NIV Illustrating Bible REVIEW

The NIV illustrating Bible is here! I have been illustrating in my CSB version for several years now and it truly provides a unique Bible journaling experience. Whether you are using it for note-taking or creative journaling the wide margins and spiral binding are truly one of a kind! I have loved using the CSB version, but I’m excited to have this new NIV option as a resource. Take a look at photos and more of my thoughts below.

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The new NIV version comes in both a pale pink and a deep slate gray color. This new version in pink is a lighter color than the previously distributed rose gold (CSB) cover.

Product Detail and Specs

  • Translation: New International Version (NIV)
  • Dimensions: 9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ x 2″
  • Faux leather cover features foil stamping
  • Debossed on front and back cover
  • Faux suede liner on inside covers
  • Binding: copper spiral
  • Format: Single Column with 3 3/4″ Margins
  • Font Size: 8 pt
  • Pages: 936
  • Packaged in keepsake box
  • ISBN: 1644548739
  • ISBN13: 9781644548738
  • Product by DaySpring

You can grab your copy of the NIV Illustrating Bible, in Pink here. Thanks for using my affiliate link, when you click on the links in this post (and don’t use outside coupon programs) the prices stay the same for you, but I get a small commission that helps support me and our local group, PNW Bible Journaling.

Okay, now back to this gorgeous Bible!

The inside cover is a soft suede in a blue teal color. I appreciate the opening pages and title pages that provide a lot of extra white space whether you are testing ink or wanting to create art on these pages, they provide lots of additional room to experiment or create. I also really like the clear and bold font used on these title pages.


The large spiral binding is a huge pro to this particular Bible. It allows for the pages to lay flat and provides lots of extra flexibility when positioning the Bible for writing or creating.

Even on the title pages there is plenty of room to journal and create. Honestly the only downside to this Bible, if you ask me, is its large size. But that is a concession, in my opinion, that is very worth making. This Bible is one I typically create in at home on my desk and if I am needing to take a journaling Bible with me I often just select something smaller for on-the-go situations. However, I’ll be honest with you and say I have developed such a preference for the spiral binding and large size margins that sometimes I even take it with me despite its large size. One great solution to that is the carry case that Daypring has for it which gives it handles and protects its cover. (Currently discounted to $10! In September 2020.)

You can check out the gray cover for the NIV illustrating Bible or other options like individual volumes of the Psalms and book of Luke here.

And don’t miss all the other fun Bible journaling goodies that Dayspring has to offer. They have a wide variety of washi tape, paper pieces, stickers, and creative supplies. Explore those here.

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