit lacking in the majesty one would otherwise encounter in a KJV or NKJV translation. When checking particular verses on the internet, I took to using the NKJV translation, and I'll probably use it again in the future. For the prose passages, I think NLT does an acceptable job, but for the poetic passages (particularly the Psalms), I can't recommend it. Whilst I was reading, I also made a few notes on the basic content of each book of the Old Testament. I'm including them below. I didn't make any equivalent notes on the New Testament, mainly because I didn't make notes on the Gospels when I read them last year and only started when I picked up the Book of Joshua. Genesis - The book of Genesis is a great place to start the Bible. It begins at the dawn of time, and continues through to more or less the beginning of the Jews' captivity in Egypt. It consists mainly of what I imagine were once folk tales. It's an engaging read, and some of the stories are very entertaining. Exodus - This book builds on Genesis and tells the story of the the escape from Egypt, and includes the famous scene in which Moses parts the red sea. I found Exodus even more entertaining than Genesis. Unlike the books which follow it, Exodus, like Genesis, consists mainly of stories, but unlike Genesis, it has much more limited historical scope. I think it's to its benefit. Genesis covers a great deal of ground, and deals with lots of complex stories very briefly. The fact that Exodus moves somewhat slower really works to its benefit from a narrative point of view. Leviticus - This is where things start to get tough. There's a real contest between Leviticus and Numbers for driest book of the Bible. There's a lot about oxen in this book - and about all kinds of matters of division of property and proper etiquette when sacrificing animals to the lord. It's not easy reading. Numbers - If Genesis and Exodus can be read as a narrative pair, Leviticus and Numbers can be read as a legal pair. Although there's a lot more narrative in Numbers than in Leviticus, Numbers is still mostly law and as a result is a difficult read. It is also in the book that God establishes that Moses will not lead the Jews back to the promised land. They only make it so far as the river Jordan. Deuteronomy - This book consists of the speeches of Moses. It's mostly a recap of the previous books (particularly Leviticus and Deuteronomy). That means there's a lot of religious law in this book too. It's a little more readable in this case though, as it comes in the form of speeches, which are not without rhetorical flourish. Joshua - This picks up from the death of Moses. It's a readable historical account of the Israelites settlement of the holy land, after they leave Egypt. Like much of the Deuteronomistic History, it does become very focused on minor details that are often less interesting for the modern reader, but much less so in the first half. Judges - A rather cyclical account of a long period of Jewish history, in which Israel is judged again and again by different prophetic individuals. In each instance, the people fall into sin, and a judge helps them back out of it. Of course, the narrative is repetitive, but many of the stories are fascinating in and of themselves. It also presents the famous story of Hercules-esque Samson and his wife Delilah. Ruth - A very short book telling the story of David's grandmother, who was a convert. This is a tale of dedication one's family, as well as a key text in understanding (ancient) Jewish attitudes to conversion. Samuel 1 & 2 - The books of Samuel are, in my opinion, some of the most readable in the whole Bible. This is pre-temple stuff, but it does mark the first appearance of King David (in 2 Samuel) as well as the less well-loved King Saul (in 1 Samuel), both of which are great stories. Kings 1 & 2 - This is when the temple gets built under King Solomon who, according to the Bible, was the wisest man who ever lived. He also, by traditional accounts, wrote some of the books of the Bible. Once it gets into its stride, Kings is a lot like Judges. It moves fast, explaining briefly the lives of a great many rulers. At the beginning it gives a lot of details about the design and materials of the temple at Jerusalem. If you're into that sort of thing (and I guess I am) then it's fascinating. Chronicles 1 & 2 - Chronicles are a kind of recap of the books Joshua through 2 Kings (minus Ruth). It's often light on details, but it covers the most salient points. It was probably written after the return from the Babylonian exile to allow Jews to reconnect with their heritage. It contains a lot of name-dropping. Ezra - The book of Ezra was originally combined with the book Nehemiah. It first presents a relatively brief account of the end of the Babylonian exile, before switching to the first person to tell the story of Ezra assembling a group of Jews in Babylon before travelling back to Jerusalem. After that Ezra talks with the Jews who remained in Jerusalem and is concerned about their having married foreign wives. Nehemiah - This is one of my favorites. Nehemiah concerns the trials the Jews encountered in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem during the reign of Cyrus. Although it was permitted to rebuild them, they still faced a great deal of opposition, and wind up guarding the builders whilst their working. I really like this book. When I was reading it, I really felt I had a sense of what it was like to live in Jerusalem in those days. I found it really vivid. Esther - This is my absolute favourite book in the Bible. It's nothing like anything that comes before it. It's a really gripping story, about a plot in the court of Cyrus in which the Jews almost wind up annihilated. It's a royal court drama more or less in which all kinds of maneuvering are required to prevent an appalling tragedy. I recommend this book to anyone interested in ancient history. Alike to Nehemiah, it really paints a vivid picture of life in this period - this time life in the Persian court rather than a ruinous Jerusalem. (As an aside, this story is also the basis for the Jewish festival of Purim) Job - Nehemiah through Job, for me, is the best part of the Bible. Job is one of the only books of the Old Testament that we spoke about a lot when