Journal The Word Bible Review {BookLook}

Hi Friends!!

Over next few weeks, we will be playing “catch up” – as we grow together through 1-2 Timothy. It is mind blowing that we are half way through our life giving Press On Toward Faithfulness Bible Study! I am learning soo much as I sit and study the Word of God. Be sure to keep an eye out for new posts, regarding our study.

Now, for today’s review!

Let’s Get Started

Initially, I was surprised by the Bible journal. I didn’t know what to expect, because I have never owned or seen a journal styled Bible in person.

The Highlights –

  • Its Cover: The cover alone will be very inviting to women young and old.
  • Each page offers a journal space to jot down notes.
  • There are over 450 journal prompts! Imagine the transformation the Holy Spirit can do, as our teenage girls make their aim to fully use this Bible – prompts included.

Why I Recommend –

I highly recommend this Bible for teen girls! It would be perfect for them, and draw them nearer to the Lord – as they read, take note of writing prompts, and respond through their Bible reading time.

This Bible may be limited in “features,” but would make for a wonderful tool in drawing near to the Lord!

My Testimony –

Even now as I think about these things, I am reminded of my favorite Bible – which has no “extra” features. I absolutely love the Bible, but this copy in particular is extremely meaningful to me. It has all of many notes. I absolutely love that Bible, because of the memories. This “Journal Through The Word” Bible is an opportunity to make those kind of memories with the Lord! The joy infused moments with the Lord, that make us want to keep reading and studying our Bible.

In Closing –

This Bible would be a great fit for teenage girls. It isn’t too bulky, and is beautiful from the inside – out. One of the best benefits of this Bible is its ability to lay flat. You never have to worry about losing your spot, because of the way this Bible has been designed.

I think it is a very nice Bible and the Lord will use it to draw others nearer to Him. He will use the journal prompts to encourage His daughters to keep reading and writing through what they read.

To find out more about this Bible, click here.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through BookLook’s blogger review program, in exchange for a honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Magnetic

magneticI was given a free digital copy of Magnetic by Lynn Cowell, in exchange for a honest review through the Blogging for Books program.

Magnetic is about first becoming the girl that God wants for us to be. It puts aside our desire for a boyfriend, what our friends have (and what we clearly do not have), and places God at the center. In this book, Lynn uses the Fruits of the Spirit (from Galatians 5:22-23) as her focus Scripture for this book. Instead of seeking our worthiness in guys or our relationship status, we need to seek God. It trades our boyfriend-based identities for a forever identity in Christ.

Teaching young girls and those early in adulthood to find their identities in Christ is the most important message! This book relates to young girls, as it talks about high school and peer pressure. It teaches them that the choices they make today, will carry them to who they become – whether it is tomorrow or ten years from now. In this book, Lynn, teaches girls how to be gorgeous inside and out, but it has to begin with their relationship in Jesus Christ! It cannot come from a guy. Godliness produces that appeal we want to attract.

Choosing to use the Fruit of the Spirit, as the core message, is what will really reach girls, build them up through encouragement, and help them to continue to grow – in Him! Each chapter focuses on a specific fruit of the Spirit that, as Christians, we should have evident in our lives on some level. There are also quizzes in each chapter to help the girls see where they are, in that particular fruit. Using examples and others’ stories, she shares that this is what godly guys want. They want someone lost in Christ, and centered completely on Him. So as single women, we should pursue Christ so much more in our daily lives!

I was excited for this book, but it wasn’t the book for me. I was in independent study 4 out of 7 years between middle school and high school, which made me not understand the examples quite as much as another in her late twenty’s might have. For teens, I think this would be a wonderful book for them to read. It does get them into the Word of God. I only wish there were much more Scripture references, to allow me the chance to immerse in the Word on this topic of becoming God’s girl!

The Life- A Teen Bible-Zine

The Life is the Bible and Gospel message in magazine form. It is designed for teens that are interested in eternity and seeking out a relationship with Jesus Christ. It helps teens learn about Jesus right where they are. It’s for the spiritually curious.  I think if you were to give a teen this kind of Bible-zine, they would likely read it. It is still the Bible. It is God’s precious Word and of so much value! But, it would meet the teen where they are. Exactly where they are. It is colorful and compact, which means it is great for them: to stick in their pockets, their backpacks, or to carry it in their hand as they go wherever they need to go (from sports practice, school, or their friend’s house).

The most important part of any book is its Table of Contents, for it tells their reader where they are headed in their reading journey. For this, it is of such great importance. The Table of Contents, it takes the readers through:

  • A. Jesus encounters with others
  • B. Jesus’ message isn’t about easy religion
  • C. Jesus’ death and resurrection
  • D. Learning what it means to remain in Jesus
  • E. The Holy Spirit coming onto ordinary people.
  • F. The Choice

The most important thing we can do, is to realize our need for Jesus and accept God’s Son Jesus Christ into our hearts and life. This book enables teens and others who choose to read it that God cares for them. God has sent His son Jesus to die on the cross for their sins and rose from the grave. It is because of God’s love for us. God isn’t done with us. God wants to take our lives, and make our every breath count. God wants us to know how much He loves us. He wants us to know that all of our lives are intertwined with His, and He wants us to experience Him every moment. Just as we experiencing breathing all day long, we can experience God all day long and every day! <3

This Bible-zine has been provided by Tyndale in exchange for a honest review.

Teen Study Bible

teen study bible

 

 

This Bible is a study Bible geared toward teens. It’s bright and colorful. It offers many resources to help our teens learn more, as they dig into the Word of God.

In the back of the Bible, it has a section called ‘study helps’. In this section, it offers different helps to help others grow in their faith. In addtion to the helps listed below, it includes a variety of maps.

  • What do I read today? This is a section where students can keep track of what they read. It offers help, by sharing that a new believer may want to read one of the Gospels first. It offers three ‘plans’: for those reading the Bible for the first time, for those who want to read the Bible in a year, and for those who want to read the Bible in two years.
  • Bible Truth Index: This subject index helps students/teens to find just what they need in the Bible. With Father’s Day just passing, they may look up something on “father’s” or sin, etc. It offers many topics.
  • Teen Life Index: Another section with many topics. Some in this section are answered in a question format as a way to engage the readers. Others are marked as ‘instant access’. Want to know more about a topic? This is a good place to start.

This Bible is engaging. It offers many good helps at the end of the book. What is particularly enjoyable is seeing the added help from page to page. On one page, it may include a “dear Jordan” piece, while on another it may include an ‘instant access’ piece. These help the reader to engage in the Word of God more deeply. I feel like the Bible is easy to use. The Bible is durable. I think I would recommend this particular Bible to another. The print is small, but it is also good especially for young eyes.

I was given a copy of this Bible by Booklook, in exchange for a honest review.