Saturday, August 23, 2014

Book Review - NIV Streams in the Desert Bible


At some point, every Christian encounters the trials and deep mysteries of the Christian faith. And when that happens they become a thirsty traveler; what hey most desire is hope, comfort, and encouragement to burst forth like a sparkling, clear river.

The hopeful daily readings in the NIV Streams in the Desert Bible promise to revive and refresh today's generation of faithful sojourners by providing daily devotions in modern, easy-to-understand language that beautifully captures the timeless essence of the original. These devotionals are presented alongside Scripture using the popular New International Version of the Bible, and this hardcover edition will be a lasting, elegant resource.

While the devotions in this Bible were originally written by L. B. Cowman-a pioneer missionary in Japan and China from 1901 to 1917-this devotional Bible has been edited by James Reimann. It maintains the beauty of the original Cowman writings while making the devotionals more accessible for the readers of today.

  • Complete text of the clear, accessible NIV Bible
  • 365 daily readings of strength and encouragement from L. B. Cowman
  • Foreword by Jim Reimann

I have loved the "Streams in the Desert" devotional for years. It is timeless and always applicable to whatever is happening in my life. To have this as part of a Bible is just wonderful and makes reading my Bible a refreshing delight every day! I always enjoy reading my Bible, but having these devotions in the Bible is great and it's so nice to have it compiled in one book.

Each devotion is dated so you can start on the date of your choice or just start at the beginning. I really like how you can use this Bible to have a daily reading plan - reading the Bible between the devotions.

It has a wonderful Subject Index in the back, making it easy to find the subjects that you want to look up. It also has a weights and measures table, which I find extremely helpful.

The devotionals are updated, using today's language, so it makes it very easy to understand which is perfect for the NIV Bible, which is always a very understandable translation. This is a really wonderful Bible/Devotional and it makes your quiet time so special as you read God's Word and read these amazing devotions each day. I really like this Bible and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by BookLook Bloggers Program

Blessings - Julie

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