Do you love exploring new editions of the Bible, sometimes in different versions and usually with different distinguishing features? I know I do! The newest Bible that I’ve had the pleasure of using is “The Woman’s NIV Study Bible: Receiving God’s Truth for Balance, Hope, and Transformation”. Published by Thomas Nelson in 2018, this lovely edition was edited by Dorothy Kelley Patterson and Rhonda Harrington Kelley, and is truly a keepsake Bible that will become a treasured possession to many women.
One of the main reasons I wanted to try a new study Bible is for the book introductions – and this edition has excellent ones! Each book opens with a brief explanation of author, date, background, themes, and a very useful outline of the entire book. As you flip to the first verses of the book itself, you will notice there are study notes at the bottom of the page to further explain or reference certain verses, but they are not as numerous as some other editions (for which I am thankful, because I find this can be distracting). Maps, diagrams, and other visual aids are also plentiful within the pages, but not too many so as to take away from the text itself. Inserts of topical, short, devotional-style teachings about people, events, and themes are placed near relevant verses and add some thought-provoking ideas and interesting questions to our daily Bible reading.
The elegant appearance of this Bible is another appealing feature, as well as its ease of use and medium size. The font is also a nice size, not too small and easy on the eyes, as to be very enjoyable to read. The Bible falls open nicely, and the pages are thick and not easily torn, while the sturdy hardcover and interior decorations are a pretty floral print which add even more to the appeal.
In the end, I am delighted with my “Woman’s NIV Study Bible”. Perfect for both in-depth study and everyday use, I know this lovely volume will be on my daily reading shelf for years to come. If you are looking for a new Bible, I definitely recommend giving this wonderful edition a try.
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.