If you’re in need of a devotional and a Bible, consider Our Daily Bread Devotional Bible issued by Discovery House and Tyndale House publishers. Their motto: “Feed the Soul with the Word of God.” They do that and more with this inspiring devotion-Bible that encourages reluctant readers to read God’s Word in combination with Our Daily Bread devotions.
In addition to the popular New Living Bible translation, over a years’ worth of dated devotions, penned by twenty “Our Daily Bread writers” are included. If you’re looking for a specific devotion on discouragement, for example, it’s easily found in the topical list in the back of the book.
The alphabetized devotional index features depression October 24th Thumb through the pages to find the dark green circled page dates located at the top of each devotion page, in this case found in Acts 28. The story is about a preacher suffering from a painful illness who’s discouraged because he can’t preach. The story illustrates Paul’s discouragement when he was shipwrecked on the island of Malta. The narrative theme teaches to stop worrying about the impossible and instead focus on the possible because “God never puts you in the wrong place to serve him.”
In addition to over 365 devotions, the soothing green color scheme contrasts well against easy-on-the-eyes black colored font with chapter headings and numbers in darker olive green. Besides the topical index, a scripture index and a dedication page for gift giving are also included.
Each Bible book offers a brief historical introduction that includes the author, date written, purpose and theme with a brief outline of the book. For example Psalms identities seven authors with writings from the time of Moses to the Babylonian captivity. Their purpose is to praise, trust, and worship, confess and ask forgiveness throughout the Psalms.
This daily devotional Bible with its softcover binding is especially good for new Christians since it uses the easy-to-understand New Living Translation (NLT) that has become the most popular Bible translation of the “English-speaking world.” The arrangement of an understandable Bible translation with the easy-to-understand devotions makes this a wonderful gift for family, friend or loved one. It’s also a favorite choice for bible study groups, devotional readings and is frequently read aloud in church.
‘Our Daily Bread Devotional Bible NLT, Tyndale House Bibles, RBC Ministries, 2012, 1442 Pages, 978-1414361963, $24.99
‘Our Daily Bread Devotional Bible—NLT’
Back Cover Reads:
You’re holding the Holy Bible, New Living Translation. An Authoritative Bible translation, rendered faithfully into today’s English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. The NLT’s scholarship and clarity breathe life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages—but even more powerful are stories of how people’s lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts. That’s why we call it “The Truth Made Clear.”
Spend time in God’s Word and find deeper meaning in every day.
Since 1956 OUR DAILY BREAD has been the favorite devotional used by millions of people around the world. Now, for the first time, you can enjoy the timeline stories and life applications of OUR DAILY BREAD in a devotional Bible — featuring 365 daily devotions and the easy-to-read and understand NLT text.
‘NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women: Insights for Everyday Life’ by Lysa TerKeurst
You spilled coffee on your shirt before walking out the door, ran late to your appointment. Snapped at your children, and then regretted it all day and spent an hour at the grocery store with no dinner on the table to show for your efforts. A typical day has come and gone.
Life is full of obligations, emotions, and relationships. Some are life-giving, yet sometimes the weight and responsibility of everyday life is heavy to bear. As wives, mothers, friends, and daughters, we need to know we’re not alone. We long for someone who understands—someone to help us find perspective. When our days are long, and our nights are restless, it’s easy to think we should be able to handle things on our own. Or that no one struggles like we do. And that’s when we need a friend … to encourage us, to understand us, and help us become the woman God wants us to be.
You’ll find that friend on the pages of the NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women. Filled with insightful daily devotions written by Lysa TerKeurst and the women at Proverbs 31 Ministries, the devotions in this Bible will meet you right where you are, in the good days and in the hard days, in the car pool line or the doctor’s office. With God’s truth as the foundation, this Bible will help you maintain a peace-filled place of balance in spite of your life’s hectic pace.
· The beauty and clarity of the New International Version (NIV) Bible 366 daily devotions from the women at Proverbs 31 Ministries inspire you to live authentically as a woman of God
· Author biographies
· A helpful subject Index
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 over half a million women worldwide through the ministry’s 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.
