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. 851
    Monica ferris says:

    The Mom’s Bible

  2. 852
    Janie Simmons says:

    I still really love my CEV (Contemporary English Version) from when I first became a believer. I still enjoy my notes in my NIV but my very favorite is any NKJV.

  3. 853
    Elaine Vergara says:

    My favorite Bible is the HCSB. I just downloaded it to my Kindle Fire!!!

  4. 854
    Karla says:

    Karla Huey – My favorite Bible is the Mom’s Study Bible that includes the devotions along the way. It was a give and softcover so the binding is shot but it is kept safe!

  5. 855
    Peggy Beacham says:

    My current favorite is The Everyday Life Bible-amplified version.

  6. 856
    Judy Hall says:

    My name is Judy Hall and I love my Life Application NIV Bible. However,for my morning devotions, I use Charles Stanley’s Life Principles Bible, New King James version and I love it, too!

  7. 857
    Heather M. says:

    Heather McNett
    I love my NIV Life Application Study Bible! My mom got it for me a year before she passed away, I really treasure it.

  8. 858
    April Keaton says:

    April Keaton- My favorite Bible is the Key Word Study Bible (NIV). I do have my Precious Moments Bible tucked away in my keepsake trunk! 🙂

  9. 859
    Kendra says:

    Kendra Thompson
    Loving my Message translation right now!

  10. 860
    Naomi Greer says:

    My name is Naomi Greer, my favorite translation now is the New Living Translation.

  11. 861
    Paula says:

    Paula Barney

    My favorite Bible is my Recovery Version full study Bible. The footnotes are really good and I love the clear way it is worded.

  12. 862
    Gwen Youngs says:

    My favorite Bible is the one I’m currently using, The Message.

  13. 863
    Martee Lollar says:

    If I were to win this Bible, I would gift it to my sister Kathi since it is her birthday month and she is such a pavement-pounding example of a woman of God. Blessings! Martee P.S. My fave have been my Women’s Devotional Bibles (NIV)

  14. 864
    Lyn Jordan says:

    Lyn Jordan – My favorite Bible was the Living Bible I got back in the 1970s – my first experience reading the Word of God when I got saved. It’s long gone, but not the memory 🙂

  15. 865
    Suzan says:

    Suzan Lilly – One Christmas, my man Joe, took me to the mall and told me I could have anything I wanted. I truly had been looking for a new bible. We had the best time looking at the different versions and picking them up to get one that had the right feel. I landed on a NASB Scofield reference bible. It was during this time that my life catapulted into a new season of Bible Study. I felt such a strong desire to study and can’t get enough. I have expanded my library with other reference tools and bibles, but this is the one I keep coming back to.

  16. 866
    Sandy Anderson says:

    Sandy Anderson, I love the NIV 1984 version. I enjoy hitting the play button on my Iphone and hearing it read to me out loud.

  17. 867
    Sharon Brown says:

    My favorite bible is the NIV Life Application. I love all the notes and the way it explains the verses. It’s like having my own personal pastor to explain things to me.

  18. 868

    My favorite is a purple faded falling apart NIV pocket size with scribbles from my now teens when they were toddlers. They saw me writing in my bilble and wanted to be like me. The sweet imitation at that age!

  19. 869
    Michelle Walsh says:

    I love my New Living Translation Chronological Bible. It has the whole year mapped out for you. I use it along with study notes from my John MacArthur Study Bible.
    Michelle Walsh

  20. 870
    Charlotte carty says:

    Love the Life Application Bible. Would love to try out the multi media app. I learn so many things on this blog. Love you all and the work you are doing.

  21. 871
    Mary Beth Schaden says:

    My favorite Bible is the English Standard Version. I really love the translation, size of the Bible, pretty red color on the cover. It was a birthday gift to myself last year on my 44th birthday and I have treasured it over this past year. I also received multicolor Bible marking pens for my birthday and so I have many different verses outlined throughout the Bible in all the different pretty colors… this Bible!

  22. 872

    My favorite Bible, aside from the Precious Moments Bible I still have, would be the NIV Faith in Action Study Bible

  23. 873
    Jane McEwen says:

    My first Bible after Jesus became the Lord of my life was an NASB. It’s still my favorite.

  24. 874
    Melissa Collum says:

    Melissa Collum – My favorite Bible is the one my church family gifted to me during a difficult time in my life! It was only a paperback and begin to fall apart after many many hours of reading and prayer! It’s stored away now for safe keeping!

  25. 875
    roxanne robinson says:

    My favorite bible, probably a bible I received at college from the Gideon’s. Why, because the day I was struggling some seven years later. While picking up my toddler’s toys, she (my then toddler) handed me an open bible. I said the Mama “thank you” gazed my eyes downward and read, what God knew I needed at that moment. Though already on my knees physically, God brought me to my knees spiritually in that moment!

