This Bible is absolutely gorgeous! With an Italian duo-tone sea glass/Carribean blue embossed cover, beautiful pale blue ribbon to mark the page you’re on, lots of blue ink on the pages, devotions on blue backgrounds, and lots of “delicate” details, this Bible is a welcome change from all the women’s Bibles that have pink covers and brown details. It’s an NIV (New International Version) Bible, but also includes 366 devotions in it from many of the Proverbs 31 authors. Each devotion takes up one page, and they are placed in the area where their main Scripture is located. As someone who receives the daily devotions via email from Proverbs 31, I really thought these devotions were good. They were long enough to have things that made you think, but not “too” long to read on a daily basis. They also weren’t things I recognized having read before – huge bonus!
There are sections at the back with short biographies about each author who has work included, an index of devotions by author (in case you have a favorite author, or just want to see the other devotions by any of these authors), and a general topical index. Each of these are really great information if you’re interested in finding out more.
The only thing about this Bible that could be seen as a “negative” is that with it being the compact version, the font is pretty small. It’s the perfect size to put in your purse or into a backpack, and as I mentioned before, it’s really gorgeous, so it would be great to carry around! I have long carried a Bible in my purse, but it’s bigger than this one and doesn’t have any devotions included in it. I think it might just be time to change my Bibles around!
For more information (including the ability to view some of the pages for yourself!), please check out this site: http://www.zondervan.com/niv-real-life-devotional-bible-for-women-compact.
I received a free copy of this Bible from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review. I was in no way required to write anything positive – all thoughts and opinions expressed here are completely my own.