Disclosure: 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.
Designed for girls ages 8 and up, this beautiful coloring Bible will help bring the word of God to life and allows space for personal artistic expressions.
Journaling and coloring are two ways of bringing to life the words of God that He gives us in His Bible. The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls is a lovely Bible that incorporates both of these styles of expression.
The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls is stunning with many lovely, quality features. These include:
- Hundreds of verses illustrated in ready-to-color line art
- Thicker white paper for enduring note-taking
- Lined, wide margins for notes, reflections and art
- Complete text of the accurate, readable and clear New International Version (NIV)
- Easy-to-read black letter text in single-column format
- Lays flat in your hand or on your desk
- Ribbon marker
- Beautifully designed Leathersoft-over-board cover featuring screen-printing and other cover embellishments
- 8-point type size
With both full page and margin sized illustrated verses, there are plenty of verses to color.
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Okay – so now you know the stats, let’s talk about this in my own words, right? This cover is beautiful. The pink with silver is cheerful and bright. It is a comfortable book to hold and the printing is lovely. It does sit open well so that you could easily have it open on your lap while taking notes and following along during a sermon.
The pages have a nice feel to them. They are not super smooth, which means a bit of grip to help a colored pencil cover well. I do like that. They are a bit thinner than I would like to see in a Bible that is designed for coloring. I can see how they could easily tear, especially when I consider how my middle and youngest girls were at age 8. A couple of years can make a big difference and I feel confident that my 10-almost-11 year old will do well with these pages.
The margins are nice and wide. This allows room for note taking, journaling, or designing personal illustrated verses. With faint lines to guide the writing or drawing, the wide margins are perfect for personal expressions. Every page includes either the lined margins or an illustrated verse.
There is both a Table of Contents and an Alphabetical Order of the Books of the Bible at the front. Each has the page number where that book can be found. As far as appendices, there is only a Table of Weights and Measures and an Index of Artists and Their Work. There is not a concordance or an index for names, places, etc.
Zondervan has given us a nice Bible that will appeal to girls in the 8+ age range. It feels sturdy and is cheerful. If you are interested in winning a copy of this Bible, please visit the Rafflecopter for this giveaway by clicking on the link below.
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I am pleased with the all-new NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls from Zondervan. I think it will be a hit with my preteen girl.
Lori, At Home.
Our Samantha would love this. It’s everything she loves. Pink, the Bible and coloring.
I thought the same thing about my youngest – a pink sparkly Bible that can be colored while committing God’s word to heart is just about perfect. Thanks for dropping by and commenting, Audrey.
This is one of the best ideas Zondervan has ever had. I absolutely adore Bible journaling and coloring; it really engages me and pulls me even more deeply into the Word. It’s exciting to thing about all the young women who will be inspired and touched by this lovely Bible!
I agree. They have created a product that many will benefit from.
This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing about it!
You are welcome. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.
I won’t be eligible to enter, but it looks like a nice bible, I don’t know if it’s a bible that could grow with a person though… the colouring done as a youth, might discourage an older person? What do you think?
I don’t know about the coloring part of it but the lack of concordance and cross-references definitely limits the growth with this particular one.
It was last Christmas or so that I really wanted to jump into Bible Journaling and bought all sorts of art supplies. But my first painting page didn’t turn out as I expected and I’ve been scared to ruin it since. I need to get back and try again. My daughter wants to do it too. We have a similar one for her.
I like that this is a gentle introduction for a younger child where hopefully they won’t feel that fear of messing up. Glad you have something for your daughter. I’d love to see some of her work once she gets into it.