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You can be a great Dad!
Find instruction and encouragement
The Dad's Bible is filled with challenging and helpful information designed to encourage and uplift fathers whose lives will be a priceless legacy for generations to come.

Lessons and other Features include:
  • Walking in authority
  • Godly character
  • Passing it on
  • Dads in the bible
  • Building your children
  • Question and answer resources
  • topical index
  • Type Size point 8.5
This is the perfect gift and resource for all ages of dads!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418562250
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1440
  • Sales rank: 1,148,566
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Robert Wolgemuth is a popular Bible teacher, speaker, and best-selling author. His nineteen books include She Calls Me Daddy, The Most Important Year, and the notes to Dad's Bible. Married to Bobbie for almost forty years, they have two grown daughters, two sons-in-law, and five grandchildren.
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Dad's Bible

The Father's Plan


By Robert Wolgemuth

Thomas Nelson

Copyright © 2007 Robert D. Wolgemuth
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4185-6225-0



CHAPTER 1

GENESIS

THE BEGINNING OF ALL THINGS


Welcome to the world of the patriarchs—men whose names are Indelibly chiseled on the marbled walls of history: Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. Two things can be said about these men. First, they were ordinary. Read on; you'll see. Second, they had no idea that people would be talking about them thousands of years after their deaths.

These common men did what dads have been doing since time began: they got married, had children and started careers. And although this may be hard to comprehend, you're a patriarch, too. Many years from now, your name will be familiar to a myriad of offspring. They'll remember your gifts and your flaws, your successes and your failures. This is amazing ... and it's true. Genesis provides some clues about how to prepare for this kind of distinction.


The Beginning of the World

1 In the beginning God created the sky and the earth. 2 The earth was empty and had no form. Darkness covered the ocean, and God's Spirit was moving over the water.

3 Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, so he divided the light from the darkness. 5 God named the light "day" and the darkness "night." Evening passed, and morning came. This was the first day.

6 Then God said, "Let there be something to divide the water in two." 7 So God made the air and placed some of the water above the air and some below it. 8 God named the air "sky." Evening passed, and morning came. This was the second day.

9 Then God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered together so the dry land will appear." And it happened. 10 God named the dry land "earth" and the water that was gathered together "seas." God saw that this was good.

11 Then God said, "Let the earth produce plants—some to make grain for seeds and others to make fruits with seeds in them. Every seed will produce more of its own kind of plant." And it happened. 12 The earth produced plants with grain for seeds and trees that made fruits with seeds in them. Each seed grew its own kind of plant. God saw that all this was good. 13 Evening passed, and morning came. This was the third day.

14 Then God said, "Let there be lights in the sky to separate day from night. These lights will be used for signs, seasons, days, and years. 15 They will be in the sky to give light to the earth." And it happened.

16 So God made the two large lights. He made the brighter light to rule the day and made the smaller light to rule the night. He also made the stars. 17 God put all these in the sky to shine on the earth, 18 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. God saw that all these things were good. 19 Evening passed, and morning came. This was the fourth day.

20 Then God said, "Let the water be filled with living things, and let birds fly in the air above the earth."

21 So God created the large sea animals and every living thing that moves in the sea. The sea is filled with these living things, with each one producing more of its own kind. He also made every bird that files, and each bird produced more of its own kind. God saw that this was good. 22 God blessed them and said, "Have many young ones so that you may grow in number. Fill the water of the seas, and let the birds grow in number on the earth." 23 Evening passed, and morning came. This was the fifth day.

24 Then God said, "Let the earth be filled with animals, each producing more of its own kind. Let there be tame animals and small crawling animals and wild animals, and let each produce more of its kind." And it happened.

25 So God made the wild animals, the tame animals, and all the small crawling animals to produce more of their own kind. God saw that this was good.

26 Then God said, "Let us make human beings in our image and likeness. And let them rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the tame animals, over all the earth, and over all the small crawling animals on the earth."

27 So God created human beings in his image. In the image of God he created them. He created them male and female. 28 God blessed them and said, "Have many children and grow in number. Fill the earth and be its master. Rule over the fish in the sea and over the birds in the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

29 God said, "Look, I have given you all the plants that have grain for seeds and all the trees whose fruits have seeds in them. They will be food for you. 30 I have given all the green plants as food for every wild animal, every bird of the air, and every small crawling animal." And it happened. 31 God looked at everything he had made, and it was very good. Evening passed, and morning came. This was the sixth day.


The Seventh Day—Rest

2So the sky, the earth, and all that filled them were finished. 2 By the seventh day God finished the work he had been doing, so he rested from all his work. 3 God blessed the seventh day and made it a holy day, because on that day he rested from all the work he had done in creating the world.


