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FIRST Tour: NIV Real Life Devotional Bible for Women, Insights for Everyday Life Notes by Lysa TerKeurst

on July 3, 2013

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today’s Wild Card Insight Notes author is:
Lysa TerKeurst
and the book:
NIV Real Life Devotional Bible for Women,
Insights for Everyday Life Notes
Zondervan; Special edition (March 19, 2013)
***Special thanks to Rick Roberson for sending me a review copy.***

Lysa TerKeurst is a New York Times bestselling author and national speaker who helps everyday women live an adventure of faith. She is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, author of 15 books, and encourages nearly 500,000 women worldwide through a daily online devotional. Her remarkable life story has captured audiences across America, including appearances on Oprah and Good Morning America. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and five children.

Visit the author’s website.


This Bible will help you live up to your God-given potential. Insightful daily devotions written by the women at Proverbs 31 Ministries help you maintain life’s balance in spite of today’s hectic pace. Dive into the beauty and clarity of the NIV Bible text paired with daily devotions crafted by women just like you—women who want to live authentically and fully grounded in the Word of God.

Product Details:

List Price: $34.99

Hardcover: 1536 pages

Publisher: Zondervan; Special edition (March 19, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0310439361

ISBN-13: 978-0310439363


My Opinion:


Writing a review of a Bible is hard – because one can’t read through the whole Bible in a matter of a week or two – however I am familiar with the NIV translation so that makes it easier, in knowing that I won’t come across any glaring omissions.  The font of this Bible makes it easy to read, although I find it easier to read any Bible or book with my glasses on, however the font size didn’t add to any eye strain.  The cover and dust jacket are beautiful and very feminine – which added to it’s appeal for me, plus it’s in shades of blue.  There are devotions (366 days worth) through the Scriptures written by several different women from the Proverbs 31 Ministries, which means they are relevant for all women.


In the back there is the typical table of weights and measures and not so typically are brief bios of the authors (I will admit I haven’t heard of any of the ladies who wrote them) who helped to pen the devotions that are through out the Bible.  You can also find devotions divided by the author, so if you do know some of these women you can look up the devotions they wrote and find them easily.  There is also a topical index so if you’re looking for a devotion for or on children, abortion, death, witnessing, sleeplessness and more it’s easy to find the topic you are needing some inspiration or help with.


Of course, you can also work your way through the Bible using a one year plan and reading the devotions as you come across them or do as I prefer and find one in the index that speaks to my needs that day and read that specific one.  As we know the Lord can and does work in mysterious ways so what we think we may not need is something He knows we may absolutely need.  I’ll be using this Bible in conjunction with my daily Bible reading, study and devotional times for a long time.




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