Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Review of the NIV Pink Bible

Having never reviewed a Bible before, this was a new experience.  But this Bible was a special one because it was made especially for breast cancer survivors.  Zondervan donated a portion of the proceeds to breast cancer research.

There were 9 pages of reflections written with the survivor in mind, offering practical advice and encouragement.  I was disappointed that there weren't more of these pages, given that there were no other devotional pages.  I really would have liked to see more of a focus on encouraging survivors throughout the entire Bible, rather than just 9 pages.

What drew me first to the Bible was the beautiful Italian leather cover.  It's a two-toned pink cover and has just enough embellishments to make it pretty and feminine.  I also really love cherry blossoms and was pleased to see that they were included on the reflection pages instead of just on the box.

One of my favorite quotes from the reflections was this:  "However you approach living with breast cancer:  You'll have to dig deep within yourself.  You'll have to scour God's Word for insight.  You'll have to talk to God like never before.  You may have to yell at him in your pain and frustration.  You may need to seek the help of a good counselor.  But a positive outlook can be yours.  Whenever you're ready, it will be there for you to experience and joy."  I think that this is something we can all relate to, no matter what our troubles.

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