As a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid (BG²), I received this Bible free in exchange for my honest review. #BibleGatewayPartner
When did you first receive a Bible?
As an 8-year-old little girl, I received my father’s very well worn, leather KJV Bible. The Bible served him well in the Christian schools he had attended, as he attended church, and in Bible college as a young adult.
My second Bible was a Precious Moment Bible that I received when I was 11 years old. It was easier to read than the KJV and many nights I would spend sitting up in my bed reading by flashlight before I fell asleep.
Searching for a Bible
As a parent of six children, it is important for me that my children know God’s written Word. Because each of my six children are different, thus each version and type of the Bibles they read are different.
One of my young daughters had recently outgrown her Bible, which prompted me to start searching for a new one for her. Right about the time that I was searching for a suitable Bible for my daughter, I was offered the chance to review the NIV, Beautiful Word Coloring Bible, and NIV, Beautiful Word Journal (Mark) as part of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid.
A Beautiful Word Bible (NIV)
*Created especially for girls ages 8 to 12, this beautiful Bible, sticker sheets and coloring pencil set provides the tools for young artists to express themselves.
Product features include:
- Complete text of the accurate, readable and clear New International Version (NIV)
- Over 600 verses illustrated in ready-to-color line art
- Four colored pencils
- Six sheets of stickers designed for girls
- Thick white paper for writing and doodling
- Lined, wide margins for notes and reflections
- Satin ribbon marker
- Beautifully debossed and screen-printed cover
- Exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print® typeface in a readable 8-point print size
What I Liked
This Bible is great for young girls (even girls older than 12 could use this with no problem). This brightly colored Bible is beautiful to look at, easy to use, and engaging for young readers.
One of my favorite features of the Bible is the space that it gives young readers to take notes in the margins and the over 600+ verses for coloring (they even provide the colored pencils).
*Other coloring utensils may be used, but due to the thinness of the Bible pages, check for the colors bleeding through in a discrete section of the Bible.
Other Notable Features:
This Bible offers several enjoyable features that will draw in the young girl and encourage her to help stay in the Word. This Bible is the one that my daughter will be using for attending church as she sits and listens to the sermons.
The font is easy to read and the verses are written in beautiful writing that automatically draws your eyes in to focus.
Even though this Bible is specifically for girls 8-12 years old, there would be nothing wrong with a teenager using this Bible. However, there are options available for teen girls as well, with the NIV, Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for teen girls.
Below are some pictures as you can see from the inside of the NIV, Beautiful Word Coloring Bible, for girls ages 8-10.
What my daughter liked:
*The box that the Bible came in is like a sturdy case, which holds both the Bible and coloring utensils.
*She loves the color.
*She likes the fact that the Bible was created specifically for girls.
What I don’t like
It is really difficult to find much wrong with this Bible. But a few things to point out that could possibly be a problem for some younger readers.
*The pages were thin, which may pose a potential problem for younger readers who are not careful with what they choose to journal or color with. These colors may be bleed through.
Overall, it is a wonderful Bible for the young girl in your life. Full of color, room to take notes, and keep her focused during her study time with God.
Additional Bonus Feature:
BibleGateway also sent me the NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Book of Mark with comfort print for review.
- The book of Mark from the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV)
- Includes 13 full-color illustrated verses
- Thicker cream-colored paper and wide margins for journaling
- Single-column format
- Exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print typeface
- 9.5-point print size
What I like:
*The single-book format and slim paperback size make it easy to carry this Bible journal anywhere.
*The colorful, illustrated art and uplifting imagery encourage a deeper and more inspired quiet time.
The Beautiful Word Bible Journal also comes in other books of the Bible as well and would be perfect for small group study or personal study.
FaithGateway and BibleGateway do not disappoint with their products, both in style, form, and function these are treasures that will help you understand the Word of God on a deeper and more meaningful level.
If you are in the market for a Bible, I suggest checking out BibleGateway and FaithGateway products for your family. Quality made and meant to last.
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