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Mom's Bible: God's Wisdom for Mothers gives women an awareness of just how precious and vital they are in God's plan for the family.



Available in the New Century Version and drawing on solid Bible teaching, it encourages women at every stage of life to strengthen their relationship with God. A perfect gift for Mother's Day, birthdays, or whenever it's time to say...

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Overview

Mom's Bible: God's Wisdom for Mothers gives women an awareness of just how precious and vital they are in God's plan for the family.



Available in the New Century Version and drawing on solid Bible teaching, it encourages women at every stage of life to strengthen their relationship with God. A perfect gift for Mother's Day, birthdays, or whenever it's time to say "thank you" to a special mom.



Includes these special sections:





  • Book Introductions: historical, emotional, and spiritual context for each Bible book




  • Walking In...: ways that are pleasing to God




  • Our God Is...: discovering who God is and what He does, based on His words and actions




  • Godly Character: exhibiting godly qualities in daily living




  • Passing It On: creating a legacy of faith to inspire the next generation




  • Moms in the Bible: lessons from some of the Bible's most famous mothers




  • Insights: short, practical thoughts on Bible passages from a mom's perspective




  • Wonderful Counselor: issues facing moms from the perspective of a Christian therapist




  • Questions Kids Ask: answering the tough questions about God, the Bible, and Christian life




  • First Touch Verses: verses to mull over throughout the day




  • Topical Index
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418562267
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/9/2010
  • Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1504
  • Sales rank: 468,270
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Bobbie Wolgemuth is the author of twelve books, including the Gold Medallion winner Hymns for a Kid’s Heart with Joni Eareckson Tada. Bobbie is married to Dr. Robert Wolgemuth. They have two daughters and five grandchildren.

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Mom's Bible

God's Wisdom For Mothers


By Bobbie Wolgemuth, Missy Wolgemuth Schrader, Regina Sentell, Jennifer Case Cortez, Robert Wolgemuth

Thomas Nelson

Copyright © 2010 Barbara J. Wolgemuth
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4185-6226-7



CHAPTER 1

GENESIS

THE BEGINNING OF ALL THINGS

* * *

Welcome to the Book of Beginnings. Genesis is an account of all things new ... the universe, the first home with plants and animals, the first people, the first marriage, the first family, and the first sin. It is also the story of Almighty God. He spoke and things happened. His words brought order and purpose out of chaos.

Genesis is about God's extraordinary desire to have a relationship with us, even when we sin and disobey. His great plan for redeeming fallen men and women was revealed through a special group of people, the Jews. The stage was set for the visit of God's Son, Jesus Christ, to earth at a future point in history.

The stories you'll read in Genesis are about ordinary people who married, had children, and started legacies. Generation after generation followed. And like these patriarchs and matriarchs, many years from now, your stories may be familiar to a myriad of offspring. They'll remember your gifts and your flaws, your successes and your failures. Genesis provides some clues about how to build a relationship with your Creator ... to live a life of obedience and prepare your own children—your legacy—to live as God intended in the very beginning.


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 flies, 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

2 So 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 onyxn 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


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 Sethn 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. 8So 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.

15 When Mahalalel was 65 years old, he had a son named Jared. 16 After Jared was born, Mahalalel lived 830 years and had other sons and daughters. 17 So Mahalalel lived a total of 895 years, and then he died.


(Continues...)

Excerpted from Mom's Bible by Bobbie Wolgemuth, Missy Wolgemuth Schrader, Regina Sentell, Jennifer Case Cortez, Robert Wolgemuth. Copyright © 2010 Barbara J. Wolgemuth. Excerpted by permission of Thomas Nelson.
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Table of Contents

