I’m all about taking notes as we read our Bibles, or jotting thoughts and notes down while listening to sermons, so a Note-Takers Bible sounded right up my alley.
I also like the NASB translation – New American Standard Bible – as it is one of the more literal or word-for-word translations.
This is a very straight-forward Bible, no study notes or commentary, just the text. The font is a little small for these 40-year-old eyes, but still readable. And of course there are extra margins for writing in, both on the sides of the text and the bottom.
There is a concordance for being able to look up key words as well as some lists on the Teachings of Jesus and the Miracles of Jesus. And a short “What the Bible Says About..” list (such as “What to Read When..” you struggle with apathy, etc.). It is a red-letter edition, which doesn’t thrill me, but not a deal-breaker for me.
All in all, this is a great Bible to have for doing personal study where one wants to jot down notes and observations, or to use for church to take notes during the sermon. It isn’t too big for carrying to and from church though a bit larger than a personal-size Bible would be. So if you like to take notes in your Bible, this is a good one to use, having a reliable translation as well as space for writing down thoughts.
*I received a copy of this Bible from the publisher through Book Look Bloggers in exchange for my review.