20 March, 2011

FamilyLife Marriage Bible

I was tickled when this Bible arrived in the mail! Dennis and Barbara Rainey, founders of FamilyLife ministry have produced this Bible with the desire to share the good news of the Gospel while equipping couples and families with resources to strengthen their relationship in a way that brings all the glory to Christ. Published in an attractive hardbound New King James Version edition with a protective slipcover, the reader will encounter alongside the precious word of God various sidebars that will direct the reader to further understanding of Scriptures that apply to the marriage relationship. There are also fun little romantic ideas and counsel regarding common marital or family conflicts sprinkled throughout. I recognized several of them as being common to the Rainey’s books and even their daily radio messages, but found them to be still as helpful and fresh as ever. I desire to be the best wife I can be to Dwight and find biblically sound mentoring to be vital and welcomed. :-)

This edition would make a lovely gift for a newlywed couple and includes several pages at the front serving as an attractive spot to record generational lineage information, special dates that occur such as births and new lives in Christ, etc. I love it! Perhaps it will come out in ESV? :-)

*This book was gratefully received from Thomas Nelson at no cost in exchange for my agreement to post this review.

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