During this time of Lent/ coronavirus isolation, I have been spending extra time in God’s Word. I honestly can’t tell you if it’s the extra time at home or Easter preparation behind it, but I am thankful none the less. As a Bible Gateway partner I received the opportunity to review a new Artisan Collection Bible and knew this was the perfect time. I chose the NRSV version because I don’t currently own a copy and waited with bated breath for it to arrive in the mail. (What else do I have to do? Actually that is a joke. I have been filling my socially distant time with all the things I haven’t had time to do while working – to the point of exhaustion and stress. Pray for me. My inability to relax is definitely a condition.)
I am so delighted with this beautiful version of God’s Word. The stunning cover art work and golden gilt edged pages feel luxurious. As does the patented Zondervan NRSV Comfort Print typeface for these aging eyes. The lightly ruled, wide margins are perfect for journaling, reflecting, taking notes and creating unique, inspired art. I, personally, have trouble making stick figures look good. But maybe you are more creatively blessed.
You should Easter treat yo’ self to this gorgeous Bible or another in the series. Easter is not canceled just because we can’t meet in a building. And maybe you have no excuse for a pretty new dress this year, but this stylish Bible could fill the void. Or gift one and start a new Easter tradition. I would be so excited to add this to my collection of Bible study materials – if my teenage daughter hadn’t claimed it the minute it left the box. I will enjoy watching her study and fill it’s margins. And since I’m starting to feel a little envy about that, I may just have to order one for myself. We can find it here.
I am so appreciative to the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid for gifting me this Artisan Collection Bible for my review. And my prayer is that you use this Bible or another of your choosing to spend time with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ this Easter season. May you celebrate His return from the grave and look forward to His return to claim His throne forever!
Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of the prophecy, and blessed are those who hear and who keep what is written in it;
for the time is near.
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