Translation: New King James Version (NKJV)
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: June 7, 2016
Price: $25-35 depending the seller
The American Woman’s Bible is filled with extraordinary actions and words from influential womenin our country who live out the virtues of the Bible. This complete NKJV Bible is endorsed by Duck Dynasty’s matriarch, Kay Robertson.The American Woman’s Bible brings to life biblicalvirtues through the powerful words and actions ofAmerican women, past and present. We learn the influence of the Bible in shaping our blessed Americanway of life and can develop the same biblical character in our own lives. All women – daughters, mothers and grandmothers – will find this Bible an encouraging and powerful companion for daily living.
The American Woman’s Bible reveals the virtues of America’s outstanding womenand encourages women today to make a difference in society and leave a lasting legacy to future generations.
Tucked inside this Bible you will find how contributor Dr. Richard G. Lee, Founding Pastor of First Redeemer Church in Atlanta, GA, includes quotes from great Protestant and Catholic leaders of our time and other influencers like Hanna Whitall Smith who offered this upon reflecting on our country:
“What have we to do with thinking whether we are fit for service? The Master-workman surely has a right to use any tool He pleases for His own work, and it is plainly not the business of the tool to decide whether it is the right one to be used or not.”
Features in this Bible include:
- Theme articles showing how biblical virtues have shaped our nation
- Biographies of influential American women highlighting key points of their lives
- Inspirational quotes by or about great women, famous and not well-known
- Introductions to each book of the Bible
- Essays about biblical virtues embodied in women during key chapters ofAmerica's story
- Presentation page for gift-giving
Would you like to know a secret? I *love* American history.
By day I enjoy classroom lessons of wars and the reasons we fought them, by night I thrill myself with documentaries of presidents and the way they have influenced our nation. I love hearing about the interactions among people and that have led our country to develop to where it is today.
Maybe you are a fan of history, too.
If, so, this book is filled with little familiar historical snippets to keep you thinking. You are sure to love it :)
The book jacket cover begins with a quote from Alexis de Tocqueville and from there I knew that I would find the book fascinating. (You can read about him below)
When I read about the book online before requesting to review it, I was concerned that the editors took things a little too far.... I asked "What do women who fought in the Civil War have to do with the Gospel? What do Native Americans have to say about Jesus? What will they write about September 11th? How do things 2,000 years after the Bible was written fit into the story of God?"
Yet it does work.
I was also worried that it would have a "rich white men are the best" attitude, but since the book focuses on women from many different backgrounds, it wasnt bashing any group or nationality in any way; I appreciate this inclusiveness.
Sometimes in history we only hear about men when we hear about history, and sometimes we only hear about the politics. This book dives into actual lives and how they trusted God, stood for what they believed in, and have seen God being ever faithful along their journeys.
Like in Hebrews 11, when the author recounts "God was faithful to Abraham, to Moses, to David, to Saul, to Jacob" and this book "adds" the idea that God has been faithful more recently as well.
Of course, there is a fine line of adding things or taking them out of a Bible, but this Bible doesnt alter the scripture in any way.
When I rate this book, or even read it, I think that the most important question is: Does it take away from Jesus?
And to answer, I dont think so at all.
This book was provided by The Blog Spot
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