Saturday, May 21, 2016

Girls Slimline Holy Bible-NLT-Review

From the Publisher . . . 
This adorable edition of God’s Word for girls features the easy-to-understand New Living Translation text with a soft-fur, bright-neon LOVEdesign and silver glittery lining. The BOLD FAITH design on the back cover encourages girls to live out their faith in ways that bring God glory.

This hardcover deluxe edition also features purple page edges, neon orange ribbon marker, special presentation page, 8 pages of full-color maps, and a 53-page dictionary/concordance to help locate passages on various topics.

The New Living Translation text is excellent for young readers because it is so clear and they can understand what they are reading! When they can read and understand God’s Word, God can work in their hearts!

What I Thought . . . 
It is cute and girly.  It's pretty.  Practical?  Not so much.  
The New Living Translation is a great translation for young readers. 
But,  cute, pretty and girly isn't the only reason to purchase a Bible for a child.  

This Bible is marketed as a Deluxe Edition.  In my opinion its a similar edition with a new cover.  I don't really see anything  extra special about this edition.   The reading plan is a standard reading plan you would find in other editions.   The concordance is also standard. 

I was disappointed that this edition didn't provide any margin space at all.   With the new trend of Bible Journaling I expected something different.   I don't think that the pages would stand up to writing.    Or even underlining.    The type is very small. 

I was a teenager when The Living Bible Translation first came out.  I have a paperback edition that is written in.  Verses are underlined.  The pages are nice heavy paper that withstood markers and highlighters.  And some 40 years latter is still in excellent condition.  
Such good condition that I am using it instead of purchasing a new Bible for journaling.  
The Bible from my late teenage years holds many memories for me.  To be able to use it in my current season to delve deeper is very special to me.  

A Bible is meant to be used.  A Bible is meant to be respected.  But I think just as important in a respectful way it's meant to be a little abused.  Because abused in a respectful way means it's being used.  

So do I want to give my child or grandchild a Bible that they'll probably write in and mark up with fancy gel pens and markers.  My concern is this edition would not stand up to that kind of abuse which to me is not very practical.   And possibly frustrating to a child. 

I think I'll keep shopping. 

How do I rate this edition?  Pretty not Practical.  Honestly for those reasons this edition of the New Living Translation Bible for Girls receives 3 1/2 stars. 

 For the purpose of this review I am required to give a rating in order to post on the following consumer sites.  

I received a complimentary copy of this Bible from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.  

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