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. 1551
    Brittanie says:

    Brittanie Lowery! My favorite Bible was the one I actually bought myself. It was a few years ago my blue and green NIV!

  2. 1552
    Jacklyn Rangel says:

    I love the Amplified Bible.

  3. 1553
    Teresa Collins says:

    Teresa Collins – my favorite Bible is my NLT Chronological Bible. I love the translation. But my favorite study Bible is the Amplified Bible with notes and commentary by Joyce Meyer.

  4. 1554
    Anita Wilkes says:

    I am using a Schofield study bible King James Version that was a gift from my precious mentor back in 1990. Many, many wonderful hours of study and comfort.

  5. 1555
    Theresa Mayo says:

    My favorite Bible is one that I found many years ago. It had been in our church lost and found for at least 5 years with no names inside. It had gotten damp and some of the pages were disentagrating, but I took it home anyways.

    There was so much insight in those pages of underlinings, markings in the margins, and highlights that everytime I opened it I felt I had heard another sermon directed straight to me. Although it has broken the bindings and is in several pieces – I still use it and it is still my favorite

  6. 1556
    Dorothy Smallwood says:

    I just purchased “Get Out Of That Pit” by Beth Moore. I love it. I am studying it, and I’m I just purchased going to “come out of that Beth Moore I’ve taken many of Beth Moore’s Workbook bible Studies at Mill Creek Batist Church in Radcliff, KY. I love them. I would really like to have this free Bible. I amd retired and I live on my Social Security Check, alone.I’ve litterally worn out two bibles, and the one I’m using now is also wornout. It is “The Charles Ryrie Study Bble.”
    Thank you,
    Dorothy Smallwood, 1855 S,Wilson Road Lot 391, Radcliff KY, 40160

  7. 1557

    My name is Charity Fowler, its so weird that you are giving this away! Just last night a friend of mine was at Barnes and Noble and asked did I need anything and jokingly I said “yes! a Holman Christian Standard Bible!” I was joking of course but as of this week I had decided it was time to start researching for a good price on one. I just finished the Beth Moore’s James study this week and I used my Bible on my smart phone throughout the entire study because I had HCSB version and it totally won me over.

    As for my favorite Bible, I recieved a beautiful black leather gold edged Scofield Study Bible KJV when I graduated from high school, I had to wear my cap and gown along with the other graduates in front of the whole church but the embarrasment was worth it

  8. 1558
    Kari Peterson says:

    My favorite Bible is the one I received as a young girl, the Living Bible. It was easy to understand, and many of the verses are underlined that I memorized in Sunday school and, Pioneer Girls (does anyone else remember Pioneer Girls?) I have lots of great memories wrapped up in that particular Bible. As an adult I now use my NIV, I’m still very sentimental about my Living Bible 🙂

    Kari Peterson

  9. 1559
    Amy Adams says:

    I have two favorites my Ryrie Study Bible, NASB and my NIV. I have used them both for years and keep going back to them. I got a new Bible – a Ryrie actually – I do use it but I keep going back to the old one.

  10. 1560
    Debbie Bush says:

    I really like the Life Application Study Bible (NIV).

  11. 1561
    Chris Johnson says:

    My favorite is ANY study Bible. I really love looking at the notes and making practical applications when I’m preparing to teach my Sunday School class.

  12. 1562
    Tammy Fell says:

    I’ve used the New Kings James Version for the last 30 years. Although I do read the NIV too, I love my NKJ because it has all my notes and highlights!

  13. 1563
    Tammy says:

    Tammy Ash – LOVE my NIV Study Bible but I also have my grandmother’s old KJV Bible with all of her notes and highlights in it. I’m sure she prayed many prayers over me whith that Bible in her lap when she was alive.

  14. 1564
    Karen Chevalier says:

    Karen Chevalier

    Favorite Bible would have to be NIV 1984

  15. 1565
    Carla says:

    Carla Sutherland

    Oh, what a wonderful trip,
    My favorite bible is my father-in-law’s that he left to my husband. It is filled with personal commentaries and prayers of his lifetime. He loved theLord!

  16. 1566
    Ellen M. says:

    Ellen Melnick

    My favorite Bible is the one I’ve been using for about 10 years now — the NIV Mom’s Devotional Bible, which I purchased right after I started attending MOPS. I hadn’t done any formal Bible study prior to having this Bible, so it is well-worn with underlinings throughout and color-codings from my foray into the inductive method with the book of Galatians — I even have several stained pages from when I was studying James (long before Mercy Triumphs came out) and got so excited I spilled my coffee all over chapters 2 through 5!! I have so many things tucked inside the pages of this Bible: notecards of prayer requests from my study group participants, memory verses, even a drawing from my then 4 year old daughter (she’s almost 15 now). I love this Bible dearly, yet recognize my need for a new one — I don’t plan on parting with this one, however; I’ll probably hand it down to my girls at some point as part of my spiritual legacy to them

  17. 1567
    Melody Baldwin says:

    My name is Melody Baldwin .

