The cool thing about this Bible is I have been praying for a new Bible. My tried and true Bible I have had since 1997. It has begun to really show some wear and tear. The past few years we have been looking for a new Bible for me but I've been continual put off by how expensive nice Bibles can be.
Enter the Zondervan Busy Moms Bible giveaway!! A dear friend [thank you, Kim!] emailed me about Zondervan giving away free Mom Bibles to the first 5000 people who entered their giveaway. Blessedly, I was somewhere in the 5,000. My beautiful Bible was sent to me within a week of popping onto the Zondervan website.
Now, I have a chance to win a year's worth of a personal assistant's service, compliments of Zondervan just by writing a review on my beautiful new Bible. YEA! Here's hoping I win!
My favorite thing about the Busy Moms Bible is how attractive it is. The dark pink and light pink leather binding is truly beautiful. Even though it contains both the Old Testament and the New Testament, it is still smaller than my older Bible. I like how compact it is.
I also love the back glossary of scriptures. I can turn to "peace" or "surrender" and find a list of scriptures encouraging me in those areas. I have already been very blessed by the use of those glossaries.
The Busy Mom Bible has Busy Mom Devotionals scattered throughout the Bible. Each devotional is divided into three sections. Section One is for the days when you only have a minute. Section two is if you have five more minutes which adds more scriptures to section one. Section three gives you more Scriptures/thoughts if you have -gasp!- fifteen whole minutes for a devotional.
I like the concept of their devotionals. Sometimes we really do only have one minute in our day. Although, I think most of us, if we were really and truly honest, could manage at least fifteen. [For example, if I exchanged my TV time or my Internet time for a devotional. That would give me some REAL time with God.]
The one thing I don't like about the Busy Moms Bible is the devotionals that are scattered throughout the Bible are made of hard paper. So when I flip through the Bible, searching for a verse, the Bible inadvertently flips and lands on each devotional. As a busy mom with just a smidgen of time, I would find the Bible easier to use if each devotional page was the same kind of paper as the rest of the pages. The devotional pages are all different colors and I think that alone makes each devotional stand out.
That's my review. It's a good Bible. I recommend it. I love mine and consider myself blessed to have a new, beautiful Bible!!