Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Be Intentional & Faithful in Spending Time in God's Word with the NIV Journal the Word Bible - and I'm Giving One Away!

As Intentional Christian Grandparents, we want to pass on a heritage of faith to our grandchildren. This means we want to help our grandchildren understand how very much God loves them and how they can choose to make Him the Lord - or Boss - of their lives. Once they make this all-important decision, we want to help them learn how to love, know and walk with God; both now and throughout their lives, so one day, they will be Intentional Christian Parents and then Intentional Christian Grandparents and pass their heritage of faith to the children they love as well.

For us to do these things, we have to be people who love, know and walk with God, as we can not pass to others what we do not have and do ourselves. This of course means we are people who pray (check a post at this link I wrote earlier this month about being intentional when it comes to praying for your grandchildren) and who are faithful to spend time in God's Word ourselves, so we are able to have a real walk with God. So, today, I'm happy to share with you another resource which will help you with your walk with God . . . the new NIV Journal the Word Bible Large Print Edition from Zondervan (which they sent me for review).

NIV Journal the Word Bible Large Print Edition
Publisher - Zondervan

Favorite Features -
  • New International Version for ease of understanding
  • Single-column Bible
  • Large margins, lightly ruled give you lots of room to journal, take notes or even draw your own verse art.
  • Thicker, cream-colored paper is easier to turn pages and nicer for writing in your Bible
  • Beautiful Italian Duo-Tone cover - the one I received for review is Orchid/Chocolate and it is also available in Blue/Brown and hardcover Black.
Zondervan says; "The NIV Journal the Word Bible Large Print Edition allows you to creatively express yourself every day with plenty of room for notes or verse art journaling next to your treasured verses. With unique and sophisticated covers, this single-column large print edition features thick cream-colored paper with lightly ruled lines in the extra-wide margins, perfect to reflect on God’s Word and enhance your study. Excellent for a gift or for personal use, it can also be a cherished heirloom to pass on to future generations with your personal writings inside!"

I really love this new Bible! I love the cover . . . it is available in such a pretty color and with the embossed flowers, it is just such a lovely Bible to study, write in and carry with you on Sundays - or any other time you are at church or a study group. (The brown and black editions will be especially nice for grandpas, too!) I especially appreciate the thicker paper; not only for writing notes, but with my MS, it makes it easier for me to turn the pages. I'd like the font to be larger than 10 point, but do appreciate it is a larger font than typical. Since I take notes in church, I am very happy to have more room to do so - in text! The NIV Journal the Word Bible Large Print Edition, is wonderful for your own use and truly does make an excellent Bible to give as a gift . . . maybe to a first-time grandparent, or to any grandparent, to encourage note-taking which will one day be a treasure for future generations!

I'm extremely happy to say not only did Zondervan send me one copy of the NIV Journal the Word Bible Large Print Edition for me to review, but they are making another available for me to give away on January 20, 2017 (USA only)! If you are over the age of 18 and would like to enter this drawing, please comment below to tell me what you might write/draw in this Bible which your grandchildren will one day treasure . . . for me it is my sermon notes and Bible study notes!

In addition if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG or at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email you will receive one entry for each of these which you have done. Plus, if you "share" this post, you'll receive another entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win 
one NIV Journal the Word Bible Large Print Edition and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know! 


  1. I would write my favorite scriptures the one that I have learned and follow.
    I follow on Google Friend Connect, on facebook and email.

  2. I would would write notes and prayers that would speak of my faith in Christ.

  3. I'd love to pass this on to my granddaughter that has such a heart for Jesus and is so interested in learning about him. I think I'd love to write notes about the prayers I say for her. Using certain verses for different prayers. I know it would bless her one day. And it certainly would bless me doing it.

  4. I would like to write some of my favorite scriptures. I follow Grandma's cookie jar through GFC, Google + and through email.

  5. I would draw pictures of my family and quotes that remind me of them and how I want things to be.

  6. I follow you on Facebook, through my Feedly account rather than e-mail, and on Google +