I’m pretty sure I’m the last person in the world that needs another bible. Between putting a husband through seminary and practically owning every version out there, the last thing I need to request for review is ANOTHER bible, in a version I already own.
I reviewed The Beautiful Word NIV Bible, The Beautiful Word Devotional, and The Beautiful Word Coloring Book…and this large print NIV Coloring Bible from Zondervan is literally the crowning joy of all of them.
First, it’s ‘large print’ which according to the cardboard sleeve is an easy to read 10 point font. Most bibles are an 8 point, but generally when things are labeled as ‘large print’ it’s 14 if not 18 point font. I assume bibles only go to 10 for large print because at 10 this is by far the largest bible I own.
Second, it has a hard cover cloth wrapped binding. It’s not only gorgeous but it lays flat anywhere- on your lap, on a desk, reading Genesis or Revelation.
Third, paper. My biggest beef with the standard size BWB and the Devotional is the slippery gloss paper used. Highly unrealistic to write on or really enjoy in my opinion. The eggshell textural paper in this coloring bible is ideal for color pencils, pen, or even highlighter. It makes using a variety of art mediums easy without worry of smears. (I even used watercolor pants and had fabulous success!) My preferred medium is color pencils since they are essentially stowed around my apartment for wherever I land. The painting went off well, with some precautions. I used a cutting mat between the page I was painting on the the rest of the book. Now, I did not soak my page but used a moderate amount of water for carrying the color.
Overall, if you’re looking for a journaling bible to guide your creative endeavors, without being a blank slate this is gorgeous and texturally awesome addition. The NIV isn’t my favorite version but I do love the size of the pages for getting creative without feeling restricted.
Get one for yourself and enjoy worship with a whole new perspective, HERE
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