What a privilege to be able to review a beautiful bible such as this!
I was given the Military Families Bible- Holman Christian Standard Bible version by Lifeway B&H publishers to provide a review.
The editors first include a page about God’s plan for Salvation. This is a great piece to include in the first few pages, as many pick up a bible to read without knowing exactly what being a Christian is or how to find the verses about it.
Without this knowledge and faith, we cannot read scripture and have the Holy Spirit’s power in us to interpret and teach us what we are reading, according to John 14:26 and 1 John 2:27.
I enjoy the Holman Christian Standard Bible version. The first few pages of this bible have a description of how to use their references and footnotes and also why they made another English translation of the Bible.
They site reasons such as the changing English language, new biblical research available through the internet, and advanced technology in translating more accurately. It also includes the differences in translation techniques and which style they used. There is a great explanation of traditional features and special formatting features they have used. It is helpful to the reader to check out these sections so as to get the most understanding and knowledge out of the format.
The theme, however, of this particular bible is for Military families. Toward the back they have 2 wonderful attributes. The first is a 2-page reference tool for where to look in scripture for situations in life and emotions you may be experiencing.
This truly points to the fact that there is no situation you are in that is not addressed by God in some way. This speaks to the timelessness and absolute Truth of God’s inspired Word to you and I in this very age.
2 Timothy 3:16 "All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching,
for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness"
The second is a section with 30 devotions and prayer guides for Military families, written by several authors who have walked the road of military life. It is such a blessing to read through their advice and encouragement!
They have topics such as: Life on the Move, Living Away from Family, Dealing with PTSD, How to Keep from Growing Apart, Releasing our Loved Ones to God and so many more inspiring and comforting topics.
I highly recommend this version to everyone and also in particular for Military families.
You can find this bible online through Lifeway Publishers at Holman Christian Standard Bible- Military Families or on Amazon at Military Families Bible