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NIV College Devotional Bible

442578: NIV College Devotional Bible, Hardcover, Jacketed Printed NIV College Devotional Bible, Hardcover, Jacketed Printed
By Zondervan

Your college years are different from any other time in your life. You get a demanding new schedule—and it’s yours to manage 100% on your own. You make new, lifelong friendships as you spend time with other people on a similar path in the journey. You face unique challenges as you begin to see the world differently, including what your impact on the world might be. This special time in your life is also an opportunity for you to deepen your relationship with Jesus.

The NIV College Devotional Bible helps you strengthen your walk with God as you find your own way in life. It’s filled with stories that connect Scripture with the struggles, questions, and decisions every college student faces. In fact, it’s the same approach that Jesus used in his parables—taking stories from everyday life to illustrate eternal truths.


  • 222 school-year devotions with daily insights and applications on relevant topics
    Devotions use a unique storytelling approach to connect God’s Word with your real-life questions, struggles, and decisions as a student
  • Study Helps:
    • Subject index for looking up topics of interest
    • 20- 30- and one year reading plans that give you an overview of the Bible, guide you through Bible topics, and lead you reading through the whole Bible
    • Blank lined pages for personal notes
  • Quick-start guide shows you how to get the most out of reading the Bible
  • Complete text of the clear, accessible NIV Bible
  • Table of Weights and Measures
  • 8-point text size
  • 8.75″ x 5.75″ x 1.50″

My Review:

Zondervan’s NIV College Devotional Bible is a great Bible for the college student who needs something to carry with them and has built in devotions to help get them into the Bible on a daily basis.

What I liked about this Bible:

  • It has daily reading plans available in the back to help keep you on track._225_350_Book.923.cover
  • It has devotions throughout the pages that only take about 5 minutes to read when you’re in a hurry.
  • It’s not overloaded with unnecessary study notes or features that sometimes overwhelm you with loads of information.
  • It’s hardback so it will travel with ease and not get to beat up.

What I didn’t like about the Bible:

  • I didn’t like that there wasn’t a more girly color choice. In fact it’s only available as a hardback, eBook or Navy/Red imitation leather.

Overall I like the layout and feel of this Bible. It’s not too big or too heavy.  However, if you have a hard time reading smaller fonts you may want to look into getting a larger print Bible.  The 8-point font size could be hard to see.


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