If you want to purchase a good simply styled bible to distribute as part of an outreach, then this plain text NIV Journey Bible is a good choice. This is like a simple, bare bones outreach themed bible -a traditional bible, is a good choice for any new believer or as a gift. The cover implies a nature related theme, yet this is not a theme carried out through the interior. The poetic styled writing and soft green shades will appeal to environmentalists, nature enthusiasts and even writers and artists. The newspaper styled pages even make this bible look as if it is printed on recycled paper, but is not. Ironically, this bible appears to be environmental themed but it is not. The stylized cover is merely decorative as well as the newsprint styled paper.
As far as everyday study and devotions, its an okay choice. This bible is a good basic text bible with some articles and devotions, but not too overloaded. This paper back bible is an easy to read, informal bible that encourages new bible readers to read. It is a specialty bible in the new line of NIV bibles and im sure many customers may purchase this bible expecting more. The approx $20 retail price is significantly higher than purchasing specifically made outreach bibles in bulk. Therefore if you are part of a church or community outreach program that delivers bibles in bulk this option may be too expensive. This bible looks more like it should retail at half that price.
For anyone looking for a good basic text bible, and is overwhelmed by the bible options on the market, this bible is an okay choice. It is attractive and readable. There are no graphics and very little else to distract the reader from the bible's message. As a blogger for booklook bloggers I received this bible for the purpose of writing this review.