Bible journaling (using words, artwork, or some combination) has become increasingly popular and there’s a good chance someone you know would like a journaling Bible for Christmas. In previous years the number of new journaling Bibles would have been small but not in 2016. Here’s a list of some of my favorites suitable for gift giving. Journal the Word Bible The Journal the Word Bible is a good basic journaling Bible. It’s single column with lightly lined margins suitable for any style of journaling. It’s also red letter (a feature we’ve only recently seen added to journaling Bibles). What makes this stand out...Read More
Another beautiful journaling Bible with red letter arrived today, the Hendrickson KJV Expressions Bible. Besides this brown embossed (debossed?) hardcover it is also available in plain black or red, yellow, and teal print. It has a double column, paragraph format and 2″ lined margins. It includes a harmony of the gospels and a few other scripture lists in the back. The red lettering is a dark rich red and it has an 8 point font. The paper seems to be the standard journaling Bible paper that should be sturdy enough for most applications. I’m looking forward to working with...Read More
I’ve recently been using Holman’s HCSB Illustrator’s Notetaking Bible. Holman’s version of a creative journaling Bible has many similarities to the other Bibles on the market and a few differences. ________________________________ Buy From: Amazon Barnes & Noble Books-A-Million and many local Bible bookstores __________________________________ BINDING The HCSB Illustrator’s Notetaking Bible has a bonded leather over board cover in warm brown. (Also available in purple linen over board) It has one matching ribbon bookmark and measures 8.5″ x 6.6″ x 1.5″ and weighs 2 pounds and 5.5 ounces. It has a sewn binding with overcasting. The liners are thick paper with...Read More
Tyndale recently released the Inspire Bible Large Print Edition. This is the upsized version of the regular Inspire Bible (see a review here). Journaling Bibles are very popular but there aren’t very many large print ones. This is the only large print I know of that includes the line art for you to color. BINDING This Bible comes in a patterned slipcase but the Bible itself it solid tranquil blue. It has a LeatherLike hardcover Binding. The page edges are decorated with a lovely butterfly and flower design in muted colors. It also has a matching ribbon bookmark and...Read More
Journaling Bibles are among the most popular Bibles on the market but up to this point they’ve all had had small to medium size text. Crossway’s ESV Single Column Journaling Bible is now available in large print. This is a brand new layout and includes the ESV 2016 Permanent Text. It’s available in several covers. The edition I’m reviewing is brown natural leather with flap. Features 2016 Permanent Text Brown Natural Leather with flap 2” margins Single column text 5 font Black letter 38 gsm cream paper 5 x 7 x 2 1568 pages 1 ribbon Reading plan ISBN:...Read More
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