Today I have a fun giveaway for you all It’s for the ESV Men’s Devotional Bible. My husband used this for a while so he could review it for you but before we get to the review and giveaway part here is a little information about this Bible.
Our world presents daily distractions that can easily displace Christ as the center of a man’s heart and life. The goal of the ESV Men’s Devotional Bible is to strengthen and encourage men through the life-giving Word of God and sound devotional content aimed at nurturing godliness. With 365 theologically rich and gospel-centered devotions drawn directly from the Bible, this all-new resource was created under the editorial oversight of Dr. Sam Storms with contributions from over fifty Christian leaders. Introductions orient men to each book of the Bible, exploring its unique contribution to a man’s walk with God. Thoughtful and instructive articles address the importance of sound doctrine, life in the local church, leadership, the heart, calling, and a host of other relevant issues for today. The Men’s Devotional Bible will strengthen men in their walk with Christ, helping them apply the gospel and the truths of God’s Word in their homes, churches, and workplaces.
– Brand new book introductions
– 14 brand-new articles
– Dictionary of key terms
– Ribbon marker
– Smyth-sewn binding
– Lifetime guarantee on TruTone edition
– Packaging: slipcase (TruTone), L-card (HC), permanent slipcase (Cloth over Board)
Retail Price: $34.99
The purpose of Crossway has been, from its founding as a not-for-profit ministry in 1938, to publish gospel-centered, Bible-centered content that will honor our Savior and serve his Church. They seek to help people understand the massive implications of the gospel and the truth of God’s Word, for all of life, for all eternity, and for the glory of God.
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My Husband’s review:
want to give you my 100%, genuine opinion on this edition of the Bible. Now granted the idea of a devotional Bible for men is extremely appealing to everyone. I mean can I get an amen from the ladies that we guys need all the help we can get. Well, with this edition you have two options that may/may not appeal to your needs (as a man).
First the translation; the English Standard Version (or ESV). I can not not say anything bad about this translation at all. As a lover of ALL God-honoring, Word-focused translations, the ESV is right there with them. What I would consider a “literal” translation, it is easy to read & understand. Having different translators for this English version brings in different takes on what the original authors were trying to convey. I would recommend the ESV to men who are diving deeper into the Word coming from the NLT/NIV camps.
Secondly the devotional; I have to say that I could immediately see and feel the religious and denominational bias in the devotions. They are very well written and communicate clearly, but I can’t help to think that the authors of these could have been MORE open to the leading of the Spirit in their interpretation of the Word. These devotions would be better described as commentaries, as they break the Word down and give the reader the author’s “thoughts” on the topic in question.
So to give an overall “score” for this edition of the Bible, I would give the translation an A+ but I would give the devotions a D- (I can’t let myself give an F for this, because, it’s a Bible, that has to be wrong somewhere).
*A side note from Dianna: If you are coming from a Baptist, Methodist or Lutheran background I think you will find these devotions to be what you are looking for.
Now you don’t have to take our word for it but can try this Bible out for yourself. FlyBy Promotions and Crossway Publishers has provided a copy for my readers to try out. All you have to do is fill out the form below to be entered to win. Giveaway ends midnight (EST) on Nov. 26th.
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