NIV God’s Word for Gardeners Bible by Zondervan

Book description:

God will meet you personally in your garden . . . and in his. Throughout the Scriptures God has revealed spiritual truth in the language of growing things. This Bible will take you into a deeper relationship with God through the contemplation of soil and soul. The NIV God’s Word for Gardeners Bible will inspire you to seek God in a personal way through informative essays, devotional readings and prayers that explore the nature of the gardener’s work, the rewards of gardening, the influence of seasons and weather, and the joy of the harvest. In this Bible you will also find botanical-themed pages containing horticultural information for the prominent plants noted in Scripture and landscape-themed pages highlighting the main gardens and regions in which the events in the Bible took place. Draw near to the One whose garden is planted with delight—in you!
Features:

    • 260 daily devotions and 52 weekend readings arranged in weekly themes and placed near relevant passages in the text to explore the biblical metaphors of gardens and gardening
    • Topical Index (for 52 weeks)
  • Special sections on the Garden of Eden, the garden of Gethsemane, and Jesus the Vine.

My review:

I was a little nervous when I started traveling through the devotions in the book on my e-reader.  I wasn’t quite sure how it would work switching back and forth from the devotional reading to the corresponding Scripture passage and then back again.  I was thrilled to discover that it was effortless!  At the end of each reading, there is a link to go right to the next place readers need to be next.  It was very user-friendly!  It is also effortless to navigate through the books of the Bible and look up individual Scriptures.

Although this book is geared toward gardeners, I think it would appeal to anyone who enjoys nature and can see the beauty of the outdoors, not just people who enjoy growing things.  I thought the insights shared in the devotional readings were pretty universal and applicable to people in general.

If you are looking for a devotional book that will make you look at plants a little differently, this is a great choice.  I highly recommend getting it on an e-reader because the navigation is so well thought out!  I might have a hard time going back to a more traditional devotional book!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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