I took Religious Studies in high school. Job is a brilliant reflection on the nature and character of God, and it is simply beautifully told. Starting at Genesis, Job is also the first book which isn't a historical or legal text. It's undoubtedly one of the richest books of the whole Bible. Psalms - These are the traditional songs of the Jewish faith. Many of them are traditionally attributed to King David (although most scholars reject that he actually wrote them). If you've lived in a Christian country for more than one or two years, many of these will already be familiar. You probably know at least the opening to Psalm 23, even if you didn't realize it: "The Lord is my shepherd; / I shall not want. / He makes me to lie down in green pastures; / He leads me beside still waters." And so on. Proverbs - Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs, are traditionally attributed to King Solomon, the third king of Israel. Proverbs is quite accurately described, it consists of many short proverbs, to serve as examples of Solomon's wisdom. Ecclesiastes - This one's something special. Ecclesiastes is a philosophical discussion about finding meaning in one's life. If I had to pick the book of the Bible which is most accessible to modern man, it would be this one. In it, Solomon laments the perceived shallowness of human life, and tries to build on his despair to find meaning. Song of Songs - These are the Bible's love songs. Song of Songs is very short and consists of messages between lovers, with a lot about desiring the 'fruits' of one another. I don't doubt it's beautiful in the Hebrew, but the NLT translation doesn't do it justice. Isaiah - From Isiah to the end of the Old Testament, every book is considered prophetic (excepting I suppose Lamentations, but we'll get to that). Isaiah consists mostly of visions and has historically been very popular with Christians, as it's the main source for accounts of prophecy for the coming Jewish messiah. Besides this it's perhaps most well-known for the words which are later echoed in Revelation, Isaiah 44:6: "Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God." For simply reading start to finish, I think Isiah is one of the harder books of the Bible. Jeremiah - The book of Jeremiah is traditionally attributed to the judge Jeremiah, who is referenced in a few other books of the Bible. Scholarship generally rejects this however, and instead believes it to be the work of many different authors. Lots of information is repeated again and again, and the narrative moves slowly. It begins with a prophecy of the destruction of Jerusalem at the hands of the Babylonians, and continues until the prophecy is fulfilled, and then tells a little of the aftermath. Lamentations - This book is also traditionally attributed to Jeremiah. It's a sad song lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem. Although not a prophetic text, it's included with the prophetic texts in Christian tradition (probably because it was written by a prophet). In Jewish tradition, it is placed with the poetic works. Even in the NLT translation, it is a very moving read. The level of destruction portrayed is immense, and it really heightened my appreciation of The Book of Nehemiah. Ezekiel - I think this one's a little easier to read than Isaiah and Jeremiah, but it follows the same basic theme. There's a lot of visions (some of which seem pretty psychedelic) mostly about the destruction of Jerusalem, but also sometimes about the destruction of other civilizations. They're followed by a very in-depth discussion on the dimensions and specifications of the Lord's Temple in Jerusalem. Daniel - This book begins with several court tales, reminiscent of the book of Esther. It then transitions into a series of visions. Daniel is a major source of prophecy pertaining the the messiah, as well as to the apocalypse. The visions cover a lot in quite a small number of words. Hosea - This is the first of the 'Minor Prophets', the small books which occupy the end of the Old Testament. Hosea uses the story of a man who is told by God to marry a prostitute as a frame for a series of messages from God, largely about the dangers of idolatry, and the destruction and restoration of Jerusalem. Joel - This books is a lot about locusts. It's a lament to the arrival of a number of locusts followed by a prophecy of better times to come. Amos - I found Amos to be one of the easier prophetic books to read. It consists of a number of different prophecies and symbolic visions. I found it to be quite a bit more vivid than most of the prophetic texts. Obadiah - This is the shortest book of the Old Testament. It consists of a brief account of the destruction due to be delivered to the people of Edom for turning away from God. Jonah - I remember this one very well from school. Jonah contains the famous tale of the man thrown overboard at sea and eaten by a whale. It's very short, but contains a lot of action for a prophetic book. Micah - For Christian readers, perhaps the most interesting part of the book of Micah is the claim that the Messiah will come out of Bethlehem. The rest of the book consists of warnings, judgments and restorations. Nahum - A prophecy of the fall of Assyria and the destruction of Nineveh. Undoubtedly, this would have been a satisfying read for those Jews who lived through Assyria's conquests. Habakkuk - This is one of the more unusual prophetic books. It consists of a kind of Q&A with God on a handful of different topics. It's somewhat more philosophical than the other minor prophets. Zephaniah - There's a good deal of judgement in this book. It's a prophecy in which God judges Judah, and then various foreign nations. Haggai - This book mainly concerns the prophet Haggai's encouraging the Jews to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. Zechariah - This is a series of visions culminating in a few chapters discussing the coming of the Messiah, and the triumph due to follow it. Malachi - This is quite a nice (and appropriate) book to end on. The prophetic texts contain a lot of darkness, but Malachi focuses on the goodness of those who don't turn away from God. It ends with a very brief reminder of the coming judgement.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Shirley Scurlock

