The first thing I noticed about this Bible is the attractive cover. It does look like a journal. The background color is turquoise with a snowflake type design in gold, white and bright pink. The turquoise ribbon marker carries through the theme. The Bible is held closed with a bright pink elastic strap.
The pages are bright white with inch-and-a-half lined margins for journaling, or just jotting notes. The pages, like most Bibles are very thin and the print is small, but quite readable. The attractiveness of the Bible entices you to read and think about what you’re reading.
There is a table of contents listing the books of the Bible and a second one listing them in alphabetic order. The only additional material is a table of Weights and Measures at the end and a preface at the beginning. The preface is fairly standard for an NIV Biblesdiscussing the translation philosophy.
Although this Bible is marketed with an eye toward teen-age girls, it is appropriate for any age. There are other NIV Bibles for journaling, Crossway has one, but the cover art makes this one special.
I highly recommend this Bible if you’re looking for a gift for a young girl, but it would make a wonderful gift for anyone.
I received this book from Handlebar for this review.