Monday, October 24, 2016

NKJV Word Study Bible Review

Hey guys!

Today I am reviewing the NKJV Word Study Bible by Thomas Nelson Publishers. Often, people can get confused by the translation of the Bible. Different versions use different words or translate the original in different ways, so a Bible like this is really helpful when it comes to Bible comprehension.

First of all, let's talk about the features. This Bible includes, in additional to the full NKJV text, almost 2,000 translation word studies, book introductions, translator's footnotes, and maps. 

Next, looks. This is a big hardcover Bible. The dust jacket and they physical cover look the same, and the physical cover is smooth and shiny (a guilty pleasure of mine). It is of very good quality, and Thomas Nelson Bibles all also come with a lifetime guarantee.

I really like what I've seen of this Bible (I obviously didn't sit down and read the whole thing), and I'm looking forward to learning more from it.


*I received a copy of this book from the publisher via BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, October 14, 2016

October TBR

Hello everyone!

It's a little bit late, but I wanted to show you guys my October TBR- all of the books that I hope to read this month. I can already see that it's a bit ambitious and I probably won't read them all, but I'll leave them in anyways and get to as many as I can. For October, I picked a variety of spooky/scary books.

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

Horns by Joe Hill

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

What are you reading this month?


Monday, October 3, 2016

52 Uncommon Dates by Randy Southern: Review

52 Uncommon Dates by Randy Southern is a guide for couples who are looking to spice up their normal routine and learn more about each other, growing closer to each other and closer  to God. Southern stresses that dating should not stop at marriage, and that continuing a fun and loving relationship takes work.

Each date is prefaced by a Bible verse and a quote by Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages, that relates to the date. Some dates were really cute and sounded fun, others were not so much my thing. That was the nice thing about this book: there were dates for everyone. A pretty big number of the dates seemed awkward and unrealistic, but some people might be into those. Needless to say, all of the dates are incredibly cheesy.

The book was split into 52 chapters, one for each date. Each chapter includes a Bible verse, a quote, a description of the date, things to discuss, preparation, and other available related Scripture. I would recommend reading Gary Chapman's The 5 Love Languages, because this book relies heavily on the content of Chapman's book. This is almost completely geared toward married couples.

I gave this book 2.5/5 stars. It didn't contain any groundbreaking new information or ideas, I would describe it as "fine", but I probably wouldn't really recommend it to people either. 


*I received a copy of the book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review.