    “The Everyday matters Bible for Women” has a beautifully designed cover. The cheerful, colorful design is sure to be any ladies delight. In comparison to the normal black leather Bible we all love and appreciate, it’s appearance is sure to be an attraction for many young women. The introduction to each Bible book is informative and well written. I personally enjoyed the devotionals I found throughout the Bible. Each devotional is well written, with many contributors adding their voice to make “The Everyday matters Bible for Women” has a beautifully designed cover. The cheerful, colorful design is sure to be any ladies delight. In comparison to the normal black leather Bible we all love and appreciate, it’s appearance is sure to be an attraction for many young women. The introduction to each Bible book is informative and well written. I personally enjoyed the devotionals I found throughout the Bible. Each devotional is well written, with many contributors adding their voice to make this a unique reading pleasure. There are so many wonderful devotionals included in this Bible, I wouldn't have space to share them here but one of my favorite devotions is “Why Fast” by Richard J. Foster? Mr. Foster explains todays world view, the Bible view, and a list of those who practiced fasting. His devotional like all the others is informative and enlightening. I believe this Bible would be a wonderful addition to any Christian bookshelf and a lovely Christmas gift for any lady in your family, young or old! I would encourage you to visit the website below and find out how to purchase this wonderful Bible. Please visit their website Here

