Friday, October 26, 2012

The Gaither Homecoming Bible


The Gaither Homecoming Bible will make the Bible come alive for those seeking truth in the twenty-first century, even for those who think they already know it. For years, Bill and Gloria Gaither have reached millions of people across generations with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Their music of joy, thanksgiving, and praise ushers people into the presence of God so that He can do His wondrous work in their lives. Featuring inspirational and insightful Scripture devotions by the Gaithers and other favorite Homecoming artists; articles on beloved hymns, gospel songs, and Gaither classics and the inspiration behind them; original poetry by Gloria Gaither to enlighten and inspire; and quotes by greats of the faith, reflecting on the importance of music in the life of believers, this beautiful Bible featuring the New King James Version® (NKJV) is one that readers will treasure for years to come.

My Review:

I've had the same bible -- traditional King James version -- for way too many years to count. I love the look of the worn leather, the feel of the transparently thin pages, the connection I feel with our shared history. So I wasn't really in the market for a new bible. How could I improve on perfection, right? Well, maybe I couldn't, but the Gaithers sure could...and did. I'm so thankful that I took this opportunity to review The Gaither Homecoming Bible. Aptly named, by the way, because losing yourself in the pages does feel like coming home.

In fact, it reminds me of a really good bible study group. The kind where everyone is comfortable with each other and not shy about sharing how they apply the scriptures to their lives. Numerous insets written by Bill and Gloria and other Homecoming artists bear witness to the importance of scriptures today. Multiple testimonies of the power in the word of God to change lives. Studying favourite verses with this new light has transformed my bible study. I still read my old bible, but I enhance the reading with all the extras The Gaither Homecoming Bible offers. At the end of a study session I feel as if I've had a wonderful gospel discussion with numerous new friends. I just love the blending of old and new and appreciate the heart-felt stories that show the bible is just as pertinent today as when it was first written.

Definitely a refreshing way to invigorate your daily devotions! A beautiful additon to any Christian library.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Thomas Nelson

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