• NIV Radiant Virtues Bible An Honest Review

    NIV Radiant Virtues Bible, A Beautiful Word Collection, Published by Zondervan A beautifully illustrated Bible combined with unique study features. The NIV Radiant Virtues Bible is part of Zondervan’s A Beautiful Word Collection. In keeping with similar fashion of this collection (see my review of the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls here), the Radiant Virtues Bible includes line-art verses ready to color in, as well as delightfully designed scripture art scattered throughout the text. As an added bonus, there are fourteen verse illustrations printed on heavier perforated pages suitable for gifting or personal inspiration. In addition to inspiring scripture illustrations, this Bible contains unique study features. Prominently, a color-coded system concentrating on the three…

  • NIV Grace and Truth Study Bible An Honest Review

    NIV Grace and Truth Study Bible Published by Zondervan As a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid (BG²), I received this Bible free in exchange for my honest review. #BibleGatewayPartner Zondervan’s NIV Grace and Truth Study Bible is produced through a project led by general editor Dr. R. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. As a result, the NIV Grace and Truth Study Bible is appropriate for those new to Bible study as well as the experienced student. Study helps include: in-depth study notes a comprehensive NIV concordance red-letter Words of Jesus 16 pages of full-color Biblical maps easy to access center-column cross references bottom-of-the-page study notes…

  • Thompson Chain Reference Bible, ESV An Honest Review

    Thompson Chain Reference Bible, ESV Published by Zondervan As a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid (BG²), I received this Bible free in exchange for my honest review. #BibleGatewayPartner Along with my grandfather’s Thompson Chain Reference Bible (KJV), I now have my own Thompson in ESV. As one of the most extensive, yet discernible, Bible study systems published, the Thompson exists as a helpful study guide for anyone wanting to dig deep into God’s Word. As a young preacher in the late 1800’s, and dissatisfied with available reference Bibles, Dr. Frank Charles Thompson developed his own simple but scholarly Bible study system. In 1908, encouraged by church members to…

  • NIV Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Mark An Honest Review

    NIV Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Mark, Published by Zondervan As a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid (BG²), I received this Bible free in exchange for my honest review. #BibleGatewayPartner In addition to the 54 pages containing the full book of Mark in the NIV translation, this journal includes blank, but lightly lined “Notes” pages, and a helpful section with “Tips for Bible Art Journaling”. The paper is thick allowing for journaling pens to be safely used without fear of the ink bleeding through the page. The typeface is the Exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print in 9.5 point print size for easy readability. There are 13 full-color illustrated verses…

  • NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls An Honest Review

    NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls, Published by Zondervan As a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid (BG²), I received this Bible free in exchange for my honest review. #BibleGatewayPartner I was pleasantly surprised to open a package and find this beautifully designed coloring Bible. Although this Bible is targeted for girls ages 8-12, it’s classic design makes it perfect for even older teens or adults. My teen daughter loves it! And so do I. Packaged as a sturdy boxed gift set, stickers and colored pencils are included. And the colored pencils are no ordinary pencils – they are quality twistable pencils, in four colors, that produce nice…

  • NIV Study Bible An Honest Review

    NIV Study Bible – Fully Revised Edition Published by Zondervan As a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid (BG²), I received this Bible free in exchange for my honest review. #BibleGatewayPartner I love gleaning through a new study Bible … picking out new bits of information, discovering contextual maps, illustrations, and expanded notes on specific passages. So when I received this newly revised edition of the trusted NIV Study Bible I was eager to dig in. For 35 years the NIV Study Bible has helped readers understand God’s Word. In this fully revised edition, Bible publisher Zondervan offers their exclusive NIV Comfort Print® typeface along with many updates to…

  • Halley’s Study Bible, NIV An Honest Review

    NIV Halley’s Study Bible, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print Published by Zondervan As a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid (BG²), I received this Bible free in exchange for my honest review. Pastor Henry Hampton Halley (1874-1965) originally printed his 16-page booklet titled Suggestions Concerning Bible Study as a study help for his audiences in 1922. By 1960 Halley’s Pocket Bible Handbook was in it’s 22nd edition, with 968 pages. Today, Halley’s Bible Handbook has more than 6 million copies in print in multiple languages. Bible publisher Zondervan has now combined Halley’s notes alongside the New International Version Bible translation in Halley’s Study Bible. Verse-by-verse study notes,  photography of…

  • Artisan Collection Bible, NIV An Honest Review

    Artisan Collection Bible, NIV  Published by Zondervan As a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid (BG²), I received this Bible free in exchange for my honest review. Physical characteristics: This Bible features lines on each page for journaling, consisting of about the outer third of each page. This provides generous room to write study notes, thoughts, or even illustrate directly onto the pages of scripture. The size of this Bible is great to carry and lays open fairly flat on my lap. The pages are dark-gold “art-gilt” edged and not as thin as many Bible papers, making it ideal for journaling. The color of the paper is a creamy…

  • The Gospel in Numbers

    I’m reading in Numbers this week as I read through the Bible this second half of 2020. It is amazing to see the Old Testament scriptures pointing directly to Christ.  Below is a quick summary of what I found in Numbers 5:4-7. The Gospel in Numbers God Said Obey → We Will Fail → We Humbly Confess → God Fully Restores Numbers 5:4-7 ESV And the people of Israel did so, and put them outside the camp; as the Lord said to Moses, so the people of Israel did. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel, When a man or woman commits any of the…

  • The Jesus Bible Artist Edition, ESV An Honest Review

    The Jesus Bible Artist Edition, ESV Published by Zondervan My new everyday Bible! As a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid (BG²), I received this Bible free in exchange for my honest review…and honestly, this is my new favorite Bible! I love everything about this Bible. Physical characteristics:The size is perfect to carry and lays open flat on my lap. The pages are gold edged, with a slight thickness so they feel more “book-like”. The color of the paper is creamy, not stark white, making it easy to read and more comfortable on my eyes. The cover is beautifully designed with watercolor swashes and a soft leather-like feel. There…