I requested this NIV Devotional Bible for my husband, since he expressed interest in finding a Bible study geared specifically toward husbands or fathers. This one is a little bit of both, and I was familiar with Robert Wolgemuth’s writing before (as a dad of little girls, he’s written parenting books that specifically interest Jon and I!) so I thought we’d give this daily devotional bible a go!
About the Book
Book description from Amazon.com:
If you’re a dad, it’s your dream to leave your children a rich inheritance. And regardless of your financial situation, you can! The NIV Dad’s Devotional Bible is filled with challenging and helpful information to help you be a man who honors God, lives faithfully and loves his family—a man whose life will build a priceless legacy for generations to come.
A tall order? Sure. But with God’s help, you can do it. With 260 down-to-earth devotions, one for every day of the work week, as well as seven insightful “Building Your Children” articles, author Robert Wolgemuth will lead you through the blueprint of godly fatherhood. And with other features such as “The Bible for Dads” that gives a fatherly spin on each Bible book and a helpful “Questions Kids Ask” index in the back, the hardcover NIV Dad’s Devotional Bible will give you the tools you need to be a fully equipped, God-honoring father. The interior design with its warm brown color delivers a design dads will find inviting. Also includes the full text of the New International Version of the Bible for your inspiration and enlightenment.
My Thoughts on the Book
Okay, so I read every single days commentary, PLUS the commentary afterward. No joke. I am just OCD like that. What, don’t look at me like that. I’m THOROUGH darnit! (I did get some weird looks reading this cover to cover in the sauna at the gym.)
Anyway, the daily devotions are short, sweet, and while not always to the point (sometimes Wolgemuth takes forever to make a point, and will share long stories just to absentmindedly try and tie it in with the daily Scripture) it is still an uplifting and inspiring read.
As a wife and mother, obviously the writing was not targeted to women, so a lot of the heart to heart, man to man talk didn’t hit home with me.. but there were a lot of moments I thought, “Oh man, my husband needs to read this!” Which I’d say is a good indicator of quality content!
If this was a “read cover to cover” book, I’d be disappointed, but as a year long, 5 minute a day read, it’s something I’m happy to have my husband reading and meditating on along with God’s Word! I’m happy to get it for my husband and would recommend it to other dads / husbands out there!
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