About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Fresh Start Bible by Gateway Publishing: Review & Giveaway

I have been blessed to be a member of the launch team for the new Fresh Start Bible that has been released by Gateway Publishing and at the end of this blog post you will have a chance to win a copy for yourself. This is a wonderful new version of the most important book that we can ever own, The Holy Bible.

Fresh Start Bible: Softcover/Linen

Fresh Start Bible: Softcover/Linen by Gateway Press

Everyone needs help navigating their way through life. Pastors Robert Morris, Jimmy Evans, Jack Hayford, and other key leaders at Gateway Church answer some of the most common questions about Christianity and provide the tools for building a strong spiritual foundation. With over 500 discipleship articles and studies, Fresh Start Bible (Gateway Publishing, November 15, 2019) will help you find God’s direction for every day. The Bible is available in genuine leather, linen softcover, and linen hardcover. International Day of the Bible is November 24 and this Bible is right in time to share your support of God’s Word!

Features of the Fresh Start Bible include:

Fresh Start Journey: 52 important questions about the foundations of faith

Intersections: 59 key Bible characters and events

Road Signs: Practical teachings that illuminate Scripture and inspire spiritual growth

Worship Way: Discusses the What, Whom, Why, and How of worship

Freedom Path: Explores the spiritual freedom available to every believer

Bible Reading Breakthrough: Explains the importance of reading God’s Word every day

Leader Guide for Small Groups

Bible Book Introductions

Cultural and Historical Articles

Topical Scripture Lists

Charts, Tables, and 18 Full-Color Maps


The Fresh Start Bible is available in several versions. Softcover/Linen; Hardcover/Linen; Premium/General Leather; Deluxe/Imitation Leather; and Digital

You can find more information at https://www.freshstartbible.com.

It can be purchased at https://store.gatewaypeople.com/fresh-start-bibles/



As I continue to use this new Bible from Gateway Publishing, I find myself with an increased interest in studying God'S Word and very eager to dig deeper into His Teachings. This Fresh Start Bible has many wonderful features, including the questions in the Fresh Start Journey that cause me to reflect on my prior beliefs as they encourage me to search for further answers. I am especially thrilled with the Charts, Tables, and Maps; the Road Signs that light my way; and the Note section that offers me a place to jot down my thoughts. Each of the 66 books has an introduction by a noted contributor and there is also a One-Year Reading Plan.

This New Living Translation is appropriate for everyone---from new believers to mature Christians. I am excited to use it and it truly is a Fresh Start Bible!

I received a complimentary copy of this Bible from Gateway Publishing but I received no monetary compensation and these opinions are truly my own.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


One lucky commenter will win a softcover/linen copy of the Fresh Start BibleTo be eligble, please answer this question. "What version of the Holy Bible do you prefer?" and attach your email address to your comment. To avoid spambots, please type your email as name (AT) domain (DOT) com. 

This giveaway will close at 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 6, 2019. Because of shipping expenses, this giveaway is limited to residents of the United States.

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  1. I couldnt agree with you more. New Living Translation in my new favorite for when I'm reading or studying. The features of the Fresh Start Bible are very impressive and in depth! I feel privileged to own one!

  2. I prefer the King James Version. The Fresh Start Bible has so many unique attributes it would be wonderful to have one.