I was looking for an NIV translation Bible, and this one was the obvious choice for many reasons.
As a musician, my eye was caught immediately by this gorgeous hand-painted design of musical notes and symbols winding among the delicate flowers against a mint green background. It is truly beautiful and inspiring.
This Bible is a sturdy clothbound hardcover with pages that are thicker than many Bibles, while certainly still thinner and smoother than a regular book. Two ribbon markers, one purple, one white make for an easy way to mark favourite passages. This Bible also includes the words of Christ in red, which I love. It’s easy to identify when Jesus is talking in the Gospels. The exclusive typeface is also great. I read that it is designed for comfortable reading, and I can definitely see that, as it is easy to read without being overly large. The text also reads like a regular book, rather than in columns like in newsprint.
There is also extra space and lines in the margins for note-taking and artwork. I am not the type who enjoys writing in my books, but for those who are, this is definitely a plus.
Last but certainly not least – the page edges. At a glance, when the Bible is closed, the foil-edged pages appear quite normal. But upon opening the Bible and fanning the pages, dozens of music notes and symbols appear on the page edges, making this Bible and all-around work of art.
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