Friday, July 1, 2016

The Wired Soul by Tricia McCary Rhodes

The Wired Soul by Tricia McCary Rhodes speaks nothing but the truth in this book and that’s what drew me in. Just by reading the back cover I knew she was on to something. I know my perpetual need to go online; to go on Facebook and YouTube is probably not the best use of my time and you probably know that too. Tricia goes a bit further giving us reasons to change our habits and how. From the get go I was really pulled in and thought to myself, gosh she has a lot of sound points how I can improve my spiritual relationship with God, slow down and enjoy life in a deeper way and so I kept reading and reading. The next day I was done the book. I am sure everyone can relate that we have a constant NEED to be connected at all times and I am also sure that everyone can learn a lot from this book and be able to enjoy life deeper than ever before.
Although I resonated with what was said, and enjoyed her sound points backed by research and many quotations throughout as well as ways to practice what she teaches at the end of each chapter, a little past halfway through the book I felt it starting to get a bit repetitive almost. By this time I felt I got the point and it stopped being as interesting to me. Other than that, we all have work to do and Tricia in her book is helping us and teaching us how to develop deeper spiritual relationships with God and with others. Thank you to NavPress for blessing me with a copy of this book!

Beautiful, Captivating Bible

The full color NKJV study bible is truly a beautiful bible. I have lots of bibles, a couple shelves in my library full of bibles, and I have to say this is probably the most beautiful of all. The colors light up the pages and make reading a little bit easier for me.  Don’t get me wrong black and white is perfectly fine but this captures my attention and helps me stay focused on the page unlike most other bibles. I have no issues with attention or focus, I am in graduate school and doing quiet well and I’ve always known that highlighters, pictures, and colors help me study with more focus and more interest in the subject matter when I study for my classes but I never thought that the same would also work for my personal bible study time.

Needless to say I love the NKJV bible but honestly you can get so many different types of NKJV bibles so why pick this one? Because, for me at least, the whole lay out and display is beautiful, easy to ready, great for study, and captures my attention and increases my desire to read the bible even when I get a little lazy. I love it, it’s been a while since I found a bible I have loved and thought so highly of as this one. See for your self, the beauty and color really does excite you to read more and stay focused on what you’re reading. I want to thank Thomas Nelson for blessing me with a copy of this bible for this honest review.