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. 151
    Jen Kisrow says:

    I love myold NASB my parents gave me as a teenager, it is falling apart but we have been through so much together, and I have a NIV, for bible study’s and taking out of the house, the old Bible doesnt go to far without loosing parts.

  2. 152

    Kristina Young

    My favorite Bible is my pink and orange NIV that I got when I graduated high school. And 8 years later I am still using it!

  3. 153
    Judy Woodward says:

    My favorite devotional Bible is the Living Bible. I purchased it when I graduated from college in 1972. I like to use NIV for Bible study.

  4. 154
    Christi Linscott says:

    Precious Moments Bible? How about The Psalty Bible?!? Does that ring a bell with anyone? My kids were raised with that one! I have been using a Women’s Devotional NIV for the longest of times and keep trying to convince myself to start fresh. So glad to hear that you, too, Lindsee, have palpitations at the thought of a new Bible! May God choose just the right person for this special Bible of Beth’s in tomorrow’s drawing! 🙂

  5. 155
    Amy Hargett says:

    Amy Hargett

  6. 156
    Jill Harrold says:

    My favorite translation is the NKJV. My favorite Bible is the pink NIV Bible with my name embossed on it, which my parents bought me when I graduated from college.

  7. 157
    Jenn Parker says:

    My fav is the NIV study Bible, perfect for High School Girls Bible study!
    Jenn Parker

  8. 158
    Bev Warnock says:

    Bev Warnock
    Cadillac, MI

    I have a NIV Women of Faith Study Bible. It’s purple and it has a ton of room to write little notes on the side.

  9. 159
    Mickey says:

    I would absolutely treasure a Bible like that. I lead a women’s group and my husband would be so happy to have his dining room table back since I have taken it over with all my Bible study aids. Now when dinner is ready, I can just pick up one book:)..Thank you!

  10. 160
    Erin Cohea says:

    My favorite Bible is my NIV/The Message parallel Bible…I also still have my Precious Moments Bible on a book shelf! 🙂

  11. 161
    Linda Gammon says:

    Linda Gammon

    Favorite from the past: a red hardback NASB of The Open Bible (love the cyclopedic index) given to me by my grandmother in 1978

    Favorite to carry to church: a slimline NKJV with barebones concordance and commentary

    Favorite to read (as in “through the year”): The ESV Literary Study Bible

  12. 162
    Carol Bruntlett says:

    Carol Bruntlett
    My favorite is the NIV study my bible was given to Me somebody had given it to the church because that got a new one so my church gave it to me it is an old one and I have it all marked up with verses I memorized with Beth in 2009 then the ones I memorized by myself in 2010 then the ones I memorized with Beth in 2011 I would love to have a new bible I have been wanting to get one but right now unable to . Currently my bible is being marked up in James memorizing.
    Thank you can’t wait to see who wins

  13. 163
    Libby says:

    Libby Haynes – I have loved my NIV Life Application Study Bible. But it’s been great through, first, to read verses in different translations, & now through the Holy Bible You Version app. It’s opened up translations I would not have sought out – NASB, NLT, God’s Word – all of them! And this year I’m reading through The Message Remix – great perspective!

  14. 164
    Christine Miller says:

    My favorite Bible is a Thompson Chain reference in NIV. My very first job was specifically for the purpose of purchasing this Bible, because I’d never had one.

  15. 165
    Jan Dorothy says:

    Jan Dorothy My favorite bible is my mother in law’s…..she is with Jesus

  16. 166
    Meredith Barr says:

    My favorite Bible is the NIV Study Bible. This Bible looks really cool!

  17. 167
    Danielle Holmes says:

    My name is Danielle Holmes

    My favorite BIble is my teen study bible – NIV version. It always had so many extra tidbits in it that applied to the scripture. I love all the extras!

    Now that I’m an adult, I keep it in a case – haha

  18. 168
    Michele says:

    Michele Lenhart ~ My favorite Bible (besides my pink, Precious Moments, shout out, right back at ya Lindsee! :0)
    was my very first Ryrie NIV Study Bible a dear friend gave to me when I graduated from high school, to take to college. (I also LOVE old Bibles that belonged to my Mammaw and Pappaw and my Mom. I LOVE seeing thier handwriting on the pages of things that spoke to them).

  19. 169
    Lindsey says:

    Lindsey Leijen – this is a super fun post! My favourite Bible (so far) is the NIV Study Bible. My husband has the Archaelogical study bible (or osmething like that) and thinks it is the coolest thing ever… more pictures 🙂 Blessings on your day!

  20. 170
    Darlene Caughron says:

    Darlene Caughron
    My Favorite Bible is the NIV Life Application Study Bible
    I have also been thur many Beth Moore Bible Studies with this Bible I love this Bible we have been thur alot together But a new one would be great I can’t wait to see who wins

  21. 171
    Patty Wagner says:

    My favorite bible is the NIV study bible. I have one of my own but my very favorite is my dads. I was given his bible after he passed away! <3

  22. 172
    Maria says:

    Maria Turner- My favorite is still a King James my husband gave me the Christmas after we were engaged. It has only my first name imprinted on it because he said my name would be changing shortly and we’d have my new last name added. 25 years later it still only says “Maria”. 🙂

  23. 173
    Patty Wagner says:

    Patty Wagner – My favorite bible is the NIV study bible. I have one of my own but my very favorite is my dads. I was given his bible after he passed away! <3

  24. 174
    bethany says:

    Bethany Silva

    I love my ESV bible that I purchased before traveling to Houston for the SSMT celebration of 2010. It is getting a bit worn, the pages are no longer sticking one to another and it has been with me through a few of the hardest years of my life. Lots of tears fell on the pages of this little red bible. I just love it!
    Just have to fess up, I just recently duct taped my little pink and brown travel bible. It looks sad!

