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Review 1 for KJV Homeschool Mom's Bible - eBook
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Great for a Gift!

Date:December 3, 2013
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JohnDeereGirl
Location:Plainfield, Indiana
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I gave a copy of this Bible both to my own Mom, as well as to another homeschool Mom in our church. Both of them were very excited to receive them.
Although this is not directly related to the study Bible itself, I wanted to start out by saying that I absolutely loved the cover of this Bible. It is colorful, creative and appealing. And I know, I know, you are not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I can honestly say that I especially liked the cover to this Bible.
Now, moving on to the content of the Bible, itself. Inside the pages of this Bible is 365 daily devotionals for encouraging homeschool moms. I found that the devotions were easy to find and to use. Also, the devotions themselves are both practical and applicable. One morning my Mom came to me with a smile and told me how perfect what she had read in it that morning was for what she had been feeling and thinking through before.
The one aspect of this Bible that I did not care for was that the words of Christ were not in red, which I normally do prefer. However, this is true for many study Bibles, and in all actuality is not that significant of a detail.
Overall I would say that this study Bible could be either a helpful resource for yourself, or a wonderful gift for another woman in your life. I would like to note, also, that this Bible does come in the NIV as well, if you would prefer that translation.
Note: I received this book from Booksneeze.com in exchange for my honest review. However, my opinions are my own.
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Review 2 for KJV Homeschool Mom's Bible - eBook
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5 out of 5
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Relateable!

Date:November 24, 2013
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The Happy Reader
Location:Columbia, TN
Age:35-44
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I love this devotional Bible. Absolutely. Without a smidgen of a doubt. This is not a study Bible. It's a devotional Bible that caters to the specific needs of a homeschooling mother. Whether you have one child in your homeroom or twenty, there's sure to be a devotional that will touch your heart.
I was excited when I got the chance to review this because it was from a veteran homeschooling mother's point of view. I was hoping this devotional would encourage me as a homeschooling mother and I admit. I was a bit concerned that the author would go on and on and on about how her days are always perfect, her children all graduated at fifteen and are now either doctors or lawyers, and if I only applied her simple three-hundred-step-plan, my days could be perfect just like hers.
Gag, right? Not trying to be ugly here, but there are actually homeschooling parents that come off that way. "Ooh, my Greg is such a wonderful blah blah blah and he's always so perfect blah blah blah, and he's so smart he was doing long-division in his crib in his head blah blah blah..." and before the mother even has finished her run-on sentence about her genius boy-child Greg, (who you notice is currently picking his nose) you've already carefully planned your escape and vow never to return. Ever.
Or, what about those parents that pridefully tell you that they never, ever, ever lose their temper or raise their voices to their children? Um, okay. Thanks for that 'inspirational' drivel that has no quality to it ~ because let's be frank here, shall we? You spend 24 hours 7 days a week with your children and see if you don't raise your voice even once. Yeah. Right. Good luck with that. If you can manage it, personally I don't want to hear it. Because I'm not going to believe you.
This devotional was fabulous. Not once did I hear how perfect the author's children were. In fact, she talked about the days where she felt like an utter failure (ding ding ding! Thank you, I needed that!) and wondered if she had made a mistake in deciding to homeschool. When I read that particular devotion, I was ecstatic. I believe the exact words that came out of my mouth were "Praise God, there's more that feel the same way I do!" and then when I read her words encouraging others to continue and pray through those doubts, I could have hugged her. Twice. I would have even given her my chocolate bar. Yeah. The one I have hidden from my children for when I desperately need a pick me up because my day has been so rough.
This author admits to having difficult days. She admits she's not perfect. She admits that her children aren't perfect, and she also admits that Satan desires to take away the joy and blessing of homeschooling and will attack you in any way he can. You will doubt ~ but she reminds you that you can (and should) pray when those days happen. You will feel like a failure, and unfortunately, there's more than a million people that will tell you that you are (I think they all live nearby me) ~ but she reminds you that you weren't the one who called you to pick up this particular burden, but God is. And that He will help you through each step of the way.
I saw one other reviewer mention that this didn't have to be a Bible, that it could have just been a devotional book. And she's entitled to her opinion. I don't share it. Having the Bible right there next to those heartfelt devotions makes this even more precious. Where, if there was a verse she mentioned, I could turn right to it without having to grab another Bible, makes this devotional so much better and one that I will hang onto and cherish for a long time.
I highly recommend this Bible to those homeschooling parents that admit they struggle. That feel they're letting their children down; that they must be doing something wrong because Jo-Schmo down the road doesn't have these problems in their homeschool. For those who are looking for encouragement from a real person who is honest and candid about what she's been through.
*My thanks to the publisher who provided this Bible in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required it be positive, and if the author had been one of those 'I'm so perfect and my kids are too' homeschooling parents, it wouldn't have been positive. Just saying.*
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Review 3 for KJV Homeschool Mom's Bible - eBook
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encouragement for homeschooling moms