The First People

4 This is the story of the creation of the sky and the earth. When the Lord God first made the earth and the sky, 5 there were still no plants on the earth. Nothing was growing in the fields because the Lord God had not yet made it rain on the land. And there was no person to care for the ground, 6 but a mist would rise up from the earth and water all the ground.

7 Then the Lord God took dust from the ground and formed a man from it. He breathed the breath of life into the man's nose, and the man became a living person. 8 Then the Lord God planted a garden in the east, in a place called Eden, and put the man he had formed into it. 9 The Lord God caused every beautiful tree and every tree that was good for food to grow out of the ground. In the middle of the garden, God put the tree that gives life and also the tree that gives the knowledge of good and evil.

10 A river flowed through Eden and watered the garden. From there the river branched out to become four rivers. 11 The first river, named Pishon, flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 The gold of that land is excellent. Bdellium and onyx are also found there. 13 The second river, named Gihon, flows around the whole land of Cush. 14 The third river, named Tigris, flows out of Assyria toward the east. The fourth river is the Euphrates.

15 The Lord God put the man in the garden of Eden to care for it and work it. 16 The Lord God commanded him, "You may eat the fruit from any tree in the garden, 17 but you must not eat the fruit from the tree which gives the knowledge of good and evil. If you ever eat fruit from that tree, you will die!"


The First Woman

18 Then the Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is right for him."

19 From the ground God formed every wild animal and every bird in the sky, and he brought them to the man so the man could name them. Whatever the man called each living thing, that became its name. 20 The man gave names to all the tame animals, to the birds in the sky, and to all the wild animals. But Adam did not find a helper that was right for him. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to sleep very deeply, and while he was asleep, God removed one of the man's ribs. Then God closed up the man's skin at the place where he took the rib. 22 The Lord God used the rib from the man to make a woman, and then he brought the woman to the man.

23 And the man said, "Now, this is someone whose bones came from my bones, whose body came from my body. I will call her 'woman,' because she was taken out of man."

24 So a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will become one body.

25 The man and his wife were naked, but they were not ashamed.


The Beginning of Sin

3Now the snake was the most clever of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day the snake said to the woman, "Did God really say that you must not eat fruit from any tree in the garden?"

2 The woman answered the snake, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden. 3 But God told us, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden. You must not even touch it, or you will die.'"

4 But the snake said to the woman, "You will not die. 5 God knows that if you eat the fruit from that tree, you will learn about good and evil and you will be like God!"

6 The woman saw that the tree was beautiful, that its fruit was good to eat, and that it would make her wise. So she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some of the fruit to her husband who was with her, and he ate it.

7 Then, it was as if their eyes were opened. They realized they were naked, so they sewed fig leaves together and made something to cover themselves.

8 Then they heard the Lord God walking in the garden during the cool part of the day, and the man and his wife hid from the Lord God among the trees in the garden. 9 But the Lord God called to the man and said, "Where are you?"

10 The man answered, "I heard you walking in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid."

11 God asked, "Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat fruit from the tree from which I commanded you not to eat?"

12 The man said, "You gave this woman to me and she gave me fruit from the tree, so I ate it."

13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, "How could you have done such a thing?" She answered, "The snake tricked me, so I ate the fruit."

14 The Lord God said to the snake, "Because you did this, a curse will be put on you. You will be cursed as no other animal, tame or wild, will ever be. You will crawl on your stomach, and you will eat dust all the days of your life.

15 I will make you and the woman enemies to each other. Your descendants and her descendants will be enemies. One of her descendants will crush your head, and you will bite his heel."

16 Then God said to the woman, "I will cause you to have much trouble when you are pregnant, and when you give birth to children, you will have great pain. You will greatly desire your husband, but he will rule over you."

17 Then God said to the man, "You listened to what your wife said, and you ate fruit from the tree from which I commanded you not to eat.

"So I will put a curse on the ground, and you will have to work very hard for your food. In pain you will eat its food all the days of your life.

18 The ground will produce thorns and weeds for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.

19 You will sweat and work hard for your food. Later you will return to the ground, because you were taken from it. You are dust, and when you die, you will return to the dust."

20 The man named his wife Eve," because she was the mother of all the living.

21 The Lord God made clothes from animal skins for the man and his wife and dressed them. 22 Then the Lord God said, "Humans have become like one of us; they know good and evil. We must keep them from eating some of the fruit from the tree of life, or they will live forever." 23 So the Lord God forced Adam out of the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. 24 After God forced humans out of the garden, he placed angels and a sword of fire that flashed around in every direction on its eastern border. This kept people from getting to the tree of life.


