Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bible Review Guidelines


First and foremost, we want nothing but complete honesty in your reviews. If you loved the layout and structure of a particular Bible, that’s great! That’s what we are striving for at Thomas Nelson. We want to consistently produce Bibles that are not only accessible, but informative and conducive to quality Bible study. If you didn’t enjoy a certain type of Bible, please tell readers why! We’re not asking for positive reviews in return for free review materials. We’re asking for complete objectivity.

We do not expect you to read the entire Bible for this review. We recommend you pick one of you favorite books of the Bible to read and get a feel for the Bible.

We ask that you keep your reviews under 200 words if at all possible. This word count allows you to be informative without being too informative. We want your reviews to be read and most people tend to shy away from long reviews. Here is our recommendation for the structure of each review:

Title:  For the title of your post please include the name of the particular Bible you are reviewing and the version (e.g. The Chronological Study Bible, NKJV)

Description of Content (50-100 words): Please make sure your description is in the first few sentences of the review.

•What kind of Bible is it? (Study Bible, Daily Reading Bible, Children’s Bible, etc).

•What kind of special content (if any) is in this Bible? (Commentary, Family Content, Devotionals, Maps, Indexes, Concordance, etc.)

•What version is it? (NIV, TNIV, NASB, NKJV, etc).

Your Reactions (100-150 words)

•What are you overall feelings towards this particular Bible? Is it easy to use?

•Are the study tools helpful and informative? Does the commentary convey Biblical truth?

•Is the Bible durable?

•Do you like/dislike the typeface and print in general?

•Would you recommend this particular Bible to others?
You can see an example of both the structure and content of a quality Bible review here:

Please sign in to your account at and post the link to your review. If at all possible, be sure to provide the specific link to the post where your review is found.

After you’ve posted the review on your blog and our website, post your review on at least one consumer site such as,, or To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, please mention as part of every Web or retail site review that Thomas Nelson has provided you with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy.

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