- Begin a Conversation with God with the Text Bible!
I was 45 years old when I committed to reading through the entire Bible. Yep that’s right 45. I am sure there were times when I was younger that I thought about it but it seemed too daunting. But I got to a place a few years ago where I knew that I needed to KNOW God. Like really know who He was, what His Word said. So I made the commitment to do it and I am so glad that I did!
I grew up thinking that the Bible was a too hard to understand book of rules with a few interesting stories in it. What I have discovered though since going through the entire Bible not once but twice (and now on my 3rd time…) is that God is in EVERY PAGE!
My only regret is not starting sooner. Not seeing the value of this incredible book. Of being so intimidated by the Old Testament and letting that stop me from starting. So when I heard about a new Bible that was available to review that was made with teens and young adults in mind I was interested!
I have 2 young teen/pre-teens in my house, and I want them to grow up feasting on all that God has to offer them in His Word! The TEXT Bible introduces a method of studying the Bible that is easy for young adults and new believers to grasp.
Talk to God – we do this in prayer and even just daily conversation with Him.
Encounter God and Humanity. As we read scripture we can ask ourselves what the verses say about God or His people.
eXamine Your Heart – Let’s be honest this can often be the hard, convicting part. What sins are we seeing in our own lives that we need to ask God to help us with. How can we learn from the scripture so that we can grow in relationship with God?
Talk to Others – Share what we are learning with our friends and family! We can learn so much through God’s Word and it is exciting to share how He is working in our lives!
The TEXT Bible has pages where it allows you to use this method and reflect on who God is in the sections that you are reading.
It also has margins for note taking and spots that encourage you to pray out the scripture. I have found recently that I am drawn most to songs that come based off of Psalms in the Bible. It is powerful to pray or sing God’s Word back to Him!
One of the other things that I love about this TEXT Bible is the places that offer further definitions of the text and words that might be difficult to understand. I always felt like I wasn’t smart enough to understand everything that is in the Bible and here is the reality – I still don’t but it is ok!
Each time I read/or listen to His Word I am learning something new. God said that time in His Word would not return void and I have found that to be true! Having places in the TEXT Bible that help make sense of difficult themes or terms was wonderful and gives broader insight into what you are reading!
If you have a young person in your life this would be a great option for them. And if you purchase before Valentine’s Day (February 14th) it is 50% off the original price!
Find out more about this new Bible HERE!
You can purchase the Text Bible HERE.
GIVEAWAY: I am blessed to be able to give away a hardcover copy of the TEXT Bible thanks to #TEXTBibleMIN and #MomentumInfluencerNetwork! If you would like a copy for someone you love just leave a comment below. I will draw a winner on 1-20-2023 (Limited to US winners only please)
Disclosures: Many thanks to Harper Collins Christian Publishing for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.
- Anne Wilson – My Jesus
I don’t know that I have resonated with someone’s story like I do Anne Wilson’s. If you don’t know who Anne Wilson is, her first solo release “My Jesus” topped the charts for 7 weeks in 2021. I heard her song over and over again…I am certain if you were on social media, or listening to the radio you did too.
But it wasn’t just her song that was impactful, it was her story. Anne lost her older brother Jacob in a tragic car accident. In the moments after she found out that he was gone she too decided to trust Jesus.
“It’s probably the most hopeless feeling when you lose someone you love, it feels like you can’t take your next breath…” Gosh can I relate!
Anne shared in her “My Story” video that she woke up the morning after Jacob died and started playing “What a Beautiful Name”. It is the same song we ended Isaac’s funeral with.
There is something hard and beautiful and holy when we choose to worship in those moments that we are overwhelmingly broken.
Anne felt God’s calling at that point to use her broken story and proclaim God’s goodness through it all.
“Are you past the point of weary Is your burden weighing heavy Is it all too much to carry Let me tell you ‘bout my Jesus Do you feel that empty feeling ‘Cause shame’s done all its stealing And you’re desperate for some healing Let me tell you ‘bout my Jesus…”
Music has long been healing to my soul. Losing my son was the darkest thing I walked through and God used music to draw me to Him. The only kind of music I typically listen to are songs that help me enter into worship. Anne Wilson’s debut album does just that.
Now I will be honest, if you asked me if Country music was a favorite of mine, I would say no…but I enjoyed listening to Anne’s album so much and really think you will too!
A couple of my favorites were This House, Closer to God, No Place Like Home and Something About That Name. Do you have a favorite?
You can pre-order Anne’s debut album and stream her new songs today HERE.
I have a great giveaway to share with this post too! If you want to win an Autographed CD from Anne Wilson just leave a comment and tell me you do! I will pick a winner next week!
#AnneWilson #AnneWilsonMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork
Disclosure: Many thanks to Universal Music Group for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced my monetary compensation
- The Wonder of Creation – Review and GIVEAWAY!!
A few years ago I was looking for a devotional that would be good for my younger kids and someone recommended “Indescribable” by Louie Giglio. It had beautiful, bright pictures and short devotions that were perfect for my kids.
