NLT Reflections Journaling Bible – Review
I have always been a highly engaged reader – someone who reads with a pen and a highlighter in hand. When someone has something memorable to share, I want to make sure I remember it for posterity. Although I enjoy relaxing with good fiction every now and then, I rarely read just for entertainment. I read primarily to expand my horizons, to stretch my mind, and to introduce myself to new ideas that I might not be otherwise exposed to.
Since capturing important ideas and memorable quotes is important to me during my regular reading times, you can imagine how much more crucial I believe it is to record the things that we hear during our quiet times with the Lord?
The NLT Reflections Bible provides us with a beautiful, distraction-free way to focus on what God is speaking into our hearts during our devotional times. Inside the brilliant turquoise fabric cover of this Bible whose colors reminds me of sea and sky, you’ll find creamy white pages filled with single-column, New Living Translation text, surrounded by oodles of lightly lined, spacious margins to record your precious thoughts!
Now, if you have never written in your Bible before, the prospect of making a mark on those pretty crisp pages might seem a little intimidating, but seriously, once you get started, it’s the easiest and most natural thing in the world to do!
Think of the margins of your Bible as the place you come to have an intimate conversation with God.
Here are a few ideas and prompts to help you get started!
- What is God saying to you as you read through His Word? Write down His message to you in the generous space of the margin!
- What images does the passage you’re meditating upon evoke? Stamp, doodle and draw them next to the verse!
- How has God answered your prayers? Mark the dates and His responses in your Bible so you have a record of His faithfulness in your life!
- What key events are happening in the lives of you and your family that you want your kids to remember? Use the margins to create a spiritual timeline for your family that you can pass down through the generations!
There are so many things you can do with your NLT Reflections Bible! Stay tuned for ideas on how to decorate your cover and more tips for Bible journaling in the days to come!
One thing that I like about the NLT Reflections Bible is that the lay-flat binding makes it so easy to write in, no matter what page I open to. I also like that there’s a pretty blue coordinating ribbon to help mark my place! I also appreciate that the 2.25 inch margins are extra wide for more notes or larger hand-writing and the perfect size to fit my Illustrated Faith supplies. The creamy backdrop also makes my colored pens, paints and artwork pop!
I’m so excited about the NLT Reflections Bible in Ocean Blue Hardcover Cloth that I’ve teamed up with Tyndale to offer my US readers a chance to win one! And, if you’d like to begin Bible Journaling with your family and friends, you can also purchase the NLT Reflections Bible in these design options: Sketchbook Black Hardcover Deluxe or Leatherlike Hardcover Mahogany Brown Cover.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Tyndale for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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