Friday, March 14, 2014

Book Review :: The Sequin Bible, NIV

The Sequin Bible, NIV is an NIV bible perfect for the girl who loves a little sparkle. The version I am reviewing is blue (almost a turquoise) with a flower on the cover, but there is also a pink version with sequin hearts on the cover.

This is the 2011 version of the NIV, and in the Preface (which explains how this version came about) it states that this version "builds on both the original NIV and the TNIV". It contains both the Old and New Testaments, which are listed in order of appearance in the Table of Contents and in alphabetical order on the following page. There is a pretty presentation page, printed with turquoise flowers. In the text, the words of Christ are in red (even in Revelation), while the remainder of the words are in black.

This version has a "Flexcover". It appears to be some form of a fabric cover (with some material under it to give it stability), with a shine from fine silver glitter. (The glitter does come off a bit on your hands.)
The sequin flower feels well attached to the cover, and the sequins are stitched together. The cover feels flexible, but sturdy. (You can see a close-up picture I took of the cover to the right.)

At the end of this version, there is a Table of Weights and Measures, but there is no concordance and there are no maps. I do wish that a small concordance and some maps had been included, but even without it, I think this is a great bible.
FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews.

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