Thursday, July 8, 2010

Dad's Bible - The Father's Plan Notes by Robert Wolgemuth


Dad's Bible - The Father's Plan with notes by Robert Wolgemuth is part of Thomas Nelson’s Life Stages Bible Series. Written in the New Century Version translation, Dad’s Bible is chock full of special content. At the back there are several pages on which to take notes and a topical index, both of which can be found in most specialty bibles today; however, that doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of the features included in Dad’s Bible. Also included in the back is an index several pages long called “Questions and Answers” that has a large variety of spiritual questions fathers may be asked by their children and answers including and based on Scripture. On top of contextual introductions to each book of the Bible, Dad’s Bible also has scattered throughout the text of Scripture six different features to aid fathers in raising their children in the way God has asked them to. These include Walking in Authority, Godly Character, Passing It On, Dads in the Bible, Building Your Children, and Insights.

Overall, Dad’s Bible is very easy to use. The extra features designed to help fathers raise Godly children are both relatable and Scripturally accurate. While I am not a father myself, the counsel given seems as though it would be very encouraging to fathers as well as useful in guiding them in the way they should go. Aesthetically, Dad’s Bible is very pleasing. It is durably bound and both the typeface and colors used throughout are both masculine and pleasing to the eye. While the NCV might not be my particular translation of choice, I would still recommend Dad’s Bible to fathers as a useful tool for both their own spiritual development and that of their children.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze 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