The NIV God’s Word for Gardeners Bible is beautiful, with lovely lavender and green colors and a gardening-theme cover. The binding is done well, as I always expect from Zondervan, and although the print is fairly small my old eyes did not have trouble reading. The margins are also small. so there is no room for handwritten notes.
It does seem a little disorganized to me, but that could be just because it is an unfamiliar format. The introduction explains that the book is divided into three themes: The Garden Tour with 12 weeks of readings, Garden Work with 23 weeks of readings, and Garden Stories with 10 weeks readings. There are also 7 weeks of Garden Tools which were not mentioned in the initial introduction. Devotional essays are included on a separate page near the Bible verses.
Following the first week, first day of the Garden Tour, I read Genesis 2:8-15and then a devotional essay on the following page. The study is not overwhelming and can easily be done daily. The interspersed devotionals throughout the chapters threw me off a little when trying to find the correct book and chapter.
It may take a while to become accustom to the format, but this is a nice Bible that would make a beautiful gift for a gardener.
Features: * 260 daily devotions and 52 weekend readings arranged in weekly themes and placed near relevant passages in the text to explore the biblical metaphors of gardens and gardening * Beautiful, durable hardcover * Topical Index (for 52 weeks) * Special sections on the Garden of Eden, the garden of Gethsemane and Jesus the Vine.
This book was provided to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review as part of the BookLook Blogger program.