God’s Wisdom for Mothers
Notes by Bobbie Wolgemuth
This Bible is written in the NCV (New Century Version) translation. Throughout the Bible are many notes written to provide encouragement, insight and commentary on various verses and topics.
The NCV translation is based on an earlier version called the International Children’s Bible. Therefore, I found this NCV to be easy to read and understand. My concern though is that much of meaning and context of the original Hebrew & Greek languages may be lost in the translation to such easy English. That being said, I think this would be an excellent translation for new believers or students. I have decided that I will keep this Bible in my kitchen, to use when I only have a moment to read a couple verses. I will continue to use my other translations such as NKJV and NLT for my more in depth Bible Study.
Many of the notes in this Bible I found to be quite neutral and would be applicable to anyone. Labeled as a “Mom’s Bible” I guess I was expecting more that would provide daily application specifically for moms. However, the notes that are provided are certainly valuable. One of the most useful tools will be to use the Topical Index to guide me to a section that I want to read. For example, I may want to read one of these sections and then pick a topic (in brackets) from that section.
• Questions Kids Ask…(Why Can’t we see God?)
• Our God is…(Worthy of Gratitude)
• Walking In…(Grace: An Example of Parenting)
• Passing It On…(A Parent’s Faith, a Family’s Joy)
• Godly Character…(Seeking Humility)
• Insights…(Passionate Prayer)
• Wonderful Counselor…(Keeping Your Marriage Strong)
• Moms in the Bible…(The Good Wife)
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