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. 1401
    Nancy Fees says:

    I ♥ my Life Application Study Bible (NIV), but this new Bible that you are giving away is right up my “computer geek” alley!!!

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    Heather Briggs says:

    Heather Briggs

    Love my NIV Study Bible. I’ve had it for over 10 years, we’ve been through a lot together 🙂

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    Cindy Franklin says:

    My favorite Bible is a KJV Reference Edition by Thomas Nelson Publishers. It is an enexpensive Bible that I got as a teenager. I am now on my second one. My first is falling apart and looks like a homemade rainbow Bible. It is in Bible cover and I use it to study from.

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    Eyde Adams says:

    After my third visit to the Holy Land, the Bible that I am currently loving is the Archeological Study Bible. The Holy Land is definitely the “Fifth Gospel” as it has been called, this helps to put events into a cultural and historical perspective.

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    Cheryl Muecke – My favorite Bible is the NIV Life Application Study Bible. The connections made the Old Testatment just come ALIVE. God has shown me so much 🙂 & I get super excited just to see what He wants me to learn everyday.

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    Amy Flatt says:

    I have always loved NIV study Bibles but mine has no cover now so it is time!

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    Jenna Berthoud says:

    I love NKJV and mine, too, is falling to pieces, but I just don’t want to part… 🙁
    I love raiding my man’s bible it is the NKJV Macarthur Study bible.

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    Tanya says:

    I love my NIV study Bible!

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    Rita Johnson says:


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    Jan Miller says:

    Hi! I actually have two Bibles I love, the NIV Life Application Study Bible and the Spirit Filled NKJV Study Bible. I

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    Terri Toman says:

    like you, my favorite is falling apart, the pages pull out when I open it and I can’t bring myself to get a new one because this one has notes, comments, and prayers that I have written in it over the last twenty years. It is the:
    NIV Life Application Bible.

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    Mary Reyer says:

    Mary Reyer- I use the Holman Study Bible online and also enjoy the New Living Translation.

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    Victoria Wright says:

    My name is Victoria (Vicki) Wright, I am 25 year old appily married, stay-at-home mom. I dont have a favorite Bible. The one I own now (NLT) I bought for myself when, thanks to my husband and Grace of God I got saved. I just finished Beth Moore’s ‘Mercy Triumphs’ study about James. My NLT Bible did a good job but through this journey I’ve come to realize how diverse and helpful all the different versions are. This study has transformed my life! Thank you for surrendering your gifts for God to do mighty works through you!

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    Pam Nickerson says:

    Favorite Bible is NIV since that’s what Beth uses for her studies. I’ve been using a digital Bible this year and love it. I use the free Bible apps everyday. I am currently reading a chronogical Bible plan.

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    Marelle says:

    Marelle Fogel
    My favorite is the NIV study Bible, but also love to read the passages in the Message.

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    Julie Bottger says:

    My all-time favorite (the one with duct tape on it at this very moment) was given to me by my sister several years ago and has seen me through some major crises in my life. It is the first Bible I read from cover to cover. It is the Max Lucado Inspirational Bible, and I loved all the devotionals in the Bible, from Max, to Billy Graham to Corrie TenBoom and Brennan Manning. I cherish it and it will be difficult to put aside if I were to win a new one! But here goes!

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    Marilyn Heard says:

    My favorite is NIV bible I’ve had for many years. I have a Daily Devotion Bible (NLT) I use at work, and enjoy it also!

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    Mary Hostetter says:

    My name is [email protected]
    Currently I am using the NLT but really do need a new bible. This one is really falling apart. I love all you do and appreciate your love for these women!

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    Judy Baggett says:

    My favorite Bible is NLV/leather given to me by my husband as an anniversary gift – about 7 years ago.

    Judy Baggett
    Irving, Texas

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    Pamela Woods says:

    My favorite Bible is the NIV study Bible that was given to me by Jaymie Lewis who led me to the Lord. It has so much GOOD STUFF in it. My second favorite is the Life Application Study Bible in the New Living Translation. Thanks for all that you do for us at LPM. You ladies are awesome!!! Pam Woods in Colorado

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    brook hensley says:

    my favorite bible is my travel niv bible. I can slip it in my purse and take it with me wherever I go.

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    Kim Abbott says:

    Kim Abbott – My favorite study Bible is the Bible I have now – Life Application Bible NIV.

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    Barbara Meyer says:

    My favorite Bible (my first) was the Life Application Bible (NIV) that was actually given to me by Beth Moore at her Patriarch’s Bible Study at HFBC right after Hurricane Katrina. I cherish that Bible and the fact that Beth and her bible studies played a huge role in my journey to becoming a Christian. Praise God!

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    Katie Davis says:

    The ESV that my hubby gave me as a wedding present. He had my new name engraved on it. Very sweet.

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    Heidi Hagen says:

    My favorite bible is 20 years old and my bff from college made me a handcrafted cover out of old furniture fabric samples. NIV, tho. Seen me through all of Beth’s studies!

