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. 801
    Susan Wilson says:

    Hi! I am Susan Wilson and my favorite Bible is the NIV Disciple’s Study Bible by Holman Bible Publishers. It actually belongs to my son, but I borrow it all the time. I love the doctrinal annotations below the Bible text!!!!

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    Janice Barnard says:

    …oops…accidentally hit send too soon! I was going to say that God’s Word has become my lifeline!

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    Erin Delfino says:

    Erin Delfino – I still use my “teen study bible” NIV from 1994 from time to time. Needless to say I am not quite the teenager anymore!

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    Linda says:

    Linda Miltzow…my favorite Bible is the NIV Study Bible (one my in-laws gave my husband and I for Christmas 23 years ago!) I like to give the NIV Life Application Bible to my nieces and nephews as a wedding gift, too. Great personal,reflective, and thought provoking notes. For kids, Sally Lloyd Jones wrote: The Jesus Storybook Bible. What a wonderful version to show that Every Story Whisper His Name 🙂 Thanks, Beth and Lindsee, for this wonderful surprise drawing!

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    Ellen Castillo
    I like the NIV Life Application Study Bible, and am just starting to use the ESV Study Bible.

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    My favorite Bible is the one I am using now. It’s an NIV that is very easy to carry. I have it marked up well already! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Holly M says:

    Holly Mahnke

    My favorite is my Scofield NIV study Bible given to me by my parents when I was 15. I am now 41, so we’ve been through a lot together! I just can’t part with all my notes and highlighted sections; however, Beth is inspiring me to give a new Bible a try in order to get a fresh look at His Word!

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    rebecca Hawkins says:

    My One Year Chronological Bible…not really for studying but great for reading.

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    Rachel says:

    Rachel Dugger

    My favorite bible is my Pink NIV Study Bible that my parents gave me 🙂

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    Carolin Berry says:

    My fav bible was an nasv, and that is still my favorite translation. I got it after coming back to the Lord after a long period of rebellion. A good friend had put this bible in layaway ( it was leather) and decided not to take it… Well God knew I would! I have loved that book literally to pieces! I recently bought a new one , one that has a the pages! But I could always use another bible. : D I love you Beth!

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    Carolin Berry says:

    My fav bible was an nasv, and that is still my favorite translation. I got it after coming back to the Lord after a long period of rebellion. A good friend had put this bible in layaway ( it was leather) and decided not to take it… Well God knew I would! I have loved that book literally to pieces! I recently bought a new one , one that has all the pages! But I could always use another bible. : D I love you Beth!

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    Robin says:

    My name is Robin Anderson.

    My favorite Bible is the one that has side-by-side (or parallel) translations of the NIV and The Message all in one!

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    Michele says:

    My favorite for now is the NLT study bible. We have just finished the James bible study so I also was using the HCSB on my XOOM tablet using the You Version bible app. What a great FREE app to have. It will sync between every smart phone and tablet you have. I have a few so that is really handy. Kind of like a Kindle bible. It was really easy to switch versions without having to re-look the verse up each time you switch versions.
    Michele McCullough

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    Betsy McClain says:

    I have been thinking about this recently actually. My mother died when I was 2 yrs old, and when I was a teenager I was given her bible. I was much too young to appreciate this wonderful gift and through the years of moving from several different locations I no longer have what should have been a treasured glimpse of who she was. I hope whoever receives this will appreciate it. Thanks Beth, you have meant the workd to me:)))

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    Sarah Marion says:

    Sarah Marion – my favorite version is NIV (1984) and my most memorable childhood Bible was The Children’s Living Bible with great pictures:)

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    Naomi Goldstick says:

    My name is Naomi Goldstick.
    We laugh a lot at our house about Bibles because my husband, a Jewish believer, has a collection which includes some really beautiful (expensive) Hebrew/English editions and several translations. But my favorite is a small NASB given to me by a dear friend. But it is hardly a study Bible. I have longed for a NASB study Bibile for a while now. It would be neat to win this!

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    Kathy Booker says:

    I would love to be entered into the drawing for the bible. My favorite bible is an NIV Full Life Study Bible. It has been through lots of hi-lites, study notes, and even has those little sticky flags stuck all through it. A few years ago it got a beverage spilled on it and had to be replaced. My new one was an NIV Faith in Action but I have never felt it was quite the study tool my old one was. God Bless you all at LPM!!!!

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    Sandra says:

    Sandra Whang
    My favorite Bible is the first, no-frills, paperback NIV Bible that I started reading when I became a believer at age 17. I read that Book so much that the paper cover started to fall off I had to cover it with a paper bag cover.

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    shannon irvine says:

    My name is shannon Irvine. My fav bible was the prior nlt version. 🙂

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    Joni Wise says:

    I love my leather NLT bible.

