“Dad’s Bible, NCV Version”

This book review centers on the New Century Version, but more particularly: the Dad’s Bible. This is the counterpart to the Mom’s Bible. The binding is a reminder of one of those old man’s-man books that had the layers of dust and contained fairy tales for bedtime stories. A clear-type font, traditional thin pages that Bibles sport, and a greenish/brown tint make up the main formatting.

 

For the ultimate in testing, I chose to give this Bible as a gift to a pastor, and man, that I know well. Overall, he seemed to be rather short of excitement, which could have been due to either slew of Bibles in his bookshelf, or the overall plastic feel to the book. In all, my recommendation goes to finding a good Holman Bible, which carries not only a great accuracy, but also to quality craftmanship. Or for the nerd in your life, perhaps a Kindle version, for a fraction of the cost, if any at all?

Disclosure: I have received a reviewer copy and/or payment in exchange for an honest review of the product mentioned in this post.

“Captivating” by John & Stasi Elredge

John and Stasi are at it again. Updating and revising a bestseller, this is the woman’s equivalent of “Wild at Heart.” While every boy and man out there wants to know if they have what it takes (the knight in shining armor), every girl and woman need to know a simple thing: are they captivating? Are they a princess worth fighting for? Are they beautiful? John and Stasi write together, with a collection of experiences and anecdotes, to address how G-d answers that question. You are captivating. You are beautiful. You are worthy. And the Creator knows you by name, created you, and loves you deeply and intimately.

 

I attempted to read through this book, but I’ll have to be honest – I’m not much of one who’s deep into reading books about women, or motivational tools for the feminine soul. While this book is not for me, it may just be for the female reader in your life…

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“Plan B” by Pete Wilson

“Plan B” by Pete Wilson excellently addresses the focus of the book: “what do you do when G-d doesn’t show p the way you thought he would”? He starts by simply addressing, as a matter of fact, that we often tend to put G-d in a box. But what happens when we have our Plan A for life and it goes to the south? Everyone has a Plan B, everyone has a challenge, a choice, a decision to make. How we make that decision, how we grow, is defined by who we are in Christ.

 

Wilson does a pastor’s job at writing a book – he covers all the basic points of his counseling for his parish, all in this book, without inappropriately sharing details. For those looking for a “new” concept, this isn’t for you. But one shy of interpersonal interactions will find this book to be a good alternative to having the “personal counseling” session…

Disclosure: I have received a reviewer copy and/or payment in exchange for an honest review of the product mentioned in this post.