As a blogger, I may be compensated in some way (either pay, product, or experience) for sharing the post below All opinions are my own. ~Heidi
It’s been Bible Central around here for the past few weeks. First, I shared about a new favorite Bible for teen girls. Then, last week, I talked about my newfound appreciation for the journaling Bible and shared some of my amateur journal entries. This week, we’re moving on to a Bible for MEN.
About the ESV Men’s Devotional 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 truth of God’s Word in their homes, churches, and workplaces.
- 365 brand-new devotions
- 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 for the Hard Cover, and $49.99 for the TruTone.
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.
Heidi Says . . .
Well, clearly this is a Bible for MEN and I’m NOT a man. So, I presented it to my husband, Brian, who has been using the same Bible ever since we were dating and I gifted him with a leather bound NIV Study Bible with his name engraved on the front. Despite keeping it in a Bible cover for the past several years, that Bible has really seen better days. The cover is falling off! So, I thought it was high time to get used to a new Bible, and the ESV is the version we use at church, so it seemed like a good fit.
We received the Hard Cover version. Inside it’s a basic two-column format with what I would consider to be about the perfect font size (very easy to read).
Each book of the Bible is introduced by telling the author, a bit of background on the book, the key theme, and then how the book ties in with a man’s heart. I like that; it’s a way to bring the Bible to life TODAY and apply it to your life.
The 365 Daily Devotions are scattered throughout the Bible. If this were MY Bible, that would be a feature that I wouldn’t really appreciate. I don’t like reading through a book (or even an article in a magazine) and having it be broken up with something other than the storyline. I’d probably prefer to have all the devotional entries together in the front or back of the Bible (or, truthfully, in a separate book altogether). But, let’s remember here, that this is a Bible for a man, and not for me! Brian didn’t complain about that feature at all! But, because of that, I’d say that this is a Bible more for use at home, for daily devotions, than one that you will want to take to church with you each week, where you might be distracted from the pastor’s sermon by reading the devotional thoughts.
This Bible would make a nice gift for a man in your life and will be a good fit for any age.
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I’d love to gift one of these Bibles to one of my readers! If you’d like to win, simply leave a comment below, following these instructions:
If you’re a man, please tell me what appeals to you about this Bible and why you’d like to win it.
If you’re a woman, please tell me what special guy in your life you’d like to share this Bible with and why.
For an extra entry, please leave a 2nd comment and share your favorite Bible verse with me – include the full verse and reference, please.
Next Thursday, I’ll do a random drawing and contact the winner. Please get your comments in before noon that day!
Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
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