The Bible Promise Book: Too Blessed to be Stressed by Barbour Publishing Inc

Addition:Netgalley review e-book
Genre: Christian, non-fiction
Published: 2014
Rating: 4 out of 5
Synopsis:

Where do you turn when you need God’s thoughts on life? The Bible Promise Book, now in a brand-new Too Blessed to Be Stressed edition. Barbour’s Bible Promise Books are perennial bestsellers, with millions of copies in print, and this unique edition features inspiring themes from the popular women’s title by Debora M. Coty. With Bible promises arranged into more than a dozen topics—including Faith, Gratitude, Laughter, Mercy, Peace, Trust, and Relationships—each scripture will speak directly to your heart, drawing you ever closer to your heavenly Father.

I received this book from Netgalley to review – thank you.

This is a short book which looks at the promises of God in many areas of our lives. It looks at faith, prayer, trust and pride. It raises questions and challenges about serving too much and those annoying people in our lives that God has put there for a purpose. This is a pocket-sized book and didn’t take long to read, but I find myself thinking I need to re-read this book slowly and with my journal.

What I liked most about this book was the pages of Scripture. Each chapter starts with a small paragraph, and then is followed with lots of Bible verses. I want to go back through this book and reflect on those promises, mark them in my Bible and pray them over my life. This book is rammed with goodness and truth, and I am excited about going back to this book to hear those truths again.

There were a couple of things that bugged me:

  1. The colour of the font. I read this on my Kindle app and the font was light green, which I found hard to read. I much prefer black text on a white background.
  2. Often the chapter started with “Girlfriend” or “Sister” – I can’t read those terms without a silly voice and I found it off-putting. I just don’t relate with terminology like that.

As can be seen, my complaints about this book are minor. I thought it was a challenging and helpful read. I loved how packed with Scripture it is and I am looking forward to re-reading this book – more than once! I rate this book 4 out of 5.

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