The First Family

4Adam had sexual relations with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain." Eve said, "With the Lord's help, I have given birth to a man." 2 After that, Eve gave birth to Cain's brother Abel. Abel took care of flocks, and Cain became a farmer.

3 Later, Cain brought some food from the ground as a gift to God. 4 Abel brought the best parts from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord accepted Abel and his gift, 5 but he did not accept Cain and his gift. So Cain became very angry and felt rejected.

6 The Lord asked Cain, "Why are you angry? Why do you look so unhappy? 7 If you do things well, I will accept you, but if you do not do them well, sin is ready to attack you. Sin wants you, but you must rule over it."

8 Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out into the field." While they were out in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

9 Later, the Lord said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?"

Cain answered, "I don't know. Is it my job to take care of my brother?"

10 Then the Lord said, "What have you done? Your brother's blood is crying out to me from the ground. 11 And now you will be cursed in your work with the ground, the same ground where your brother's blood fell and where your hands killed him. 12 You will work the ground, but it will not grow good crops for you anymore, and you will wander around on the earth."

13 Then Cain said to the Lord, "This punishment is more than I can stand! 14 Today you have forced me to stop working the ground, and now I must hide from you. I must wander around on the earth, and anyone who meets me can kill me."

15 The Lord said to Cain, "No! If anyone kills you, I will punish that person seven times more." Then the Lord put a mark on Cain warning anyone who met him not to kill him.


Cain's Family

16 So Cain went away from the Lord and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden. 17 He had sexual relations with his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. At that time Cain was building a city, which he named after his son Enoch. 18 Enoch had a son named Irad, Irad had a son named Mehujael, Mehujael had a son named Methushael, and Methushael had a son named Lamech.

19 Lamech married two women, Adah and Zillah. 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal, who became the first person to live in tents and raise cattle. 21 Jabal's brother was Jubal, the first person to play the harp and flute. 22 Zillah gave birth to Tubal-Cain, who made tools out of bronze and iron. The sister of Tubal-Cain was Naamah.

23 Lamech said to his wives:

"Adah and Zillah, hear my voice! You wives of Lamech, listen to what I say. I killed a man for wounding me, a young man for hitting me. 24 If Cain's killer is punished seven times, then Lamech's killer will be punished seventy-seven times."


Adam and Eve Have a New Son

25 Adam had sexual relations with his wife Eve again, and she gave birth to a son. She named him Seth" and said, "God has given me another child. He will take the place of Abel, who was killed by Cain." 26 Seth also had a son, and they named him Enosh. At that time people began to pray to the Lord.


Adam's Family History

5This is the family history of Adam. When God created human beings, he made them in his own likeness. 2 He created them male and female, and on that day he blessed them and named them human beings.

3 When Adam was 130 years old, he became the father of another son in his likeness and image, and Adam named him Seth. 4 After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. 5 So Adam lived a total of 930 years, and then he died.

6 When Seth was 105 years old, he had a son named Enosh. 7 After Enosh was born, Seth lived 807 years and had other sons and daughters. 8 So Seth lived a total of 912 years, and then he died.

9 When Enosh was 90 years old, he had a son named Kenan. 10 After Kenan was born, Enosh lived 815 years and had other sons and daughters. 11 So Enosh lived a total of 905 years, and then he died.

12 When Kenan was 70 years old, he had a son named Mahalalel. 13 After Mahalalel was born, Kenan lived 840 years and had other sons and daughters. 14 So Kenan lived a total of 910 years, and then he died.


(Continues...)

Excerpted from Dad's Bible by Robert Wolgemuth. Copyright © 2007 Robert D. Wolgemuth. Excerpted by permission of Thomas Nelson.
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Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword, vii,
Introduction, viii,
Preface, x,
Old Testament,
Genesis, 1,
Exodus, 64,
Leviticus, 110,
Numbers, 143,
Deuteronomy, 182,
Joshua, 220,
Judges, 245,
Ruth, 271,
1 Samuel, 276,
2 Samuel, 310,
1 Kings, 340,
2 Kings, 373,
1 Chronicles, 405,
2 Chronicles, 438,
Ezra, 473,
Nehemiah, 485,
Esther, 501,
Job, 511,
Psalms, 547,
Proverbs, 635,
Ecclesiastes, 674,
Song of Songs, 687,
Isaiah, 695,
Jeremiah, 770,
Lamentations, 840,
Ezekiel, 848,
Daniel, 898,
Hosea, 916,
Joel, 928,
Amos, 934,
Obadiah, 944,
Jonah, 947,
Micah, 951,
Nahum, 959,
Habakkuk, 963,
Zephaniah, 968,
Haggai, 973,
Zechariah, 976,
Malachi, 985,
New Testament,
Matthew, 991,
Mark, 1036,
Luke, 1066,
John, 1113,
Acts, 1150,
Romans, 1190,
1 Corinthians, 1212,
2 Corinthians, 1230,
Galatians, 1241,
Ephesians, 1249,
Philippians, 1257,
Colossians, 1263,
1 Thessalonians, 1269,
2 Thessalonians, 1274,
1 Timothy, 1277,
2 Timothy, 1283,
Titus, 1287,
Philemon, 1290,
Hebrews, 1292,
James, 1307,
1 Peter, 1314,
2 Peter, 1321,
1 John, 1325,
2 John, 1330,
3 John, 1331,
Jude, 1333,
Revelation, 1336,
Questions & Answers, 1355,
Topical Index, 1386,
God's Word On, 1403,
About the Author, 1417,