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    Kathleen Akridge says:

    My favorite Bible is my current one. I’ve had it since my youngest was born..she’s 10 now. (Ugh…how did all those years go by?!)I’ve had to stop carying it to church because the spine is so far gone, the back 1/4 of the Bible is literally falling out. It’s a good kind of worn out…if you know what I mean! 🙂

    Kathleen Akridge

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    Carol Hulin says:

    Carol Hulin

    I have 2 fav’s….both parrallel Bibles one is NIV/NKJV
    the other is NIV/Message

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    Jana Pearson says:

    My favorite Bible is The Daily Walk in NLT
    It’s falling apart ! I guess over use is a good thing?

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    Tammy Wright says:

    Tammy Wright- My favorite Bible is my NIV study Bible and a KJV study Bible that was my grandmothers Bible. Her bible is all underlined and highlighted and I love reading what was important to her and I hope to do the same thing for my daughter one day by leaving her my Bible!

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    Roger Haynie says:

    My favorite translation is NASB and I think we leave a little bit of ourselves in every Bible we own because of what God has taken us thru at that particular time in our life.

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    Diana Gonzalez says:

    My name is Diana Gonzalez

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    Abby Kaufman says:

    Abby Kaufman

    My favorite is my NIV. It’s pages are underlined, circled, highlighted, noted and marked with different color sticky tabs.

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    Deb says:

    I have a couple…I like the New Inductive Study Bible NAS and the Message. I have never had a Holman, but have looked at it several times. A Bible is like a well lived in home filled with memories and life!

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    Amy Welty says:

    Amy Welty

    My favorite Bible is NIV study Bible. And I, love the app Bible I have on myiPad!

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    Shanon Best says:

    Shanon Best

    I love my NLT Life Application Study Bible and my Message//Remix:Pause A Daily Reading Bible…

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    Sheila Baggett says:

    My favorite Bible is the International Inductive Study Bible, NIV , but it is too big to carry to church!

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    Janet says:

    Janet Burcham

    I have a few different study Bibles and different translations but my favorite one is the NIV Life Application Study Bible that I bought myself not long after I gave my life to Jesus in 2002.

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    Cene Burrow says:

    Cene’ Burrow
    My favorite is my little pocket size New Living Translation. It’s been around the world with me and has helped me through a lot.

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    Jayne Taylor says:

    The Bible that is my favorite for sentimental reasons is the NASB study Bible that my husband got me when we were dating. But, I enjoy using other versions – most especially NIV.

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    Jodie Luna says:

    This is super sweet and very exciting. thank you for giving a new bible away.

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    Robyn Dean says:

    Robyn Dean – my favorite bible is my tattered black KJV. This was the first bible I ever owned and bought it with my baby sitting money. Although I isn’t used much anymore because of its age, I can’t bear to part with it an all if the memories and God”a amazing grace that come with it.

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    Susan Phillips says:

    Im a bible collector, I have so many favorites. The bible you described in the blog sounds wonderful, if I dont win it I will be looking to buy it, and that will become my fav.

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    Tammy Thomas says:

    Tammy Thomas

    My favorite Bible? My dad’s old NIV, passed on to me after his death. I love seeing his handwritten notes and underlines, and I’m adding a few scribbles of my own now.

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    April Nicole says:

    April Pressley

    I too have to give a shout out to my precious moments – i know it’s safely tucked away and is so dear to me! I have to say I’m into the HCSB study bible designed for iPhone – it’s handy when I’m around town.

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    janet says:

    My favorite Bible, is the NIV that my parents gave me when I was 12. It has actually held up quite well. I have notes all over the place in it. As a side note, I truly enjoy going through other people’s Bibles and looking at all of their notes (with their permission of course;-).

  41. 841
    Debbie says:

    My favorite bible is the Life Application Study Bible (NIV). Mine is well-loved, but not quite ready for duct tape…yet! Will definitely keep the ladies in prayer.

    Debbie Williams-Alvarez

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    Traci says:

    Traci Edwards – my favorite study Bible is “The Quest Study Bible.” The only reason I bought it was because it had lots of room in the margins for me to write my own notes in from my studies. It’s falling apart too but no way I’m giving it up! Too many good notes! 🙂

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    Amanda Towle says:

    Amanda Towle – My favorite Bible is one that I bought just before becoming a missionary. I love it because it’s marked with dates next to the verses where the Lord answered prayer or gave me a precious word from Himself.

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    Liz boots says:

    Liz boots and my fav bible is the niv life application bible

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    Lahna Wheeler says:

    My newest favorite is the NKJV. I have had several over the years.

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    aussie monica says:

    Monica Roche

    I love the YouVersion bible app!

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    Lacy Cockerham says:

    Lacy Cockerham

    My favorite Bible is NKJ. I’ve had it since I was 16. It has seen me through all kinds of experiences. The entire maps section falls out if you don’t hold it in 🙂

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    Beckie Potterfield says:

    Beckie Potterfield

    My favorite Bible that I hang on to everyday the NIV given to me by my husband.

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    Amy Adamo says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this!

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    Keri says:

    Keri Jenkins

    I’m a good ‘ol NIV study Bible kind of girl with a dash of Message and NAS thrown in for good measure!