    My favorite Bible is my NIV Study Bible in black leather. Sometimes for church I carry a NIV Bible that doesn’t have commentary because it’s lighter weight, but my favorite is the black leather one. So much to learn out there! My Bible is never far from me!

    Blessings to all, and many prayers for those in Sydney,


  18. 1568
    Sophia DeLonghi says:

    Sophia DeLonghi
    [email protected]

    Looks like a great Bible! I have the NIV and a Message Bibke. It is good to read multiple translations as I get things out of them, written in another way. Thank you! Safe trip to you.

  19. 1569
    Karen says:

    Karen Reasor

    My favorite bible is a Life Application Bible I got as a gift from my mother-in-law back in ’92. I’ve a newer Bible that goes to church each week, but my old friend stays by my bedside.

  20. 1570
    Kimberly Southwick says:

    Kimberly Southwick

    My favorite bible is an leather NIV that my husband gave me right after we were saved. It is simple and the binding is broken but my husband and I have literally been through hell and back so when I open those worn pages I find the strength and joy God gave me when I was hurting in ways no woman should. I remember everyday that I wept over that bible as God put back the pieces of my marriage and this humbled woman.

  21. 1571
    Hannah Lee says:

    Hannah Lee from Natchitoches, LA

    How fun is this! What an awesome Bible! I shouldn’t be surprised about the smartphone details in this one, but it still shocks me. Hey, times are a-changing and even though the Word remains the same, the way we get the Word is. So fun!

    I had a light blue Bible with silver lined pages as my first bible that I remember. And do you know…as soon as I could read…I started reading JOB! JOB..of all the books of the Bible. Anyway, I can remember like it was yesterday.

    Thanks for including us in this!

  22. 1572
    Terri Burris says:

    I just love the bible! I am currently using NLT, with each new bible I have owned I get excited about the blank canvas of a new adventure with God. Rereading the bible and markings over the years reminds me where I have been, and how far I have come with Christ! Would love to start a new adventure with Him!

  23. 1573
    Lorrie Cabrera says:

    My favorite Bible is just a tan and brown NIV that I carry everywhere. It is very tattered:) I have a small collection of Bibles from family members who have passed. I love reading through them knowing that some of my favorite people on the planet have read through the same pages.

  24. 1574
    Jennifer Browning says:

    My favorite Bible is the one I had after my second son was born when I first discovered the richness of God’s Word. It was a Life Application Study Bible. My mother gave it to me for Christmas along with tabs so I could learn to navigate the different books. God walked me through many a trial and opened my eyes to new and wonderful things through that Bible.

  25. 1575
    Pam Newman says:

    My first bible after I was baptized was the NIV Rainbow bible it really help me in my walk. The bible I use now and gave been using for a while is the NKJ version it was a little hard to get use to but it also has verse break down at the bottom that really help me. Happy Spring break for those not working be safe and may the Lord richly bless you

  26. 1576
    Anne says:

    Anne Acker

    ESV study Bible for personal reading; NLT for teaching.

  27. 1577
    Cheryl Williams says:

    My favorite Bible is the one that I am now looking to replace because it is literally falling apart. It is a Ryrie Study Bible (NAS) my parents gave me on my 21st birthday. I have fought replacing it for years and even took it to be rebound and they laughed at me! They said, “Ma’am, you could buy a new Bible for what it will cost to rebind this one.” But I didn’t want to give up all those notes and comments I had written in the margins!! Now, however, the pages are becoming so thin, I am afraid I will lose them!

  28. 1578
    Shirley McFatter says:

    My favorite Bible (NIV) is the one that I used when I was in Bible Study Fellowship. It has such sweet memories of those years. . over 15 yrs ago.

  29. 1579
    LuAnn Fischer says:

    LuAnn Fischer
    I use a NKJV – Spirit filled life bible that my parents gave to me when I came to know the Lord in 1993, it’s falling apart but I just keep taping it back up.

