Guys and Girls Life Application Study Bibles From Tyndale {A Review}

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I remember the first time my parents bought me my very own "real" Bible! Do you remember your first full Bible? I had been using a pocket-size new testament that the church gave me for a long time. My parents came to the Lord just before they were 40 years old. I was 13 years old. Soon after our whole family understood the gospel message and began reading our Bibles and going to church each Sunday (instead of just on Christmas and Easter like I was used to) our parents bought us our own Bibles! What a wonderful day that was. My Bible, at the time had colorful inserts and everything seemed to be made for a girl just like me. 

Today, I want to share two Bibles with you that can be the Bible that your kids receive as "their very first real" Bible. Perhaps you have a granddaughter, grandson, niece, nephew or even a godchild. This Bible would be an excellent gift!

We are always looking for ways to encourage our children and our teens to dive deep into God's word. The Life Application Bibles for guys and girls engages the heart and helps to put scripture in the center of their real life....

Whether you are buying for a "girl" or "guy," these Bibles will be an eternal investment. Both Bibles are printed in the New Living Translation. Both have durable covers and both glow in the dark. Allow me to show some of the unique features that each of these Bibles offer.

The Girls Life Application Study Bible has pink, sparkly pages.

We are always looking for ways to encourage our children and our teens to dive deep into God's word. The Life Application Bibles for guys and girls engages the heart and helps to put scripture in the center of their real life....

The cover and binding are durable, colorful and attractive.

We are always looking for ways to encourage our children and our teens to dive deep into God's word. The Life Application Bibles for guys and girls engages the heart and helps to put scripture in the center of their real life....

This Bible, as well as the Guys Life Application Study Bible are loaded with features. This Bible is specifically designed for girls ages 9-13 years old. Here is a picture of the contents so that you can see some of the sections that will be of interest to the girl in your life who will be searching thorough the pages and soaking up all she can!

We are always looking for ways to encourage our children and our teens to dive deep into God's word. The Life Application Bibles for guys and girls engages the heart and helps to put scripture in the center of their real life....

There are eye-catching inserts throughout the Bible that answer common questions and/or take the time to break things down in an understandable way.

We are always looking for ways to encourage our children and our teens to dive deep into God's word. The Life Application Bibles for guys and girls engages the heart and helps to put scripture in the center of their real life....
We are always looking for ways to encourage our children and our teens to dive deep into God's word. The Life Application Bibles for guys and girls engages the heart and helps to put scripture in the center of their real life....

One of my favorite features is the reading plan. When I was younger, my Bible had something similar and it was both a motivating and simple way to get started. This is a realistic reading plan of the greatest stories in the Bible which is an excellent idea for young girls as well as realistic.

We are always looking for ways to encourage our children and our teens to dive deep into God's word. The Life Application Bibles for guys and girls engages the heart and helps to put scripture in the center of their real life....
Girls Life Application Study Bible NLT
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

The Guys Life Application Study Bible has the same durable cover and also a dot design, but you won't find any sparkles or pink pages. The contents are below so you can see the unique features offered within this Bible.

We are always looking for ways to encourage our children and our teens to dive deep into God's word. The Life Application Bibles for guys and girls engages the heart and helps to put scripture in the center of their real life....
We are always looking for ways to encourage our children and our teens to dive deep into God's word. The Life Application Bibles for guys and girls engages the heart and helps to put scripture in the center of their real life....

This Bible also has full color inserts throughout that are informative and engaging.

We are always looking for ways to encourage our children and our teens to dive deep into God's word. The Life Application Bibles for guys and girls engages the heart and helps to put scripture in the center of their real life....

"Freeze Frame" is a section that highlights boys or men who have a personal faith story that is beneficial for boys to read and remember. It will strengthen the reader as he steps out in his own faith!

We are always looking for ways to encourage our children and our teens to dive deep into God's word. The Life Application Bibles for guys and girls engages the heart and helps to put scripture in the center of their real life....

"Amazing Facts" is a section that drops tidbits of information or helps the reader to test retention on certain Bible stories.

We are always looking for ways to encourage our children and our teens to dive deep into God's word. The Life Application Bibles for guys and girls engages the heart and helps to put scripture in the center of their real life....

The memory verse section will be helpful for boys looking to commit key passages of scripture to memory.