‘The Action Bible Devotional: 52 Weeks of God-Inspired Adventure’ by Jeremy V. Jones Illustrated by Sergio Cariello
From the Back Cover
Looking for adventure? With eye-popping comic illustrations and a week’s worth of activities for each Bible story, this one-year devotional gives you real-life ways to meet with God and live out his spiritual adventure every day.
Every week’s story includes:
· Key Verse—a highlight from the story you just read
· X-Ray Vision—thoughts to connect the story with your life
· Your Mission—three ideas to put the themes into action
· Your Debrief—three questions to spark some brain cells
· Mission Accomplished—your place to make notes
It’s all about faith in action as you dive into life knowing God is with you. So get ready to read, draw, doodle, create, pray, and discover—the adventure awaits!
About the Author
An award-winning journalist, Jeremy V. Jones is the author of numerous books, including Triple Dog Dare. Jeremy was the senior associate editor of Breakaway magazine for ten years and currently contributes to magazines such as Thriving Family, Clubhouse, and Christianity Today. Jeremy lives with his wife and their two children in Colorado.
Illustrator Sergio Cariello has worked for DC Comics and Marvel Comics. He attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Arts and Word of Life Bible Institute. He resides in Florida, with his wife Luzia.
‘Couples of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study to Draw You Closer to God and Each Other’ by Robert and Bobbie Wolgemuth
In this scrapbook of your spiritual family tree, you have the faithful patriarchs and matriarchs who make you proud…and the scoundrels who you’d rather not talk about. But all of these ancestors, Couples of the Bible, will give you a snapshot of your biblical heritage. Some bring encouragement, others offer a stern warning.
Through this 52-week devotional experience, you will be reacquainted with the obstacles and outcomes of familiar couples like Abraham and Sarah…and meet some lesser-known couples like Othniel and Aksah. Each week focuses on one couple of the Bible, from Adam and Eve to Christ and His Bride. You will read their story, learn about their cultural setting and explore how their story can teach you important truths about your own marriage. Each week you will be guided with questions applying biblical truth to your relationship with your spouse.
And you’ll finish the week with a time of reflection, thanksgiving and prayer. Couples of the Bible will teach you how God guided couples in the past and will encourage you to trust in his faithfulness for your marriage.
‘God’s Little Princess Devotional Bible’ by Sheila Walsh
Teach your little princess to learn and grow in the Lord with this best-selling devotional Bible for girls.
A good dose of God’s truth combined with lots of sparkle, God’s Little Princess Devotional Bible will help your little girl blossom into the faithful princess she was created to be! Actual International Children’s Bible® text is joined with devotionals and activities that focus on such virtues as compassion, generosity, and kindness in fun and engaging ways. Girls are sure to love the updated, extra-shimmery cover, and the content speaks to every family’s felt needs as they work to raise daughters of the King.
‘The Love Languages Devotional Bible’ by Chapman
From the Back Cover:
Devoted…to God…to each other.
Spend each day growing in the Word of God and drawing closer as a couple with the practical counsel of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman
Gary Chapman’s readers call his teaching relevant, helpful, simple, effective…and he brings this style to The Love Languages Devotional Bible. As you read through Scripture together, you will enjoy brief devotional readings that apply the text to your relationships, and you’ll deepen your understanding of God and of each other.
Research has shown that couples who read their Bibles and pray together enjoy a much healthier relationship. The Love Languages Devotional Bible is designed to make reading God’s Word and praying as a couple enjoyable and rewarding.
It covers numerous topics, including: communication, expectations, roles, sex, conflict, money, children, in-laws, and more.
Key features include:
· New Living Translation, clear and elegant, ideal for reading aloud
· Scripture reading plan, makes it easy to read through the entire Bible in a year
· 260 daily devotions, one for each weekday
· 52 feature articles, one for each weekend
· Prayer guides, reduce awkwardness by providing specific cues
· Select readings address a wide variety of couple-oriented topics
· Bible book introductions provide context and essential background information
About the Author:
GARY CHAPMAN, PhD, is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages. With over 30 years of counseling experience, he has the uncanny ability to hold a mirror up to human behavior, showing readers not just where they go wrong, but also how to grow and move forward. Dr. Chapman holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively, MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University. For more information visit his website at www.5lovelanguages.com