Contents

Mom's Bible Introduction, iv,
Acknowledgements, vi,
Preface to the New Century Version), viii,
Old Testament,
Genesis, 1,
Exodus, 64,
Leviticus, 116,
Numbers, 150,
Deuteronomy, 191,
Joshua, 230,
Judges, 256,
Ruth, 283,
1 Samuel, 290,
2 Samuel, 325,
1 Kings, 356,
2 Kings, 389,
1 Chronicles, 422,
2 Chronicles, 455,
Ezra, 491,
Nehemiah, 503,
Esther, 519,
Job, 529,
Psalms, 566,
Proverbs, 658,
Ecclesiastes, 696,
Song of Songs, 709,
Isaiah, 718,
Jeremiah, 797,
Lamentations, 869,
Ezekiel, 877,
Daniel, 929,
Hosea, 948,
Joel, 960,
Amos, 966,
Obadiah, 976,
Jonah, 979,
Micah, 983,
Nahum, 992,
Habakkuk, 996,
Zephaniah, 1001,
Haggai, 1006,
Zechariah, 1009,
Malachi, 1019,
New Testament,
Matthew, 1025,
Mark, 1073,
Luke, 1105,
John, 1155,
Acts, 1193,
Romans, 1240,
1 Corinthians, 1263,
2 Corinthians, 1282,
Galatians, 1294,
Ephesians, 1301,
Philippians, 1310,
Colossians, 1317,
1 Thessalonians, 1325,
2 Thessalonians, 1330,
1 Timothy, 1333,
2 Timothy, 1339,
Titus, 1344,
Philemon, 1348,
Hebrews, 1350,
James, 1367,
1 Peter, 1375,
2 Peter, 1383,
1 John, 1388,
2 John, 1394,
3 John, 1395,
Jude, 1397,
Revelation, 1400,
Answers to Questions Kids Ask, 1421,
Topical Index, 1451,
Index to "First Touch" Verses, 1465,
About the Contributors, 1475,

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  • Posted February 10, 2010

    I like it, but...

    There are some things I really liked about this Bible and then there are some things that I'm not so comfortable with. I've read several of the other reviews by other moms and I was surprised by how well liked this Bible is by them and how much they like the NCV. It makes me wonder if I am odd in being concerned about whether I read a paraphrase or a translation as my primary Bible. The NCV is a revision of the International Children's Bible.

    This Bible is filled with devotions that are related well to the verses that they site. There is a short introduction at the beginning of each book of the Bible that explains what the book is about. At the end, there is a short reference list with all of the devotions listed. There is also an Appendix with questions that children ask about God. I really liked the answer to the question about what the trinity is. The answers are geared towards 2nd-5th+ graders. My little girl who is in first grade wouldn't quite understand all of the questions and/or answers. I thought her answer to whether the Bible says drugs are wrong was very different. I don't think it's the answer I would give. I would talk to my children about what drugs do to our bodies and that God tells us in the Bible to take care of our bodies.

    There are a few things that I get particularly concerned about as a mom when I read a Bible or a devotional book. I think a lot times people read into the Bible and infer things about people in the Bible that God didn't include. An example is when people talk about Noah's wife. The Bible doesn't talk about her at all. A few years ago, Debbi Pearl's daughter wrote a devotional about how submissive Noah's wife was and how she did exactly what her husband said. But, the Bible doesn't say either way. Bobbie Wolgemuth writes an entry about Noah's wife and though she doesn't infer as much as Debbi Pearl's daughter did, she does infer information that isn't included in the Bible.

    Another thing I get concerned about for women is how submission and authority is addressed. As a culture, we sidestep the issue of submission and many churches preach the idea of "yielding to one another" (as the NCV says) rather than wives submitting to their husbands. It feels like we are surrounded by a culture that tells us we only have to do what we want to--we deserve to be treated certain ways and so on. But, we are to live in this world and not be of it. When we look to a translation and devotionals that soften the words and meaning of such verses, it feels like we are becoming a part of the world--changing the words so that we can accept them more easily and be comfortable with with they ask us to do and be.

    I am glad to have had the chance to really read and look at the NCV. I've wondered about it. It has made me think again about translations and paraphrases and what I read. This Bible also made me think about what I am convicted of when I found myself sporadically disagreeing with what Mrs. Wolgemuth wrote. And eventhough this isn't a Bible I personally would read regularly, I deeply respect all that she and her daughter wrote in the devotions. There is a lot of good, solid wisdom in this book for moms.

    Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson for review.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2012

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    A Mom's Choice Award Recipient!

    Mom's Bible - God's Wisdom For Mothers is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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  • Posted July 30, 2010

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    A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!

    God's Wisdom for Mothers is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. . Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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  • Posted March 11, 2010

    Mom's Bible: God's Wisdom For Mothers Review

    This Bible is the New Century Version which means that the language is very easy to understand. Personally I enjoyed this version. It makes it easier to share a verse with your child and have them understand what is being said. There are tons of notes and insights throughout that relate the Bible teachings to motherhood and there's even a section in the back called "Answers To Questions Kids Ask".

