NIV, Starting Place Study Bible, Hardcover, Comfort Print
By Zondervan Bibles is a brand new hybrid study bible featuring the NIV version with study notes and features to guide bible students and believers at all levels of their faith.
This retro themed bible features two tones styled graphics in bold, bright yellow-lemon and blue throughout. Featured are articles about archeology, culture as well as bible application principles at how God's word can apply to how the reader can live out the word of God. There are articles that answer basic questions about the bible and about advanced theological and philosophical questions as well. The bible is not just an abstract concept, but rather can be applied to everyday life. The study notes on the bottom, that elaborate on selected verses are easy to understand, relevant and applicable to everyday life. The articles within the text, are well rounded and cover a wide variety of topics to appeal to all readers and are not limited to specific narrow topics. The versatility of topics makes this bible a perfect choice for long term use- a bible that the reader will not quickly outgrow.
This bible features a hardcover with a durable binding and removable jacket cover. The binding lays flat and will hold up to years of use. The binding looks sturdy and well made. The comfort print is modern and the comfort print text of the bible is in bold font and stand out from the text of the articles which is printed in a standard type of font. This gives some of the page spreads of some of the bible pages more of a magazine type of appearance due to the different font styles and graphics featured. For those who prefer a more traditional type of font, the comfort print font, might seem unfamiliar and too modern for a bible. As a blogger for Booklook I received a copy of this bible for the purpose of writing this review.