Monday, May 30, 2016

Book Review :: Guys Slimline Bible NLT, TuTone (Tyndale)

It's Bible week on my blog!
Stay tuned this week as I review a variety of Bibles.
The Guys Slimline Bible NLT is a nice Bible that is suitable for anyone looking for a compact Bible. (It is less than 1" thick.) It would make a great gift. 

The cover is TuTone (imitation leather) in a very dark charcoal gray (almost black) and blue chevron with dark gray stitching. The cover is soft and flexible and feels well-made. The dark gray portion of the cover feels like you would expect imitation leather to feel like, but the blue portion has a faint texture that gives a slight "record scratching" sound effect when you run your fingernails over it. It is an attractive combination of materials. Inside, there is a presentation page. The pages of the Guys Slimline Bible NLT have silver edging. The Guys Slimline Bible NLT comes in a paper sleeve (not a hard box) and also includes an attached ribbon bookmark. Aside from the paper sleeve, there is only a small line on the copyright page referring to this as a "guys" Bible.

The Guys Slimline Bible NLT has black text (including headings) with the words of Christ in red, and is laid out in two columns. This is the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (© 1996, 2004, 2007, 2013) version of the Bible. The text seems to be slightly smaller than standard size, but is not too small (in my opinion). There are footnotes throughout.

There are 8 full-color maps on coated pages at the back (like you might find in many Bibles), along with a few other helpful resources like: "Dictionary/Concordance" (54 pages), "Great Chapters of the Bible" (1 page), "Great Verses of the Bible to Memorize" (3 pages), and "365-Day Reading Plan" (4 pages).

The Guys Slimline Bible NLT has the basics you need (plus a few extras), wrapped up in a nice cover. I think this is a great choice for a Bible.
FTC Declaration: Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy through their book review bloggers program. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews.

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