Friday, September 20, 2013

NIV Pink Bible

The "NIV Pink Bible: An Invitation to Hope" is a traditional NIV translation of the Bible, with some extra encouragement for those who have experienced or are facing the battle of breast cancer. The Bible really is just a plain Bible, without many footnotes or study features at all, which was a little bit disappointing. The Bible itself is just what you would expect for an NIV translation of the Bible.

What makes this Bible "Pink", is the handful of pages that have been inserted into the Bible that offer prayers, encouragement, hope, and faith for those who are struggling with breast cancer. While these are often beautiful, heart warming, encouraging messages to those people, I felt like there really could have been more of them.

I have to say that I was more than disappointed in this particular Bible. It is advertised and marketed as being "Pink", but the only thing that makes it different from any other NIV Bible on the market right now is maybe ten pages of encouragement/prayer/messages about breast cancer. I think that more could have been done to make this Bible truly "Pink", by relating more messages of encouragement, and maybe even tying in footnotes with specific passages that offer those same messages.

Overall, disappointing. I wouldn't recommend this particular Bible unless you just want a traditional NIV Bible without many of the study features that others offer. I didn't think there were enough specific messages and help about breast cancer to consider this a "Pink" Bible.

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received this book for free from's Blogger program in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review.


  1. I agree- I felt the same way. I debating giving this to my sister with Cancer as it seems like a plain bible to me- not even a ribbon logo on the cover.

    1. I am glad I am not the only one who felt this way. I hate giving it a bad review, but I think there could have been so much more potential for this to be something awesome. I was definitely disappointed