Date:September 21, 2013
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Dorie
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I like the idea of 365 days of devotions, but I never read them just one day at a time. And, I never read that day's devotions. {Slight rebel, I know.} Usually, I skip around to find one that addresses something I am feeling or experiencing that day. Sometimes, I'll read several on timely issues. Having the Topical Index is ideal for me. It helps me to find the devotions which apply to that day or time in my life, regardless of the date.
The devotions are short, but well written. Tatman utilizes real life examples to convey sincerity. Her tone is one of grace. When I read her words, I don't feel condemned for having a bad day or a less than stellar homeschool moment. Instead I feel encouraged.
If you are a homeschool mom, you will have rough days. Sometimes, it helps to pray, or speak with a friend, or read gracious words from a momma who has been there. Homeschool Mom's Bible might be one of these sources of encouragement for you.
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Review 4 for KJV Homeschool Mom's Bible - eBook
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Date:September 3, 2013
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Phronsie Howell
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As a homeschool mom needing encouragement, this was a good place to start! Easy to incorporate into your daily Bible reading and the devotions are written by a veteran homeschool mom.
You can either read the devotions day-by-day, or you can flip to the topical index and find the specific encouragement you need. The devotions are short (YAY!) and there's a short prayer at the end of each.
Quite honestly, the ONLY thing I didn't like about the Bible was that there weren't specific reading passages to go with the devotions. But if you're already reading on a daily basis you probably already have a plan you're going on anyway. That said, there are those who don't have a daily reading plan and I think it'd be beneficial to add one.
If you're a homeschool mom looking for encouragement, I'd highly suggest checking this Bible out. It's made for you!
Disclaimer: I received this Bible free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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Review 5 for KJV Homeschool Mom's Bible - eBook
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Date:August 28, 2013
I love the cover of this Bible as it is cute and colorful! The Foreword is written by Vickie Farris who is the wife of Homeschool Legal Defense Association Founder, Dr. Michael Farris. This Bible also contains 365 devotionals written by Janet Tatman who has 25 years of homeschooling experience. She was also a copywriter for Alpha Omega Publications. Part of her job there was to write a daily devotional that was sent out via e-mail to subscribers. Her daily devotionals became very popular and have now become part of this Bible.
I believe these daily devotions are perfect for mothers who are short on time. The devotionals contain a scripture, a story and a prayer. Also, the page number of the next devotional is listed at the bottom. This makes it easy so the reader does not have to skim through the Bible to find the next one. Also, the Bible verses contained in the devotionals do not correspond with where the devotional is found in the Bible. For example, a devotional may be based on a scripture found in James but the devotional is found between the pages of Genesis. For those who are looking for a deeper study this may not be what you are looking for as there are no questions for further reflection.
*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the 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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Review 6 for KJV Homeschool Mom's Bible - eBook
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Great devotional!

Date:August 19, 2013
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Location:Missouri
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Sometimes it seems impossible for the homeschool mom to find any time for herself, but if you have homeschooled for very long you know how very important spending time each day God is. A morning devotion and Bible reading combined with prayer can start your day off right.
I recently had the opportunity to read for review the Homeschool Moms Bible. When the book was delivered to me I was pleasantly surprised at how nice it was. It is a hard back book and had a nice book cover. I was also a little surprised that it is not only a devotional book, it is a complete Bible. I love that idea! What better place to put your daily devotions than the word of God. After (or before) you read the daily devotion you can spend time reading from God's Holy Word. So convenient!!
There is a devotion for each day of the year spread throughout the Bible. At the bottom of each page of the current devotion it tells you what page you can find the next devotion on. Each story is centered around the homeschool and you can find encouragement knowing that you are not alone in your journey. Each day's devotion also includes a short prayer. The Bible is available in KJV or NIV and it is available in leather bound or hardback.
This would be a great gift for a new homeschool mom or even for the mom who has been at it for years. We all need encouragement and this great devotional is just the thing to motivate you while you are raising/schooling your children.
***This book was provided to me through the booksneeze in exchange for my review.
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Review 7 for KJV Homeschool Mom's Bible - eBook
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Would've preferred it to be a separate devotional

Date:August 19, 2013
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MIMom
Age:25-34
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Well-known Christian publisher, Zondervan, partnered with Alpha Omega Publications (a leading homeschooling curriculum publisher) to produce a Bible for a specific audience, the homeschooling mother. Intrigued by this concept, and since we are beginning to enter the realm of homeschooling ourselves, I chose to review their published KJV Homeschool Mom's Bible (they also have an NIV version for sale). It is a hardcover book with a cutesy digital scrapbooking cover/jacket. Within its pages the reader will find a simple two column layout, with subject headings interspersed within the chapters. Also tucked within the Scripture are 365 daily devotions, offering encouragement for the homeschooling mom. Each of these devotions has been written by Janet Tatman, copywriter for AOP.
Each devotion is dated with a title. It begins with a verse, followed by a personal anecdote, a Biblical story, etc to meditate upon; Scripture verses can be found interlaced throughout this portion. The devotion ends with a short, applicable prayer. These devotions are clearly distinguishable from the actual Bible by a grey floral border. At the end of the Bible can be found a topical index, directing the reader to the various devotions.
I read a number of the devotions, and although not all were applicable to where we currently are in our homeschooling adventure, simple nuggets of wisdom could still be extracted from each devotion. I know that the Lord will use them to bless and teach me throughout the year. I appreciated that each daily devotion ends with the directional page number for the following day's devotion, as each devotion is separated by about 3-5 pages. I was a bit disappointed that the devotions didn't correspond with where they were laid within the Scripture (e.g- August 19th's "Young Love" devotion of Proverbs 18:22 is found near Isaiah 36). In addition, I was disappointed that the topical index doesn't cover more than just the devotions themselves; perhaps I've been spoiled with my other personal Bibles, but I missed having a concordance, cross-reference, topical index, study note section, etc in this edition. For this reason, this probably would not be my go-to Bible at my nightstand; although I found value within the devotions themselves, I think it would have been better off as a separate devotional book that I could keep next to my more exhaustive reference Bible, and thus would recommend it only with reservations.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze® book 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
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