Sunday, March 7, 2010

Book Review: Busy Mom's Bible

Busy Mom's Bible: Daily Inspiration Even If You Only Have One Minute
The Busy Mom's Bible: Daily Inspiration Even if You Only Have One Minute.  What a great title. Now, I wasn't expecting a pink leather Bible, but it is actually starting to grow on me.

On one level, this is "just" another NIV Bible.  A thin one, so it is pretty easy to fit in a bag to go along to scouts or soccer practice.

What makes this Bible different though, is that there are thirteen brightly colored pages interspersed in the Bible, each with four little devotional studies.  Each little devotional consists of three sections, that you are to choose based on how much time you have.  There is:

  • a One Minute devotional, that includes a couple Bible verses and some discussion, usually applying specifically to something fairly common to moms.
  • a suggestion of a slightly longer passage (including the page number) of 10-30 verses for you to read
  • a Five Minute "Reflect and Pray" section.
  • a Ten Minute "Study" suggestion, which brings you to the back of the book, where there are lots of other short study ideas.
I like this Bible.  I read through about a dozen of the devotionals, jumping around quite a bit, and I think they do a great job of giving you something worthwhile to think about in only a few snatched minutes here and there.

You can watch a short video, or listen to some audiocasts of the One Minute devotionals here.

Disclaimer:  I did receive this book for free from Zondervan.  The fact that I received a complimentary product does not guarantee a favorable review.  It does guarantee a review. A fair review. But I am not going to praise something unless I think it deserves the praise.  If I don't like it, you'll hear that.  And hopefully with enough detail as to why so you can decide for yourself if what I hate about it makes it perfect for your family.  For more about my take on reviews, visit my blog post here.  This review may contain Amazon affiliate links.
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