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  • Posted August 27, 2010

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    Dad's Bible - The Father's Plan

    First of all, reviewing a Bible is a totally awkward thing to do. How can anyone in their right mind critique God's Word? Exactly.

    If this wasn't a "study" Bible or "commentary", I wouldn't have even thought about it. Clearly I did not read every word in this book. It would have taken forever.

    Also, I am not a father. I know nothing about being a father. The closest I have been to being a father, is that Lane and I have two dogs. So..

    Robert Wolgemuth adds a lot of paternal insight throughout that is backed by Biblical principle. Nuggets. He adds paternal nuggets. No jokes!!

    This Bible is in the New Century Version which, to be honest, I am not all that familiar with. It seems to be a very readable translation. I use the NLT, and this seems very comparable as far as readability is concerned.

    It's in a hardback, with a nicely designed exterior.

    To me, this Bible seems like a nice novelty gift for Father's Day. I don't know that many people will buy it for themselves, but I expect many will receive it as a gift.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2010

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    a tool for your dads toolbelt

    First let me just say, I have not read this entire book. Because when I normally write a review of a book, it's one I have actually finished, but since it's the bible - I think I can slide on this one. Second this bible only has one commentator, author Robert Wolgemuth! Yes, THE Robert Wolgemuth! Yea, I don't know him either, I looked him up on Amazon and apparently he has written a lot of "Daddy" esque books. (She calls me Daddy, Men of the Bible, The Father's Plan, Father's of the Bible) etc. I am normally used to bibles that have a veritable myriad of commentators and people with PHD in their names, but again. letting it slide.

    First of all this bible is the NCV (New Century Version) which if you don't know is the translation advertised as a "third grade reading level" which is also the standard used by the editors of World Book Encyclopedia to determine vocabulary. Back in 1978 this translation was originally the "easy to read" version for the deaf. But don't let it's simplicity fool you, the editors of the NCV wanted this version to be faithful to the original texts as much as possible so a team from the World Bible Translation Center and fifty additional, highly qualified and experienced Bible scholars and translators were given the task.

    Obviously this book makes a good "gift bible" to those Dads in your life - it seems the obvious choice. But I think any Dad could actually pick this up for themselves, especially those who want to try to be a Godly father for their children. The notes in this book (a lot of which I am sure are taken from the author's Dad books?) are full of useful tools:
    ? Introductions to each book
    ? What is authority and how it applies to you as a Dad
    ? How to share your faith with your kids
    ? Biblical fatherly models
    ? Building character in your children
    ? And some helpful answers to questions your kids might ask.


    And I know this is supposed to be a "book review" but beyond the translation and the editor what else is there to comment on? Unless you want my theological opinion of the entire text of scripture? Do you? Nah, didn't think so.
    But one last thing from a Dad.

    I know I said earlier that this would make a great "gift" bible for a Dad, but let me clarify. I think if you are old enough to buy your Dad a gift with your own money, get him something else. You obviously were raised well and you obviously feel your Dad did an ok job - so go buy your Dad a classic corvette or a Playstation 3.

    But I think this bible would make a cool gift for a new Dad; especially from a wife who just found out she was pregnant. This bible seems to be more targeted to the Dads who still have kids in the house and to the men who are concerned about the influence they still have. This bible can be a valuable tool in the effort to raise a family. Listen to one more quote from the author.

    "God never intended for you and me to do our jobs as dads all by ourselves. Believe it or not, he has surrounded us with faithful sidekicks and partners. Certainly, our wives can share in carrying the load. Youth ministers, extended family, neighbors . . . many of these people are only a phone call away from helping with the daunting task of effective fathering. You are not the Lone Ranger. You cannot do your job as a dad all alone. You aren't even supposed to try. Just remember that even the Lone Ranger wasn't a lone ranger."

