I have a friend who loves reading the Bible and enjoys meditating on what they read. Once they have reflected on the biblical text, they find drawing helps them process what they have read and engrains the Bible passage further into their memory. While this practice is not my personal forte, I have noticed in teaching children, too, that using different avenues to help Christians meditate and reflect on Scripture can be beneficial. That brings us to the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls.
A Bible for Girls By and With Design
Published by Zondervan (HarperCollins), this Bible contains art for 500 verses or introductions spread throughout the Bible. Each of these designs is ready-to-color pictures drawn by various artists who each brought their own style. As “The Letter to the Editor” makes clear at the beginning of this edition of the Bible, these pictures are not meant to take away from the study of Scripture the Christian needs to be diligent in doing. Moreover, the point of the drawings is to encourage the memorization of that Scripture. From the cover to the style of the drawings, you will notice the features have been specially formatted for girls. That is by design.
A Space for Words Too
Yet, coloring and drawing are not for everyone to process and reflect on Scripture. As I mentioned, I am not someone prone to draw or color. I tend to be someone who writes. That’s what I appreciate about this Bible too. Where the margins are not filled with drawings to color, there are lines to write on. The mixture of ready-to-color pictures and writing lines allows for girls with different learning styles to benefit from this beautiful Bible.
Dig Into and Color
If you want to encourage an 8-to-12-year-old girl to dig into the Word, then consider getting her the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls as a gift. If you know a girl who loves art, then take advantage of this creative resource and hand them this beautiful Bible to dig into and color!
I received a copy of the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls from Zondervan (HarperCollins Christian Publishing) for this review. This post is sponsored by Zondervan.