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Review: NIV Color Code Bible

At first glance, the NIV Color Code Bible (Thomas Nelson, 2017) does not appear to be any different than a standard pew Bible. The text size, lack of study notes, introductions, and visual aids would make it virtually indistinguishable from a standard reader Bible. However, the distinguishing factor in this Bible is the color coding. Significant passages are highlighted to identify various theological themes that arise over the narrative of Scripture. The color coding key is included at the bottom.

This Bible is designed for children; however, I believe that it would be useful for teenagers or adult seekers striving to find biblical evidence for Christian doctrine. The design is simple and minimal, although the pseudo-leather is soft and somewhat cheap. The text size is manageable for the average reader, but beware of the many colors on each page. Combining the headings and the highlights, the pages are visually busy, so this may not be for those who want an uninterrupted reading of Scripture.

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