  25. 175
    Janet Stowell says:

    Hi, I’m Janet Stowell, and I’m currently using a hardcover Ryrie Study Bible (NASB) that I got for my birthday in (gasp!)1981 from my husband. The cover has finally ripped along the spine, and I’m in desperate need of a replacement. The Ryrie Bible has seen me through the birth of 2 children and their growing up years, and several of my husband’s surgeries. I won’t part with it, but I would love to have this new Life Essentials Study HCSB!

  26. 176
    Kathy Land says:

    Kathy Land
    My favorite Bible is the NIV and I like my NIV Quiet Time Bible.

  27. 177
    Mary Swan says:

    LOVE my Precious Moments Bible and would LOVE a new one!!!

  28. 178
    Lynette Lavin says:

    My name is Lynette and my favorite Bible has been the New King James, but recently found the ESV in a smaller size that is great for carrying around. Wow, just the thought of being entered into this giveaway is like a dream. To have a Bible with Beth’s name on it, how cool would that be? I am just finishing up the James study, way to go Beth! This is the best one yet and thanks Melissa for your contribution, outstanding!!! Praise God for you two women!!!

  29. 179
    Marla Sanca says:

    My favorite version is definitely the NLT Study Bible. Loving it!

  30. 180
    Cynthia says:

    What’s the blue highlighting signify? Is the entire Bible oolorcoded? Just wondering.

    Favorite Bible: Just a simple NKJV – for the moment, I’m really into my IPhone ‘YouVersion’ bible app.

  31. 181
    Stacey says:

    Stacey DeYoung-my favorite bible is the Quest study bible.

  32. 182
    laura russell says:

    Laura Russell
    Lake City, Fl.

  33. 183
    Kathy Dye says:

    Mom’s Devotional Bible – NIV

  34. 184
    Julie says:

    Julie Brierley
    My favorite Bible is my good old NIV that I bought just after my mom passed away. God has blessed me with a LOT of growing and grace between those covers!

  35. 185
    Michelle Baylerian says:

    Michelle Baylerian-My favorite bible is my burgundy leather NIV study bible with my name engraved. It’s so old I can’t remember who bought it for me, think its my husband. I LOVE all the notes, comments, etc. it’s great to go back and read them.

  36. 186
    Anna says:

    Anna Stepp

    My favorite Bible was a green women’s NIV study Bible that I actually had in high school. I wore that thing down with church camps, mission trips, and tears, and I love reading my notes (some of which make no sense) that I wrote in it!

  37. 187
    Kerri Norrod says:

    I absolutely love the NIV study bible. It is fantastic!

  38. 188
    Carla Ostrander says:

    I have an NASB single column Bible that is just like my husband’s. It’s very special to me!

  39. 189
    Lucinda Oiler says:

    Lucinda Oiler
    Favorite Bible: Message Bible

  40. 190
    Andrea says:

    My name is Andrea Mulholland. This bible looks great and yep who doesn’t like a new one. My favorite bible is sort of a tough question but I think the Jesus Storybook Bible is one of my favorites right now. We read it most nights with our kids and they are starting to ask questions and remember things we talk about when they are praying!

  41. 191
    Zenobia Wise says:

    My favorite Bible has to be the first one I bought for myself when I came to Christ at 15 (a black leather NIV with my name on it). I still have it. However, my favorite version for reading and studying has to be NKJV!

  42. 192
    Kathy Smith says:

    I love my OLD Living Bible. I retreived it from a garbage can in 1974.

  43. 193
    Heidi says:

    Heidi Anderson

    I have always been a NIV Study Bible girl but I love UVersion on my iPad and being able to switch between versions with just the touch of a finger.

  44. 194
    cindy b says:

    Cindy Bailey
    my favorite for study is my NIV Life Application Study Bible. for reading i like the Message.

  45. 195
    Jackie Klayman says:

    Jackie Klayman

    my most precious Bible is my “student” Bible I received when I was just coming to know the Lord in High School and it served me well through my college years. I am in search of a new Bible as well. Mine is quite worn, but I’m having trouble parting ways with it. 🙂
    (and I had a Precious Moments BIble too…my 7 year old now carries it..tear 🙂 )

  46. 196
    Christina Sanyo says:

    My favorite Bible is my Life Application Study Bible (NIV). the first one I got was in college, and when it was time for a new one, I got one just like it. By my bed, I keep three different Bibles (and they are three different versions). I use a different one every month.

  47. 197
    Jeanne Jones says:

    My favorite Bible is a Women’s Study Bible that was given to me when I was a young mother and not much time to spend in my Bible everyday. Now that my children are grown, I still find myself going back to it!

  48. 198
    Janice VanderWal says:

    Used the NIV Life Application Bible for many years. But with all this talk, it makes me think maybe I need a new Bible. Blessings to you!

  49. 199
    Liz Baird says:

    Liz Baird-My favorite bible is my NIV Life Application Study Bible. It’s where God saved me, so it is very special to me. It fell apart, and when a treasured friend at church heard about it she insisted on having it rebound for me. So now it is twice as special! I have since gotten attached to my Holman Every Day with Jesus Bible with devotions by Selwyn Hughes. God has spoken to me so mightily in these pages, and I give Him all the praise and glory for continuing to transform me thorough His powerful, loving, and life-giving Word!

  50. 200
    Jodi York says:

    I love to read my NIV Life Application Study Bible. Last year I left it on the front porch and my new puppy chewed the back cover off! I “repaired” it with packing tape and I’m not embarrassed to carry it to church anymore! LOL!