    But the bible that I remember most fondly is one that was lost in a move, I begged for my own bible as a middle elementary student. It was hard bound with a green binding and it had the sweetest picture of Jesus on the cover,Do any of my Siesta sisters remember one like this? I have no idea what translation it was or anything, but I still remember the thrill of opening it. Even though it was YEARS before I would come to know Jesus as my savior, I guess I was always a seeker. :o)

  30. 1580
    Tina Helm says:

    Funny how things work, I have been contemplating searching for new Bible. I currently use an NIV, still love it, but always like a breath of fresh air so that I don’t become stale and forget to ponder what the scriptures are saying to me.
    Thank you so much for your ministry, it has opened up my mind and given me so much more to think about and knowing the “why” of how things worked in the writer’s time has helped immensly.
    God Bless.

  31. 1581
    Judy Toomey says:

    I use two, the NIV and New American Standard Version, but I also use the Living bible and others as needed. Love the Word! Don’t you all just hope you’ll win, that would be so much fun.

  32. 1582
    Casey Erickson says:

    Casey Erickson – I’ve used a Life Application Study Bible for about the last five years and I’ve really liked it, but I was thinking I might like to try a new Bible too. So fun!

  33. 1583
    Amy-GA says:

    My Precious Moments bible was my favorite and I would show the class the cute pictures to go with the lesson.

    I have a bible that I started my first Beth study with and has all of my notes from the last 6 years in it.

    Amy Lopreste

  34. 1584
    Gloria Hurst says:

    My step daughter really needs a study Bible. She just turned 50 and is just now getting turned on to God. she got really serious after her Dad passed away in 2011. thanks for listening

  35. 1585
    Sherilyn says:

    Sherilyn Rank
    My 19 year old NIV is duct taped and the rose pink leather cover is crumbling (I have it in a cute vera bradley book cover :), but there are so many underlines and notes in the margins that document the years with its ups and downs, growth spurts and plateaus, that I just keep using it. But, if I do win the new Bible, it will be another favorite, I’m sure!

  36. 1586
    Donna Bell says:

    Donna Bell. My favorite Bible, I have a couple. I got a Bible from my first grade teacher, Ms. Enloe. I kept that Bible all the way into adolescence and still have it somewhere. I often remember how blessed I was by this teacher who knew what I would need the most. My other favorite Bible was the NIV Life Application Study Bible. I purchased it many years ago at METRO bible study in Houston.

  37. 1587
    Nancy Wilhelm says:

    Nancy Wilhelm
    My favorite Bible is my NIV, now they have a new version, mine is from 1984. Has been my dearest companion.

  38. 1588
    Nancy McAnnally says:

    I love my Life Application Bible. As I was in it last night I was thinking I could use a new one because of so many markings in this one. I do know what you mean though because part of me would hate to see it go.

  39. 1589

    I’m Chris Wheeler and I use a NIV Women’s Devotional Bible but have just added the YouVersion app and LOVE IT….even if I don’t win I think I’ll be looking for this Bible as my next one : )

  40. 1590
    Kelly Kelly says:

    Kelly Kelly
    My favorite Bible is the Women of Faith Study Bible. But, this one sounds awesome!!! Love to all.

  41. 1591
    Rebecca Stewart says:

    My favorite bible would have to be my Quest Study Bible (had since high school but didn’t really start using until after college). Mostly because it is the one I have used the most and have marked/written in it something fierce! Also, the dates that both of our daughters were saved are written in it–what special moments to cherish. I hope to one day be able to pass it on to them. 🙂

  42. 1592

    My favorite Bible is held together with packing tape!

  43. 1593
    Susan Lesnik says:

    Would love a new bible….purchased one last year, but I just can’t seem to get into it. Having a study bible is ideal!

  44. 1594
    sassy1 says:

    Myra Smith

    I can’t wait to hear from Siesta Momma about how the first weekend of the conference went!

    I love the different versions of the Bible, but my favorite one right now, is one that my daughter got me for my birthday last year. It is the Comparative Study Bible.


  45. 1595
    Joshlyn Bess says:

    I like the NIV Study Bible and also the “Message” Bible.

  46. 1596
    Marilyn says:

    Hi, would love to have a new bible. Ususally used the NIV and love that translation, but would love to become acquainted with this translation also.

    Marilyn Miller

  47. 1597
    Renee Pelfrey says:

    My name is Renee Pelfrey. I like the NIV study bible, but would like to check this one out.

  48. 1598
    Marina McClure says:

    Hey there! 🙂 Fun giveaway! My present favorite is the Key Word Study Bible – I like to nerd it up with that baby!

  49. 1599
    Dawn Molyneux says:

    Cool idea…love it. My current bible is the ESV study bible

  50. 1600
    Michayila Kairos says:

    Favorite translation…honestly not too familiar with many of them but love any one I can understand and that lets me see HIM more and what HE is like…