  26. 876
    Ashley Gauthier says:

    Ashley Gauthier: I love my current Thompson Study Bible (NASB), but also really enjoyed my Life Application Study Bible as well. I told my husband that I could sit for hours and smell a new Bible, but could also sit for hours and look at Scripture that I marked and what the Lord was showing me at that particular point.

  27. 877
    Michelle Irwin says:

    My husband gave me a Bible for Christmas about 16 yrs ago that is a leather bound NIV study bible with my name engraved on the front. I was becoming very involved in bible study for the first time and this was such a sweet, precious gift to me.

  28. 878
    Lynette Boothby says:

    I love my New International version but LOVE the idea of my Bible being interactive with my smartphone! Thank you for this opportunity!

  29. 879
    Kate Maddox says:

    I like The NIV Bible and The Message Bible

  30. 880
    Robin Ford says:

    My favorite bible is the John MacArthur Study Bible…large print NKJ version!!!!
    Robin Ford

  31. 881
    Kate Maddox says:

    Kate Maddox – Sorry I’m leaving another comment, I’m new at this. I like The NIV and The Message translation.

  32. 882
    diane willson says:

    Diane Willson
    I read the NCSB version. I love study bibles!

  33. 883
    Candice Eisenhauer says:

    My favorite Bible to study with is the ESV Study Bible. But I love my thin NIV (1984) that goes to conferences, etc that has so many markings in it from the scriptures portions teachers have spoken on- such sweet memories through the years.

  34. 884
    Valerie Kreher says:

    My favorite bible is the Amplified Bible, but I had to switch to using my son’s New American Standard to copy James in my workbook, as I COMPLETELY ran out of the designated space with James chapter 1!

  35. 885
    Debbie Luffman says:

    My favorite Bible is an NIV Study Bible given to me by my sweet husband about 20 years ago. It is so very worn that I’ve had to retire it……….it was like saying good-bye to a best friend:-( My pastor’s wife looked at it one day and remarked, “you know your kids are going to fight over that Bible when your gone”. So I’m trying to wear out four Bibles before I go;-)

  36. 886
    Jewel says:

    Jewel Childers – I love them all.

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    Phyllis Stevenson
    bible sounds great.

  38. 888
    Sharon d Roberson says:


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    Molly King says:

    My name is Molly King. Like a creature of habit I use my NIV study bible with concordance. It was a special gift to me 17 years ago. It has special meaning for me during a special time in my life.

  40. 890
    Cheri Rolando says:

    Cheri Rolando–One of my Favorites is The Grandmother’s Bible that my college roommate sent me when I was an “expectant” grandmother. It has devotional and prayer tracks amidst the pages of scripture directed toward your grandchildren.

  41. 891
    kristi vickers says:

    I started using the NIV translation when I begin doing Beth’s bible studies. My favorite has become The Quest.

  42. 892
    Elizabeth Sullivan says:

    My favorite bible I still use…it was my high school graduation gift from my church many years ago. It has been written in, used as a memory holder, prayed upon…for over 20 years.

  43. 893
    Sara Sanders says:

    My current Bible is always my favorite – right now it’s an NIV study Bible – and the one on my iPad 🙂

  44. 894
    Linda Horn says:

    I love my NIV..large print. Have “worn out” a couple of these. Would love this new techie enhanced bible.

  45. 895
    Amy Botti says:

    My favorite is the Renovare Spiritual Formation Bible NSRV – it’s just awesome because of the application piece that helps me truly “chew” on the Word.

  46. 896
    Jeri Grant says:

    Love my Reformation Study Bible!

  47. 897
    Rhonda Hendrix says:

    My favorite Bible is my NIV Study Bible that my grandmother gave me. She went through the entire Bible and underlined her favorite verses. She also tucked notes she had written about verses and her faith inside the pages. It is my absolute favorite treasure.

  48. 898
    Natalie Kay says:

    Natalie Kay

    I have loved my “The Woman’s study Bible”[NKJV]I totally used the first edition til it fell apart and now have the 2nd edition!!

    But in my handbag I have a small leatherbound NIV….I call it my handbag bible…it has all my notes written in the pages…including from Stepping Up and Believing God!

    Hope the girls are having an amazing time at Colour….first time I haven’t been in a few years…Beth is gonna love it….worship aussie style!

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    dignity says:

    My favorite is my NIV. I would love to have this one to compare verses during Bible Study.
    Joetta Abston

  50. 900
    Lauren says:

    My name is Lauren Hoeltje and my favorite Bible is my very first Bible–it’s a light pink one given to me by my Dad and with a 3rd grade reading level. I remember reading it with him frequently before bed every night when I was a little girl. It’s on a shelf right now waiting to be passed down to my daughter when she’s a little older. I can’t wait for that day!