NIV, Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls – Review

Posted November 4, 2020 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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NIV, Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls – Review

NIV, Beautiful Word Coloring Bible

Published by Zonderkidz
Publication Date October 27, 2020
Genres: Bibles
Written for: Middle School
Pages: 1184


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.
Girls will get creative through coloring and journaling in the NIV Beautiful Word™ Coloring Bible for Girls. Included are pencils to color, blend and shade the detailed line art surrounding hundreds of inspiring verses. This Bible gift set is perfect for the special young girl in your life and will become a cherished keepsake full of personalized creative expressions of faith.
Features include:
Complete text of the accurate, readable and clear New International Version (NIV)Over 600 verses illustrated in ready-to-color line artFour colored pencilsSix sheets of stickers designed for girlsThick white paper for writing and doodlingLined, wide margins for notes and reflectionsSatin ribbon markerBeautifully debossed and screen-printed coverExclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print® typeface in a readable 8-point print size Using the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV) text makes the Bible accessible and easy-to-read for kids. The NIV is the result of over 50 years of work by the Committee on Bible Translation, who oversee the efforts of many contributing scholars. Representing the spectrum of evangelicalism, the translators come from a wide range of denominations and various countries and continually review new research to ensure the NIV remains at the forefront of accessibility, relevance, and authority. Every NIV Bible that is purchased helps Biblica translate and give Bibles to people in need around the world.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

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I received a copy of the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls Gift Set from Zondervan (HarperCollins Christian Publishing) for this review.  This post is sponsored by Zondervan. 

I remember going with my mom to select a Bible when I was in third or fourth grade. I distinctly remember the deep red cover I selected. But there were not many options back then, either for translation or even the style of the cover. While I probably would still have selected a different cover than this one if it had been available, I would have loved having this lovely Bible set.

This is the full text of the Bible with a few footnotes. No other study materials are included, such as maps or introductions to the various books – that isn’t the purpose of this Bible. The margins are nice and wide and those that do not have verses for coloring have faint lines for note taking that are subtle enough to not be obnoxious – yes, I’ve seen Bibles with dark lines for notetaking and have not liked them at all!

Having seen the number of quote images listed on the box cover (over 600), I still was unprepared for how many that is! There are so many! Not only are they in the margins, there are also full-page spreads! One of the things I like about this is how it highlights verses in every one of the books. I imagine the verses will draw attention to some of the Minor Prophets and could prompt an interest in learning what the entire Bible has to say.

I was curious about how the pages do when coloring them so I tested the back of the last page. (After all, I don’t want to color on pages that the girl I gift my copy to will want to use!) Using the purple pencil provided, I made a small heart underneath the copyright notice. I then drew a cross using a dark-colored pencil from a set I already own. When I turned to the other side of the page, I couldn’t see either the text, the cross, or the heart. When I held the page up to the light, the copyright text showed up more boldly than the things I drew. So I consider this test passed. 😊

Would I purchase a set like this as a gift? Absolutely!

Here is a sample of what the Gospel of John looks like:

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