A Back to School/Back to Bible Study Bible Giveaway

by Jennifer Donovan

One day I came home and found a lovely little surprise on my doorstep. It was a box of 3 new Bibles from Zondervan. I’m happy to be able to give away one of these to one of you, so read on, and see which Bible you think you’d like to add to your collection.

I’m sort of a traditionalist, and I’m not big on bling or fashion. I’m more of a utilitarian gal. I did buy a new small thinline compact Bible 6 or 8 years ago, because it was more convenient to haul around to church and Bible study, because I could stick it into my purse. However, in recent years, that small type has become more of a challenge to read, so I had been considering getting a new one. The NIV Thinline Bloom Collection Bible is larger and so the type is easier to read. And it’s pretty! This simple girl has loved carrying this pretty pink and green floral Bible as an accessory.

My seven-year-old son was given a NIrV (young readers edition) Bible at our old church when he entered Kindergarten. It worked well to have all the kids on the same page (literally!) when they were studying in Sunday school. However, he’s a good reader, and as he’s memorizing scripture, I like it to be from the “real” Bible, so I had been trying to convince him to get a traditional NIV Bible, but he liked his. When he saw this The NIV Liberty Bible: Rediscover the Faith of Our Nation’s Founders and How Their Beliefs Shaped America, which is navy blue with an American flag on it, he asked if he could have it. Score! As he was sitting next to me in church one morning, I found out another little perk. The page numbers are the same on his Thinline Bible and my new Thinline Bible!

This Bible is really soft. It would make a great gift for the veteran in your life.

When my sister-in-law was in college, she was a part of a mid-day Bible study group. College students carry a lot of stuff in their backpacks, and she wanted something very very small that wouldn’t add to her load. I remember my mother-in-law looking and looking for just the right Bible. When I saw this cool silvery gray NIV Bible Clutch, I knew that this would be a perfect Bible for the high school or college girl on the go. This Bible actually zips up and has some credit card slots inside, so you could actually zip up a phone or ipod in there, tuck in a student ID, debit card, and some cash, and be set to go. It would also be perfect for a mom to tuck into a diaper bag, since we often stop carrying our own big bags when we are juggling babies and preschoolers’ chubby hands.

As I mentioned above, one of you will win one of these Bibles, to bring your Bible study up a notch. Leave a comment below telling me which of these 3 Bibles you’d like to win, and if your comment is randomly selected, you’ll get it! We’ll announce the winner in this column on August 22.

The winner of Bonding Over Beauty is #12 Kathi Lake.


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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 Krista August 8, 2011 at 3:21 am

Gosh, that’s hard! But I think I really like the Bloom one. I was just thinking the other day I don’t know whatever happened to my old pink NIV Bible… now I just have the plain hard cover study one we were required to have for college (‘cuz that way everyone could be on the same page! :)

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2 Barbie August 8, 2011 at 4:01 am

I would love to win the NIV Bloom Collection Bible for my daughter!

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3 Jennie August 8, 2011 at 6:37 am

As a mom AND a full time student, I think the Bible clutch would be perfect. I carry a paperback version with me at school for quick break time reads, but it is falling apart and needs to be replaced. The clutch would be PERFECT! Thanks!

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4 Michelle August 8, 2011 at 7:05 am

Retweeted this for you! Have a great day. Also following via GFC now. Gonna go try to find that giveaway linky if you’re still doing it! Found you via “Thrifty and Chic Mom”
Thanks!

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5 Jessica August 8, 2011 at 8:44 am

I like the patriotic Bible.

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6 TerritoryMom August 8, 2011 at 9:21 am

They are all lovely, but I think I like the Liberty Bible best! Wonderful giveaway.

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7 Diana Lesire Brandmeyer August 8, 2011 at 9:36 am

I would love that clutch. The slots would be perfect to keep a Panera card, Bible, tea and friends sounds good to me.
Diana
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8 Julie G August 8, 2011 at 9:38 am

I would love the NIV Bible Clutch! So stylish.

