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New NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women Is as Real as It Gets

Grand Rapids, MI—Lysa TerKeurst’s personal adventure of following God captured national media attention when she and her husband adopted two teenage boys from a war-torn orphanage in Liberia, Africa. They never imagined their decision would start a chain reaction within their community, which inspired other families to adopt over 45 children from the same orphanage. Lysa’s amazing story led to appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The 700 Club, USA Today newspaper, Woman’s Day magazine, and Focus on the Family radio.

Impacting the lives of thousands for decades, the New International Version has become the most popular contemporary English Bible translation in the world. Now the much-anticipated NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women: Insights for Everyday Life (March 2013) joins Zondervan’s impressive lineup of NIV Bibles.

The NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women combines the beauty, clarity and accuracy of the NIV Bible with a full year’s worth of insightful and honest devotional readings by Lysa TerKeurst and the exceptional women at Proverbs 31 Ministries. With a style that is fresh, vulnerable and engaging, Lysa and her team of writers draw today’s Christian women into a lifestyle that mirrors the Proverbs 31 woman, one that focuses on a woman’s relationship with God, her family and her community.

Every woman faces challenges that only another woman can understand. In a culture that is oftentimes antagonistic to biblical values, Christian women are desperate for a daily dose of spiritual reality and a focused time for critical thinking and reflection. The NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women is the consummate aid to help a woman gain divine perspective in her quiet moments alone with God. Mature Christians will applaud the depth and character of the devotional content while novices may use the new Bible to institute a fresh start or mark a new beginning in their lives.

The unique devotional Bible with double-column text is available in both hardback and deluxe Italian Duo-Tone formats. It offers a subject index to assist the reader in locating topics easily and an author index with biographical information on each contributor. Elegant features that include a presentation page, ribbon marker and printed page edges make this Bible a delight to look at, handle and read. 

From Bible student to Bible scholar, readers will recognize the genuineness and transparency of the devotional writers. “We are just real women offering real-life solutions to women who are striving to maintain life’s balance in spite of today’s hectic pace and cultural pull away from godly principles,” says Lysa. “Our heart’s desire is for women to embrace the unvarnished beauty and power of the Word of God and apply that Word to their own real-life circumstances.”

As evidenced by the popularity of her books, Lysa has emerged in Christian circles as a trusted voice and spiritual guide for women confronted with everyday issues and questions of life. A New York Times best-selling author and national speaker, she is also the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and encourages nearly 500,000 women worldwide through a daily online devotion. Her remarkable life story has captured audiences across America, including appearances on Oprah and Good Morning America.

But to those who know her best, Lysa is simply a real woman who loves her family, loves Jesus passionately and struggles like the rest of womankind with “laundry, junk drawers and cellulite.” Her greatest passion, she says, is to “inspire women to say yes to God and to live the life that God designed for them.” The NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women is a valuable tool for women in search of that life of adventure—the life of a Proverbs 31 woman.

NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women:

Insights for Everyday Life

by Lysa TerKeurst


Release Date: 3/1/2013

Price: $34.99   ISBN 13: 9780310439363   UPC: 025986439361