    The thing that first drew me to this Bible was the cover. It has a hard cover with some raised lettering and very nice colors. It lies flat easily and is very sturdy. The pages inside are also nicely laid out with a decorative border.

    Overall I think this is a beautiful Bible that can help inspire mothers to be the best that they can be. It would make a fantastic gift for a great mom you know or for yourself.

    *I received a copy of this book free of charge for the purpose of this review from the Thomas Nelson Book Sneeze Program.

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  • Posted March 4, 2010

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    A gift for a new Mother

    I wanted to do something special for both of them. So for my niece I gave her "Mom's Bible: God's Wisdom for Mothers" (the NCV version). I know that she has her trusty KJV and that it lives with her. But a companion bible is always nice. And I loved the way this one was both a study bible and a devotional too. My niece knows that her guidance is very important in their home. Especially since her husband has to travel for work so often. So having these tools at her finger tips is always helpful. I do wish to thank Thomas Nelson Publishers for letting me share this gift with her. What a great mom's gift to give to a expecting mother.

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  • Posted March 3, 2010

    Reviewed by a mom

    The Mom's Bible is an New Century Version of the Bible , full of insights, devotions and advice for moms. It is presented in a fairly compact , sturdy hard cover that is easy to hold and endure much. The typeface is a standard size and easy for most people to read. I am a bit familiar with the author of the notes Bobbie Wolgemuth which is one reason i chose this bible. She goes through great lengths in the book to prove the credibility of the other contributors, who are also mothers and women who can relate to many moms, being moms themselves.

    I do not like modern versions of the bible.especially ones that "dumb down" the words in an attempt to make it more readable or relative to today's society. Once I got past that prejudice, I found the notes very insightful, biblical and encouraging. I really appreciated how most of the devotions were carefully written from a mom's perspective to help us see how to apply scripture to our mothering skills and how we can be better women. Another feature I was drawn to was the notes on Mom's of the Bible. Many notes are written not just for mom's but for women in general. Overall, I really like this Bible for the notes/devotions and would recommend it for other women.it would make a wonderful mother's day gift, too, dad's !

    This book has been provided free from THOMAS NELSON PUBLISHER according to the free as a part of their Booksneeze blogger review program.

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  • Posted March 2, 2010

    Bible with great added features for moms

    I had the great opportunity to receive a copy of and review the Mom's Bible: God's Wisdom for Mothers (New Century Version) from Thomas Nelson Publishers.

    This Bible is packed with great extras like introductions that present the setting for each book in the bible, a large section filled with questions that kids ask and answers for them, life lesson from biblical mothers, ways to build Godly character, advice from a Christian therapist and more.

    I was so pleasantly surprised as I started looking into all the features of this Bible. It is a sturdy hardcover with detailing on every page and the layout on the pages is easy to read. The extras that are included that I mentioned above are such a great addition to the Bible and give you several things you can use to apply to your everyday life. I have never read a NCV Bible before, but I find the wording to be easy to understand without being completely different from the NIV that I am used to. There are some lined pages in the back where you can write and I am excited to fill this book with prayers for my children. I see this as being a Bible that I use for the rest of my life as I pray for my children during their childhood and in their adult life.

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this Bible, but I really like all of it's features and can honestly say that I would highly recommend it to any mother. I think it would make a really great gift for a new mother or for Mother's Day.

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  • Posted March 1, 2010

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    Wonderful encouragement for Mom's

    I received the Mom's Biblefrom Thomas Nelson for review.

    From the publisher: Mom's Bible: God's Wisdom for Mother gives women an awareness of just how precious and vital they are in God's plan for the family.

    Available in the New Century Version and drawing on solid Bible teaching, it encourages women at every stage of life to strengthen their relationship with God.

    My thoughts: I read through Esther in the Old Testament and Ephesians and James in the New Testament along with the notes included in those chapters to get a feel for this Bible. It has short encouragement stories for Mom's by Bobbie Wolgemuth printed throughout the book to go along with the verses. It makes many great applications to real situations Mom's face.

    I really appreciated the side notes. They offered encouragement to me as a mom. I look forward to using this bible and enjoying it in the future. I liked the font and that it is hard cover as well.

    This Bible would make am excellent gift for mom's birthday, Mother's Day or even a shower gift for a new mom.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Blogger Review 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 March 1, 2010

    My thoughts on Mom's Bible

    I love reading, especially the Bible. I'm a busy mom and am always looking for inspiration to get me through the day.


