August 12, 2016

NKJV Color Code Bible Review + GIVEAWAY

Color coding scripture as part of a Bible study is very common these days. To be honest, it really is a great idea. At the same time, I'm always worried that I'm going to ruin my Bible by using the wrong highlighters and risk ink running through its fragile pages. Perhaps that's why I'm really liking the newly released NKJV Color Code Bible!

Full of bright colors, memorization aids, and the never-ending truth of God’s Good News, the Color Code Bible is an exciting new way to study God’s Word. Over 1600 passages are color-coded on important faith themes. The first New King James Version for Kids highlighted in full-color, this Bible will be simple for kids to read and understand.

The NKJV Color Code Bible was for created for children in mind (ages 6 through 10), but to be honest it's a Bible that's fitting for just about anyone, even teens and adults. The translation is perfect for those who are just beginning the Bible, as well as seasoned readers. It stays true to the original King James Version, but offers more updated, easy to follow text.

This Bible also offers plenty of reference pages and even a few maps. Some of the pages include special features such as:

  • A Breakdown of the Books of Law, History, Poetry, Prophesy and Gospels
  • A sections that tells the stories of those who actually wrote the Bible
  • The many reasons as to why reading the Bible is so important.
  • A variety of Bible reading plans (Read the Bible in 365 Days, Read the Gospels in 90 Days, Read Psalms and Proverbs in 30 Days, and 365 Days of Topical Scriptures)
  • Extra pages in the back to journal in prayer requests and favorite Bible verses

One of the main features that sets this Bible apart from others is the color coding. Important verses throughout the Bible are highlighted in various colors. The coding system is broken down by theme and is represented by seven different colors:

  • Gold: God
  • Navy: Sin/Evil
  • Red: Jesus
  • Orange: Cleansed of Sin/New Life
  • Green: Spiritual Growth/Living Your Faith
  • Blue: Prayer/Praise
  • Purple: Heaven

There is a special guide that's included in the beginning of the Bible that allows readers to dig deeper into the significance of each color that was chosen. I especially like the highlighted scripture index that's included. It actually lists each scripture from the Old and New Testaments and is broken down by theme/color. The only thing that I would change is the vibrancy of the highlighted verses. Some of the colors work well and are pretty prominent at catching my eye, while others almost don't stick out as much. My guess is that the pastel color approach makes the text easier to read, so it's a small sacrifice for the better I suppose. Nonetheless, this is a really great Bible for children and adults who are looking for one that already does the work for you, showcasing some of the more important themes throughout.

Not only am I happy to be sharing my review of this new Bible, but I'm also giving away a copy! You can enter for your chance to win the NKJV Color Code Bible by following the Rafflecopter prompts, below. I've also included plenty of extra ways to enter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Nancy said...

Having lots of age appropriate religious books for them is important. First you read to them and later you can read with them and then they can read independently.

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Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

I like your way of thinking, Nancy! That's exactly what we're doing! :-)

Giveaway Babble said...

Thats for having a giveaway like this! This bible looks really cool for kids. Ours are still a little young to read it themselves but would love to have one like this to read with them.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

You're very welcome! It's always nice to build a collection that they can eventually grow with. That's what we do here. :-)

Sue Hull said...

This Bible would be great for me. My nieces and I could do some Bible study when they come visit. They are very involved in their church as are my sister & brother in law. I gave them both Bibles.My 12 yr old niece I gave her the Tween Bible for Christmas last yr. My 8 yr old niece I gave her the Under The Sea Bible for her birthday. They both love their Bibles. Im a Christian so my faith is very important to me. Im reading Bible stories to my granddaughter even though shes only 2. I want to instill it in her.
Thank you for the wonderful giveaway :)

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Thank you for sharing, Sue! It's wonderful that you encourage the Word of God in your nieces and granddaughter. My son is a toddler, but I do the same thing for him. It's never too early to start! :-)

(Oh and we also enjoy the Under the Sea Bible!)

renee said...

I get my kids to listen to audiocds in the car with Bible stories and songs on them. That is the easiest way to get them to learn about the Bible!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

I think this is such a great idea and something that I've thought about trying. Thank you for sharing, Renee!

Laura said...

This would be great for my nieces. I love how they use the different colors to help the younger ones understand what everything means!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

It's a pretty neat idea! :-) Thank you for entering, Laura!

Colleen Inman said...

We got my daughter her first bible for her 6th birthday. We are planning to do the same for daughter #2 this year in March.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

That's wonderful, Colleen! It's so nice to start them off early on their journey to learning God's word. Having their own Bible makes it extra special! :-)

Kathy Cavanagh Dalton said...

I would love this bible for myself. i love the color coding

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

I personally think it's great for both kids and adults, alike! :-) Thank you for entering, Kathy!

Julie Waldron said...

I would like this for myself. My 20 year old daughter does daily devotions & I'd like to start doing them with her.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

That sounds like a wonderful idea, Julie! It is a really nice Bible. Thanks for entering!

Laura said...

I think I accidentally didn't post the link to the other post I commented on in the box. So sorry about that! Here it is -

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

No problem! Thanks for letting me know, Laura!