With this NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Women, you can read through the Bible in a year. . . or at your own pace. Now you can practice the spiritual discipline of daily Bible reading at your own pace. Want a reading plan that will take you through the Bible in a year? You got it—and check boxes too. Don’t want the guilt of falling behind in your daily reading? You won’t—each daily reading is numbered, not dated, allowing the flexibility you need as you strive to engage God’s Word every day. Looking for a Bible with insights about what you as a woman most need to hear? These are included as well in the intuitive, hopeful devotional thoughts located at the end of each daily reading. The NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Women organizes the clear, accessible New International Version Bible into 365 daily readings. Each day’s reading includes a portion of Scripture from the Old Testament, the New Testament, and a Psalm or a Proverb, followed by an encouraging devotional thought specifically written for women.
|Publish Date||Apr 24, 2012|
|Translation||New International Version|
|Who It's For||Women|
- Review by Kristin
This is a Bible specifically broken into 15 minute daily increments, with three readings each day. One from the Old Testament, one from the New Testament, and one from either Psalms or Proverbs. Each day does follow the one previous to it, so today you won't be reading the 8th chapter of John and tomorrow, reading the first chapter of Revelation. This does make it more difficult to find a specific verse in the Bible, if this is what you want to do, as it doesn't follow the normal format of a Bible. But, on the other hand, there is a canonical index, so if you know you're looking for Romans chapter 12, verse 3, then you can find it there.
Before the daily readings start, there is a section which I highly enjoyed, and plan to chew on more, called Getting to Know God. There are some things in there that I question, like "Choosing to receive Jesus is a 'once-for-all' decision". It's not something that the reader can and should skim through.
The reflections that follow each daily reading I didn't find were specifically women oriented. I feel like they were more like mini sermons that would get you thinking more about what you just read.
Overall, I'm still choosing which I should read next year, either this one or the Chronological Once A Day NIV Bible. (Posted on 9/16/2014)