  14. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    This has really been a one year project, starting January, 2011. I feel like I really was inspired and have a true sense of accomplishment. This book made it possible for me to read the entire Bible in one year, very easy to read an Old Testament, New Testament, Psalm and Proverb selection for that day every night before going to bed. Highly recommend.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jason Lilly

    An accurate and understandable translation of the New Testament. This is one of the best translations out there, easy to read and very compelling.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Brian Eshleman

    Because there are not six stars.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    The most read book of all time. The most debated book of all time. The format of this One-Year Bible helped me read both testaments cover-to-cover in a year as promised.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Dewayne

    Officially my 3rd time reading the entire bible in a year. My 2nd time reading the NLT version which I relate to the easiest with minor checking older translations. I technically did the plan using the YouVersion bible plan. Smartphones has made this a lot easier. On to my review. The bible is one of the best books to read. Its filled with drama, action, and most importantly it is a love book. Its massive in size which is why a one a day in a year plan is a great approach. Its amazing what you Officially my 3rd time reading the entire bible in a year. My 2nd time reading the NLT version which I relate to the easiest with minor checking older translations. I technically did the plan using the YouVersion bible plan. Smartphones has made this a lot easier. On to my review. The bible is one of the best books to read. Its filled with drama, action, and most importantly it is a love book. Its massive in size which is why a one a day in a year plan is a great approach. Its amazing what you can do with 15-20 minutes a day. And if you use an electronic version of the bible I have found the ability to have the difficult text read to you a major benefit for comphrehension. Its a book for all and never to late to get started. Happy reading.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Angie (Bussen) Siedell

    I do have to say, the language in this New Living Translation feels a little trying-to-hard at times. The message is the same, but in the translators attempt to be hip it comes off a bit silly in it's wording. I'd probably have preferred NIV or NAS, but it was a gift and it's still God's word and a great discipline, encouragement and reminder of His truths each day. Read it in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and again in 2010. Fantastic way to keep daily focus. Might try a different I do have to say, the language in this New Living Translation feels a little trying-to-hard at times. The message is the same, but in the translators attempt to be hip it comes off a bit silly in it's wording. I'd probably have preferred NIV or NAS, but it was a gift and it's still God's word and a great discipline, encouragement and reminder of His truths each day. Read it in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and again in 2010. Fantastic way to keep daily focus. Might try a different translation some year. *Spoiler Alert* God wins. :)

  20. 4 out of 5

    Apryl Anderson

    I started this in 1998, and haven't stopped. How can I when its mercies are new every morning? Each consecutive reading, I see something that I wasn't mature enough to understand the year before. I recommend this as the start of your day with an empty journal and enough ink to respond. It will change your life!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Glenn Myers

    Enjoying the NLT as a fresh, easy-to-read translation; a little bit less interpreted-for-me than The Message. Because it's a dynamic-equivalence rather than word-for-word translation, it isn't so good for detailed study of individual verses.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Vernie

    There are bibles and there is bibles that are different from the rest. If you like devotionals as I do but like the two-in-one kind. Then In His Image devotional bible is the answer. Tyndale is best known for their bibles and devotionals. I have two of the ONE YEAR devotionals. Each new bible that this book publisher comes out tends to be always unique, there are specialty bibles meant for kids, teenagers, for Moms, for busy dads. So what is this bible for, what sets it apart from the other bibles There are bibles and there is bibles that are different from the rest. If you like devotionals as I do but like the two-in-one kind. Then In His Image devotional bible is the answer. Tyndale is best known for their bibles and devotionals. I have two of the ONE YEAR devotionals. Each new bible that this book publisher comes out tends to be always unique, there are specialty bibles meant for kids, teenagers, for Moms, for busy dads. So what is this bible for, what sets it apart from the other bibles out there? This particular bible is more focus on God his attributes, his different names, to know him better, to know more about his character. It contains five features like Prayerful readings, God’s title and names, reading guides, indexes to name a few. But the main goal of this bible is for you to get to know more about God aside from the popular belief that he is a vengeful God or ,some one who can perform miracles but rather someone who keeps his promises, merciful and full of abundant love. What thing I like about this aside that its an NLT kind (Translated into modern English from the ancient texts) was the fonts as I am already using an eye glasses. It is easier to read. I had been given an imported bible before but because of its fonts I am unable to fully appreciate the book. But this is more than the fonts, I like reading it also as it contains devotionals and this is best when you are alone in quiet place where you can better relate to God’s word more. This NLT (New Living Translation)will enhance your devotional reading experience and enrich your bible study because of it’s clarity. This is one of those bibles that is a great gift to someone this Christmas season. Hardbound but handy enough to bring it along with you or fits perfectly in your tote bag perhaps on your way to worship service or attending a bible study group.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Angela

