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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Book Review: She Speaks

What a disappointment! I received a copy of She Speaks Wisdom from the Women of the Bible to the Modern Black Woman for free as a member of Booksneeze.com. I received the copy with only the agreement to write my honest review of the book. I am not otherwise associated with Booksneeze or Thomas Nelson Publishing in any way and have not received any compensation for this review.

I already had a copy of the Bible by the same author and was excited to receive this complimentary book in the mail. I thought that I would receive something new and encouraging, uplifting and courageous. To my dismay, this book is a collection of excerpts from the Sisters in Faith Bible. Verbatim, the text in this book comes from the "Women of the Bible" sections in the Sisters in Faith Bible. Unfortunately, I was unimpressed with those sections in the Bible and was very disappointed to find that I now own a collection of them. The "monologues" are dry and not very creative at all. I didn't find that much thought was put in the writing of those sections to bring the women to life, they simply restated the text. There were no knew incites or supposition to what may have been their thoughts. Something I was looking forward to reading.

As much a disappointment, I am glad I have the Bible and will pass this little book along. I don't recommend it. Pick up the Sisters in Faith Bible instead.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Need a New Bible? Try Sisters in Faith.

I received a free copy of Sisters in Faith Holy Bible as a reviewer for Thomas Nelson at Booksneeze.com. In exchange, I give my honest opinion.




The cover, is amazing. This is a beautiful Bible and is perfect for gift giving. When I opened the pages I was equally impressed. The pagesThis Bible is beautiful from cover to cover. The font is purple and pink and very easy to read. There is a Feature Index and Concordance. There are study guides, devotions, supplements and helps in this Bible that speak directly to women of color.

After having the Sisters in Faith Bible for only two weeks I found that I was using some of the Empowered Faith (motivational articles) to minister to friends. I recommend this Bible for anyone looking for a King James Version. This is the Bible to gift your girlfriends.