Wednesday, September 23, 2015

NIV Bible for Women, a review

At one time, my favorite "secondary" Bible (not the one I studied from and took to church) was the original Women's Devotional Bible.  It was just what a busy mom needed to pick up from time to time and read a devotional from a well respected author... embedded within the very part of Scripture she was writing about.

This is the latest edition of such a devotional Bible.  It has devotions from such modern writers as:  Naomi Zacharias, Rachel Held Evans, Katie Davis, Margaret Feinberg, Tsh Oxenreider, and Annie Downs.  The forward to this edition is by Shauna Niequist.

I had to chuckle when reading through some of the devotions for such topics did not exist in my original Women's Devotional Bible.  Such as "The True Bonds of Friendship Are Built Offline".  For that was back when "offline" meant taking the dry clothes off the clothesline.

I do believe women will enjoy this Bible, especially when used as a devotional.  It is very good.

With one huge flaw for some of us.  The font is teeny tiny as well as quite light.  It was at times impossible for me to read as I do not have the best eyesight.  It was hard to read even with my strongest reading glasses.

So I would say this devotional Bible is quite good with the caveat... for those with excellent eyesight.

This Bible was provided by the publisher for the sake of review although the opinions are my own.

Further information can be found at here.*

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Vee said...

Oh that is a big issue...font size and color. Sorry that they didn't get that part quite right.

netablogs said...

I just received my copy for review today. I love the cover and I agree the font is quite small, especially for those of us who might soon be graduating to 'large print' books or with progressive lenses!

Cheryl said...

That's a shame about the print. I've been slowly pondering the purchase of a women's devotional or study Bible, and knowing that this one might be difficult to read, especially in early morning light, is good to know.