NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible (Large Print)

I love new bibles. When they get releases I am constantly scouring the listings to see which ones I need. Ok, maybe not need, but really want to check out. I have a few bibles in my collection and one of them happens to be the Beautiful Word bible. I loved it when it first came out since it had note taking space on the side and illustrated images of verses that were pretty to look at.

I am so excited to be reviewing the new version of the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring bible in the Large Print format. This bible is based on the foundation that all of the other Beautiful Word bibles have laid. The format is exactly the same and they have used a standard translation (NIV) of biblical text. What has made this one a little different is that they took the illustrated scriptures that are in the other versions and turned them into coloring book illustrations. You can now personalize the scripture they have illustrated.

While I love this concept I was actually a little disappointed with the designs. I sat this version of the bible down with my other version, the original Beautiful Word, and did a side-by-side comparison. I noticed that there are very few differences between the designs. They might have change one illustration here and there, with very slight differences, but for the most part, they are the exact illustrations that are in the original version, but with the color removed.

The large print is WONDERFUL. It's big and easy to read. The other feature that that is great are the huge margins on the sides of each page for you to take notes, or create your own gorgeous illustrations.

As you can see in the picture, the cover is beautiful. I really loved this part. It's like a watercolor painting on the outside of my book. looks grey in the photo and when I got mine, it's actually a deep navy. I like the navy and it looks nice, but I would have loved for the photo to be a better representation of the colors. If you want grey, this isn't the one. If you love navy, you will love the cover.

All in all, this is a good bible if you like to color and take notes. If you don't have any of the other versions, then you will love this one. I think that my disappointment was coming from the fact that it's pretty much the same as the original Beautiful Word bible that I have, but I still really like this version.

{Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own}