Recently, I was given the opportunity to read and review Louie’s newest devotional for children – “The Wonder of Creation: 100 More Devotions about God & Science.” I was excited because I figured if it was anything like his first one it would be a WIN! And I wasn’t wrong!
This children’s devotional is GREAT! Especially for those children that love understanding science and nature and the world around them and how it all fits with who God is!
I was flipping through the pages and landed here on the “Under Attack” devotional. It talks about why sometimes we get a cold and how God specifically designed our bodies so that we could fights germs. When there are larger (maybe more unfamiliar words) you will find those sounded out too!
This devotional talks about how germs can attack us physically, but how also the devil can attack us with troubles but God gives us a way to fight off those attacks with prayer!
Each devotional contains an “Explore the Wonder” section. These will be fun science facts about all of the incredible things that are in our earth and universe. God has made SO many amazing things and each page of this devotional captures a small piece of that!
I love that through this devotional, children will be drawn to both the wonder of the world around them and also encouraged to thank God for all He has given us. 100 inspiring, wonder-filled devotions in all. You are going to want a copy of this book for your kids or grandkids!
You can get more information about this amazing book and order your own copy HERE.
You can download a free Parent’s Guide HERE.
As an added bonus I get to offer a copy as a giveaway to one lucky (US reader) winner! All you need to do is leave a comment below and tell me that you would love to win a copy of this devotional! Copies will be mailed out in mid-December!
Disclosure: Many thanks to HarperCollins Christian Publishing for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own. I did receive the product in exchange for this review and post. #WonderOfCreationMIN #thewonderofcreation #MomentumInfluencerNetwork
- God With Us – Review and Giveaway!
Recently I was sent this book – God With Us: A Journey Home by the Momentum Influencers team. Written by Jeremy Pierre and Illustrated by Cassandra Clark, this book is a look at some of the pivotal stories throughout the entire Bible.
From the author “The book you are holding is a small imaginative gaze at the limitless wonder of Scripture, in the hope of sharpening your child’s taste for one particular theme at the heart of the Bible’s story. That theme is the presence of God.“
God With Us is filled with beautiful imagery and short summaries of stories from Genesis through Revelation.
2021 has been the first year that I myself have read through the Bible in its entirety (well almost – it WILL happen). What prevented me from doing it sooner? Fear that it would be too boring or too hard to understand. But what I have found as I have engaged in this practice is that God IS there in all of the pages. This book is a reminder of that truth – simplified and illustrated for children. I love it!
Yes, God has been with us from the beginning moments of creation, to the darkest hour of Christ’s death on a cross and God continues to walk with us today. With all the hardship and darkness in the world, what a hope a book like this offers.
To read more about God With Us, meet the Author and Illustrator and see some of the other videos they have created that go along with the book check out their website HERE!
You can purchase God With Us HERE. #GodWithUsMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork
If you are interested in a copy of this book for yourself and would like a chance to win one – please leave a comment below and I will pick a winner! Once the hardcover books are available they will send one of those out to the winner! US participants only please!
Disclosure: Many thanks to Shepherd Press for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive the product in exchange for this review and post.
- Courageous Faith – ROAR Like A Lion Devotional AND GIVEAWAY!!
A few weeks ago I heard about a new devotional that was available for review and I jumped at the chance to get my hands on a copy. If you don’t know anything about Levi Lusko or his family – what I can tell you is that their family has also been through child loss. They lost their precious daughter, and while the manner in which we lost our children is completely different, I understand that pain.
What I was drawn to in this devotional was that Levi took that pain, and turned it into something beautiful. An offering to the Lord in memory of his daughter. A devotional for children that will grow their faith, challenge and encourage them. In my opinion, there just isn’t anything more incredible – beauty from ashes.
Every page of this devotional is BRIGHT and includes a Bible verse reference and a short lesson. These topics are relevant to the many things our kids face these days from fears about school and friendships, peer pressure, handling disappointments and even grief.
At the end of each devotional is a short prayer. A way to guide our children in conversation with the Lord. Is there anything we need more these days?!
One of my favorite parts are the “Did You Know” and “Get Ready to Roar” sections that accompany each day. These are short paragraphs that either have a fun nugget of information that might pertain to that days lesson, or a challenge for your child to do something like write a thank you note, or start a prayer journal, sing a praise song to God!
You can order a copy of Roar Like a Lion HERE! This 90 day devotional would be a wonderful addition to your library or a perfect gift for a child in your life. Order your copy today! #roarlikealion #RoarLikeALionMIN #tommynelsonbooks
I am also so excited because I get to host a giveaway of a copy of this amazing devotional! All you need to do to enter is to leave a comment below and tell me who you would give this devotional to if you win! Yay! *Limited to US winners only
For a Downloadable Parent Discussion Guide click HERE
Additional Resources for Parents click HERE
Disclosure: MANY thanks to Thomas Nelson for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive the product in exchange for this review and post.