The Jesus Bible: Artist Edition NIV

 There are several features I look for when choosing a Bible, and this version, its lay-flat design and soft cover are some of them. The Jesus Bible Artist Edition has a unique look and feel—the leathersoft is very supple. As an artistic and poetic soul, this artsy cover appeals to me. It is colorful, pretty, stitched well, has a nice texture, and lays flat with ease.

I also love the single-column format. It makes it easier for me to keep my place and the provided articles are fashioned in the margin rather than on the bottom of the page with the references. I think this uses the space more efficiently allowing more scripture per page. There is also plenty of margin space for journaling or note-taking.

Another unique feature, which I’ve only seen in one other Bible, the NIV Life Application Study Bible I reviewed this past October, is that it has two (yes, two!) attached place ribbons—silver and gold. A tiny perk, but so handy!

This artist edition makes a lovely gift. It comes in the sturdy box pictured below that folds open.


Publisher: Zondervan
Version: New International Version (NIV)
Text size: 9.5 point
Pages: 2016
Source: I received a complimentary copy of this Bible as a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid. Opinions expressed are completely my own.