Saturday, December 27, 2014

NASB Note-Takers Bible Zondervan Bibles

NASB Note-Takers Bible  
Zondervan Bibles

Ahh... so you like to take notes in your Bible, but the margins just aren't enough?  Take a look at this new version of the NASB.  It is geared towards note-takers.  It has wide margins on the outer edges and bottom of the page.  The space provided provides adequate space for note-taking.   I had expected space surrounding the print on each page, so that a person could take notes next to the scripture that you are referring to, but their design makes sense for the flow of reading.  The paper of this Bible would be hold up better with a pencil for notes or a pen that doesn't bleed.  I would avoid a ball point pen with it.

This Bible has the basic information that accompanies all Bibles such as principles of translation, a basic concordance, a page listing promises from the Bible, and more.  There is no cross reference, nor any commentary, just the basics.  This is a red-letter Bible for those who like to read the spoken words of Christ in red, although we should note that since God inspired the whole of the Word, that all words hold equal importance and purpose.
Overall, I think this is a great basic Bible for note-takers.  The NASB is a great word-for-word translation as well.

|I received this Bible from the publisher.  I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions are mine.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Legend of the Candy Cane Written by Lori Walburg Illustrated by Richard Cowdrey

The Legend of the Candy Cane
Written by Lori Walburg
Illustrated by Richard Cowdrey


Christmas is a wonderful time of year.  There are so many things to enjoy, and one is the candy cane.  This beautifully illustrated picture book, tells the story Jesus through the use of a  candy cane.  It is set in the late 1800's and is about a little girl who helps a local storeowner set up his new candy shop.  As they unpack the candy canes, he explains to his little helper the story behind the "j" shape and red and white colors of the candy cane as a way to share about Jesus.

I read this book with my kids, who are 8, 10 and 12.  They all enjoyed it even though they are above the age that the book is geared towards.  I really liked their simple presentation of the gospel for young children.  As I already stated, the illustrations are beautifully painted and enjoyable for children and adults alike.

I highly recommend this as a wonderful book to give to your children or grandchildren.  Read it with them every Christmas. 

I received this book from the publisher for a review, all opinions are my own.