Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Book Review for the NIV College Devotional Bible from Zondervan


The College Devotional Bible
Zondervan Publishers
978-0-310-44257-8

There are so many Bibles, put out for so many different reasons, that it is hard to discover that perfect Bible you are looking for as a gift for loved ones. Into this word of big bible sales comes a book oriented toward those who wish to purchase a bible for the college-bound high school graduate. The College Devotional Bible accomplishes its purpose of being a devotional bible for young adults. Before we go further, you need to know that this is not a STUDY bible, it is a devotional bible. Inserted in the text are 222 devotional articles designed to help college students grow deeper in their faith. In the back of the Bible there is a subject index for the devotions that is rather extensive, and 30 day bible reading plans on a number of topics. Each of these 30 day plans has a checklist. This bible is definitely designed to be a bible that "works" for college students, and if used effectively will probably show much wear by the time their college experience is done. This is not, however, a study bible. There are no study notes, and few cross-references. This can be good or bad, just depending on your point of view. I think this would be a nice gift for a recent high school graduate.

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