Life Essentials Study Bible – A Giveaway

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According to our random drawing, the lucky winner is…Gail Denlinger! (Comment posted on March 15, 2012 at 6:40 am.)

Gail, if you would please email me at [email protected] with your mailing address, we will get this Bible in your hands as soon as possible. Congratulations, Sister! Y’all check back next week for another fun giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend!


Update: Comments are now closed. Ladies, y’all are SO incredibly fun. And might I add serious about your Bibles and Bible translations. Praise the Lord! Check back tomorrow morning for the fun announcement of our lucky winner! And while I have your attention, our Siesta Mama actually gets up to speak at the conference for the first time in about 2 1/2 hours (It’s already Friday there). Your prayers would be so appreciated! See you in the morning!

Good Wednesday afternoon, Siestas!

By now you may have seen on twitter (if you’re a twitter user) that Beth and Amanda made it safely to Sydney! Jet lag is no joke there because in case you were wondering, Australia is 16 hours ahead of us. I kept joking that they were flying into the future. Whoa! You honestly would not waste a prayer on them as Beth and the team prepares to minister to the folks attending the Colour Conference. They are so pumped, but it doesn’t come without sacrifice and a lot of work. If you’ve not already been praying, start praying now because since they’re almost a day ahead of us, the conference begins sooner than later!

Anyway, we didn’t want the blog to suffer while our Siesta Mama was gone, so I’m here to do our first fun giveaway! (Yes, we’re doing another one next week. I know you’re pumped!)

I don’t know about you, but I love getting a new Bible.

In fact, just this past Sunday at church I was thinking it was time to put my old one aside and start searching for a new one. True story. I don’t know how much longer it will actually survive as it is literally falling apart (I don’t say that because I’m so spiritual, but more so to prove to you how old it is) and I don’t feel like digging out the duct tape to repair this one. (You know you’ve done it before, too!) Since I’m a creature of habit, I tend to stick with the same study Bible time after time, but I’m feeling kind of rogue and might venture out this time into the land of the unknown.

As much as I love getting a new Bible, there is a certain degree of separation that is hard to part from my old Bible. We’ve been through a lot. And I love looking back at all I’ve underlined and marked up. But I suppose a new season calls for a new Bible.

Anyway, I know you’re probably wondering why I’m going on and on about my Bible, and maybe I’ve convinced you that you need a new one to, to which I’ll say you’ve landed in the right place!

We have a really fun giveaway that I think you’ll like.

Recently our sweet Beth received a Life Essentials Study Bible (“The First Multi-Media Study Bible”) with her name engraved on the front. For those who are curious, the translation is the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB). Here’s the deal, if our Siesta Mama hadn’t just purchased a new Bible for herself just prior to receiving this one, she would have kept it for herself. It was such a kind gesture from the publisher, but she really wanted to gift it to one our Siestas!

Besides this being a study Bible, it has some other really neat tools that I’ve personally been playing with to make myself familiar with it the past few days.

With our technology changing and updating as quickly as newborn babies change outfits everyday, it’s no shock to me that this Bible has a new addition to it that can be used with your smart phone.

If you look at the front cover (pictured above), and inside the Bible (there’s a little peek below), you’ll see a bar code looking symbol. That nifty little symbol we refer to as a QR code. If you own a smart phone, you can download a free QR Reader app, and then all you do is use that application to scan the bar code to find out more information about that particular item. All throughout this Bible are hundreds of QR codes that take you to a website to find out more information about that particular scripture. How fun is that? You certainly don’t need a smart phone to win this Bible, but that’s just a little bonus for those of you that do own one.

So, who is interested? Listen, if it weren’t for you, Siestas, I would have already claimed it for myself.

Here’s how it will work:

1) Leave a comment with your first and last name. If you don’t leave both, you won’t be eligible for the drawing!

2) For fun, if you’re into this kind of thing, go ahead and tell us in brief your favorite Bible. Shout out to all the Precious Moment’s Bible owners out there! I’m pretty sure I still have that one stowed away somewhere safe. What joy!

Ready? Set? Sound off in the comments! We’ll leave the comments open until 3:30 on Thursday afternoon (CST) and then we’ll do a random drawing and post the winner at the top of this post later that day. That means you will have a little over 24 hours to enter, so be on the lookout to see if your name appears!

Although I don’t want to assume everyone is on spring break, I would imagine most of you are, so if that’s the case, we so hope you’re enjoying every minute of it. And if you don’t get that luxury, I’m praying the Lord delights you where you’re at and gives you an extra dose of rest.

We love y’all!


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  1. 1
    Mary Hostetter says:

    Hi Mary here from PA~ -my favorite bible is the one I am currently using and actually it is time to get a new one…..hint…hint. I am using a NLT.

  2. 2
    Connie says:

    NIV Study Bible.

  3. 3
    Judy Heindl says:

    My favorite bible was given to me by a church I attended when I first began to teach Sunday School. I had placed my old one on top of the car while putting 3 children in the car and totally forgot about it. Then the church suprised me with the new one. That was at least 30 years ago.

