Zondervan's - Believe, NIV by Randy Frazee Review & Giveaway

Believe, NIV & Think Act Believe Like Jesus - Randy Frazee 
Coming January 2015

Zondervan Introduces Believe, NIV: A Topical Abridgement of the Bible to Help Readers Discover the Key Beliefs, Practices and Virtues of the Christian Faith
A Follow-Up to Leading Christian Book Publisher’s Popular, The StoryBelieve Guides Readers on How to Think, Act & Be Like Jesus

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 11, 2014 – A goal of many Christians is to lead a more Christ-like life, with the Bible serving as the ultimate guide. Believe, NIV, a spiritual growth experience from General Editor Randy Frazee, senior minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, is designed to help those who seek this goal. Releasing on the heels of Zondervan’s top-selling Bible, The StoryBelieve is designed as an easy-to-follow topical abridgment of the best-selling New International Version of the Bible, focusing on the 30 key beliefs, practices and virtues intended to help readers uncover the core truths of the Christian faith and apply them to their lives.

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Believe, NIV guides readers through the 10 key beliefs of the Christian faith, 10 key practices of a Jesus-follower, and 10 key virtues that characterize someone who is becoming more like Jesus. It is divided into 30 chapters that address one of the following three questions: “What do I believe?”, “What should I do?” and “Who am I becoming?” Chapters begin with a key idea and a key verse followed by a thoughtful immersion of Scripture that directly relates to the key belief, practice or virtue. Questions for personal reflection and interactive discussion make Believe ideal for use by either individuals or groups.

Believe, NIV follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, The Story, which is a chronological abridgement of the NIV Bible, presenting the Bible as one continuous story from beginning to end in 31 chapters. More than four million lives have been impacted by The Story through individual, small group and whole church participation.

“Believe is intended to deepen discipleship and help Christians live the story of the Bible,” said John Kramp, Senior Vice President, Bible Group Publisher for Harper Collins Christian Publishing. “Presenting the Bible in topical order takes readers on a journey that dives deeper into understanding the key beliefs, practices and virtues that allow us to think, act and be like Jesus. What a person believes drives everything in their life, and Believe is a great way to take one’s spiritual journey to the next level.  We hope it will impact the hearts and minds of everyone who reads it.”

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A companion book, Think, Act, Be Like Jesus, will release jointly with Believe, NIV in January 2015. Written by Randy Frazee with Robert Noland, this 256-page book explains how to grow as a follower of Christ and become more like Him in our thinking, actions and character. It can be read either in conjunction with Believe or separately as an individual study. Additional titles and curriculum for all ages will release in summer of 2015 for churches that want to walk through Believe together as an entire congregation, as more than 6,000 churches have completed  The Story.

About Zondervan:  Zondervan is a world-leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. Zondervan, as part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, MI. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.


My Thoughts
I was blessed to receive advanced reader copies of Believe,NIV and Think, Act, Be Like Jesus by Randy Frazee through Zondervan.

"I know what I believe and why, and in God's strength I will seek to live it out all the days of my life." 
~ Randy Frazee

Why be just an acquaintance of Jesus Christ? 
The New Believe, NIV was written by Senior Pastor Randy Frazee of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. He previously presented us with The Story, a popular self-help spiritual growth book published through Zondervan. 

Believe, NIV by Randy Frazee challenges Christians with three questions: 

* What do I believe?(think)
* What should I become?(act)
* Who am I becoming?(become)

The goal of the NEW Believe, NIV is to put these three questions into practice by thinking, acting and becoming more like Jesus Christ. And, to help us with this spiritual life goal we are presented with ten
key beliefs of the Christian faith, the ten practices of a follower of Jesus Christ, and the ten key virtues of character for Christians. There are thirty chapters of which include a key idea and key verse followed by portions of scripture taken from the NIV Bible translation. 

Believe, NIV can be used for individuals or the whole family at home, church or small group settings. 

Believe, NIV Guides for Family:

* Adults
* Students(teens & students)
* Children(With Kids Edition ages 8 - 12) 
* Children(Storybook ages 4 - 8)

The New Believe, NIV and Think, Act, Be Like Jesus by Randy Frazee will be released in January 2015. What a great way to begin the New Year! 

 Giveaway Winner is Erin L. 

This contest begins 12/06/2014 to 12/21/2014 11 PM EST and is open to US and ages 18 and older. Winners are chosen by Random.org. The winner(s) must reply within 48 hrs to claim their prize or forfeit to another LHD contestant. Thanks to our sponsor for providing copies for this review to be given away. 

Thank you,
Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received complimentary copies of Believe, NIV and Think, Act, Believe Like Jesus by Randy Frazee through Zonervan.