Guest post by Rev. Clay Herd.
This Father’s Day I have the joy to review the He Reads Truth Bible. I will admit, because of the quick turnaround time of receiving the Bible and having to write the review, I did not get to drive with this thing very long. Keeping that in mind, let’s jump right into this review.
The first thing I noticed about this Bible was the outside of it. Given the opportunity to spy this on the shelf and decide to buy it by appeal, I would not have bought it. The Bible is a forest green color and comes with a hard-shell cover case that you slide the Bible in. There is a small design on the front cover of the Bible, but that is it. There is nothing else to the outside appeal of this Bible. It is fairly boring, and it reminds me of the hardback copies that you will find in the back of your church pews or chairs. It does have two ribbons that allow you to study in two different places at once. I found this very nice because of one of the features that I will talk about later. That is it as far as the aesthetics of the Bible. There really is nothing as far as visual appeal that sets this Bible apart. However, do not let the boring cover stop you from opening this thing up.
When I first opened this Bible up, I was actually surprised to see much more than just a pew Bible. This Bible is jam-packed with study materials and useful info. I used this in my personal studies for a few days and even found that in sermon prepping, this Bible has a lot to offer to the congregation and the pastor. This Bible has notes on each of the books of the Bible with useful information such as who wrote it, a timeline of the book, overall themes, and breakdowns of the theme passages.
One of my favorite things about this Bible is the reading plan that it has for each book of the Bible. Unlike usual reading plans, this Bible takes it a step further. Not only will you read the assigned passages of scripture, you are given more passages of scripture to go deeper in context. For example, when reading through Proverbs, I was also reading passages in Matthew to tie into the theme of the scripture. I found this to be a great tool to dive deep into topics in scripture. There are also charts, maps, and a great deal of other info.
Despite it having a boring look, the inside of this Bible was amazing. I truly enjoyed it and I will be making this one of my main daily Bibles. The reading plan and helpful charts and info really add depth to what you are studying in scripture. So, Dad, if you are looking for a new Bible I recommend this Bible, it will add depth to your personal study as you dive deeper into scripture and study the many themes that the Bible has for us.
If you would like to receive your own copy of the He Reads Truth Bible, comment below with what features you look for in a Bible. A winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, June 19.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this product. Opinions expressed are my own.