The Writer’s Bible is a book, or compilation of books, of the Bible that’s made with the intent of journaling. This is a great concept because it promotes Bible study and working with the text. It’s available in KJV, ASV, and NASB. I’m reviewing Paul’s Letters in NASB, which includes Romans and 1st and 2nd Corinthians. Here are the major features: Thick paper for writing 12 point Garamond font Spiral bound Paragraph format End of chapter notes Section headings Book introductions OT quotes in all-caps 6 x 9 Price $15 Binding The Writer’s Bible is spiral bound so it lays flat. I like the spiral binding because it lays flatter than any Bible or journal that I own. It’s also easy to hold and handle. Layout The page of the left is the Bible and the page on the right is ruled for writing. The page layout is in paragraph format and is very easy to read. It has headings in the text and translation notes and the end of the chapter. Font The font is large print. The font is 12 point Garamond. It’s easy to read and it consistently dark. Old Testament quotes are in all-caps. I like OT quotes to look different from the rest of the text so I can quickly identify it. Paper This is the best paper in any Bible I’ve seen. It...Read More
Crossway has released their update the the ESV Journaling Bible. This time it’s a single-column format. With writing space on the outer margin, it is possible to write notes next to the text the note was meant for. The single-column format greatly enhances the readability of the text and notes. See images below from Crossway’s pdf sample. The paragraph format looks nice. This is a perfect Bible for note-taking and personal devotions. It is available in several bindings and colors. Here are the basic specs from Crossway’s site: Format: Moleskine Page Count: 1,360 ISBN-10: 1-4335-3191-7 ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-3191-0 Trim Size: 6.25 in x 8.0 in Weight: 38.9 ounces Published: August 31, 2012 Type Size: 7.5 Page Layout Single Column Additional Features Sewn Binding Ribbon...Read More
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