We were recently blessed to be able to review the ESV (English Standard Version) Family Devotional Bible thanks to Flyby Promotions. When the opportunity to review this Bible came up, I knew I wanted to give it a chance because the ESV is the Bible of choice in our family. I was very interested in combining our favorite translation with pictures and devotionals. I was not disappointed in my expectations!
There are 130 devotions sprinkled throughout the text of the Bible, and each one gets an illustration. The devotions are located near where their stories occur, and the scripture reference for each devotion is made very clear so you can compare the devotion to the actual text easily. Devotions summarize the portion of scripture they’re taken from, offer discussion questions, and then provide a key verse (which would make a great memorization tool). If you’re looking for a specific story to study deeper, there’s a convenient index of devotions at the back of the Bible. Additionally, there are maps in the back also, which really helps to bring some of the locations to life a bit better.
This hardcover Bible is a good size – not too big, making it cumbersome to hold, but also not so small that’s it’s ten feet thick to include the whole of the biblical text.
Over the past couple of weeks, this Bible has become an amazing tool in our home. It’s nice to have family devotions and biblical text all in one volume. The cover is a bit busy for my taste (it has thumbnails of each devotion illustration all butt-up against one another), but that’s not something that would make me not recommend this Bible. If you’re looking for a way to include devotions more readily in your home (or homeschool), then this is well worth the investment. Crossway has done an amazing thing with this Bible!
In addition to providing me a copy of the ESV Family Devotional Bible to facilitate my review, Flyby Promotions is offering to give one away to one of my readers. This will be a huge blessing to whoever wins, let me tell you. All you have to do to have a chance to win is leave me a comment on this post related to what I’ve written about. The winner will be chosen randomly from all the entries on Friday, May 20th and notified via email. (Your email address is required for leaving a comment, so you don’t have to worry about posting it publicly. Only I will see it, and I won’t be adding you to any newsletter lists or anything.)
“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”
This giveaway is now closed. As chosen by random.org, the winner is Heather Kelly. Heather, I’ve emailed you. When I hear back, I’ll have the vendor send your Bible.
This looks like a great Bible. I love that it includes 130 devotions with pictures.
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I like that the text looks big enough for easy reading, yet still includes the whole of Scripture.
Thanks for this giveaway!
I really like that there is a index of devotions included and also maps too!
I love Bible stories and this looks like a great book. I like the story of Esther! Thank you!
I would love to win this book for my family. I need to read bible stories to my children. My 6 year old told me the other day she hates God. So it’s time to go back to church, which we did two weeks ago, and to start reading and talking more about God and bible stories. And praying too.
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I like that it includes 130 devotions with pictures.
When you said that this has become an amazing tool in your home, I knew this was the book for my family. I have been looking for a good book of family devotions.
Now that my three children are older, I have been seeking a bible that we can use as a family. I love that this is a devotional so that we can all study it together.
I love that the Bible has such beautiful illustrations, I know that would really capture my daughter’s attention!
I’ve been looking for a good kids’ bible! I’ve wanted something that is actual scripture with picture in it!
This looks beautiful. It would be wonderful to do as a family.
I like the way it seems to be set up and that it has discussion questions and key verses kids can memorize. Thanks for hosting this contest!