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NIV Bible For Men {review}


NIV Bible For Men

A much-needed devotional Bible designed for a new generation of young adult men.

Combining the current writings of key young authors and pastors with a clean, accessible design, the NIV Devotional Bible for Men fills a critical gap in the Bible marketplace: a highly approachable yet spiritualty challenging Bible targeted specifically at young adult men.

This compelling new Bible speaks to the topics, challenges, and expectations that will instantly connect with men ages 18-34. It covers such critical issues as career, sexuality, leadership, pornography, relationships, financial stability, spiritual growth, substance addiction, culture, character, education, self-image and more. Each of the 260 devotions is carefully designed to ensure extensive, sustainable immersion into God’s Word, leading to meaningful life impact.

Sensitive to the technologically connected, time-starved lifestyles of today, the NIV Devotional Bible for Men offers the quick impact and deep spiritual engagement that young men can’t get with any other Bible.

NIV Devotional Bible for Men features include:

  • 260 devotions of 600-800 words apiece
  • 2 methods to engage: reading through the Bible canonically from Genesis to Revelation or topically, using the topical index
  • “Leveled” Scripture engagement that allows readers to choose between 1-minute, quick topic summaries or deeper, 10-minute devotional experiences
  • Devotions from young pastors and leaders such as Matt Chandler, Shane Claiborne, Craig Gross, Gabe Lyons and Jud Wilhite
  • 52 “Myth Articles” state commonly accepted myths in our culture today, then refute those myths with answers from God’s Word.


For this review since it was a men’s Bible I asked my husband if he would review it for me and he lovingly submitted to my pestering request. Actually it only took me asking and he willingly jumped on board. So here you go from the mouth of a man, his review:

I enjoy it when my lovely and beautiful wife asks me to do reviews for her blog. I get to read interesting things and write about them. Well this time around it was the NIV (New International Version) Bible for Men, by Zondervan. A great devotional Bible, this has become a “go to” tool for me in my personal Bible reading time. When I sit down to read from the Word this is now the Bible I use.

I love the NIV translation. It’s a thought-for-thought translation that is easy to understand and follow completely. It also holds a dear place in my heart as it was the translation used to share the Gospel with me, that led to my own salvation. I know that a lot of believers have a problem with it, but from years of use in both study and reading, I’ve never come across a problem with how it conveys the Word. For men, since we’re a “simple” bunch, the translation is wonderful. Thoughts are concise and completely understandable (even difficult topics are easy to follow). Did I mention that I love the NIV?

I will be honest, this was the first devotional Bible that I’d actually used. Typically, with my analytical mind, I always used the Word more academically. However the devotions that are in this Bible are enjoyable, insightful and filling. Their topics are broad and timely. So far I’ve not found any of the author(s) of the devotionals to be “off base” in regards to the topics that I’ve read. I believe that they are very useful for all men in their walk and would be a wonderful gift for a man close to your heart.

All in all I would recommend NIV (New International Version) Bible for Men, by Zondervan, God bless.


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