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    Jenni says:

    that sounds like such a great tool!! I’d love to win….I’m an NIV girl, have been forever, and I’m using my high school graduation bible from the elders at my church.

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    Jill Wondel says:

    How fun! My favorite Bible is probably my Life Application one – simply because it’s been though a lot with me. But I also use to love the Bible I had as a child – it had its own zipper and these cool plastic overlays to demonstrate geography and what the inside of the temple looked like. Jill Wondel at.

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    Casi says:

    Oh my – that Bible looks amazing! My absolute favorite Bible to use is my daughter’s old Adventure Bible. She’s too “grown up” for it now but I like it because it has all of the colorful callout boxes and is so easy to understand 🙂


  7. 7
    Jan Dean says:

    Jan Dean
    My favorite Bible is a large print NIV study bible. It is indeed falling apart. I started it with the Daniel series. I can barely stand to part with it.

  8. 8

    My two favorite bibles right now are the McArthur Study Bible and the Life Application NLT Study Bible. 🙂

  9. 9
    Sherri Smith says:

    Sherri Smith,
    My favorite Bible has so far been just my plain NASB Bible! It’s been so refreshing to have a Bible with no additional comments in it. I really liked my Keyword Study Bible in NIV, but the crazy thing was that the entire Psalms was in King James! CRAZY!

  10. 10
    Dawn King says:

    Dawn King

    My favorite Bible is my old Spirit Filled Bible, although I also like my current Bible, the ESV Study Bible.

  11. 11
    Julie Davis says:

    I’m Julie Davis and like you I find it hard to part with my current Bible, but love the journey of picking out just the perfect new Bible. I have two favorite Bibles. The first was my Youth Study Bible I got when I was 16. I bought it with my own money and it had lots of great applications throughout the Scripture.

    Now, my favorite is my Worship Bible. I’ve had it for probably 10 years and always end up going back to it for my hard core studies. In the margins of the pages it refers to lyrics and hymns that come from the Scriptures refernced on that page. It’s a great one!

  12. 12
    Daisy says:

    My favorite Bible is the a NKJV Women’s Study Bible I received from my husband when I graduated college. It has markings, post-it notes, photos, and 3×5 cards scattered about it. We use the ESV at church, but I always go back to “old faithful” with it’s ripped and taped pages and precious artistic additions from my babes. 🙂

  13. 13
    Casey says:

    Casey Springer

    I cam across my old faithful (favorite) Bible just last week. I had used it to the point the cover had fallen off. I sat with it for a few days going back and reading all I had written. Wow! What pain I found. It was a Max Lucado devotional Bible and I loved it and hope my kids will be blessed by it years from now.


  14. 14
    Kristen Worden says:

    My first ‘real’ bible is my favorite…from high school…a student study bible. I love coming across notes a young version of myself wrote many years ago. It has my name engraved too…my maiden name. It just makes me feel seasoned in my walk with God. 🙂

  15. 15
    Sheryl Dean says:

    My favorite Bible is the NET Bible now. I used to live and breathe with NIV (really I still do)

  16. 16
    Julie R says:

    Julie Ragozzine

    My current favorite is my ESV – but I haven’t ever gotten a chance to try the HCSB, so I’d love the opportunity!

  17. 17
    Stephanie McKinney says:

    I am used to NIV, but I like the busy mom’s study Bible!

  18. 18
    Krystle says:

    LOVE this!

    My favorite Bible is the Archaeological Bible (although I don’t own it yet tee-hee)

  19. 19

    Susan Lawrence
    My Greek-Hebrew Key Word Study Bible is definitely my favorite! I keep one at home and one in my car (two different translations, NIV and NASB). My first “serious” study Bible was a Thompson-Chain, and it has many, many notes in it, so I’m fond of it as well, but I’m glad I made the switch!

  20. 20
    Myriam says:

    Myriam J

  21. 21
    Patty Pierce says:

    Patty Pierce

    My favorite Bible is a Niv study bible my home church gave me when I graduated High school. That bible has seen me through all my college and grad school years, marriage and 3 babies, Some of my most growing moments with God are underlined and dated in that Bible, I have a new one I use now but that old one is never far from me.

  22. 22
    Elaine says:

    Elaine Till

    my favorite bibles was a good news bibile.
    I am always looking for new ways to get a better and deeper understanding of Gods word!

  23. 23
    Sheri Fobare says:

    Sheri Fobare
    Saranac Lake NY

    I’m like Lindsee. My current Bible has been with me for 27 (oh, yea, 27), years! Two pages in Hebrews is gone, but I keep it because it was my very first Bible when I got saved. It’s tattered, torn, worn and highlighted like a rainbow! It is a New King James Version, and it is time to say goodbye to it. I’m looking forward to a new Bible and a new version.

    How FUN is this contest!!!

  24. 24
    Debbie Engel says:

    Ryrie Study Bible

  25. 25

    Melissa Irwin

    My favorite Bible so far has been The Quest Study Bible NIV

  26. 26

    I’m in love with my Comparative Study Bible – NASB, NIV, Amplified, and KJV. It’s a little impractical to take with me to Bible Studies – it’s HUGE!

