ESV Illuminated Bible (Review & Giveaway)

In My Opinion (Review)

In addition to my normal book reviews, with the approach of the holidays, I hoped to highlight some other products that would make good gifts for those hard to shop for family and friends. The ESV Illuminated Bible was presented to me at just the right time. And I’m giving one away to one of my blog visitors so be sure and stay tuned to find out how to enter.

A bit of an anecdote for you before I show you this gorgeous Bible. This week, I checked my mail and in my box was a scrap of paper. The postman had written on it that I had a package in the office but it had opened in shipping and could not be scanned.

I took the paper into the office and handed it to one of the workers. He was a little surprised and said, “Is this what they gave you?”

I told him I thought they just wanted me to know the package was opened. A few minutes later, the guy brings my package to me and says, “That looks really cool. I peeked at it.” This is what he saw.

ESV Illuminated Bible

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I have to agree, it does look really cool but when I opened it, it became even more so. The wide margins for notes along with beautiful illustration and graphic verses is ideal for either journaling or taking sermon notes alongside the text. There’s an index of all of the artwork at the back of the Bible as well.

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Review: When God Made You (Children’s Book)

About the Book

When God Made YouYOU, you… God thinks about you.
God was thinking of you long before your debut.

From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. Knowing that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in our big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly.   
Written in playful, charming rhyme and brought to life with vivid, fantastical illustrations, young readers will be encouraged and excited to learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God’s divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin create for themselves.
‘Cause when God made YOU, somehow God knew
That the world needed someone exactly like you!


My Review

I had heard so many wonderful comments about this book from others, when the opportunity to get my hands on it came up, I grabbed it. And I was not disappointed.

This book is filled with well-flowing rhymes that give the book a sing-song, nursery rhyme flow from Matthew Paul Turner and beautiful, whimsical artwork from David Catrow. It’s sure to become a bedtime favorite for the little ones in your home.

Readers get a sense of this little girl’s creativity, her impishness, and her heart.

But the most important thing about this book is the message of how God looks out for each and everyone of His children. How He design each person to be an individual.

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