NIV Streams In The Dessert Bible Review

I received a copy of the NIV Streams In The Dessert Bible for purposes of evaluation. Thoughts are my own.

NIV Streams

Just a couple of weeks ago, I shared my thoughts on the NIV Pink Bible which is basically a Bible in the New International Version with 9 short devotionals and encouragements for people who have been or are affected by breast cancer.

Now let me tell you about another NIV Bible. Obviously, I can’t really compare the contents of 2 NIV Bibles because they have the same Scripture inside. But it’s the extra features that makes one Bible different from another.

Are you in a desert experience? Do you need hope, comfort, and encouragement so you can burst forth like a sparkling, clear river? Let your thirsty soul be restored and refreshed through the daily devotions in the NIV Streams in the Desert Bible!

NIV Streams In The Dessert has a large target audience — any person who has a need for hope, comfort, and encouragement. And I think we all have and will need this at one point or another in our lives. This Bible has a unique hardcover that makes it look like it’s worn out and old but if you look closely (or if you touch it), you’ll realize that it’s just the cover art.

The NIV Streams In The Dessert Bible has 365 hopeful daily readings — one for each day of the year — that aim to revive and refresh today’s generation of faithful sojourners. It seeks to provide devotions in modern, easy-to-understand language that beautifully captures the timeless essence of the original version written by L. B. Cowman-a pioneer missionary in Japan and China from 1901 to 1917.

While the devotions in this Bible were originally written by Cowman, this devotional Bible has been edited by James Reimann. It maintains the beauty of the original Cowman writings while making the devotionals more accessible for the readers of today.

I like that the devotions are placed near the text that it pertains to. I’ve seen lots of devotional Bibles where the devotion is placed randomly which can be confusing. Not with this one though. The devotions are also easy to understand so anyone can appreciate it.

I personally own a couple of Bibles in different versions. Having different versions can sometimes be a life saver for whenever I need to do an in-depth study of Scriptures. But the one I use for my daily devotion and Bible reading is NIV — mainly because it’s a lot easier to read than the King James version.

BUY IT! NIV Streams In The Desert Bible is available for purchase at (which offers LOTS of really nice Bibles).

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NIV Streams In The Dessert Bible Review — 28 Comments

  1. I’ll have to check out I may find some good gifts to give to family members this Christmas!

  2. Zondervan has so many different bibles and books to pick from I think that an outdoor man or son in law would love to read the daily devotionals and it would enrich his life, I am glad there is so many different types of bibles to pick from and read of Gods love and plan for us, thank you for this review

  3. Thank you for your review..I was Roman Catholic and brought up with the concept of “an eye for an eye” it is good to know that there is more understanding..and possibly belief here

  4. Thank you for the review. I have a couple of friends whose birthdays are coming up that would love to get this book

  5. I think everyone needs hope, comfort, and encouragement. This sounds like a great devotional, I would definitely read it. Thank you for sharing this review.

  6. After I had my stem cell transplant, I had to have fluids, aredia, etc. given to me at my oncologist’s office. A few of us at a time, were in the treatment room in chairs lined up in a row, right next to each other. Depending on the treatments, the times we were in the dr.’d office could range from minutes to hours. I got to know a few patients from seeing them all the time. I was usually trying to encourage people with God’s word. Plus, I am a card, book, cd, dvd giver. This book definitely is the kind I look for. Thanks because I have never heard of this book before. What better gift of encouragement than God’s promises!!

  7. This Bible Sounds Wonderful! I have a few bibles as well, but nothing that is “easy to read and understand” I love the fact that it has a certain reading or message for every day of the year! This Bible sounds like one that I would definitely love to own! However, as you know, I cannot purchase anything right now! However, In the future, when things chance around here, I may be able to order it! Thanks so much for the terrific review and information on this NIV Bible! I honestly do appreciate it! Thanks, Michele 🙂
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  8. I can’t believe how many bibles are on the market these days. This sounds like an interesting theme. Thanks for sharing!

  9. This devotional Bible would be a great asset to me, I could use one like this. Also , I think both of my daughters could benefit from one too!!

  10. This sounds like a wonderful Bible. So many people are at wits end these days with all that is going on. Thank you for sharing

  11. My father in law is a preacher so my mother in law is always looking for new bibles to read. I will have to send her the link to this review.

  12. This sounds like a good book to have. There are times when we all need a bit of encouragement. Times, when we don’t feel like talking to someone would help.

  13. I need this – I feel sometimes that my spirituality has gone totally arid. I might get this Bible, “hopeful” is a word I need to practice!

  14. wow this Bible sounds amazing and definitely I think that a couple of my family and friends could use.. Thanks for sharing with us

  15. WE all need hope, comfort and encouragement in our lives. I love the NIV version because it is so much easier to understand. Thank you so much for sharing this great devotional.