As a lover of all things novel, the idea of a Bible written with no chapters or verses to break up the reading of the Word intrigued me. Just single column, paragraph style and as the packaging states, "Makes for Ideal Reading." Right?
After all, the original text didn't have all that stuff, and I could close my eyes and pretend I was reading from a scroll—well, that's just me and my crazy imagination. Nevertheless, I was over-the-top excited when I received my package in the mail, and I'm even more pumped to share my thoughts!
The Bible is the Bible as far as I'm concerned. Perfect. 5 stars all day long, says this Jesus girl.
However, when reviewing the format and layout of the NKJV Reader's Bible, certain features make it a bit singular and only appropriate for specific uses.
The overall presentation is beautiful. It has a nice hardback cover with a texture applied to it. The text does flow because there are no numbers to break up the flow of the writing. As a reader, if you experience distraction by the numbers and words running over one another, you will love this version.
For others, there will be drawbacks. The pages are thin so you can see through them. This Bible would not be ideal for following along in sermons or highlighting. As one who has memorized scripture, I naturally associate passages with chapters and numbers. Right or wrong, that's me. So, much to my surprise, this was a distracting choice for me.
I still give it 4 stars, because for some audiences, it will be a great alternative presentation of God's Word.
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Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.