    Dads, this bible can be your Tonto

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2011

    A Good Tool

    I continue to be very glad, and blessed to be a part of the Book Sneeze blogger review team with Thomas Nelson Publishing. The biggest challenge I am having in my life as a dad is managing to find time to read the books...I am working hard to get better at this. It will just take me a bit but in the end the pay-off will be great. The Dad's Bible-The Father's Plan, with notes by Robert Wolgemuth, is a great gift for fathers, fathers-to-be, and father figures of any age. The Dad's Bible is filled with challenging and helpful information designed to encourage and uplift fathers whose lives will be a priceless legacy for generations to come. Whether as a personal purchase, a Father's Day gift, or "just because," Dad's Bible is sure to draw the reader into quality personal time with our Heavenly Father. I think they will find that the notes will offer many tools to help guide families in worship, have meaningful discussions with your son's and daughter's and offer resources to help disciple others. The only qualm I have with this Bible is that it is only in the New Century Version Translation of the Bible. I personally think that Thomas Nelson would do well to offer this Bible, and it's resources in other translations like the King James Version. I look forward to using this tool as I lead my family in worship and in discipling my family.

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  • Posted October 30, 2010

    Highly Recommended

    Dad's Bible, the Father's Plan makes a great gift for men, either on Father's Day or Christmas. Packed with compelling stories to touch a father's heart, Dad's Bible makes a great addition to any bible collection.

    I am a woman who chose to read through the pages in order to write this review. I was a little skeptical because I thought, as a woman, I may not be able to relate to it. However, from the first story I was intrigued. I could quickly relate to and appreciate the responsibilities of fathers; considering my Dad and my husband. I could also related to THE Father's (God's) heart toward His children.

    I highly recommend this Bible.

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  • Posted June 28, 2010

    Perfect

    The Dad's Bible (New Century Version) by Thomas Nelson Publishers is good for fathers, and fathers-to-be, as it provides many practical notes and commentaries to be applied in bringing up children to fear the Lord. It even provides a Q & A section at the back, providing answers to common questions like "can scientists prove that creation isn't true?". This Bible also provides a topical index, and a series of quotes from the Bible on things like contentment, discouragement...



    The Dad's Bible is rather easy to use and read. Although, sometimes it can be a little confusing, as the commentaries mingle with the main text, without much contrast in terms of text color or having a border. Maybe it's because I'm not used to a Bible with commentaries, but I get the impression of this Bible being a little too cramped. The margins are too narrow for my liking.

    This Bible is very durable, with a hard cover. It is also well-bound, with thin but tough paper. Though, it's not advisable to carry this Bible around, as it is heavy.

    The study tools provides familiar scenes, whether at home or at work, illustrating the truths found in the Bible, vividly. They are quite helpful if you want to use the truths found in the Word in everyday life. But, the study tools doesn't explain the customs and the background of the scriptures. So, this Bible shouldn't be used alone.

    I would certainly recommend the Dad's Bible to other people, especially fathers-to-be.



    I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  • Posted June 21, 2010

    Great bible for dads of all ages

    I gave the Dad's Bible to my husband to have him use it for a few weeks and see how he liked it compared to his regular bible. He used it for regular Sunday services, personal devotion and our intense bible study course every Wednesday. His reaction is very positive. He not only likes this particular translation better than his NIV bible, but he also said this bible is so much sturdier than his regular bible. The hardcover makes it easier to hold on to. The pages are thicker than traditional bibles' wafer thin pages, which makes this bible much easier to read. Also, the print is the perfect size.not too big, not too small.

    Overall, my husband really enjoyed this bible and is trading out his regular bible for the Dad's Bible: The Father's Plan.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  • Posted June 21, 2010

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    A Great Addition to a Bible Collection

    Dad's Bible: The Father's Plan is the perfect gift for fathers, fathers-to-be, and father figures of any age. The Dad's Bible is filled with challenging and helpful information designed to encourage and uplift fathers whose lives will be a priceless legacy for generations to come. Whether as a personal purchase, a Father's Day gift, or "just because," Dad's Bible is sure to draw the reader into quality personal time with our Heavenly Father.

    I gave this Bible to Richard for Father's Day yesterday. It is a hardback Bible and the pages are easy to turn, they aren't so thin that they stick together, I like that. The Bible is full of life lessons from other dads to aide in the Father role and to help equip Dads to build children's faith and leave them a spiritual legacy. This is a great addition to our collection of Bibles.
    Thomas Nelson has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy.

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  • Posted June 20, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    From a daughter's perspective-

    Obviously, I am not a father, but I chose this book from BookSneeze so that I could give it to my dad after reading it. I figured, "Hey, even if I'm a teenage girl, I can still look and see if this Bible has potential to be a great study Bible for fathers." I am reviewing after reading the book of James and the notes included within that book.

