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Product Details

  • Series: Holy Bible: Mosaic
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (December 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414335814
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414335810
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 9.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #589,153 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Tyndale Editors words are quite endearing as well.
Keiki Hendrix

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Keiki Hendrix VINE VOICE on February 16, 2010
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This collection of devotions taken from the Holy Bible: Mosaic is filled with wisdom, prayers, and focused scripture for the corresponding weeks of Lent.

Being a Southern Baptist you might find it odd that I read this book. Not sure I would have if it had not been offered as a free Kindle download (see below for link to the Kindle version). Just a quiet little miracle that God would have me jump out of my box to read this one.

Any book focusing on and filled with God's word is worthy of reading and I have learned not to `passover' them in the future.

A devotional of select scriptures is beautiful for anyone, even this Southern Baptist. I found this book to be quite enjoyable, though I read it at one sitting and not weekly as it was intended.

As noted in the Introduction, this would be a book fit for personal study, group study, or even for a church group as a whole.

Wide variety of great Christian men and women from a great span of history are included with quotes and meditations such as:

William Ralph Inge (1860-1964)
"Christianity promises to make men free; it never promises to make them independent."

F. B. Meyer (1847-1929)
"[Most Gracious Lord] enable me so to live that I may daily do something to lessen the tide of human sorrow and add to the sum of happiness."

Watchman Nee (1903-1972)
"God must bring us to a point ... so that we no longer dare trust ourselves."

The Tyndale Editors words are quite endearing as well. Additionally, the artwork included added to the reverence of the books content. Do I recommend this book, certainly. To anyone who observes Lent or anyone who just loves God's word.

Reviewed by: Keiki Hendrix
Reviewed for: The Vessel Project
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Keith Williams on February 3, 2010
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This devotional, drawn from Holy Bible: Mosaic NLT (Meditations), is full of engaging artwork, thoughtful quotes, and challenging devotional writings--all centered around a unique set of lectionary Scripture readings for the season of Lent. The quotes, writings, and art are drawn from all around the world and throughout history--as early as the 2nd century and spanning time up to the present.

Highly recommended.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By M.A.R on February 7, 2010
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I love this Devotional book for Lent, full of information, scriptures and prayers, I almost didn't get it because I am not catholic, but man alive am I glad I got it. It is for everyday of the year.
Love reading the verses daily, the information is for all who love the Word of God and sometimes need a little extra. Trust me it is for you.
Mary Ann from Safford Arizona (ps: any other Safford people out there with the kindles)
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Terri J. Rice TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 10, 2010
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When I first submitted this review, I had no idea the controversy that would follow and as a result the negative 'helpful' votes it would generate. Lent is such a reverent and important part of the Christian calendar, that I felt and still feel that it deserved a more meaningful and insightful devotional book. So with that said, here is my review:

The introduction promises great things, "Each weekly meditation centers around a specific theme and uses several elements to create an environment for a meaningful experience with God."

Week 1:
"The season of Lent walks us through the grief of Jesus' last days before his crucifixion. As we read Jesus' personal conversation with his disciples in the upper room, we imagine the joy of friendship coupled with the sadness of a friend's imminent betrayal. As we enter into the darkness of Jesus' arrest, trial, and beating, we weep with those first Christians, and in our efforts to save Jesus from ourselves, we grieve in our Peter-like betrayals.

The tradition of Lent- a forty day sacrifice- is one way of mourning the death that sin has caused in our lives. As we see Jesus perfectly withstand Satan's temptation in the wilderness, we admit our own shortcomings, our own inadequate sacrifices. This period of "giving up" has a profound way of recalling our desperate need for Jesus Christ."

OK, I managed to put the entire week of meditation in those two little paragraphs! Not much. And while there are a few works of art and a few quotes from famous people, I just was not impressed.
The book promises great things and delivers a crumb.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Valerie Sjodin on June 10, 2010
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The Devotions for Advent from the Holy Bible: Mosaic helped keep me focused on the true meaning of Christmas during the busy Advent season and beyond. The writings, artwork, prayers and Scripture are user friendly, thought provoking and inspirational. The content includes encouragement for our human condition and the fulfillment of our longing, hoping, and growth in experiencing God's presence. I wasn't familiar with following the Church calendar, so an added bonus for me was knowing I was reading and focusing on the same thoughts and Scripture as other people around the world.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stairwei on June 9, 2010
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In the Advent of Christ, God gave all: he gave Himself, fully, freely, lavishly. These devotions help me find a way into the riches of that fact. The Mosaic Bible's unique design provides access to the ancient and holy rhythm of Advent's waiting and longing. When I read within the first few pages, meditations by Pope John Paul II, Polycarp, John Chrystostom, St. Augustine, and Matthew Woodley, I'm caught up in the momentum of the church's perpetual wonder at the incarnation. My imagination begins to fire with the mystery, grandeur, adventure, boldness, and beauty of humanity's great hope: that the Messiah would come, that he has come. Every year I'm excited for a fresh chance to explore the beauties of Advent - and I'm very grateful for the catalyzing inspiration of these truly dynamic devotions.
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