I gave this Everyday Matters Bible for Women as a present many, many years ago now and have been interested in it ever since. Thankfully, I had the chance to receive this Bible for free from Hendrikson Publishers so I can now show you guys the features that drew me to this lovely Bible.
First of all, isn’t the cover of this Bible beautiful? It’s a simple hardcover material, but the turquoise design with the purply pink orchid flower is such an appealing design. It not only comes in the turquoise floral hardcover design, but also another hardcover design, and a leather bound design.
The intro to each book of the Bible gives clear background to help you with the context of the Word. Isn’t the turquoise edging on the pages a nice touch?
The articles sprinkled throughout (over 300 total) is probably my favorite feature of the NLT Everyday Matters Bible for Women. The contributors include:
John & Nancy Ortberg
Liz Curtis Higgs
Ruth Bell Grahm
Kelly Monroe Kullberg
I say this is one of my favorite features because unlike some devotional material that feels fluffy, this actually feels like material I’m growing from. Each article is color-coded with the subject matter it contains. The subject categories include: acceptance, celebration, community, Bible study and meditation, confession, contemplation, faith, fasting, forgiveness, gratitude, gratitude, hospitality, justice, mentoring, outreach, prayer, reconciliation, sabbath and rest, service, silence, simplicity, solitude, stewardship, submission, and worship.
Final Thoughts on the NLT Everyday Matters Bible for Women
The NLT translation is considered a thought-for-thought translation which means it aims at translating the intended meaning of the Hebrew and Greek texts instead of translating word-for-word like the ESV or the NKJV. Both translating theories have their place in Bible Study and it is my belief that the more translations someone has the better since we can get a better scope of the text that way. I typically prefer a translation that’s in the middle of thought-for-thought and word-for-word, but there are times when I have an increase in my brain inflammation that reading a simplified text is just where I need to be in the moment, which is when I turn to the NLT. The translators say clarity is the main aim for this translation which is great when you have brain fog, if English is your second language, or if you need a puzzling passage demystified.
Overall, I would recommend the NLT Everyday Matters Bible for women who are looking for a way to deepen their quiet time.
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