ne of the things that thrills my heart is when one of our older kids asks for a new Bible. It thrills me too with our younger ones, but some of that can be the excitement of wanting their first Bible. Our daughter just had her 15th birthday several weeks ago, and one thing she wanted for her birthday was a new Bible. She specifically wanted one that had room to write notes by the verses and one that looked “girly”. I love how God works these desires of our heart out because Revell Books sent me an e-mail asking if I would review a Bible along with one of my teenagers. God Girl Bible is definitely a “girly” Bible! I’ve seen her reading it numerous times in this last week, and her coming up to me to share different things she has found.
Her eyes lit up as soon as she saw it, so I know she liked the look of it! The picture above does not show the details of this Bible. The cover is a soft imitation leather. The pink on the side is a deeper pink and a soft (not bright) white top and back. The branches that show in the picture are engraved into the cover – it’s not colored as it shows. The print is a deep, dark purple. It’s very easy to read (even for this mom who wears trifocals). It is a classy looking Bible.
So, I asked her what she liked about the God Girl Bible best, and she said the introductions to each book of the Bible. It usually gives about two pages information, including, who the author is, when it was written, “The Gist” of the book (summary), “Things to look for”, and “Must-Know Terms and Verses“. She also really likes the different reading plans at the end of the Bible.
As a mom, I like the little “comments” throughout that can catch my daughter’s eye and help her think more of what she is reading. There are “Ask Yourself” boxes scattered throughout, which ask questions such as “Does a certain problem keep coming up in my life” Could I be doing something that keeps making this thing happen to me?” There are 200 half-page devotions also throughout the God Girl Bible .
Check this out to see if this would be the Bible for a girl in your life! Here is a blog page about the God Girl Bible. You can also learn about the version for this Bible, God’s Word Translation. And one of the neat things is the outreach there is that goes with this Bible at GodGirl.Com from Hayley DiMarco, the contributor for this Bible.