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    Gwen Eungard says:

    My favorite Bible is currently the One Year Chronological Bible, as I have been in it for the last 18 months (one month to go)! Grin 😉

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    Jennifer Potts says:

    I love my NIV Bible…..I’ve had it since 1988 and keep recovering it!

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    Karen Golden says:

    I love my Life Application Study Bible , but am always looking for another study Bible to help me understand God’s precious word.

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    Kelly Miller says:

    My name is Kelly Miller. My Bible is the Experiencing God Study Bible, New King James Version. It was my mothers first then she gave it to me. I love it!

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    melody bergthold says:

    I would love to win a new bible
    and then i would need to win a smart phone !

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    Lisa Younce says:

    Lisa Younce

    My favorite Bible is my purple cover, thin line NIV that I carry with me to church, but each one holds a special memory for me!

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    Shelley Blocker says:

    I love the Nelson Study Bible NKJV. It was falling apart and I have so many notes in it, I mailed it off to a place that rebound it and it is in great condition now. Although, I always love a fresh new Bible! 🙂

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    Dani Gibson says:

    Dani Gibson – I love the NLT study bible, and it is also falling apart.

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    Patty Williams says:

    Patty Williams

    My favorite study Bible is John MacArthur study Bible and the NIV/Message parallel Bible.

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    Donna Hedden says:

    Donna Hedden
    I have a NLT study bible that I just LOVE.

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    Elizabeth Meagher says:

    Elizabeth Meagher
    I have been wanting a Study Bible but didn’t know which one to get or have the funds for one at the moment either. Each time I do a Beth Moore Bible Study it makes me want to get deeper into scripture but feel I don’t have all the tools I need sometimes.

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    Eileen Jones says:

    Eileen Jones

    Not related to Curtis but I do live in Missouri. :^)

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    Melanie Toups says:

    Melanie Toups

    My favorite version of scripture is New American Standard Bible. I also keep my Bible from 8th grade, Living Bible, and The Message nearby when doing studies at home at times. Thank you so much for this giveaway!

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    Jackie Blackburn says:

    I love Chas Stanley’s Life Principles Bible. His comments on various scriptures bring them to mind in a way that I can readily apply to them to my life! Love Beth’s teachings on Family Calmity! It’s as if she knows my family! Thanks!

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    Christina Schmitt says:

    Christina Schmitt

    My favorite Bibles are the NIV Study Bible and the NLT Life Application Study Bible.

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    Vickie says:

    Vickie Barbee

    My favorite is the NIV Study Bible. We are finishing up James-Mercy Triumps in our Wed. night class. I showed a dear friend just last night my Bible. My Bible now starts in Genesis chapter 35, v.16, the rest has fallen out. No, I pray I’m not a “holier than thou” insufferable.
    I’m a 46 year old with a 4 year old toddler heart of flesh. Praise be to Jesus. I can’t get enough of HIS word! I’m very emotional about shelving this constant in my life. My Dad’s obituary is taped in the front(that page is glued to leather shell), my little sisters obituary is in the back. The untold miracles that God has performed in this life that is His….through His word…..I just don’t have words.

    Quickly, I must add….the JAMES bible study has transformed my walk with God by leaps and bounds. It has been a life giving and a life changing experience. Beth and Melissa, you guys are so stinkin anointed. I praise God for you everyday!

    Either way, who ever wins this gift will be mighty blessed.

    In Christ,

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    Kim Larios says:

    Kim Larios

    I have a tie for my favorite! My simple NIV, (love the red letters!), and my NLT Life Recovery Bible.

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    Vicky Wallace says:

    My name is vicky wallace. I have two favorites – the international inductive study bible and the new king James. I tend to study out of the first and read out of later. Fun fun.

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    Amanda May says:

    Amanda May

    My favorite Bible so far has been the ‘Spirit Filled Life Bible’ (NKJV) – love the notes.
    I just purchased the ‘New Living Translation’ of the Bible (with no notes/commentary) and I’m LOVING it! I love the wording, and I’m also loving not having the notes…asking the Lord to give me revelation instead.

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    Ann Hoffmeyer says:

    My favorite Bible is the NIV that my Mom and Dad gave me for Christmas years ago! It is literally falling apart, but it is very special to me.

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    LeAnne says:

    LeAnne Bryant
    My favorite Bible is an old worn out NKJV women’s study Bible. It isn’t necessarily my favorite version. I just have so many notes in it.

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    brooke allen says:

    Brooke Allen – the message

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    Bridget Fisher says:

    Bridget Fisher – my favorite study bible has always been the Thompson Chain Reference bible – NIV style.
    I would love the opportunity to explore a new one – especially since I’ve seen Beth quote the Holman version on more than one occasion in her Bible Studies.

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    Andrea Roberts says:

    Andrea Roberts from Mansfield, TX
    My favorite study bible was the Women’s study NIV bible…. but, about a year ago I got a call from my husband preparing me for what was to come. ” You may not want to come home honey. The dog got your bible and it is all over the bed.” The dog and I have had a love-hate relationship ever since.

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    Marty Pittman says:

    Marty Pittman — I use the NASB inductive study bible. Love it. I carry a smaller NIV to church.