    According to its description-
    Dad's Bible: The Father's Plan is the perfect gift for father's, fathers-to-be, and father figures of any age. The Dad's Bible is filled with challenging and helpful information designed to encourage and uplift fathers whose lives will be a priceless legacy for generations to come. Whether as a personal purchase, a Father's Day gift, or "just because," Dad's Bible is sure to draw the reader into quality personal time with our Heavenly Father.

    What I liked-
    I liked how the inscriptions in the Bible made James seem like a man that other men could relate to. Notes would bring up certain verses from a spiritually-growing man's point of view, from an elder's point of view, and from a father's point of view. They seemed to cover all topics and offer a lot of encouragement. This Bible looks nice and crisp. The designs on the inside are appropriate for the targeted gender.

    What I didn't like-
    This isn't a huge critique, but I wish that this Bible went into further depth than a small paragraph here or a one-liner there. Maybe I am missing out on some of the depth because I only read a small book, but this Bible seems to waver between study Bible and small encouragement Bible. However, there are great tips for every Father and in no way do I discourage you from buying it.

    I recommend this book for-
    Fathers, obviously. New fathers and elderly fathers alike. No matter their place in life, this Bible seems to have notes for everyone. Since today is Father's Day, I think this is a great last-minute gift for your dad.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  • Posted June 19, 2010

    Perfect Father's Day Gift for EVERY Man!!

    I recently had the oppotunity to review this Bible. I was excited about reviewing it and then passing it along to my husband. I throughly enjoyed every aspect of this beautifully bound hardcover Bible.

    Between the study notes, and the layout, this is a perfect Bible for every special guy in your life. Through this particular Bible it truly shows the meaning of a Father's love, both heavenly and earthly. It is written in the New Century Version, making this Bible an easy-to-understand Bible. However, if you want to use this as a true STUDY Bible, I wouldn't recommend it....for a true Bible Study Bible I think you should read a King James Version.

    Overall, this is a wonderful Father's day gift that you should get for that lucky man in your life. It is hardcover so it's at less of a risk for tearing, and it's wonderfully thought out by the author in a way to make it easily read. I definitely think you should give this Bible a try!

    ~A Copy of this book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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  • Posted June 17, 2010

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    Becoming a better Dad.

    Recently, I have been doing my daily Bible reading from the Dad's Bible published by ThomasNelson publishing company. This Bible is in the New Century Version and is very easy to read and understand. It is very helpful in my Bible study and comparison of other versions. The notes by Robert Wolgemuth are very insightful and help me to think more about how I can apply these teaching to being a Dad.

    This is a Bible that I would highly recommend to Dad's or as a gift to a new or soon to be Dad. Having a Bible as a reference guide is always a good thing, but to have a Bible with notes to help you be a better Father and raise your children as God asked, is really valuable. This is a Bible that I will use a lot in the next 20 years as I raise my children. I plan on being able to pass it on to my son when he eventually becomes a Dad.

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  • Posted June 9, 2010

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    Great Father's Day Gift

    With Father's Day just a little over a week away, this is the perfect time to consider the Dad's Bible, New Century Version, with study notes by Robert Wolgemuth.

    Although I was not especialy impressed with the NCV translation-it was simple to understand but lacked the flow and poetry of some other English language Bibles-Dr. Wolgemuth's comments helped me understand the Bible in a fresh way.

    For instance, in his introduction to the book of Genesis, Dr. Wolgemuth writes, "[A]lthough this may be hard to comprehend, you're a patriarch, too. Many years from now, your name will be familiar to a myriad of offspring. They'll remember your gifts and your flaws, your successes and your failures. This is amazing.and it's true."

    This Bible includes notes sorted into the following categories: walking in authority; Godly character-thoughts based upon the fruit of the Spirit; passing it on-how to share your faith with your children; dads in the Bible; building your children; insights-how to apply the Bible to home and work; Q&A; and a topical index.

    It is distracting that these notes don't always appear on the same pages as the passage upon which they are based. However, they helped me apply what I read in the Bible to my role as a father to my children.

    This book is a great gift for the special dad in your life. Just don't plan to use it as a daily use or study Bible.

    Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this Bible from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • Posted June 7, 2010

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    Great Father's Day Gift

    The Bible is in NCV which is one of the easier translations to understand. That makes it good if you want this to be used not only for Dad but for him to use with his children.

    Each book has a short introduction. Then there are their special sections. Some are throughout the Bible (though there is an index in the back so you can find specific ones when/if you need them).

    Walking in Authority ~ This is about being the family leader & servant God intends. One of the ones I read talked about the monument built to remind the Israelites about what God had done for them and how everyone who saw that was pointed back to what God had done in their lives. Then it asked what people think when they see your house? Do they think of someone who is kind, generous, who loves God or is it just a house with our name on the mailbox?

