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Monday, September 1, 2014

NIV STREAMS IN THE DESERT DEVOTIONAL: 365 Thirst Quenching Devotions By L B E Cowman, James Reimann (Editor)

NIV Streams in the Desert Bible by L B E Cowman

Wanda's Thoughts -

The 365 devotions of Streams in the Desert and the NIV Bible are now consolidated into one.  There is no need to shuffle between two books.  James Reimann has edited these devotions, written by LB Cowman, making them easier to comprehend.  These devotional readings are arranged in an easy to find format, each having a “go to” line at the bottom of the page to find the next day’s reading.  Also, a very helpful feature is the Subject Index, located at the back of the Bible, to help you find certain topics of interest. There’s a place to write personal notes and reflections in the back – My Journey – that certainly enhances this Bible for me.

The devotions are written in a clear and easy way, which will reveal God’s word, and help you to understand the beautiful truths of the Bible.  And it is written in the very readable NIV translation, which happens to be my favorite version.

The one thing I found to be missing is an introduction to each of the 66 books.  It would be helpful to have the Author, Time Frame, Key Passages, etc.  That being said – this Bible would make a beautiful gift in the very attractive hardcopy edition.  I love the cover – absolutely beautiful! 

Partial devotion for September 1 – Mark 9: 41 – What shall I do?  I expect to pass through this world but once.  Therefore any good work, kindness or service I can render to any person or animal, let me do it now.  Let me not neglect or delay to do it, for I will not pass this way again.    An old Quaker saying

These devotions are truly inspiring and “thirst quenching.”  I’m enjoying these devotions more and more each day, and I’m happy to add this beautiful Bible to my collection.  My rating is 4.5 stars. 

I received a complimentary copy of this Bible from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions shared are solely my responsibility.   

Publisher:  Zondervan
Release Date:  March 2013
Genre:  Bibles
Hardcover Edition

Bible Description:  When you need peace, encouragement, and strength in the deserts of life, look no further than this eBible. With 365 daily readings to comfort and restore your soul, this Bible captures the timeless essence of the original devotions set alongside the NIV text---the world's most-popular modern English Bible.