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Studying the Word of God is even more meaningful when you have a Bible that you enjoy reading and that you feel a sense of connection to in some way. For me, that means that my Bible must be small and lightweight enough to comfortable pick up with one hand. It must have a nice-looking but sturdy cover. It must have a large enough font that I don’t have to struggle to read. And, it must have a little bit of room for notes. I own several Bibles, each for different reasons.
Reflect on What You Learn
The New International Version is an easy-to-read translation, perfect for Bible study. As a writer who is instinctively attracted to a good notebook, the NIV, Journal the Word Reference Bible more than meets my criteria as the perfect Bible for me. It is also a wonderful resource for our homeschool Bible studies, with space on each page for note-taking.
The Journal the Word Bible resembles a Moleskine notebook. It has a black hardcover, with nothing printed on the front. It includes a bright red ribbon bookmark and an elastic strap that slides from the back over the front cover (a plus for portability). This Bible has ivory pages with cross-references in the inside margins instead of the bottom of the page. It also includes lines on the outer margins for journaling.
Bible Journaling and Study
The large font is small but readable (9.3 font size), and the red-lettered words of Christ are a nice bonus (and not a garish bright red–more of a burgundy-red). I can comfortably hold it in one hand, and the pages lay flat when the Bible is opened, even when holding it on my lap. There are no frills to NIV, Journal the Word Reference Bible: no maps, devotions, lists, etc. It does include a concise Dictionary/Concordance at the end. It is plain and simple, and that is what makes it so nice. It is really beautiful in its simplicity.
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