NIV Thinline Bible Bonder Leather, Indexed

A Book Review by Wendy

Book Description

The NIV Thinline Bible captures the depth and beauty of the Bible, in a take-anywhere size. With a new custom typeface, this Bible delivers a more pleasant reading experience, making it even easier to understand God’s Word.

Book Review

This Bible has a nice cover, and an easy to read font.  The new font, adds breaks to the letters to ease the reading.  I wasn’t a big fan of the new font, but that doesn’t mean that another person won’t love it.  It’s the reason kindles allow for multiple font types.  I also tend toward the larger print Bibles.

This Bible has several features that I enjoy in a Bible, especially as a Bible teacher.  There are a couple of features that are important.  Such as, the weight of the Bible in your hands as you are teaching, especially if you teach standing.  While a larger font is nice for teaching, this font was not so small that it became an obstacle.  Another nice feature of this Bible is the lie-flat feature.  It won’t flip shut on you if you let go to make a point.  Finally, the index allows for quick reference between multiple books, especially useful for topical Bible studies, that require a lot of back and forth.

I would definitely recommend this Bible to anyone teaching from the NIV, 2011, edition.

 

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The NIV Sola Scriptura Bible Project

A Book Review by Wendy

Book Description

In the same spirit of Bible reading in the early church, the NIV Sola Scriptura Bible Project removes chapter and verse numbers, red letters, and cross references found in modern Bibles. The Old Testament is arranged according to traditional Hebrew ordering, and the New Testament is reorganized, placing each of the four Gospels as sectional heads.

Book Review

One of the problems with Bible study, is that so often, verses are lifted out of their context.  The wisdom of the ages, the Word of God, reduced to a sound byte or a bumper sticker.  Scripture turned to slogan.  With the verses removed, it forces the reader to view scripture as a whole in context to the material around it.  It purifies what has been tainted by familiarity and overuse.

Cosmetically speaking, there is nothing to complain about here.  The cloth over board books are comfortable and attractive.  The font is a good size, and the footnotes blend into the text with an “or” reference.  The ribbon place marker is nice.

There are very few books that receive a five-star review on our blog.  This is one of them.  Take a new look at scripture, with fresh eyes.

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers < > book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 < > : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”