Thursday, January 15, 2015

InScribed, a series of Bible-based books for women

The InScribed collection from Thomas Nelson publishers is a new series of women’s Bible studies and testimonies on various topics relevant to women. 

The collection is designed to help women grow stronger and deeper in their walk with God through life’s varying challenges ranging from infertility to self-identity and everything in between.

The latest titles in the InScribed collection include: Just RISE UP! by Sarah Francis Martin, Barren Among The Fruitful by Amanda Hope Haley and Inseparable by Ashley Linne.

Barren Among The Fruitful! highlights the emotional and social struggles that accompany infertility. The book includes several stories from women who have walked the path of pain and disappointment of barrenness. In a woman-to-woman way, they share their trials and their triumphs – the diverse ways that God ministered to them and led them as they sought fruitfulness.

Barren Among The Fruitful! draws from Scripture and biblical viewpoint which, together with the testimonies, provide encouragement and strength to those feeling the sting of infertility. This book differs from another recent book I reviewed for Zondervan on the same subject, Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet, which is more a memoir and personal story of adoption.

All three books in this InScribe collection are beautifully bound in paperback matt covers with a soft rustic design in faded colors giving them an olde-worlde feel. The covers have a convenient flipback on the front and backside which work as inbuilt bookmarks.

A sweet collection that many different types of women would enjoy.

This story also appears in Assist News.

Janey DeMeo M.A.

Copyright © January 2015

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

NIV Discover God's Heart Devotional Bible

The Bible is full of insight into God’s heart and it is easy to miss it. Here is a great tool to help: The NIV Discover God’s Heart Devotional Bible (Zondervan).

Containing the complete NIV text, the Discover God’s Heart Devotional Bible highlights many passages and Scriptures that point to God’s heart and help us tuck into it. Brief devotionals are divided into three key sections: God’s Story, The King’s Heart and Insight.

The 365 sections provide an overall picture of various aspects of God’s character and show how Scriptures reveal Him, and how they are continually relevant to our lives today.

This hard-back Bible with an attractive glossy cover is a handy size – not too big, not too small – and is easy to read. A special Reading Schedule is placed at the beginning—an outline to help the reader work through reading the entire NIV Discover God’s Heart Devotional Bible.

The Tour of the Bible Reading Plan at the end of the book is another great feature to guide the reader in reading the Bible. And for those wanting to explore a particular theme in God’s Word in a shorter time period, there are several 30-day reading plans at the end—including one called “Thirty Stories You’ve Probably Never Heard.”

Great Bible, especially for those hungry to learn more about God’s heart.

This story will also appear in Assist News Service. 

Janey DeMeo M.A.

Copyright © January 2015