April 2010 Posts

A couple reviews

Blogger Karen Hopkins wanted to share a couple blog reviews she did for the Tyndale Blog Network with all of you.

Divanomics  by Michelle McKinney Hammond

From the eyecatching front cover, to the pages inbetween, Michelle M. Hammond is an author whose writings both make you laugh, and yet brings those who have lost it all, a sense of hope and sucess, in her recapturing her own struggles in the financial losses of that she writes.

From her experiences of losing every penny she had made, because of unwise spending habits, and wrong mindset in living, and spending, she takes the readers on lessons in learning of how to avoid such pit falls that we all face at one time or another, as bread winners.

From wise counsel she ignored, because of having a ” diva” mindset, she writes with candid honesty, and advice , but at the same time, gives clearly a hope , and a rescue with areas of living that are attainable to every reader. From budgeting, to food, to using simple every day items to make life easier, Diva Reflections at the end of each chapter give ideas to manage life wiser, and give tips to suceed.

A ” MUST READ ” for those who struggle with worries of never having enough money to be the ” Diva” that we think we deserve to be.. She leads us on a journey of seeing life in the ” Cheaper ” aisle of shopping, yet maintaining beauty, and grace as found in the ” high end ” district of retail when we have lost it all.

 The Secret Holocaust Diaries by Nonna Bannister

A powerful memoir of a young woman , during the Holocaust years, who suffered much in all that she, and her family endured. Trying to keep her experiences from being forgotten, Nonna Bannister, a Russian/American woman, wrote, and hid her private thoughts , in places where they would be secretly hidden – sewn into her clothing, and a simple pillow that she would never sleep without until her death many decades later .

Leaving her native country, she came to the USA , guarding her thoughts, and writings even from those closest to her – her husband , and her children.

As this Russian / American woman experienced the atrocities of the Holocaust, she also learned how to forgive, and use what she had endured, to bring blessings to her family as they learned of her secret diaries before, and after her passing in 2004.

This empowering book shows the true grit, and determination to preserve the memories of both her family, and her past , for the future generations that will come. A book thats highly recommended , simply for the author’s tranparency of emotions, and fear felt in the troubling time of the Holocaust years.

Help Promote the NLT Facebook Page and win!

  1. If you haven’t heard by now, the New Living Translation Facebook page has been giving away some great prizes every time they hit a fan number milestone.  The next milestone is 9,000 fans.  Once the Facebook page hits the mark, they will be giving away a 64GB iPad.


To help the page reach the milestone, we are running a Twitter contest to spread the word.  For participating, you’ll be entered to win one of two $25 Amazon.com gift cards.

Here’s what you need to do to enter:

1.  If you haven’t done so already, visit www.Facebook.com/NewLivingTranslation , become a fan, then click on the “Sweepstakes” tab and enter to win a free iPad.

2.  On the New Living Translation Facebook front page, under the profile picture, click on the “suggest to friends” link.  Send an invitation to as many friends as you can, and encourage them to become a fan.

3.  Update your Twitter* status to say:” I invited (insert # of people you invited) people to become a fan of the NLT Facebook page and to win a free 64GB iPad. Details here http://bit.ly/aMioXk –   #NLTiPad” By updating your status, you are automatically entered to win a $25 gift card from Amazon.com.

4.  On Friday April 23rd at 4:00PM CST we will draw two names randomly to win the Amazon.com gift cards.

*If you do not have a Twitter account, please post the same qualifying sentence in the comments section of this blog post

Thank you for helping promote the New Living Translation!

God bless!

The Tyndale Team

Breakthrough to Clarity Bible Contest and Giveaway


Focus on understanding God’s Word

Carol Stream, IL — God’s Word is the singular most important book ever written. In the stress and chaos of life today, the importance of understanding the Bible’s teachings, promises, challenges and blessings is immeasurable. There are hundreds of translations and paraphrases available but the New Living Translation stands out! The NLT speaks Scripture in the everyday language of today’s world. The translators worked diligently to accurately communicate God’s message in ways that are understandable to every person.

Tyndale House Publishers is sponsoring the Breakthrough to Clarity Bible Contest and Giveaway. The contest can be entered by going to the NLT Fan page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/NewLivingTranslation). Participants are also encouraged to log onto the NLT contest page (http://biblecontest.newlivingtranslation.com/index.php) to share how a particular verse or passage speaks Scripture in a new way through the clarity of the New Living Translation. Each entry qualifies for a chance to win a trip to the clear waters of Turtle Bay resort, Hawaii. The contest ends April 30, 2010.

Tyndale House is offering GREAT PRIZES, including Apple iPads, iPod Touch, a Kindle and the amazing Grand Prize: A trip for two to the beautiful Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore in Hawaii!

Every entry wins a downloadable Life Application Philippians Bible study complete with the book of Philippians from the NLT and each day a Life Application Study Bible will be given away to one contestant.

The New Living Translation of the Bible was first published in 1996. While the NLT’s influence grew rapidly, the Bible Translation Committee determined that an additional investment in scholarly review and text refinement could make it even better. So shortly after the publication of the first edition, the committee began an eight-year process to increase the NLT’s precision without sacrificing its clarity.

The result is an all-purpose text especially good for study, devotional reading, and reading aloud in public worship. The goal of any Bible translation is to convey the meaning of the ancient Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts as accurately as possible to contemporary readers.

The NLT second edition set the standard for excellence in Bible translation, while maintaining the warmth, clarity, and living language that are the hallmarks of the New Living Translation.

Free Easter Scripture Read by Christian Music Artists

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Feel free to share them with your friends and family.

We hope you all have a blessed Easter weekend as we celebrate our Risen King!