    That's why I like the "Mom's Bible, God's Wisdom for mothers". It has short, sweet notes throughout it by Bobbie Wolgemuth. The New Century Version is a bit different from what I'm use to, (I'm a King James or NIV kind of girl), but it's very easy to read and understand.


    The look of this hardcover bible is both classy and elegant with paisley printed pages.


    I found that this Bible's features were the best part. With many different topics to choose from, I could find a note to suit me for the day. The part I most enjoy is the "Walking In" topics, which help bring balance to my everyday life.

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  • Posted February 26, 2010

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    A Must for Mother's Everywhere

    The Mom's Bible - God's Wisdom for Mothers with Notes by Bobbie Wolgemuth is a must have for every mom. It doesn't matter what religion you are or what version of the bible you prefer to read, this bible is the perfect companion to any scriptural library. It is published in the NCV format which is easy comprehension for anyone at any level. I've used it as a daily devotional, a study bible for passages needing easier clarity and a reference for help with situations arising with my children. I have been reassured of my worth as a mother in God's eyes and given a guide to how to answer some of the tough questions my children ask regarding Jesus, God, the scriptures and how we are to apply the bible to our lives today.

    The bible itself is hard back, which took a little getting used to, but very light and easy to carry. The pages are beautifully designed but a little thin so be careful when highlighting. I chose to underline instead so as not to have the bleed through. This bible offers something for all us mothers out there whether it is from the introductions at the beginning of each chapter, to the Insights, the Walking in., the Godly Character, Passing It On, Moms in the Bible, Wonderful Counselor, Questions Kids Ask, the Topical Index or the First Touch verses there is much food for the weary, wounded and hungry soul of a mother. You can make it a devotional just by picking one of those topics and studying them on a daily basis along with your reading. I look forward to using this bible over and over throughout the years and recommend this to any "new" mom or "mom to be" who is looking for a firm foundation on which to build her family.

    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 February 25, 2010

    Better than expected!!!!

    This Bible is the New Century Version with notes by Bobbie Wolgemuth. While, in two weeks time I have not read this entire Bible (can you believe it?) LOL



    When I got this book It was not at all heavy or large and bulky like I would have thought it to be.

    The hard cover durability of this Bible is also very nice. Given that it will likely land in the home of many small hands, it is great that it is durable for Mom, but still a great size for silent devotion.


    While this would not be my first choice for a study bible, it will definitely be used for daily devotions and topical studies. I highly recommend this Bible for all moms who are seeking to understand God's plan for their lives.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

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    Mom's Bible - God's Wisdom For Mothers

    I received this book from Thomas Nelson book review bloggers program.I just love this Bible !!! I think it is a must have for moms. It has very clear translations so anyone can read & understand it. It also has answers to questions kids ask that are helpful & insights to specific Bible passages. To me this Bible is like a Chicken Soup For The Mothers Soul Bible.

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  • Posted February 13, 2010

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    Mom's Bible: God's Wisdom for Mothers

    The Mom's Bible: God's Wisdom for Mothers with notes by Bobbie Wolgemuth is beautifully designed inside and out, written in the New Century Version. This Bible is a wonderful devotional to help encourage and give strength to moms of all ages and stages on a daily basis by using God's Holy Word.

    I like the reference to "You Can Be A Great Mom" because there have been many times in my life that I have felt that I am not the best mom and I am sure you have or will feel that way in your life too at some point. I was thrilled to learn of the Mom's Bible because I wanted a more personal interaction with my daily Bible reading and this was just the best news ever. I have browsed through it and I like what I see and read from the inclusion of the many wonderful features.

    If you have small children, the section on "Questions Kids Ask" will be a blessing to you. There is one question that you may want to share. What's An Idol? Since, many families including Christian families watch American Idol this is an excellent question to ask and answer. You will find many questions and answers that you may have wanted to ask but kept it to yourself.

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  • Posted February 12, 2010

    Mom's Bible: God's Wisdom for Mothers

    The language in the Mom's Bible is very easy to read and understand. It's written in the New Century Version translation which I was not familiar with. The Mom's Bible contains sections with questions, answers to questions, a topical index, and first touch verses. Throughout the Bible are special devotionals that cover a wide variety of topics. I also really loved the Questions Kids Ask section!

