NIV Beautiful Word Bible – Book Review
Do you love to read God’s Word and find it particularly helpful to interact with Scripture by writing, journaling, or sharing the things the Holy Spirit is sharing with you artistically throughout the pages of your Bible?
Do you have a yearning to create beautiful art in your Bible but aren’t sure where to start?
Either way, the NIV Beautiful Word Bible from Zondervan is sure to meet your needs!
The NIV Beautiful Word Bible is unique among Bibles because it is not only a wide-margin Bible that’s designed to allow note takers, doodlers, journalers, and creative artists as much space as they need to creatively interact with their Bibles – it also features 500 illustrated verses that not only bring your Bible to life, but gives those of us yearning to create art but aren’t sure where to start plenty of inspiration to get us started!
Here are a few observations I’d like to share about the NIV Beautiful Word Bible:
- The illustrated verses are stunning and display a wide range of artistic styles, Some of the art is full color, full page illustrations; some of the art is full graphic text; some of the art is margin art. All of it is inspiring!
- The Bible features a single column format, which is nice because this style provides for more margin space than in any of the similar journaling Bibles I’ve seen! If you are looking for lots of space to write and color, this Bible is definitely worth considering!
- Like other journaling Bibles I have reviewed, the font is small and the pages – which are identified as “high quality, acid-free paper” – are not heavy weight. Although the publisher indicates they are designed to accommodate pens, colored pencils, watercolor paints, stickers, tape and markers, you can expect bleed-through with certain types of medium. This is not an issue for many artists, but if it is for you, choose your medium accordingly.
- The margins are lightly lined to help note-takers and journal-keepers.
The NIV Beautiful Word Bible makes a beautiful gift for yourself or someone special. It even comes with an illustrated presentation box inside for personalization!
One of the nicest surprises I discovered about this Bible was when I peeked beneath the slipcover and discovered one of my favorite verses in the Bible – Proverbs 3:5-6 – beautifully inscribed on the front cover!
I really love the NIV Beautiful Word Bible (which is also available in the KJV and NKJV translations). If you are looking for a visually inspiring Bible that will invite you to interact with God’s Word, then this is the Bible for you!
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Video – The NIV Beautiful Word Bible
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