    Godly Character ~ The one I read talked about the disciples walking on the road to Emmaus and how they were having trouble with their faith.

    Passing It On ~ This section is about advice on dealing with difficult situations with our children. One I read was about responding to people/situations that are overwhelmingly hostile. It related back to David and Saul and how David trusted God to be his protection.

    Dad's in the Bible ~ Profiles of Biblical dads with life lessons.

    Building Your Children ~ These are much longer lessons on seven key areas of focus for building godly character traits in your children.

    Insights ~ These are short, inspirational/motivational thoughts you can reflect and then act upon.

    In the back of the Bible they also have a question and answer resource. They have pages of common questions children ask with Scripturally-based answers.

    They have a section in the back where you can look up what the Bible has to say about peace, joy or grace and that kind of thing. It does not have a concordance or study notes in the main body of the Bible. I think this is a wonderful resource.

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  • Posted May 29, 2010

    NCV Dad's Bible

    I was so excited to receive this Bible in the mail. With Father's Day coming up soon, I knew it would be the perfect gift for my husband. I really think he's going to love reading it. I really enjoy this version for dads. It's a version that's easy to understand, using every day language. I also love the footnotes and helpful hints for parenting. It's like a Bible and instructional manual all in one. Every dad wants to be the best dad he can be, so why not have a Bible that helps you do that! I'm very excited to give this to my husband on Father's Day and see his reaction! This is definitely a must read for dads to be, dads and even grandfathers!

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    Posted May 25, 2010

    Dad's bible!

    I just received another book in the mail to review for Thomas Nelson Publishers. This is a bible specifically designed for Dad's. It's the bible in the New Century Version, which I have not heard of yet but what makes it special is throughout the bible there are little tidbits of information here and there and the best part of it is in the back of the bible. They have 30 pages of questions and answers that dads might hear from their children. They give answers that might help be a base for Dad to go off of with truth to explain and talk to their children. They also have a neat topical index. They have a section on God's word that gives many verses for various subjects or things you or your children might be going through. For instance say your child is worrying about something they have lots of verses on worrying. They have a section on other dads in the bible. The bible is hardback and has a nice finish but my husband prefers soft cover. The pages are kind of neat, they have a look to them that makes them look older than they are! Overall, I think it's a nice bible with lots of helpful information to help be a base for fathers!

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  • Posted May 25, 2010

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    Dad's bible

    Dad's Bible -Notes by Robert Wolgemuth
    The NCV version is new to me but is quite enjoyable reading. I appreciate the fact that it is a direct translation of the Greek and Hebrew and is in familiar everyday language.
    To my knowledge, this is the first Bible specifically for "Dads."

    It is helpful to have everyday terms used for our modern day measurements and even for the places.
    It makes it easy to follow the theme in mind and on map!
    I am encouraged to see 'him or her' as applicable, and 'they' when it means all of us, that is-not just men!

    The instructional notes are excellent. They will be especially encouraging to any fellows that use this Bible. Who doesn't want to be the best dad to their children?
    I would have no hesitation in giving one of these Bibles to any man in my family.. and Fathers' Day is rapidly approaching!
    The only draw back I can see in this volume is the lovely burnt edges. Yes, I can see they were designed with great care. However, this makes the pages terribly dark and hard to read.

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  • Posted May 22, 2010

    Loved the NCV Dad's Bible!

    The Dad's Bible (New Century Version) by Thomas Nelson Publishers is a well-crafted devotional Bible for fathers, full of articles, resources, and insights to help any Christian dad live out his faith in real ways that make a difference in his family, community, and world.

    It is presented in the New Century Version, a contemporary, easy-to-read translation. I would describe it as a cross between the New Living Translation and the Message. While the NCV is an actual translation, not a paraphrase, it does loosely translate many of the ancient idioms and technical terms (such as measurements) into modern day equivilants. I wouldn't recommend this translation for serious study, but for public and devotional reading, I found it very fluid and enjoyable to read.

    As a soon-to-be father, I found the articles sprinkled throughout this Bible to be inspirational and encouraging. The key features highlight areas of family leadership, godly character, insights drawn from the text and applied to modern day living, as well as specific and practical ways to pass on the Christian faith and biblical values to your children. I also enjoyed the honesty of the "Dads in the Bible" feature which highlights key fathers in the Bible.the good, the bad, and the ugly, and draws useful principles out of their stories. Other helpful features include a great "Question and Answers Resource" perfect for helping dads answer sticky questions their kids may ask about God and the Bible, a topical index, and insightful Bible book introductions.

