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I have been watching this Homeschool Mom’s Bible, and hoping that I could get it, so when the opportunity came for me to review it, I jumped on it. First of all, can I just say that, as a scrapbooker-who-currently-has-no-time-for-scrapbooking, I just LOVE the scrapbooked look of the cover! I know, I know, don’t judge a book by it’s cover. But still. I love it.
About the Homeschool Mom’s Bible
Here are some of the advertised features of this Bible:
- 365 daily meditations with prayers written by Janet Tatman, a veteran homeschooling mother with more than 25 years of experience homeschooling
- The full text of the clear, accessible New International Version (NIV) translation
- Foreword from Vickie Farris, author, homeschool mom, and wife of Michael Farris, founder of the HLDA
- Topical index
- Blank pages for personal notes
- 8-point text size
- 8.75″ x 5.75″ x 1.75″
The Bible contains 365 daily devotionals interspersed throughout the Bible text. At the bottom of each devotional is a “go to page….” to direct you to the next day’s devotional, or you can just read straight through the Bible in a year, using the daily devotionals as your guide, since they are evenly spaced throughout. Each devotional is placed on its own page, so that it doesn’t interfere with the Biblical text. The Bible text is clean and easy to read, and includes some reference footnotes. Also, there is a topical index for the devotions so that you can look them up that way if you’d rather not read them by date.
I was looking forward to this and it didn’t disappoint. The devotionals themselves are encouraging and inspiring for homeschool mom’s. They offer encouragement and inspiration for homeschooling mom’s, and they are even more relevant coming from a homeschool veteran. I also appreciate that it offers a guideline for reading through the Bible in 1-year. Now to decide if I should start now, or wait until Jan. 1 so that everything flows more nicely (the devotions are labeled by date, and begin at Genesis 1).
My personal favorite Bible Translation is the New King James Version, which is not available. However, the Bible is available in NIV or KJV. The KJV version has a different, yet equally pretty cover :)
The only caveat for me is that the Bible doesn’t have a concordance, which I would have liked to see. There is a very limited topical index, but it seems (from the things I looked up) to be only for the devotions themselves and not for the Bible text.
Note: I received the Homeschool Mom’s Bible for review purposes from the publisher. I was not required to submit a positive review. All opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links. If you purchase through these links, I may receive a percentage at no additional cost to you. Thank you!