Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Book Review for the NIV College Devotional Bible from Zondervan

The College Devotional Bible
Zondervan Publishers

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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