Make Everyday Life Fuller with the Everyday Matters Bible for Women (Giveaway)

by Lesley

Being a mom means you have very little time to yourself. If you add in working, whether it be in or out of the home, you have even less time. You feel stretched in different directions and usually at the end day pass out in bed from exhaustion.

One thing that we have to remember is to take time for talking to God, reading His word and praying. These are things that I feel are essential to being a good wife, mother, daughter, sister…just being a good person. We have to make the time and stop making excuses. Oh I’m too busy right now, I’ll get to that later. What if we don’t have a later? We’re not promised that. I’m guilty of this myself. I’m not preaching to anyone. I know this is true, because I’ve made those excuses. I’ve not taken the time to sit down and do this daily.

Everyday Matters Bible for Women

I was given the chance to review the Everyday Matters Bible for Women and was so excited when it came. The Everyday Matters Bible for Women version that I received was the NLT (New Living Translation) hardback edition which retails for $44.95. They also have a hardback deluxe edition and an imitation leather edition.

This Bible has a few extras that you won’t normally find in a regular Bible that are going to really allow you to utilize it to the best of your ability.

Features

  • 4-color printing throughout
  • Book introductions; which include: background information, synopsis, time period and an outline of events.
  • Color-coded icons identify each Spiritual Discipline addressed in contributors’ material
  • Article, “How to Use This Bible in a Small Group Study”
  • Index of Spiritual Practices
  • Resources for further reading
  • Presentation page
  • Ribbon marker

You also have over 300 articles written by more than 140 of today’s most well-known Christian leaders and writers, including: Kay Warren, Priscilla Shirer, Elisa Morgan, Nancy & John Ortberg, Richard Foster, Liz Curtis Higgs, and Lauren Winner.

It’s also designed to help us read, understand, and apply spiritual discipline. It’s broken down and explained in 4 ways.

  • Everyday Matters. Two-page articles introduce major themes and focus on an essential part of understanding and practicing a discipline.
  • Everyday Profiles. Profiles of twenty-five Biblical women highlight a particular discipline.
  • Everyday Q & A’s. Short articles delve into a difficult aspect of the spiritual practice and offer practical help on incorporating the discipline into your daily life.
  • Everyday Reflections. Selections illustrate ways to personalize and apply God’s Word to your own situation.

Reading through this Bible and looking at all of the tools we are given, I really think that this will help me grow in my faith and allow me to take the time and sit down and really comprehend what I’m reading. If you are looking for a Bible that you can rely on I would suggest you check this out. It can be purchased at ChristianBooks.com.

Win a Copy of Everyday Matters Bible for Women

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I was provided a copy of this Bible free for review. All opinions stated above are my own and were in no way influenced.



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Lesley is a mom of two kids - one girl and one boy. She's married to her first and only love, Robby. Author of Dragonflies 'n Daydreams. Her blog has a little bit of everything – life, love, parenting, along with product reviews and giveaways.

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1 MaryBeth September 21, 2012 at 9:09 am

I only have time to myself when I get up before my four girls. It is absolutely necessary for me to have quiet time early!!

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2 Bev September 21, 2012 at 9:58 am

I like the thought behind it– would be interested in reading it!

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3 HappyMomC September 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I find time after the kids have gone to bed.

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4 Ashley Hughes September 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Before my daughter gets up.

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5 Ellie Augustin September 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Right now since all 3 of my kids are in school I get a couple of hours to myself where I can have my quiet time.

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6 melody September 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm

My girls are all grown and moved out and we are empty nesters, but I love my quiet time in the morning!!!

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7 TINA HARWOOD September 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm

EVENING AT BEDTIME.

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8 Sue Borowiak September 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Before bedtime reading when the house is quiet.

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9 Jessica To September 21, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I usually get a few moments after my son has gone to bed.

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10 Erica September 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm

I love to get up early before the kids get up and have my time with Jesus. I love to sit outside (weather permitting) with a cup of coffee and my Bible.

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11 Jenny September 21, 2012 at 10:43 pm

In the morning before the kids get up.

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12 Jessica T September 21, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Usually after I drop the kids off at school I can go home and find a few minutes for me!

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13 angie September 21, 2012 at 11:08 pm

morning was always the easiest with me

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14 andie September 22, 2012 at 1:45 am

my quiet time comes after everyone is in bed at night.