  27. 27
    Ivymamma says:

    Jennifer Iverson – my NIV Study Bible is still my favorite! My husband gave it to me our first Christmas and it has seen me through the birth of six babies, familiy deaths, moves, etc. I have other Bibles that I use (trying to end my life with six, well-used Bibles – one for each child to have), but I always come back to my Study Bible!

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    Claire Mozley says:

    I have an Amplified Bible…it’s falling apart, but I just can’t part with it. I felt the same way about my NASB that I gave up 20 years ago for this Amplified!

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    Ashley says:

    This looks wonderful!
    Though I love my ESV Study Bible and my NIV Study Bible, my “favorite” Bible lately is my daughter’s Jesus Storybook Bible. I find myself looking to it more and more lately. It’s beautiful.

  30. 30
    Sara Z. says:

    Sara Zicafoose

    I don’t know that this is my favorite bible, but it is definitely the most memorable one! I had one with “comic-book” style pictures!

  31. 31
    Lorrie Beth Milton says:

    My favorite Bible was the little paper back NLT I had during my young teenage years. It was the one I used in my first reading of the entire Bible. It was my first attempt I should say; I remember really struggling with the Book of Numbers so I skipped it. Heavens help me!

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    Amanda Watson says:

    I love my NIV Archeological study Bible. It has so many interesting articles. I like reading in NLT also.

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    Amy Mason says:

    I’ll be honest, I’ve been a Christian for 6 years and my NRSV that was given to me as a kid was the first and only Bible that has come alive to me. Never tried another, but now’s the chance! 🙂

  34. 34
    Robert Milton says:

    My favorite was my NIV for teens. I loved that thing.

  35. 35
    Kimberly Kyllo says:

    My favorite bible is NIV…however….it’s all so good I can hardly stand it! Thanks for sharing and isn’t it a blast knowing He knows who’s gonna get it already!! : ) XO

  36. 36
    Thirtylittlepiggies says:

    ::Ashley Unverferth::

    My favorite Bible is my New Living Translation Life Application Study Bible. Lots of great notes to help explain scripture and the translation is very easy to understand. 🙂

  37. 37

    My favorite is my parallel Bible with the KJV, AMP, NASB and NIV. I love to write notes in my Bible and this one has lots of room for lots of notes.
    Thanks for the fun giveaway! 🙂

  38. 38
    Terry says:

    Terry Felix
    My long time favorite Bible has been the NIV study Bible given to me by my hubby and kids. It too is falling apart but can’t bear to give it up. I have however been using You Version a lot for study and love the NLT.

  39. 39
    Luain Packard says:

    Luain Packard

    my favorite Bible is a New King James Version that was given to me by my grandparents in 1990 when I was in college – it is a slim Bible/teal green with my first name printed on the front – both of my grandparents, who are now in Heaven, wrote in the front of it

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    Christi says:

    I’d always been an NIV girl until I discovered the ESV, and now it’s my favorite. I still have my childhood KJV though 🙂

  41. 41
    Taylor says:

    Lindsee, this is fun!

    Name: Taylor Blaylock

    1) Leave a comment with your name and email address. If you don’t leave both, you won’t be eligible for the drawing.

    2) For fun, if you’re into this kind of thing, go ahead and tell us in brief your favorite Bible. Shout out to all the Precious Moment’s Bible owners out there! I’m pretty sure I still have that one stowed away somewhere safe. What joy!

  42. 42
    Tammy Stanley says:

    NIV – for sure!

  43. 43
    Gwen Carpenter says:

    My favorite bible is the New Living Translation Study Bible. It has the commentary included on each page and is great for cross-referencing scripture.

  44. 44
    Taylor says:

    Lindsee, this is fun!

    Name: Taylor Blaylock
    I really like using the Key Word Study Bible right now. Thanks for doing this for us!

  45. 45
    Leah Adams says:

    Leah Adams

    I do like the current Bible I am using (NKJV) MacArthur Study Bible, but my all-time fav is still my NIV Life Application Bible

  46. 46
    Redeemed says:

    Rebecca Coffee

    My favorite Bible is my big blue NIV, so worn out I had to reluctantly retire it, although I keep it close by for comfort. It’s the Sword I know the best!

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    kendal says:

    kendal privette
    i loved my NIV thompson chain reference

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    Lu says:

    Lu White
    Ive learned to appreciate several translations;but, my standard default is to the NIV.

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    Heather Vanderlaan says:

    My favorite is my NIV Women’s Devotional Bible because it is so familiar to me. Though truthfully I am in love with the NLT right now but that one just doesn’t want to lay open and keeps flopping closed. I also really like my YouVersion Bible App on my Kindle Fire because I can flip through quite a few versions within a matter of seconds.

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    ULCARDSFAN says:

    Linda Peel

    Use NIV most often, but also like the Message and The Wesley Study Bible