Friday, May 17, 2013

NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women

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Today's Wild Card Insight Notes author is:

and the book:

Zondervan; Special edition (March 19, 2013)
***Special thanks to Rick Roberson for sending me a review copy.***


Lysa TerKeurst is a New York Times bestselling author and national speaker who helps everyday women live an adventure of faith. She is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, author of 15 books, and encourages nearly 500,000 women worldwide through a daily online devotional. Her remarkable life story has captured audiences across America, including appearances on Oprah and Good Morning America. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and five children.

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This Bible will help you live up to your God-given potential. Insightful daily devotions written by the women at Proverbs 31 Ministries help you maintain life's balance in spite of today's hectic pace. Dive into the beauty and clarity of the NIV Bible text paired with daily devotions crafted by women just like you---women who want to live authentically and fully grounded in the Word of God.

Product Details:
List Price: $34.99
Hardcover: 1536 pages
Publisher: Zondervan; Special edition (March 19, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310439361
ISBN-13: 978-0310439363



My Thoughts

This Bible is simply breathtaking and marvelous for every mom out there.   I particularly like the cover and it’s picture on it as well as the colors chosen for it – various shades of teal which reminds me of the living water that Christ refers to.

This Bible not only contains the Scriptures from God but also includes about 366 daily devotions written by Lysa TerKeurst and some of the other women behind Proverbs 31 Ministries.    I enjoy reading her and discovering a new side of this amazing author.   For example, I learned from the release paper of this new Bible that Lysa and her husband caught the national media attention when they adopted two teenage boys from a war-torn orphanage in Liberia, Africa.    And this decision of theirs was followed by many in their community as they inspired other families to adopt over 45 children from the same orphanage.    Talk about having an impact in your community by a simple act of love. 

The goal of the devotions is to help women to develop and obtain a divine perspective in our quiet times with God.   Like it or not, we have days where we are a mess, when we loose patience and when we wish we could stay in bed.  But obligations require us to persevere and we need to have a healthy relationship with God to be able to have a healthy relationships with our loved ones.

The 366 devotions are included in the Bible in order and will not only allow you to ponder on a specific verse but allow you to explore at your own will more verses that could be helpful for you.   At the end of the Bible you can read more about the women who penned the devotions as well as discover which devotions every single one of them have written.

My only disappointment in this Bible would be the fact that reading schedule included in it.   I assume that it would be preferable to opt to read through the Bible in a year if you want to follow the devotions.   I would have like some guidance on that level even if I can figure it out myself.

The NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women is available for purchase at your favourite bookstore, even and  You can get it in hard cover edition (both and or two different duotone in pink or teal (which seems to be only available on



It is also available on Kindle and Kindle App.


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