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15 Chelsea September 22, 2012 at 1:58 am

It’s very rare, but I get a little bit of quiet time after the kids go to sleep at night

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16 Heidi Daily September 22, 2012 at 3:20 am

After they go to bed is the best time for me

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17 Kimberly B. September 22, 2012 at 4:53 am

After the kids have gone to bed.

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18 latanya September 22, 2012 at 7:49 am

after my son has gone to bed

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19 Sarah Hall September 22, 2012 at 9:29 am

After they have gone to bed, I have a little time to myself to think of the next day to come.

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20 samantha September 22, 2012 at 11:21 am

In the morning before they get up.

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21 LaVonne September 22, 2012 at 12:08 pm

After the kids have gone to bed.

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22 Ashley S September 22, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Nap time is usually my down time

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23 amy v September 22, 2012 at 3:30 pm

i find it when i can…first thing in the morning is my favorite though

annae07@aol.com

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24 Vickie Couturier September 22, 2012 at 5:15 pm

early in the morning before everyone gets up is the best quiet time for me,just a cup of coffee an peace

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25 WinItMama September 22, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I find time for myself early morning before my kids wake up for the day.

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26 Melissa P. September 23, 2012 at 10:11 am

I try to find time in weekend mornings while my son is still sleeping. Sometimes I even pray he will sleep longer in the morning so I can get a few extra minutes. LOL

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27 Kathy Stevenson September 23, 2012 at 10:28 am

After they go to bed!

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28 Shannon Baas September 23, 2012 at 9:01 pm

When they are at school.

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29 Jessica Beard September 23, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Naptime is best!

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30 lana September 23, 2012 at 10:09 pm

In the morning before they are up and in the evening after they are asleep

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31 Terra Heck September 23, 2012 at 11:56 pm

I usually have time in the early afternoon before the kids and husband come home. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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32 Jeni Monroe September 24, 2012 at 12:03 am

After I get them off to school and my hubby to work.

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33 LOIS PAYTON September 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm

right after I get up each morning, GOD BLESS AND KEEP YA’LL SAFE IN HIS LOVING ARMS.

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34 brandy September 25, 2012 at 12:45 pm

The only time that I have to myself is early in the morning before everyone gets up.

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35 Crystal Green September 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I’ve looked at this Bible many times over. I am currently using the Women’s Devotional Bible Classic Edition NIV.

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36 christal c w September 26, 2012 at 7:22 am

I get a few in the early morning before anyone gets up

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37 coley r September 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm

during naps is when i have a little quiet time

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38 Debbie Ritenour September 27, 2012 at 7:10 pm

At night when my daughter goes to bed or at work when it is slow! that is the only quiet time I get!

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39 Natalie Finch September 27, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I make an effort to get up 20 minutes before everyone in our house so I can have a few minutes to myself. I often get a little breather at night too.

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40 Angela September 28, 2012 at 8:12 am

I would love to have this for my devotionals

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41 K.Pugh September 28, 2012 at 12:55 pm

In the morning before my kids wake.
Thanks for the chance.

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42 Leah Baird September 28, 2012 at 1:52 pm

after lunch would be the best time

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43 Janalyn September 28, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I get my time when the kids go to school.

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44 Kelly Blackwell September 28, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I sneak in alone study time before my son gets up for school. After that it is all about run, run, run. :)

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45 CHELSEA September 29, 2012 at 9:07 am

I only have time to my self in the am && I usually sleep

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46 Maryann September 29, 2012 at 2:31 pm

When the kids are at school

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47 Teresa M September 29, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I have a little more time in the morning sometimes before my daughter gets up for school.

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48 Meghan Finley September 30, 2012 at 1:05 am

In the morning

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49 Stephanie Larison September 30, 2012 at 1:37 am

Just before bed when my daughter is getting sleepy

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50 Angie PreciselyMine October 2, 2012 at 10:59 am

After they’ve gone to bed.

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51 Mary Jensen October 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I have “Me Time” in the morning before everyone else gets out of bed.

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52 Daniel M October 2, 2012 at 5:05 pm

end of the day in bed

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53 Julie October 2, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Before I go to sleep, I like to have my own time.

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54 Shannon Schuler October 2, 2012 at 11:20 pm

I try to find time for me after they go to bed.

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55 Amanda G. October 3, 2012 at 10:14 am

In the morning after everyone leaves for school.

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56 Jodi October 3, 2012 at 10:39 am

In my car on my way to and from work lol

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57 Susan Smith October 3, 2012 at 11:15 am

At night when everyone is in bed

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58 Jennifer October 3, 2012 at 11:29 am

after the kids go to bed- my quiet time!

