Book Review: Fresh Start Bible

What this book is about: 

It’s the Bible. It’s God’s love letter to us. It’s the NLT and is what I would consider to be a light study Bible.

What I liked about it: 

Each book starts with a page explaining the time in which the events occurred and has a breakdown of the major events or themes of the book.

In other places are small boxes of additional information, which would be useful to a reader.

The back is also packed with extra articles, information, and reading plans.

What I didn’t like: 

I’m not a huge fan of the NLT, but that’s a personal preference thing.

I also am not a big fan of a soft-cover Bible because once I open it once and read it, the cover never lays flat again. Again, pretty minor.

Overall thoughts and opinions: 

I would consider this to be an excellent Bible for someone early in their Christian walk. NLT is easily understood in its readability and the extra information isn’t overwhelming. It provides questions to consider, a small amount of contextual information, and a great number of small articles that can be taken in small bits.

I don’t envision myself personally using this Bible simply because if I were to get a study Bible like this, I would want one that is MUCH more in-depth because that’s where I am faith-wise and just as a matter of my own personality.

But, as it is for what it is and who I believe it’s geared for, I give it five stars. It would be a great starter Bible for a teen or for a new Christian.

5 star rating

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I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.