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9 Brandy August 8, 2011 at 9:50 am

That clutch is awesome! I have been needing something small enough to put in my purse. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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10 Shari August 8, 2011 at 9:54 am

I think the Bloom one would make a lovely gift for a young girl! I’d love to win that one. :)

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11 Kelli August 8, 2011 at 10:29 am

I love the pretty in pink Blooom one. I think my daughter would love it, too. So, if I win I guess it will be a toss up on who gets it.

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12 Lisa August 8, 2011 at 11:19 am

I would love to win the Bloom one! It is so cute!

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13 Jacquie August 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm

LOVE the clutch Bible – so adorable! Hopefully this giveaway is open to Canadians?? :)

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14 Mandy August 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I love the bloom one. I’ve been wanting to get a new Bible so this would be terrific to win!! =)

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15 Dena August 8, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I would love the Bloom one. LOVE it!

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16 Janet Jackson August 8, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I would love to win bloom for my almost tween step daughter this would be a great birthday gift! :) Thanks for the opportunity!

i_luv_lordcyan@yahoo.com

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17 Pam M August 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Definitely the Liberty Bible! My 11 year old son is ready for a Bible upgrade and this would be perfect.

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18 Annette W August 8, 2011 at 3:20 pm

I definitely need an easy to read Bible…so BLOOM it is!!

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19 Georgia August 8, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Would love to win the clutch Bible, my purse Bible has been in there for several years and is starting to fall apart.

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20 Brenda Smith August 8, 2011 at 4:54 pm

I would love the NIV bible clutch because I am the mom of three. I need one that I can carry in a backpack without damage.

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21 Angel S. August 8, 2011 at 6:33 pm

I love the NIV Clutch Bible. Thanks!

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22 jencarrollwilkins August 8, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I LOVE the Bloom!! :)

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23 Carolyn August 8, 2011 at 9:53 pm

I’d love the clutch or the Bloom! What a great giveaway!

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24 wendy, NJ August 8, 2011 at 10:27 pm

I really would love to win the Liberty Bible for my 7yo son. He’s just now needing to start carrying a bible to and from church and this would be perfect. Thanks for the chance to win!

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25 LuAnn K August 8, 2011 at 10:28 pm

It was a tough decision but I would like the Liberty Bible for my son.

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26 Liz V. August 9, 2011 at 1:25 am

Please put my name in for NIV Bible Clutch. Thank you.

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27 Anne August 9, 2011 at 2:16 am

The clutch Bible looks good to me. Small. Handy for the Mum on the go.

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28 Sharon August 9, 2011 at 5:02 am

Oh WoW! This is so perfect! I have not heard of these and have been searching for something smaller to carry around with me. I would have to say, if won, I’d choose the pink and green floral book. Would love to be a winner of course but I am definitely looking into these as my two boys need one as well. Thank you so much for bringing these to your readers attention!

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29 Lisa August 9, 2011 at 7:08 am

Such a tough decision! I really like the Bloom Bible and the Clutch! I’d be happy with either of them!

Thanks!

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30 Melissa P. August 9, 2011 at 7:16 am

I’d love to win The NIV Liberty Bible: Rediscover the Faith of Our Nation’s Founders and How Their Beliefs Shaped America for my son. Thanks!

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31 Vilmarys August 9, 2011 at 8:35 am

I would love to have the clutch. Thanks for the chance!

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32 BeckyB August 9, 2011 at 11:27 am

LOVE the bloom!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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33 Christie Jensen August 9, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Love the silvery gray one and looks like I am rare so far!

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34 angie August 9, 2011 at 1:48 pm

would love the thinline bloom bible
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35 HappyMomC August 9, 2011 at 2:33 pm

I would love the NIV Bible Clutch

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36 Terra Heck August 9, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I’d like the NIV Bible Clutch for my teenage daughter. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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37 LaVonne
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August 9, 2011 at 10:39 pm

I LOVE the clutch. :) Very cute. I am not in college or a teen but I would use this for sure.

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38 Tricia August 9, 2011 at 11:33 pm

I love the clutch. I am always slipping pieces of paper in my Bible with things to look up so with the clutch I wouldn’t have to worry about losing them!

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39 Julie August 10, 2011 at 12:56 am

I’d love the clutch one. I like to carry my Bible with me all the time but carrying it in my purse can lead to torn pages and such. This would be great.

