NIV, God's Justice Bible, Hardcover The Flourishing of Creation and the Destruction of Evil By Tim Stafford is the newest themed bible published by Zondervan. The book is modern yet minimalist with its earth and jewel toned graphic touches in the interior, artistic images of tree artwork and the sturdy, 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 principal of God's justice. 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 about God's justice and the theme of justice in light of current and historical events. Within the book are some good 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 is perfect for a niche market or outreach for social activists- 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 an okay bible choice for a beginner. It is easily read in the reader friendly single column format without notes inserted. The only thing that is difficult is trying to find particular bible books since there are no headers which identify where you are at in this bible. The reader has to do a lot of flipping in order to locate a particular bible book or verse. For a serious bible reader who frequently looks up specific passages for study or devotions, this might not be the best choice. As a blogger for Booklook I received a copy of this bible published by Zondervan for the purpose of writing this review.