The NIV, Understand The Faith Study Bible, Grounding Your Beliefs In The Truth Of Scripture By Christianity Today Intl., is the newest themed bible published by Thomas Nelson. The book is modern yet minimalist with red toned graphic touches in the interior and the sturdy, textured hard cover. This bible is very attractive and would make a nice gift as well as a good personal choice for daily reading for anyone who is new to the bible or looking to upgrade their old bible.
As far as the articles and content- this is a great introduction bible to introduce newer believers in the faith to basic bible principals. For those who are used to extensive study bibles with foot notes, this bible is less indepth as it does not have study notes for the actual bible text. This is not meant to be a study bible- but rather a simple, reader friendly presentation of the bible side by side with relevant articles. Within the book are truly motivational and inspirational articles- full of substance. One can say this is a pretty bland bible if you compare it to the full color study bibles on the market. This bible contains fit a real need- and one can say without all the "extra" features, one can focus on scripture.
As far as content, this bible is a good choice- a step above the standard pew bible. With all the niche bibles out in the market- there is truly a bible for every taste. This is a better bible choice for a beginner. As a blogger for Booklook I received a copy of this bible published by Thomas Nelson for the purpose of writing this review.