Wednesday, February 24, 2016

NLT Inspire Bible - a review

The New Inspire Bible
Inside the front cover
Recently, I was given a complimentary copy of the NLT (New Living Translation) Inspire Bible from Tyndale House Publishers for review. This beautiful new Bible will be released in March 2016.

Immediately upon opening the box for the NLT Inspire Bible, I was in awe! The front cover of the Bible is in full color and has a beautiful nature scene featuring flowers, a bird, and a butterfly. It is a flexible cover. The colors are pleasing to the eye and made me want to immediately turn the front cover to see what was next. The Bible is very well made. Holding it in my hands, I find it is the perfect size. The book is 8.25" x 6.25" The Bible is just under 2 inches wide and weighs in at just a little over 2 pounds. The outer edges of the pages are colored in a beautiful teal to match the outside cover and have a detailed scrollwork pattern that gives the Bible that little extra special touch of beauty.

Examples of the artwork
Inside the front cover, this stunning Bible's artwork continues with a black and white illustration that is ready to be filled in with colored pencils, markers, or other mediums. The attention to detail is magnificent!

Throughout the Bible, there are over 400 pages of attractive art illustrations. Some of the illustrations are full page and some are only partial page, but in any case, each drawing is very unique and beautiful. The black and white drawings allow the Bible to be completely customized as the user sees fit. As a Bible journaler, I found the illustrations to be a great help. They provide not only a great backdrop for creativity, but also great guidelines for enhancing Biblical study.
Extra wide margins

The pages of the Bible are a nice quality, ivory colored paper. Each page of Scripture has two-inch-wide margins which are perfect for taking notes and recording personal reflections. The font used is easy to read.

The Inspire Bible is the only single-column, wide-margin Bible available in the popular New Living Translation. This translation allows entire thoughts to be translated into natural, everyday English. It provides wording that is easy to read and understand while at the same time accurately communicating the meaning of the original Greek and Hebrew texts of the Bible.

Another example of the art
The NLT Inspire Bible is specifically designed to appeal to those who enjoy art journaling and adult coloring books. (The Bible comes in a deluxe hardcover edition too. It features a lovely, teal imitation leather over board composition.)  The edges of the pages are beautifully designed with full color. The Inspire Bible is a very special edition and would make a lovely gift. Every aspect of this Bible is filled with beauty and has been painstakingly assembled. If you'd like to own your own copy of the new Inspire Bible, you can order it here.

I would like to thank Tyndale House Publishers for giving me the opportunity to review this lovely Bible. It was indeed my pleasure to do so.

A page I colored today
Inside the back cover


  1. This just beautiful, thanks so much for sharing!

    1. You're welcome! I wanted folks to get excited. It's more beautiful than the photos depict.

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    1. That's a long time to wait! I know you'll be pleased when you get it though.

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    1. keyesangel: They are taking preorders now on Amazon. The Bible will be released to the public in March but I'm not sure of the release date.

  4. I was happy to find your review and some additional pictures of the inside - like many others I've been anticipating it for a while so getting a few more sneak peeks is so much fun! Thanks!