NIV The Journey Bible:
Revealing God and How You Fit into His Plan
Published by Zondervan
The Journey Bible is what I would call a study bible with easy-to-read narrative and short spark notes summaries. The commentary is “nice and sweet” kind of read making it easy to understand. Personal Stories, Indexes, Concordance are included in this Bible. This, as the title states, is an NIV translation. Not the best out of all Translation as it does leave out good measures of scripture found in other translations, but the bible has a good outer-and inner written content to it.
Overall this Bible is pretty good. There are nice additions to it, yet the color is bland. The tools are very useful and I find them to be easy to understand. It also has a Bible Devotional system called “Five Alive”, where you can start at a particular book in the Bible. The Personal Stories laced in throughout the book is also a nice touch. These few Commentaries mentioned have a heart-to-heart feel and backup with scripture well. The typeface and print is nice. I really like the one page column look with this bible, it gives it a less crowded look and easy flow than constricted two column pages but the obvious compromise is the size of the overall bible and the size of the font.
I recommend this as a first time Bible for people who really want to start off fresh and willing to learn with a hectic lifestyle. Take a few minutes and dive in to this Bible knowing you will read everything you need to. Not to mention setting a D.A.T.E with God.
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