Guest Author - Preena Deepak
Grace for the Moment Daily Bible is a unique blend of guided devotions by Max Lucado and select sections of scripture presented in a format unseen in regular Bibles. The translation used is the New Century Version and the 66 books of the Bible, though completely presented have been organized to aid a daily study of passages from the Old and New testaments simultaneously.
Devotional writings often take the place of systematic Bible Study. Many even call devotions on Bible passages as pre digested food since it offers a short cut to understanding the Bible without engaging in serious study. In spite of this criticism, devotions do play an important role in guiding believers when they are used occasionally without substituting personal Bible Study. However, Grace for the Moment Daily Bible has worked a way out of this difficulty by including a very short devotion before launching into Bible passages.
Grace for the Moment Daily Bible is best suited for personal Bible Study on a systematic and complete fashion. The New Century Version is an easy to understand translation that incorporates modern terms and equates current facts, weights and place names to enhance understanding. In addition, footnotes are provided throughout for further explanation and to quote references.
The traditional chronological listing of Books and passages has been replaced in the Grace for the Moment Daily Bible. Daily portions include chapters from the Old Testament starting from Genesis, a portion from Psalms and Proverbs and a passage from the New Testament. This same pattern is followed throughout the Bible till the last day of the year, 31st December. Each dayís reading has devotion taken from Max Lucadoís writings and an appropriate title.
Though Book listing in Grace for the Moment Daily Bible is different from other Bibles, all the books of the Bible have been included and there is no exclusion. This unique feature makes Grace for the Moment Daily bible a useful tool for a systematic and in depth Bible study. Each day the reader gets an adequate dose of the Old and New Testaments.
With its different arrangement of Bible Chapters, Grace for the Moment Daily Bible may not be suitable for ready reference at Church or in fellowship meetings. For studies in such instances, a regular Bible may be a better option. Grace for the Moment Daily Bible may also confuse first time believers who may not be familiar with the Bible.
On the whole, Grace for the Moment Daily Bible is a fabulous resource for Bible study and the in-built study plan ensures that believers read deep into Godís word and not pass off scanning through short passages. The concurrent reading of the Old and New Testament helps correlate passages and get better insight from Bible reading.
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Buy The Grace for the Moment Daily Bible: Spend 365 Days reading the Bible with Max Lucado from Amazon.com
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Note: I received no monetary benefit for this review. I bought Grace for the Moment Daily Bible from a Christian Store with my own funds.