Thursday, December 12, 2019

Book Review & Giveaway: NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls

About the Book:

Created especially for girls ages 8 to 12, this beautiful Bible provides ample space for young artists to express themselves through coloring and journaling.

Girls can get creative with the detailed, ready-to-color line art surrounding the hundreds of inspiring verses in the NIV Beautiful Word™ Coloring Bible for Girls. This Bible is a perfect gift for a special young girl in your life and will become a cherished keepsake full of personalized creative expressions of faith.Features 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

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.

My Thoughts:

I got the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls for my oldest daughter, but I really want one for myself! The gorgeous pink with silver polka-dot cover is Leathersoft over board, giving it a sturdy, durable feel. For convenience, there is a built-in bookmark and lay-flat binding, making it easier to color. I do recommend using colored pencils, not crayons or markers. Even with colored pencils, some color will show through the pages. However, I think the publisher made a good balance between paper thickness and total weight. This Bible is fairly heavy for a children’s book and with thicker pages, it might have been too heavy.

There are many illustrations in the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls. In shorter books, especially the New Testament epistles which have many quotable passages, nearly every page spread features at least one coloring opportunity.  In the longer books, the coloring portions, while still plentiful, are more spaced out. Pages without illustrations have lines on the sides for taking notes or writing down thoughts.

As noted in the title, this Bible does use the NIV translation. It does not include any commentary or devotional thoughts. I personally like this as it omits the denominational/societal biases that sometime accompany commentaries.

I recommend the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls to caregivers of girls ages 8 and up. It would be excellent for the child who is old enough to listen to the sermon, but needs a little something (coloring or taking notes) to prevent boredom and aid focus. Five stars!

Disclosure of Material Connection: 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.


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  1. These bibles made especially for kids are so nice. I just love the way they look. Thanks.

  2. This would be great for my daughter.

  3. This will be perfect for my 10 year old granddaughter. She needs a new bible.