My daughter is an artist. She’s been drawing, coloring, sketching and creating since she was a toddler. Sunday mornings are no different. She doesn’t come to church with just her Bible. She comes armed with her sketchbook, pens, and pencils. As the Paster preaches the message, she listens and creates. Sometimes it is version after version of dragons (her favorite), other times it’s the cross, a lion’s face inside the cross or whatever the message conjures up in her mind.

So when I was given the opportunity to review for free the NIV Artisan Collection Bible for Girls as a #BibleGatewayPartner I jumped at the opportunity. And I’m glad I did. Girls, especially between the ages of 8 to 12 need something inspirational, beautiful, and inspiring to engaging in to interact with. The NIV Artisan Collection Bible does just that. It captures a girl’s heart because it’s a Bible she can truly interact with. The stunning marble-look cover design on soft, durable cloth looks like watercolor and makes my daughter want to open it.

The best part of this Bible is its focus on the Scripture. There aren’t other things to distract her from Scripture and gives her mind space to truly interact as she takes notes or draws–meditating on God’s Word. It’s truly a Bible that is done well and priced well at $26.99.


It features, lined, wide margins for journaling, artwork, and notes with a stunning marbled look on soft durable cloth, as well as the following:

  • Page edges with shimmering foil art gilding
  • Lined, wide margins for journaling, notes, and art
  • Complete text of the New International Version, the world’s best-selling modern English Bible translation
  • Words of Jesus in red
  • Satin ribbon marker
  • Exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print typeface
  • 9.5-point print size

The Artist

Olivia Joy is a 2-D abstract artist living and creating in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She focuses on the use of color, balance, contrast, harmony and texture to evoke emotion in viewers. Olivia gathers inspiration from her surroundings, the dramatic changes in all four seasons, and fleeting everyday occurrences recorded on camera or in sketchbooks. Her style is constantly evolving, and she wishes that every piece sent out into the world is enjoyed and cherished for many years to come.

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