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59 Molly K October 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm

When I first wake up in the morning I take 20 mins to myself before I wake up my boys for school.

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60 Ed Nemmers October 3, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Just before my bedtime!

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61 Kylie C October 3, 2012 at 4:05 pm

In the morning- it’s never a guarantee that there won’t be a disaster at bedtime.

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62 vikki Billings October 3, 2012 at 5:32 pm

My time is in the evenings, I watch tv, read or just relax

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63 kathy pease October 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm

my time is after my son goes to school

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64 Russell Moore October 3, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I have about 2 hours after everyone else has gone to bed.

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65 rochelle johnson October 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm

it is very hard to get alone time at my house but when i do get some it usualy when the kids go to bed, ty.

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66 Charity S October 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm

In the morning.

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67 susan smoaks October 3, 2012 at 7:56 pm

i always have a little time to myself early in the morning!

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68 Samantha Meyer October 3, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Later in the evening is when I have more time for myself.

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69 Storm, the Psychotic Housewife October 3, 2012 at 9:51 pm

It’s usually late at night that I get some quiet time.

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70 Missy L October 3, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Sometimes in the morning but usually my bible time is at night after the kids have been put to bed.

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71 shawna October 3, 2012 at 10:06 pm

After the kids are in bed.

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72 cassandra (rab pom) October 3, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Me time is definitely in the morning

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73 Heidi October 3, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I find a few moments after the kids have went to bed.

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74 Cynthia M October 3, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I get time when he is in school.

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75 Carolyn N. October 3, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Early morning is the best time to have some time to myself.
cjnedrow at gmail dot com

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76 Chelsea M October 3, 2012 at 10:35 pm

At night once everyone is asleep is always the best time for me.

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77 selena October 3, 2012 at 11:32 pm

i utilize naptime for ME time, while he’s sleeping, thats OUR time-which is also me time i guess.

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78 Carole I October 4, 2012 at 12:01 am

After they have all gone to bed is when I can get a few minutes to myself :)

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79 melina r October 4, 2012 at 12:57 am

I find time for myself after everybody is asleep

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80 Cheryl Reinhardt October 4, 2012 at 3:04 am

Usually at night after everyone goes to bed…….

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81 Jennifer October 4, 2012 at 7:55 am

I am most likely to find a few minutes to myself in the morning, right after the kids have left for school.

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82 brenda Elsner October 4, 2012 at 8:40 am

I find my few minutes after the kids go to school.

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83 Melissa P. October 4, 2012 at 9:23 am

In the evenings, just before I go to bed

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84 Jodi J October 4, 2012 at 10:02 am

In the morning, right after I drop my daughter off at school.

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85 Kendra October 4, 2012 at 10:15 am

Mornings are best, thanks for the chance

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86 Angela Neynaber October 4, 2012 at 10:45 am

I get my “me” time when my older kids are at school and my 2 year old takes her 3 HOUR nap!

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87 Allyson rorro October 4, 2012 at 1:27 pm

I get my alone time once all my babies go to sleep. I have two beautiful daughters who go to sleep around 730 and a newborn who sleeps when he wants so as soon as they are all down I take that time to get things done for myself as well as spend some quality time with my amazing husband.

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88 Lori L. October 4, 2012 at 1:47 pm

In the morning before the kids get up. If it doesn’t happen then, it’s pretty tough for it to happen.

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89 Charlene Kuser October 4, 2012 at 2:14 pm

My best time is right before I go to bed.It is also relaxing.

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90 Chloe S October 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I usually have to find time before my daughter gets up. Right now it’s hard though, because we’re sharing a room, so when I wake up, she does too!

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91 shaunie wyatt October 4, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I find the best time in the morning

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92 Candice Hull October 4, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Definitely nap time, like now :D I save time at night when the kids are asleep for my husband, so I try to squeeze my time in at naps.
thank you

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93 Jblanton October 4, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Before I go to bed when everyone else is asleep

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94 Gianna October 4, 2012 at 7:45 pm

After they’ve gone to bed.

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95 Ann Council October 4, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I find time for myself in the early afternoon usually between 2 and 3.

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96 Angel Painter October 4, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I like to wake up early in the morning so I can have quiet time before my day gets going

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97 Tanya White October 4, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I find time for myself in the early afternoon usually between 2 and 3.

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98 Veronica Garrett October 4, 2012 at 10:24 pm

In the evening after work and everything.

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99 Melanie October 4, 2012 at 11:39 pm

At night, after everyone falls asleep

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