By JASON REYNOLDS
Thomas Nelson Publishers is releasing a new study Bible this summer than every patriotic American woman should have.
The title is “American Woman’s Bible: Women, Godly Virtues, and the Making of America.” The general editor of the New King James Version edition is Dr. Richard G. Lee. A foreword was written by Penny Nancy, president and CEO of Concerned Women for America.
The book will be released June 7.
This Bible edition focuses on “women throughout the history of this great nation” who have lived out such biblical values as “courage, faith, honor, mercy, sacrifice, forgiveness, obedience, resourcefulness and more,” according to the foreword.
The history buff inside me loves that the women’s biographies featured in “American Woman’s Bible” cover virtually the entire history of our nation. They range alphabetically from Louisa May Alcott (author of “Little Women”) to Frances Willard (first female college president and leading member of the temperance and women’s suffrage movements). There are color illustrated sections that cover a gamut of American women’s history from colonialism to the Revolution, Civil War, both World Wars to Baby Boomers to post-9/11.
An article on forgiveness highlights how the congregation of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, forgave the gunman who killed nine people on June 17, 2015.
The book includes quotes by leading historical women such as Dale Evans Rogers: “Every day we live is a priceless gift of God, loaded with possibilities to learn something new, to gain fresh insights into His great truths.”
Additional features include themed articles showing how biblical virtues have shaped the nation, introductions to each book of the Bible, essays about biblical virtues that women embodied during key moments of American history and a presentation page you can write on when giving the Bible as a gift.
The Bible itself has a beautiful faux leather cover and gold page edges, making for a visually appealing gift. It comes in an illustrated gift box.
Look no further if you have been searching for a gift for the woman in your life.