8/04/2014

Book Review : The Journey Bible, Revealing God and How You Fit Into His Plan


My Thoughts:

I enjoyed looking over this new Bible and reading all the fun stuff that has been included. I loved the concept of the Five Alive Books, which show the overview of the main theme of the Bible. I also thought it was very cool that there is a reading plan for the Five Alive books of the Bible.
Some of the extra's about this Bible that caught my eye were all the different sections in the Bible that draw you in, asks you question and makes you think about how to apply the Word to your life and your situation.  I thought the Summary of the Bible in it's own Words was brilliant. Of course the Famous One Liner's from Jesus caught my eye too. 
The Timelines, will help you to historically understand the Bible.  I have to say the one "con" that I had for this Bible was that information overload is highly possible.  There is so much to see and read, you can easily be overwhelmed.  I gave my copy away to a new believer, with the instructions, for them to read all the introductions, all the pages before the actual Bible begins. Zondervan has presented us with a 5 star Bible that should satisfy the hungry spiritual seeker in all of us. 
This Bible was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. 

Book Description

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”—Jeremiah 29:13
The NIV Journey Bible is uniquely designed to help readers discover the practical aspects of Christianity and better understand God. Patterned after the Willow Creek model of ministry and intended for those in the investigative stage of their spiritual journey, The Journey’s exploratory approach addresses key questions inquisitive readers may have about the Bible and its relevance today. Notes and insights are woven throughout the complete NIV Bible text, drawing readers into the message and pointing the way to a relationship with Jesus. Icons trace six seeker themes throughout Scripture: "Discovering God," "Addressing Questions,” “Strengthening Relationships," "Reasons to Believe," "Knowing Yourself," and "Managing Resources." Also included in The Journey are introductory articles that define key concepts involved in being a spiritually open person, book introductions, indexes, a dictionary/concordance, and a "Fire Alive" reading plan covering Genesis, Deuteronomy, John, Acts, and Romans.
The Journey can be used as an evangelism tool and makes a perfect gift for new believers and those looking for answers to life’s deepest questions. It is also a helpful guide for veteran Christians who want a refreshing perspective on the basics of their belief.

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