Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Jesus Bible

Good Afternoon.  I hope everyone is having a blessed Sunday.  I am spending the day enjoying the women of mystery marathon on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel and reading A Fatal Romance by June Shaw.  

The Jesus Bible is the NIV (New International Version) translation of the Bible.  It is a grey hardcover book that measures 6 ½” by 8 ¼” and comes with a built in black ribbon for marking your page.  The book is 2” thick.  It contains the sixty-six books of the bible with essays written by Louie Giglio, Max Lucado, Ravi Zacharias, John Piper, and Randy Alcorn.  Each chapter has an introduction and sidebar articles.  The sidebar commentaries help the reader focus on Jesus.  There is room for adding notes and journaling.  Some pages have more room for writing than others.  The paper is thin, but it is a little thicker than onion skin paper which is traditionally used in bibles.  I would not recommend using markers (would bleed through the page) when writing in this book.  You can do notes in pencil and colored pencils.  The font for the actual bible chapters is very small (the introductions, essays and sidebar articles is slightly bigger).  There is a dictionary/concordance at the back of the book.  The Jesus Bible is a contemporary looking bible.  The Jesus Bible gives the reader an opportunity to get to know Jesus.  The reader will be able to do an in-depth study of Jesus, his works, life, death and resurrection.  I give The Jesus Bible 4 out of 5 stars.  It is nicely put together, and I enjoyed the special essays. If you enjoy doing journaling in your bible, then I would not recommend The Jesus Bible for you.  However, if you are wishing to learn more about Jesus, then I would advise you to look no further.

I will return later with my review of She Stopped for Death by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli.  I hope you enjoy a relaxing day.  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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