Luke 5:16

Book Review

Dad’s Bible: The Father’s Plan, NCV

Listen up, dads!   You need this Bible!

Many men just don’t enjoy reading, and I can understand.  However, this Bible helps make a daily devotional time quick and enjoyable.  Alongside your favorite scriptures are words of instruction and encouragement for becoming the father God wants you to be.  The New Century Version translation makes things clear and straightforward so that hard language isn’t a barrier.  Open it to any page and you’ll likely find notes on Walking in Authority, Passing it On, Dads in the Bible, Building your Children, and specific Insights.  It comes complete with a blank notes section in the back, an exhaustive Questions and Answers section, a lengthy Topical Index, and a section called God’s Word On… that helps you to find  just the right verse to fit any situation.

I really have enjoyed using this bible as a daily read because of the additional notes and sections that make real-life application so much more accessible.  Sections within the scriptures are clearly outlined with headings and the NCV is extremely easy to read and each book of the Bible begins with an introduction that ties the previous book with a summary of the one you’re about to read.

This could definitely be one of the best Bible versions that I’ve ever used.  I’m sure you’ll think so too.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Free Book* by Brian Tome

*not that kind of free.

Brian Tome writes a wonderfully assertive book about the freedom found in surrendering ourselves to the will of God.  Tome, in his humorous and somewhat sarcastic tone, spells out a plan for all of us to experience the true freedom that is only found by making ourselves “slaves” to the intentions that God has for us.  Sounds oxymoronic, doesn’t it?

This book is for anyone who is struggling to overcome the everyday stumbling blocks to living your life to the fullest potential that God has placed within each of us.  Freedom starts when we choose to give up on our own personal agendas, remove the squatters of doubt, sin, and incompetence, and rely wholly on the strength and direction of the Holy Spirit.

One of my favorite portion of this book was the discussion of the spiritual realm that is seemingly subtle, but ever present in our human experience.  Spiritual warfare is very much real and we must be aware that the spirits around us are working on behalf of the Devil to “steal, kill, and destroy” whatever semblance of freedom we have left, but when we submit to the kingship of Jesus Christ, his spiritual forces fight on our behalf and rebuke the demons of temptation and sin.

Join Tome as he lays his life bare, in many ways, to get the point across that only through submission can we find freedom.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com&gt; book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html&gt; : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”