I received a copy of the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls from Zondervan (HarperCollins Christian Publishing) for this review. This post is sponsored by Zondervan.
The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls is truly a beautiful book! It comes with a slipcover to protect the leathersoft book cover that is pink with silver polka dots. In the front of the book is a place to inscribe who you are presenting the Bible to and there is a space for the date or occasion of the gift. What a wonderful gift this would make for a young lady!
Inside the 1,456 pages are 500 verses intended to be colored. The verses chosen are ones you may wish to memorize or they may draw your attention to a part of the Bible that is unfamiliar to you. These have been drawn by ten artists (you can find their names and the pages where their work appears at the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls). During the review period, I picked two different books of the Bible to color: Nehemiah of the Old Testament and the Gospel of John of the New Testament.
No matter what part of the Bible you are reading, this book lays flat on your desk or on your lap. I love not having to make sure to place something over to keep it open. So whether I am reading about Joseph being sold by his brothers or reading one of the letters of John, I do not worry about the Bible closing before I choose to close it.
I love how this Bible lays flat while you are reading it or coloring the verses.
In addition to the verses to color, there are also lines in the margins on which readers of the Bible can make notes or add their own illustrations or drawings. I love that there is space for me to try my own hand at Bible Journaling.
My husband purchased me the NKJV Beautiful Word Bible in 2016 for Christmas. My edition is not a coloring Bible so I was very pleased to see how the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls was different. The quality of the book is the same: excellent. There are some differences in illustrations due to them being different translations but I could see each edition being a valuable resource to read the word of God. Zondervan produces beautiful books!
The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls is recommended for girls 8 and up. I would say anyone that enjoys coloring and wants to move closer to God could thoroughly enjoy this edition from Zondervan. Our own daughter, who is only four, thinks it is a beautiful Bible. We will probably gift her with one of her own in a few years.
I really think this would make a lovely Christmas gift for a young lady in your life. With the easy-to-read black letter 8-point text, it is perfect for young girls who are just starting to read the Bible on their own. And the lovely ribbon will help them mark their place in the Bible for when they need to take a break from reading or coloring.
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If you are interested in trying your hand at coloring a few of the pages from the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls, you can check out the free downloads here.
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