    This Bible is written in the New Living Translation (NLT) which makes it very simple to understand. There are also footnotes at the bottom of the pages to help clarify passages even more. Also within the books and chapters, you will find articles to help us understand how these stories still apply to us today. For me this not only helps in understanding the message but also allows the stories to become more real and help me achieve the connection I am looking for. Everyday Matters Bible for Women This Bible is written in the New Living Translation (NLT) which makes it very simple to understand. There are also footnotes at the bottom of the pages to help clarify passages even more. Also within the books and chapters, you will find articles to help us understand how these stories still apply to us today. For me this not only helps in understanding the message but also allows the stories to become more real and help me achieve the connection I am looking for. Everyday Matters Bible for Women is also designed to be used in many ways. You can read it from beginning to end or start at the New Testament and then go back to the beginning. Another wonderful feature to help in studying are the 24 spiritual practices mapped out. You can follow through with just one area you feel a need to focus on or study a few at once. These also make it easy to find answers you may need when a problem arises. For example, I have an issue with forgiving myself and others therefore I will be using the Forgiveness practice. With over 300 articles and 24 spiritual practices I feel confident a person seeking will find answers. I also love the ways these articles are written. They are small enough for a busy mom to fit into their day. As a woman I love reading about the women of the Bible and the way this Bible links their stories to issues we face today. This Bible would be a wonderful gift to a large number of women. Maybe a gift for a young woman graduating, a new follower, a busy mom, a friend that needs encouragement, etc. Disclosure: I received a copy of the Bible as a member of the CWA Review Team to help facilitate the writing of a frank and honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    Though I am continually studying the Bible, I have read through it actually twice, both times it was with this translation. First time was when the first edition came out and the second time was with the current or second edition. This is not paraphrased but an English translation from Hebrew and Greek texts. This translation is contemporary, stylish and acutely accurate. Elements such as weights and measures, money, dates and times etc. are described in modern terms, Some phrases are translated Though I am continually studying the Bible, I have read through it actually twice, both times it was with this translation. First time was when the first edition came out and the second time was with the current or second edition. This is not paraphrased but an English translation from Hebrew and Greek texts. This translation is contemporary, stylish and acutely accurate. Elements such as weights and measures, money, dates and times etc. are described in modern terms, Some phrases are translated into contemporary English; e.g. "they beat their breasts" (Luke 23:48)is translated as "They went home in deep sorrow", with footnotes providing more literal interpretations. I would recommend this translation to anyone who is not familiar with the scriptures and would like to read what all the fuss is about. This would be a wonderful follow up to anyone who viewed the recent Bible miniseries. My favorites are Genesis the first book in the Bible and the Gospel of John the forth Book in the New Testament. This may not be the ideal translation for those wishing to do a word for word detailed study of the Scripture. There are plenty of other translations suited to that. It is well suited for expository presentation and an excellent translation for daily reading and faith building. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Alexis

    4: Finally read the bible cover to cover. It was fascinating and incredibly boring at the same time. Boring because it is incredibly repetitive (God makes an insanely long and complex list of rules for his chosen people, chosen people break the rules and get killed/enslaved, chosen people apologize and start following the rules again, god kills the enemy of the chosen people). It is fascinating because this is a book that has had an immense impact on human history, yet it is disjointed, boring, 4: Finally read the bible cover to cover. It was fascinating and incredibly boring at the same time. Boring because it is incredibly repetitive (God makes an insanely long and complex list of rules for his chosen people, chosen people break the rules and get killed/enslaved, chosen people apologize and start following the rules again, god kills the enemy of the chosen people). It is fascinating because this is a book that has had an immense impact on human history, yet it is disjointed, boring, occassionally nonsensical, not very well written. I simply do not understand how such a book could have had such an impact.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Edward

    I got this book in the Kindle version. This worked perfectly for me as I was able to finish reading through the entire Bible, in Chronological order, in a year. The NLT is a good compromise between being easy to read, but still accurate. Reading the Bible in chronological order was very helpful at times, for example when David sinned, the reader then can immediately read his Psalm about his repentance.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Oynx

    I can't believe I finished reading the bible completely for the first time !! I plan on reading it every year until I'm no longer on this earth. It was a wonderful experience and I grow tremendously spiritually....I look forward to reading it again.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Sheri Thomas

    Once again, I am attempting to read the Bible through in one year. Hoping that this way will allow me to be more successful than in past years where I just started in Genesis and went straight forward, winding down in Numbers and quitting.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Johnny Mcclean

    Reading it on my iBooks for my quiet time and family readings. Refreshing for my soul, food for thought fresh every day.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Karen Benne

    Best way to read the bible. Fantastic way to spend time with God on a daily basis.

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