Book Review

Posted by J on Sunday, February 28, 2010. Filed under:

The book I reviewed was Mom's Bible God's Wisdom for Mothers with notes by Bobbie Wolgemuth.

I did not enjoy this translation of the bible. After reading many parts of this bible I would pull out another translation and read it again. I feel like this translation "dumbs down" the language of the bible so much that it takes away much of the beauty of the language and the power of the stories.

I did enjoy Bobbie Wolgeuth's insights. She gives some good advice and things to think about. Several passages struck me and I can see myself returning to them again and again. The writing is thoughtful and not condescending at all. I love the section called "Answers to Questions Kids Ask", some of these are questions that I have myself this was easily the most helpful part of the book.

The insights are valuable but I think the book would have worked better as just a collection of insights set up as a devotional giving the reader the freedom to use a translation that they enjoy but still getting the full benefit of Bobbie's wisdom.

Disclosure: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review program . The opinions expressed here are my own. I am disclosing this to be compliant with the Federal Trade Commission's guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising.

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