A product of Thomas Nelson’s partnership with World Vision, this Bible is the perfect gift for someone embarking on mission service, be it short- or long-term.
Interspersed throughout this NKJV version are 52 stories about contemporary people living the missionary life in spite of the challenges and dangers they face. Following each story is a Bible passage to meditate upon and questions that help you contemplate on your personal like.
This Bible is the kind you’d use to gird on your armor of faith at the start of every week as you seek to do what God has specifically called you to do. Systematically used, by yourself or in a small group, these weekly studies are perfect for the new, naive, apprehensive missionary. At the end of the Bible are 52 action plans. They are practical, tangible things to do that will make a difference in the world. I like the stories and the Bible passages and the questions. However, the additional list of actions at the end of the Bible are my favorite. It gives me the opportunity to use my senses and physical abilities to focus on a specific task for the week that will put my faith into action. I am going to post them on JesusSteps and anywhere else to encourage people to take that adventuresome step into missions.
Our six years in Nepal were the best experience of our lives and I can see how this Bible would be an appropriate antidote for the anxious worries and questions one often has before leaving familiar ground, loving family and supporting friends to go into the unknown.
(I received this book free from Thomas Nelson. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.)