This Bible is called Ignite as it aims to present God's Word in a fresh way--lighting a fire in the hearts of teens for Christ. The Ignite Bible's theme verse is taken from Jeremiah 20:9b: "His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not."
The cover of the Bible is exactly like you see in the picture above, with a raised, textured feel. It has the bright orange flame theme throughout the Bible. I think the color combination is eye-catching and will probably seem "cool" to teens.

Ignite is written in the NKJV translation which I personally like. I was raised on the KJV, but the "old English" language can sometimes be confusing. So, I like NKJV because it is so close to what sounds familiar to my ears, but yet a bit easier to understand.

The layout is not what you would expect from a traditional Bible, which makes it different and fresh. The Bible books (with chapter/verses) are printed on the sides of the pages, rather than the top.What makes it particularly attractive are the special features. For example, "White Hot Topics" and "Flashpoints" are articles on subject areas that some teens may be facing in their lives, such as depression, doubt, substance abuse or selfishness. It also includes "Soul Fuel," which are Bible verses that are noted throughout that teens can memorize.

My only criticism for this Bible would be to put the words of Christ in red. I enjoy the way Christ's words "stand out" when printed that way. At any rate, I would certainly suggest this Bible for a teen or young adult. It helps the reader to see how God's word is relevant for any circumstance in life. In fact, my children even enjoy reading out of it because they think it's "cool" and they are ages 6, 8, and 10!

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This video is one I'd recommend to Christian wives and mothers. This is a meaty, sometimes controversial topic, even amongst Christian women. Even so, God's calling for us as wives and mothers is such a wonderful opportunity to live out Christ's example of selflessness. Christian wives and mothers, may we embrace our Biblical calling and may we never neglect the priorities of the home.

And. . . .
I usually don't post on the "man's responsibility" since I've created this space for women. However, this message is so important and vital to Christian marriages. . . and helps unwed women understand the man God intends for them to marry.

Hello Ladies!!!

Oh, how I've missed thee!! It seems like every post I get a chance to write begins like this!

Well, I'm dropping by to say that I am still here and I miss blogging so much. Here are some things going on in my life:

Life with two under two is NEVER dull and ALWAYS lively! I am thinking of starting a little series of what can happen in life when there are 2 babes in the family at one time, since that is pretty much my life right now! LOL I posted this on my Facebook page the other day. . . .this is what I found in my room one morning:

My 19 month old's latest boobie trap:
Nesting/Stacking Bowls on a Hardwood Floor
And look who likes to sleep in his new crib (you can read here about why we had to get a new one!):

My Baby J is 4 months old already!
Baby J is still battling reflux along with one other, unrelated health concern (non-life threatening, thank God!!). So we've been to several doctor's appointments in his first 4 months of life. I am so grateful to God that our family has a pediatrician who so lovingly works to care for our childrens' health. We are praying that God would heal our sweet baby.

In birthday news . . .my oldest son turned 6 years old!!!! He was just 3 years old when I started blogging and I can't believe how much he's grown:

I have been in the stages of planning our upcoming school year. Really, it's my oldest daughter's curriculum that is sending me for a loop. She'll be in 5th grade this year and according to our classical model of eduction, she is now in the Logic Stage (middle grades). Because I am striving to educate my children from a Biblical worldview, I am finding it difficult to select history materials, due to chapters on evolution and millions of years. So, I am seeking God's direction on that.

And finally, I've been busy working out. I have agreed to let my husband create an exercise routine for me for 4 weeks. I needed a little bit of help to return to a healthy weight for my body after having 2 babes so close together. I have 2 weeks left, ladies; it's working, but let me tell you, it's been HARD!!!! Because it is difficult right now, I have not yet found a gracious way to share the details of this routine without complaining about my husband's approach to exercise. So, I'm leaning on that old rule: when you don't have anything good to say. . . .
So that's a peek at what I've been up to lately. I am REALLY looking forward to the fall and the change of pace that our regular routine will bring. I am ready to SLOW down.
For those of you that made it to the end of this post, thank you for caring!!!

by Colin Gunn and Joaquin Fernandez

This book is published by Master Books,
a division of New Leaf Publishing Group.

IndoctriNation is the companion book to the filmed documentary by the same name. This book shows Christian parents the importance--and the urgency--of giving children a Christian education, preferably through homeschooling or in a Biblically sound Christian school. The book is primarily a compilation of various accounts of those with first-hand experience with public schools: parents, former students, principals, teachers. Also included are accounts of Christians who champion the Christian home as ideal place for a child's education. The common thread among each account is how Christianity is successfully being edged out of public schools and replaced with ideas that are contrary to the Word of God.
The book sheds light on the fact that a child cannot have true education apart from the Lord.
{{Talk no more so very proudly;
 Let no arrogance come from your mouth,
For the Lord is the God of knowledge;
And by Him actions are weighed. -1Samuel 2:3
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
But fools despise wisdom and instruction. -Proverbs 1:7
And, as Christian parents, it is our responsibility to see to it that our children's educations are based upon Biblical truth--that the information and ideas that we are using to educate them are in line with God's Word.
{{. . ."Casting down arguments
and every high thing that exalts itself
against the knowledge of God,
bringing every thought into captivity
to the obedience of Christ". . .-2Corinthians 10:5}}
IndoctriNation also seeks to introduce the history of the public school system, noting that public schools were neither originally Christian or American. It shows how over time, the current state of the school system is the result of an institution that took the responsibility of educating children away from the parent, while removing God from the learning environment. The book speaks about the "scientific" Darwinist theory and how it has been made the basis of curriculum in general, as though it is truth to be applied in all areas. Shutting God out of curriculum and learning isn't just a matter of religious preference, but for the Christian, it is a matter of choosing life over death, having faith instead of doubt, dependence on God rather than reliance on self.
IndoctriNation is eye-opening, especially concerning the history of the public school system, its original intent, and the basis of its curriculum choices. These are things that I never considered when I walked my daughter into a public school, at the age of 5, for her first day of kindergarten. Thankfully, my husband and I made the decision to homeschool our children 3 years ago. Even so, there is still so much I have learned from reading this book. I would recommend this book to any Christian parent, whether homeschooling or not.

I received this book, through New Leaf Publishing Group's book review program, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and I was not required to give a positive review.
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