Express Yourself While Studying God's Word with the NIV Holy Bible for Girls, Journal Edition


Lately, I've been getting the urge to get back into Bible journaling. It's actually been quite a while since I've done this. I used to keep a notebook with me when I read the Bible. Whenever a scripture grabbed my attention or I had a personal thought in reference to something I just read, I would jot it down in my notebook. I found that it also helped me with scripture memorization.

I was recently flipping through the notebook, and realized how long it had been since I added anything new to it. I finally decided that it's time to start back up. There's really no set of special guidelines when it comes to Bible journaling. As you can see, I used a simple notebook for my previous entries. Of course nowadays, there are many Bibles on the market that also include special sections for note-taking. I thought it would be nice to give one a try, so this new NIV Holy Bible for Girls, Journal Edition couldn't have come at a better time!

The NIV Holy Bible for Girls, Journal Edition is the perfect way to apply Scripture to your everyday life. Designed with the thoughtful writer in mind, a whimsical cover and journaling lines inspire reflection in God’s Word. This Bible contains the full text of the bestselling New International Version (NIV) translation.

Now you may be thinking, "Isn't this a young girls' Bible?" You see, I was wondering the same thing, but when I asked one of the wonderful ladies at Zondervan, she explained that it's ideal for any age, even adults. She was right! The NIV Holy Bible for Girls, Journal Edition is perfect for both young girls and adult women. I fell in love with the cover, which has a feminine design with pretty turquoise, gold, and pink colors. There's even an elastic band that helps keep it closed. This gives it the genuine look and feel of a real journal. 

The inside is very reminiscent of a traditional Bible, although the pages are a bit thicker to allow the reader to write on them without causing the ink to bleed through to the other side. The NIV text offers an easy to follow translation and there's also a turquoise ribbon bookmark attached to help keep my place. On every page, there are journaling lines in the margin areas. As I read my daily dose of God's word, I can jot down my favorite verses or other special reflections that pop into my head. The lines run from the top to the bottom of each page and are about an inch and a half wide. I have a tendency to write a lot when my thoughts get going, so the one thing that would have been nice is to have a little more space to do this. Since this Bible does have smaller text, there is a lot blank space for jotting down additional notes or drawings that might not fit on the lines already provided, so that's extremely helpful.

The NIV Holy Bible for Girls, Journal Edition would make a wonderful gift for both females young and old, especially during the holiday season. As beautiful as this is, I will definitely be adding it to my gift guide this year.