Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Transformation Study Bible - review

This review will be my first of any form of Bible. The Transformation Study Bible has truly been a blessing in my quiet times, as the translation is well-done and the added features with this version make scriptures literally "jump off the page".

Many of you will recognize the name of Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe from his "Be" series. His thoughts and commentary are throughout this Study Bible, adding some depth to your personal times in study and meditation. Each book begins with a detailed outline, including the theme, key verse and overall breakdown. Throughout this edition, you will come across “Catalyst” note sections, in which Dr. Wiersbe challenges the reader to make true “transformation” in a personal way.

This is my first read of the New Living Translation, and I find the scripture easily readable and also good for memorization. Some translations are easy to read and understand, but the memorization is difficult at best. That would seem to hinder the ability to hide the Word in our hearts, right?

I would give this translation a 4 out of 5, but with this study version, would upgrade to 5 out of 5, a must-have for anyone who is looking for added depth in their personal, daily Bible study time. For more information on this book, or any others from Davod C. Cook publishers, check out their site here.

Monday, June 28, 2010

New Layout

Just wanted to ask for your personal ideas on the new layout and design of the blog. This is my second try at re-vamping the look of the blog, and I thought I would take a totally different approach at the whole visual concept. Thanks for your continued prayers and I have an idea for my next post, plus several reviews that are overdue. Have a blessed day and please let me know if you have a special prayer request I can word on your behalf today!!!