Bibles come in all shapes, sizes, translations, bindings and a variety of other options. The bible I want to discuss here is the one in the title of this blog, NIV Bible for Men.
The copy I have to review is a compact sized, hard-cover bible. It is a black letter edition, meaning the words of Christ are in black rather than in red. The translation of it is the NIV 2011 version. Included with the text of the bible are 260 weekday devotionals and 52 weekend devotionals, referred to as myths. A topical index of devotional topics and the devotional writer bios are included as well, along with any source information for the devotions.
To start with, I picked the bible up and realized immediately I was not going to be comfortable with the size of the typeface. This version has an 8pt font, which is really small for my aging eyes. I found the weekday devotions interesting and engaging; however, I found the myths moreso. Each myth is a general misconception, or myth, men tend to have about life in our world. The authors discuss the matters and then point the reader toward biblical content to realign the thinking process.
All in all, I really like this bible. The only drawback for me is the font size. I also like a leather binding on my bibles, but hardcover is not an issue for me. A leather-like version is slated to release in January 2016, but again it is to be an 8pt type. This is a great option for men to have as a devotional bible. The devotions and myths are fresh content and thought provoking. I definitely recommend the guys in your life having a copy of this new devotional bible.
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