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!

Thursday, January 12, 2023

NET, The TEXT Bible: Uncover the message between God, humanity, and you by Michael & Hayley DiMarco


What would you do if you could text God all your questions, all your worries, all your doubts and fears to God? What if He was always online and would always answer you? Would you start typing right now?

Someone once said that the single most important thing about you is your thoughts on God. Give that a minute to sink in. Why would that be? Because all your thoughts about humanity, love, suffering, and the like are shaped primarily by whether or not you think there is any meaning to it all, by whether or not you are on your own, and by whether or not God even cares about it all. Knowing who God is will give you answers to life’s big questions that you might not have even known you needed.

The TEXT features the New English Translation (NET). The NET is a beautifully balanced and reliable translation that puts the debate between accuracy and readability to rest by combining clarity of language with unprecedented transparency into the translation process. With its easy-to-understand language and over 60,000 translator notes fully accessible online and in print, the NET is a Bible any reader can embrace as their own: clear and readable, elegant and accurate.

You can learn more about this new, unique Bible by visiting this Website.                  

Now, through February 14th, you can get 50% off when you purchase a copy of The NET TEXT Bible. This would be a wonderful Valentine's gift!  PURCHASE LINK

You can also enter to win a copy of  THE NET TEXT Bible. Giveaway Details are at the end of this post.


TEXT. What does this make you think of? Keeping in touch with friends and family with the use of technology? How about THE TEXT? This is the name of a New English Translation Bible that uses the TEXT study method to help us keep in touch with God! I was intrigued by this title and I'm so happy to have the chance to preview it because this is truly a special way to study God's Word! 

TEXT the Text uses the four-step TEXT study method— 

 Talk to God

 Encounter God and humanity 

eXamine your heart

 Talk to others

Students,  young adults, and new believers may appear to be this product's target group but anyone with a thirst for knowledge will enjoy using it. Here are some of the features that I especially like!

Blue font that is easy to read---Clear and readable 9-point NET Comfort Print® typeface

Wide margins offer me the space to add notes and pictures as I read the scripture. 

Fantastic Learning Prompts including

Get to Know the Text: brief explanations of people and events found in Scripture

Terms of the Text: brief definitions of important words to help us better understand and discuss Scripture

Anatomy of the Text: concise descriptions of literary devices and categories of Scripture found within the Bible, such as parables and apocalyptic books

Praying the Text: Learn how to start praying God’s Word right back to him!

“Who is God?”: nearly 100 short devotions on the person and character of God

The TEXT also has 8 colored maps, a detailed Concordance, and several reading plans: 30 Days with Jesus, 90-Day Bible Overview, and The Whole Bible (in one year!)

And, in keeping with the theme TEXT, there are 5 pages of Hashtags and the scripture that applies to them!

This is a unique Bible! It would be a great gift for students, young adults, and new believers.

Many thanks to Harper Collins Christian Publishing for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Michael and Hayley DiMarco are the bestselling and award-winning authors of more than 40 books including Own It, God Guy, God Girl, and A Woman Overwhelmed. Michael and Hayley have served as general editors on three Bible projects. Together, they work side-by-side at Hungry Planet, a company they founded that creates winsome and spiritually-based content for teens and adults. They live in Eugene, Oregon, where Michael serves as a pastor.


Want to win your own hardcover copy? Leave a comment telling me why you would like a copy of THE TEXT NET BIBLE. All comments must be made by Friday, January 20, 2023, and your email address is needed so that I can contact you.  For your safety, you can submit your address in a non-spam format, such as Yourname(at)domain(dot)com. 


  1. I would love to win this for my husband. He needs a new Bible and I think this would be a great one for him. It has many great features!