Published by Zondervan
I love a lot of things about this Bible.
First, a few physical characteristics of the Bible itself. The typeface and print size, referred to as Zondervan NIV Comfort Print typeface, is very easy to read, nicely contrasted against the white page, and is a simple but clearly defined font. You can find a quick visual comparison of the original and updated typeface here.
The physical size of the Bible itself is well thought out. The copy I received is hardcover with dust jacket. It is not too large or bulky, but heavy enough to lay flat when open and perfectly fits on my lap. There is also one attached bookmark ribbon.
The page layout is single column Scripture with “Over 7,000 insightful notes arranged in a unique Q&A format” in an outer page column, with contrasting color background.
Next, are content considerations. In keeping with the the Quest theme, notes are presented as answers to commonly asked questions about the Bible. This presents intuitively easy to understand insight into Scripture.
A Study Helps section at the back of the Bible includes wonderful additions such as a lists of “Prayers from the Bible” and “Promises from the Bible” with references to where these can be found in Scripture. A useful Dictionary-Concordance, as well as color maps are also included in this section.
Overall, I highly recommend the NIV Quest Study Bible. It balances well the combining of Scripture and study questions/helps into an easy to understand way, without feeling overwhelming. I will certainly be using this Bible.
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