I’ve been reading the new Life Application Study Bible Devotional by Tyndale, and I just can’t put the book down! Every page has been speaking right into my heart as I’m reading through the life of Jesus. What an amazing book.
The Life Application Study Bible Devotional is organized into 52 weeks with a central theme for each week. Each theme is based on an event from Jesus’ life, beginning with the announcement of his birth and ending with his final instructions. As you read each week, you’ll find five daily devotionals and one weekend devotional. The page layout is well organized- with a scripture verse to read, an instructional note about talking to God, and questions for journal entry. My only disappointment with the layout is the print format- the typeset is sometimes hard to see on the paper, especially when the publisher uses white ink on a grey background. It’s impossible to read this book in late evening or early morning lighting- so make sure you have a bright place to read it!
In spite of the printing difficulty, I really enjoy this devotional. The Life Application Study Bible Devotional centers my day on Jesus and His life. The journal questions are excellent, and the commentary related to the daily verse is well written. A variety of bible translations are used- such as the NIV, NLT, and NKJV.
Some of the “Getting Personal” journal questions in the book include:
- If you suddenly found yourself alone with Jesus, what would be the first thing you would say to him?
- In what ways do you bow before your Savior? What gifts do you bring him?
- When was the last time you practiced hospitality by Jesus’ definition?
- If you knew Christ was returning tomorrow morning, how would you prepare?
If you want to explore a deeper relationship and understanding of Jesus, I’d highly recommend the Life Application Study Bible Devotional. I’m adding this book to my Christmas Gift list and look forward to sharing it with family and friends.
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