8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Everything I was looking for,
This review is from: Holy Bible: New International Version (Bible Niv) (Hardcover)
This is my first "grown-up" bible since being baptised a good few decades ago and ties in with my church's NIV edition. Together with its handbag/pocket-size format and eye-catching contemporary cover as a bonus, this is just what I was looking for.
The text is clear and concise and offers a great overview of how all the stories, key people and dates all fit together.
It has also piqued my (atheist) partner's interest and appeals also to my daughter (5), who asked me to read her a story from it when she saw me flicking through. It's all credit to the format that I was able to combine a sketchy knowledge of the bible with how its content is organised that I was able to locate and read her the passage about the Magi and King Herod and Jesus' flight to Eygpt, following on from what she understands about the Nativity. (Which then prompted a conversation about evolution with my 7 year old!)
Can't really fault it and exceeds expectations. Well done to the publishers, the designer and typesetters.
Every home/handbag should have one!