NIV Journal the Word Reference Bible by Zondervan Review



The NIV Journal the Word™ Reference Bible allows you to capture your thoughts next to treasured verses while cross referencing Scripture in the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV) translation. This single-column, red-letter edition features thick paper with lightly ruled lines in the extra-wide margins, perfect to reflect on God’s Word and enhance your study.

Expertly designed for the New International Version (NIV) text, Comfort Print® delivers a smooth reading experience that complements the most widely read contemporary-English Bible translation.

Excellent for a gift or for personal use, it can also be a cherished heirloom to pass on to future generations with your personal writings inside!

Features of this treasured Bible include:

Side-column cross-reference system
Lined, wide margins for notes and reflections
Thick cream paper for enduring note-taking
Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV)
Easy-to-read text
Words of Christ in red
Lays flat in your hand or on your desk
Ribbon marker
9.3-point print size
Exclusive NIV Comfort Print®

My Thoughts:

This Bible is great for almost anyone. The design is very gender neutral…the black cover is of very good quality, with a slightly textured spine. It feels very durable and seems like it will last the test of time. The end papers have an attractive gray diamond design. I really like the addition of an elastic band to keep the Bible closed. There is a red ribbon bookmark…I personally would have preferred a different color, either a hunter green, navy blue, or a deeper shade of red, but that is a matter of opinion.

The Bible is supposed to have thicker paper to assist with note taking…I compared it to my Life Application Study Bible and the pages do feel slightly thicker but the difference is very slight. My primary intention for this Bible is to use it for artistic Bible journaling so the thickness of pages are important.

The text is a 9.3 point size, which is a bit smaller than I prefer but it was probably necessary to allow for the wide margins. The margins are spacious and have faint lines for note taking. The titles and captions are in a pleasant burgundy color and the words of Jesus are in red. Overall the appearance of this Bible is very basic, but this is desirable for those who wish to add their own creative touch or to use it as a journaling Bible. I also could see many men enjoying this Bible as the style is very clean and simple.

There are cross-references on the side columns, in the middle of the book. The Bible also contains a dictionary-concordance, which is a feature I really like and will use often. The table of contents includes the books in the order of the Bible as well as in alphabetical order, which could be very helpful for finding the lesser known books.

Overall, I am extremely pleased with this Bible and plan on using it for many years to come.

My Rating: 5 stars

I received this book from Booklook Bloggers to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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