    This is a beautiful hard cover Bible with raised lettering on the cover. It's an easy size and weight to carry around or to leave on your night stand for bedtime devotionals. There are 1504 pages in total. The text is writte in brown ink which might be a bit hard for some to read.

    Each book of the Bible has an introduction with information on what the book is about, why it was written, and how Mom's might be able to relate to what's happening. I enjoyed the every day language the Mom's Bible is written in. I think it will help someone who isn't that familiar with the Bible to be able to understand it more easily. The Mom's Bible makes a super devotional for moms. However if you're really looking for a study Bible, I think I'd stick to the KJV instead.

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  • Posted February 12, 2010

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    When is it OK to say No according to the scriptures?

    I was completely honored to have this opportunity to review this Mom's Bible: God's Wisdom for Mothers by Bobbie Wolgemuth, General Editor. I have always wanted a specialty Bible for Moms after purchasing one for my husband, Steve for Father's Day last year.

    Not only do you have the word of God present but along with that comes some sound advice for Moms, one of my favorites, when saying No has been appropriate throughout the Bible.

    The Bible is perfect for carrying in a large handbag as it measures little over 5 inches by 7 inches. The text is written in New Century Version which is similar to New International Version. Its designed to make the Word of God flow more along the lines with today's language.

    I was given this opportunity to review this complimentary Bible by Thomas Nelson Publishers. The only thing I have to say would be an improvement in this Bible would be the font color. It's published in a light tan and I would have difficulty reading this in low light. I would recommend that it would be published in a much more darker font. This Bible is perfect for me to keep next to my computer for immediate reference when I need a scripture reference.

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  • Posted February 8, 2010

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    Wisdom for Mothers

    The Bible, the inspired Word of God, is meant to be read and studied by us. Reading through the Bible provides strength for daily trials, and motivation for pursuing God's plan for our lives. "Mom's Bible: God's Wisdom for Mothers" (NCV version) by Thomas Nelson Publishers is a wonderfully enhanced Bible written to help mothers glean special thoughts and strength from God's Word. This version of the Bible is filled with Scripture that is understandable and easy to read. It also contains explanations of the passages read, applications for daily use, and situations and stories that bring the text to life.
    "Mom's Bible" is set up traditionally, Genesis to Revelation, which makes finding your favorite passages quick and easy. The notes, etc., are well written and applicable to just about everyone. The setup of Scripture and notes on the same page may take a little time to adjust to, but everything flows easily and naturally so the adjustment time is short.
    When I received my copy of this Bible, I was thrilled with the way it is constructed. While I like soft covers, this hard cover works. The pages have muted colors that draw your eye to the extra points but don't "blare" at you. The extra notes and explanations touched me as a mother personally, and I will continue to enjoy this Bible for years. It is great for gift giving, something I will be doing.
    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 February 4, 2010

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    God's Wisdom for Mothers

    I loved reading this Mom's Bible! The New Century Version is an easy to read translation that everyone will understand. The layout of the entire Bible is pleasing to the eye, and it is interspersed with tons of valuable commentaries and day to day applications. This Bible is a treasure and a valuable reference book for any Mom, young and old alike.

    I really enjoyed reading the section at the back of the Bible titled "Answers to Questions Kids Ask". Just a few of the questions are: "Why is the Dead Sea dead?; Why do good people suffer?; Do I have a guardian angel?; Does God sleep?; Can a man really live inside a fish for three days?; and Did Jesus ever want to do bad things?"

    The answers to these questions begin with a relevant scripture reference, followed by a simple commentary that a child could easily understand. Kids ask some pretty tough questions, and I wish that I had this Bible when my own children were small. It is an incredible reference for all the important things that we struggle with as mom.

    If you are a Mom of small children, or if you know a Mom who has her hands full with little ones, this Bible would be a wonderful gift that will be treasured for years.

    I would give this Bible a rating of 5 out of 5. It is awesome!

    I am a member of the Thomas Nelson (Book Sneeze) reviewers program http://booksneeze.com

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  • Posted February 2, 2010

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    Mom's Bible.

    I am really enjoying the layout of this bible. I love the fact that is compact and not too heavy and can easily be carried around with me! There were two things that I absoultly loved about this bible - the insights, and the questions. I enjoyed the insights that are, in a sense magnified. The end of the bible it has a section titled "Answers to Questions Kids Ask," it seems that will probably be a handy source sometime in the near future!

    I recieved this bible for review from Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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