Wednesday, December 24, 2014

#REVIEW: NKJV Note-Taker's Bible

Title: NKJV Note-Taker’s Bible
Series: Note-Taker’s Bibles
Author:  various
Published Date: September 30, 2014
Publisher: Zondervan
Format: hardcover
Pages: 896
ISBN: 9780310434139
Genre: Bibles
Purchase: Amazon | Zondervan

Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis: Finally, a hardcover Bible that has plenty of room for taking notes during public or private worship, small-group fellowships, or any other time or place you feel the need to make comments on the Bible. No more cramped writing in tiny margins—the New King James Version Note-Taker’s Bible makes it easy to stay organized and neat. Personalize the text of God's Word to your life as never before, and treasure this record of your spiritual journey. Includes the complete text of the popular New King James Version.
• Deluxe wide margins for note takers
• Complete New King James Version text
• Double-column text for easy reading
• Words of Christ in red letter

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This Bible is similar to the Single Column Journalling Bible put out by Crossway. The concept is the same: room for you to write in your bible. Yes, you read it right. You are encouraged to write in this Bible.
If you don’t feel it is appropriate to write in a Bible, don’t get this Bible. There are plenty of other New King James Version Bibles out there that don’t encourage you to actually put pen, or marker, or crayon, or any other medium of self-expression to the pages. However, if the idea of self-expression in the form of writing utensils while studying your Bible appeals to you, this is a Bible for you!
The pages are minutely thicker than a normal Bible page, and you have about an inch margin to write in at the outer edge and bottom of the pages, perhaps half an inch at the top.
The type however is in probably a size 2, which makes it absolutely tiny and crazy to try to read. Please don’t try to read this Bible in a candle-lit service; you really do need a well-lit area to work on this.

Personally, I am using Pinterest to see how to creatively use these margins in my Bible study in 2015. I am also looking for creative ways to spruce up this cover, because under the jacket it is a plain, boring black.

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