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40 Erin August 10, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I would love the Bloom bible. I would love a smaller bible to carry to church. This one looks perfect!

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41 Brianna August 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I like the pink and green floral bible!

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42 Jessica T August 10, 2011 at 4:52 pm

The bloom one for my daughter!

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43 Debby August 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm

I like the flower bloom one. It is different and not quite so small. Thanks

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44 Brett August 10, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I like the one that has the flag on it, it looks more like a man’s Bible.

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45 Ali August 10, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I would love the flower bloom to give to my daughter. She would love it!

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46 Jason August 10, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I like the Bible with the flag on it, it just reminds me of what we have to be thankful for.

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47 tennille August 10, 2011 at 11:38 pm

the clutch looks like a great one

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48 Beth C August 11, 2011 at 8:25 am

I like the NIV Bible clutch!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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49 infuse August 11, 2011 at 10:40 am

bloom collection choice? o yah orrr the clutch – verrry cool! thx “)

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50 melissa n August 11, 2011 at 4:29 pm

i like the bloom bible, it’s pretty :)

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51 Kristin August 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I like the clutch bible

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52 CHANEL August 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

MY HUSBAND AND I DO STREET EVANGELISM AND THIS WOULD COME IN HANDY.

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53 Elle August 11, 2011 at 9:01 pm

I really like the green one witht he pink flowers…cute!

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54 Lori August 12, 2011 at 1:44 pm

the one with the american flag

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55 Amy's blah, blah, blogging August 13, 2011 at 12:27 am

The Liberty Bible. Love that there is so much history in it!

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56 Teresa August 13, 2011 at 1:09 am

I would really like the clutch bible. Although it’s hard to choose between that and the pretty pink and green one.

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57 Teresa August 13, 2011 at 1:12 am

I would really like the clutch bible. Although it’s hard to choose between that and the pretty pink and green one. Being a mom though I appreciate the zipper on the clutch.

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58 Jennifer August 13, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Love them all, but I would pick the clutch! Thanks!

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59 Janell Poulette August 14, 2011 at 9:16 am

I like the clutch bible

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60 Kganya August 14, 2011 at 10:50 am

The NIV Clutch Bible would be great for evangelising at school with. :)

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61 Mama Zen August 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I would love to win the clutch bible.

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62 Cee August 14, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I love the NIV Thinline Bloom Collection Bible! I like the clutch as well, but text size would be an issue for me :)

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63 vanessa August 14, 2011 at 8:53 pm

The NIV Thinline Bloom Collection Bible
thank you

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64 jessica August 14, 2011 at 10:00 pm

I really love the green one with the pink flowers. My little girls loves it to.

Thanks for the chance 2 win.

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65 Laura August 16, 2011 at 10:49 am

Love the clutch Bible! It would be nice to have one that closes and won’t get damaged in my purse.

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66 Jeanine August 17, 2011 at 1:47 am

I’d love to win the NIV Thinline Bloom Collection Bible

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67 Some Lucky Dog August 17, 2011 at 3:11 am

I’d love to win the NIV Thinline Bloom Collection Bible, so pretty!

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68 Debby August 19, 2011 at 11:10 am

I would love for my granddaughters to have the Bible with the flowers. They always go to Sunday School and Awana each week. They look so forward to going and they would love to learn from their own bible, Well, they would have to share but they are used to that!!

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69 Debby August 19, 2011 at 11:11 am

I like the Bible with the flowers. My granddaughter is just learning about the Bible and this would be awesome for her.

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70 Alison August 19, 2011 at 11:11 am

I would like the Bible with flowers. It is go girly and I like that!!

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71 Stacey August 19, 2011 at 11:13 am

I like the Bible with the American flag. Both are very special to me!

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72 Jason August 19, 2011 at 11:14 am

I like the one with the American flag. Thanks for the chance!

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73 Susasn August 19, 2011 at 7:53 pm

I would love the pink and green bible- my two favorite colors

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74 Michele August 23, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I can see one of my daughters carrying the flower bible, the clutch would fit nicely in my purse but the one with the flag goes along w/some studies we’ve done at church lately about the founding fathers. Would love to have that one!

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