With Father’s Day just a little over a week away, this is the perfect time to consider the Dad’s Bible, New Century Version, with study notes by Robert Wolgemuth.
Although I was not especialy impressed with the NCV translation–it was simple to understand but lacked the flow and poetry of some other English language Bibles–Dr. Wolgemuth’s comments helped me understand the Bible in a fresh way.
For instance, in his introduction to the book of Genesis, Dr. Wolgemuth writes, “[A]lthough this may be hard to comprehend, you’re a patriarch, too. Many years from now, your name will be familiar to a myriad of offspring. They’ll remember your gifts and your flaws, your successes and your failures. This is amazing…and it’s true.”
This Bible includes notes sorted into the following categories: walking in authority; Godly character–thoughts based upon the fruit of the Spirit; passing it on–how to share your faith with your children; dads in the Bible; building your children; insights–how to apply the Bible to home and work; Q&A; and a topical index.
It is distracting that these notes don’t always appear on the same pages as the passage upon which they are based. However, they helped me apply what I read in the Bible to my role as a father to my children.
This book is a great gift for the special dad in your life. Just don’t plan to use it as a daily use or study Bible.
Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this Bible from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an unbiased review.