We are always looking for ways to encourage our children and our teens to dive deep into God's word. The Life Application Bibles for guys and girls engages the heart and helps to put scripture in the center of their real life....
Guys Life Application Study Bible NLT
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Both of these Bibles have so much to offer! I am thrilled that young girls and guys have this resource! God's word does not return void and I love that Tyndale took so much care in creating something specifically designed for kids who might be receiving their very first Bible. 

Just like I dived into my first complete Bible, I hope your son, daughter, niece, nephew, granddaughter, grandson or godchild finds this Bible and treasures the transformative truths found within its covers. Looking at these Bibles takes me right back to the joy I had when I looked at my own Bible's color inserts and felt like I was understanding the Bible for the first time.

May the guys and girls in your life discover the same joy in the scriptures.

Lindsey Feldpausch

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Opinions are %100 my own.

Lindsey Feldpausch

Lindsey Feldpausch is a sinner saved by grace who lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her worship leader/youth pastor husband and four delightful kiddos fill life with unbelievably amusing quotes and sweet snuggles. She enjoys Christian rap music, mangoes, and Tim Hawkins. She celebrates not burning dinner. She thinks God is awesome and that the best adventure starts with saying yes to that still, small voice.

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Blackberry Spring Greens Salad with Grilled Spicy Shrimp

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Spring is just around the corner – the perfect time to lighten up our weekly whole food meal plans with simple, yet sensational dinner salads like this delightful Blackberry Spring Greens Salad with Grilled Spicy Shrimp.

Spring is just around the corner – the perfect time to lighten up our weekly whole food meal plans with simple, yet sensational dinner salads like this delightful Blackberry Spring Greens Salad with Grilled Spicy Shrimp.

What makes this salad so amazing is the flavorful combination of slightly sweet homemade blackberry dressing paired with the kick of spicy grilled shrimp. The shrimp gets its kick from my homemade version of Emeril’s Essence Seasoning Blend. This easy-to-make seasoning is not only a great accent for seafood, meats and poultry, but it’s also delicious on grilled or roasted veggies!

Of course, living in Southern California, we pretty much grill year-round. But if spring hasn’t sprung for you yet, it’s an easy solution to simply broil the seasoned shrimp instead (see recipe instructions below).

In addition, if fresh blackberries aren’t in season in your area, simply substitute with thawed frozen berries. Frozen berries are available year-round and are often sweeter, since they’re picked at the peak of ripeness and then flash frozen.

This salad is absolutely wonderful! But guess what? You can kick-it-up another notch with the addition of crumbled feta cheese. And another delicious option is to add some Slow Cooker Spiced Nuts for extra crunch and flavor! Talk about YUM!

Blackberry Spring Greens Salad with Grilled Spicy Shrimp

Serves 4 • Recipe courtesy of The Nourishing Home

Ingredients

For the Blackberry Lime Dressing
1 cup fresh blackberries
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp minced fresh basil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp sea salt
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp lime zest
Optional: Feta cheese and Spiced Nuts

For the Grilled Shrimp Salad
8 cups mixed salad greens
1 1/2 cups artichoke hearts (halved)
1 cup cucumber slices (halved)
1 cup fresh blackberries
32 medium shrimp, peeled & deveined, tails-on
“Emeril’s Essence” Seasoning (click for recipe)

Instructions

For the salad dressing: Place all ingredients (except the olive oil and lime zest) into a blender. Blend until puréed. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl (to remove seeds). Whisk in the olive oil and lime zest. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

For the shrimp: Preheat grill to medium heat. Pat dry shrimp and thread onto skewers. Lightly brush shrimp with a little olive oil and sprinkle with Homemade Emeril’s Essence Seasoning Blend.

Grill shrimp 2-3 minutes per side until shrimp is opaque. (Or to broil the shrimp, preheat oven on broil setting. Place the seasoned shrimp on a baking sheet and broil about 7-8 inches from the heat for 6-7 minutes, turning once.)

For the salads: Divide the salad greens, artichoke hearts, cucumber slices, blackberries and grilled shrimp among four plates. (For an extra kick, top salads with some crumbled feta cheese and spiced nuts, if desired.) Drizzle salads with the blackberry lime dressing and enjoy!

Kelly Smith

Kelly loves the Lord, her family, and sharing her passion for gluten-free, grain-free cooking and meal planning with others. She is a full-time homemaker who loves spending time with her awesome hubby and two sweet boys. Kelly's whole food, gluten-free journey began six years ago when she was diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune disorder. Since then, the Lord has blessed her with an amazing recovery - a testament to His grace and the health benefits of eating whole foods. Kelly shares her knowledge and love for whole food cooking at The Nourishing Home.

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