I was given a copy of the (in)Courage Devotional Bible in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.
(in)Courage Devotional Bible
From the first page you know the (in)Courage Devotional Bible is different and the journey throughout its pages will be inspiring. I began my journey with (in)Courage during their first online retreat. It was a magical experience with like-minded women from all over the world. I was smitten and engaged. When Frontgate asked for volunteers to review their Bible, I jumped at the chance. It did not disappoint.
First, the cover is a favorite shade of blue green. It is highly textured with the look and feel of a woven material somewhere between linen and burlap. It feel good in your hands. The silver embossing is beautiful. But it is so not about the lovely cover…so let’s take a peek inside.
The first stopping place is the page titled; “My Commitment.” It is a little contract with yourself to read, reflect, study, and join in the community of readers.
I stopped next to read “How to Read the Bible. It lists simple steps that I can fit into my daily schedule. Read. Reflect. Respond. The three tenets of reading the (in)Courage Devotional Bible. Easy to do.
Features of (in)Courage Devotional Bible
Themes – There are ten well-designed themes within the Bible. Each is color coded and has a specific design pattern.
Reading Plans – Each theme has a reading plan to help us learn. The plans last from five to seven weeks.
Reflective Devotions – There are 52 reflective devotions in the (in)Courage Devotional Bible. They help start the week well and in focus.
Devotions – Sprinkled throughout the Bible are over 250 devotions written by lovely women that share personal stories and help us understand that we are all connected.
Women of Courage – Probably my favorite part of this Bible are the 50 Women of Courage who are highlighted with a special design and a story of her faith life. On page 35, I meet Rebekah. What a very special woman and story for me personally. Even though our names are spelled slightly differently, we still share the same heart.
Book Introductions – Each book had a short explanation page giving the history, the message of the book, and what is important in today’s world.
Theme Verses – God’s Word artfully presented.
Journaling Space – This, of course, is the best part for me. I love to write as I reflect. There is built in room for me to do this on each Scripture page. Love. Love. Love.
Faithful and True!
Beautiful Brokenness is a great introductory theme. Broken people were redeemed by God’s grace. He turns their brokenness into beauty. God uses broken people to teach us how to move through our lives with grace and love.
The Secret to Reaching Hearts is one of the first places that I stopped while flipping through the pages. John 13. A wonderful story and some reflective questions.
Lots of great info about the Bible can be found on the (in)Courage Bible website here.