As I’ve been pouring over some new books this fall season, one that landed on my counter *ehum* desk, was the ESV Illuminated Bible, Art Journaling Edition– Oh. My. This Bible features a refined and eye catching cover, along with gold edged pages, and beautiful art work.
This is probably one of the prettiest Bibles I have ever laid eyes on. On top of being just lovely and elegant, this Bible is a full ESV text, in 9 pt Lexicon font, spaced in single columns to allow room for note taking, journaling, art work, and any other praise you can put on paper.
There are over 500 hand lettered, gold inked illustrations by artist Dana Tanamachi; she has been featured world wide and is probably best known for starting the chalk-lettering trend that abounds. The Smyth-sewn binding fits the weight of this Bible perfectly, ensuring it will hold up to the years (and generations?) of use, art, and the love it will receive.
About 2 years ago I was introduced to Bible art journaling; it is a wonderful way to combine time with the Lord, worship, prayer, and any enjoyment for art/creativeness. Anyone can use this Bible but those that love to color, doodle, and relax through journaling, painting, and stamping, will especially enjoy combining one of the best translations (ESV), with their love for the Word. I hope to find time to create one journaling Bible for each of my children to have one day… I am working on the first for now. 😉
I’ve written in every Bible I have ever owned, because I like to make notes of new understandings, record how a verse or passage specifically affected and influenced my life at that time, and to document prayers. But most Bibles lack room for much prayer journaling or documenting. The ESV Illuminated Bible, art journaling edition, provides ample room for all of this and more!
Some of my favorite times in my Bible have been while I sketched out something that represented *to me* what a verse or passage was saying. Using different art mediums make it impactful, colorful, and memorable in a relaxing and a fun way.
If you are looking for a journaling, (or maybe you’ve filled one and are ready to move on to the next?), or a personal gift this Christmas season, the ESV Illuminated Bible is a breath taking Bible to use! In addition to what I’ve mentioned above, it features:
- 2- color printing
- 64 full page, book opener illustrations
- 50 full page verse illustrations
- 250+ hand lettered margin verses
- 100+ other illustrations throughout (such as florals, scrolls, etc)
- gold edges and detailing
- arrives with a permanent slipcase, perfect for storing and gift giving
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