    I am looking forward to making The Dad's Bible a daily part of my adventures in fatherhood after our baby is born. The humorous but thoughtful style to the articles makes it fun and encouraging to read, but also leaves the space for introspection and personal challenge we should all get from reading the Scripture. It would make a great gift for any dad, whether their child is still to be born or heading off to college.

    (Disclaimer: As a blogger I received a free review copy - no requirement to give it a positive review, just for the reviewer to call it like they see it. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.)

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  • Posted May 21, 2010

    Great Father's Day Gift Idea

    Dad's Bible: The Father's Plan of course, is your usual NCV Bible, but it also contains notes and insights written by Robert Wolgemuth, intended for reflection on verses and chapters. There are personal anecdotes mentioning moments in his life of being a father, and things he has learned along the way. It's meant to help build not only your faith, but help you build your child(ren)'s faith as they grow as well.

    Dad's Bible: The Father's Plan has a vintage kind of look to the paper inside, almost as though it had already been handed down from Dad to Dad. It is nicely bound.

    If you are looking for a religious gift for a new Dad, or even any Dad in your life, Dad's Bible: The Father's Plan would make a special gift. Look at it as a special companion to other Bibles in your family, not as a replacement.

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  • Posted May 20, 2010

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    Dad's Bible: The Father's Plan

    The Dad's Bible: The Father's Plan with notes by Dr. Robert Wolgemuth is a bible designated specifically for fathers. If you are an expectant father or you've been a dad for many years, this Bible offers many lessons, instructions and encouragement to help you become a more godly man and role model for your children and/or grandchildren. The Dad's Bible is published in the New Century Version, meaning it is very easy-to-read and makes comprehension more viable.

    I had the pleasure of previously reviewing the Mom's Bible: God's Wisdom for Mothers with notes by Robbie Wolgemuth. And, I was equally excited to be able to review the Dad's Bible for Booksneeze along with my husband.He did not own a NCV Bible and appreciated the thought and hard work that went into creating this translation. He agrees that it is very easy-to-read. We both appreciate the many features: Insights, Godly Character,Walking in Authority, Dads in the Bible, Question and Answer Resource, Passing It On and the Topical Index.

    Similar to the Mom's Bible, you will find the Question and Answer Resource. Each answer will have a scriptural based answer for the tough questions that children sometimes ask. I am sure you will find answers to questions you were not familiar with as well. Here are a few questions that your child may ask: "What is an idol?", "How big is God?", "Why do I sometimes feel that God is not there?" and many others. I like the accountability feature called Passing It On because it challenges dads to live their lives in faith and to allow their children to see them living for God. The Dads in the Bible profiles many fathers in both the Old and New Testament. I like how the Topical Index lists the Dads in the Bible with phrases like : Adam, the Wimpy Father and Mordecai, the Adoptive Father.

    I recommend the Dad's Bible for new believers in Christ, for new and expectant fathers, and men of all ages and stages that desire to be godly role models for their families.

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  • Posted May 19, 2010

    Great book for all fathers or fathers-to-be!

    NCV "Dad's Bible: The Father's Plan" with notes from Robert Wolgemuth.

    This Bible is in the New Century Version, and it is a Bible that was written especially for Father's to use as sort of a spiritual to guide to raising there children in the ways of the Lord with special notes and devotionals. It also has advice to help the Father improve his own relationship with the Lord.

    Not just a Bible, but a devotional, this book has everything a Father will look for in a Bible, including a questions and answers segment that provides fulfilling answers to the sometimes hard to answer questions that our children might ask.

    Although not a Father myself, this book still proved to be helpful and I learned much. It has practical advice that I can use later on in life.

    The actual book is beautiful, with an extravagant cover. The pages are also very appealing, looking rustic with a worn out look around the edges. The overall look of the book was very nice, which made me want to read the book even more.

    I would recommend this book to any father, father to be, or grandfather.

    It is a great father's day gift that any father would be ecstatic to have. I gave a copy to my own father, and he also said that it was a wonderful read, and claims that he refers to it all the time.

    I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  • Posted May 18, 2010

    Dad's NCV Translation

    I was lucky enough to review the Dad's Bible NCV translation for my Book Sneeze book review. I picked this book since Father's day is coming up and like most dads, mine is very hard to shop for. This Bible is a good "themed" bible that is directed toward instructing fathers in God's teachings with real world applications.

    I really liked the look and feel of this bible. The pages are thin, but as with most bibles you have to have thin pages to keep the book from being too heavy. I like the colors of the text and the word boxes as well as the simplicity and clarity of the translations and the notes to Dad. This book would be prefect for any father in any stage of life. I am very excited to be able to gift this Bible to my own dad this Father's day.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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