Several months ago I received a review copy of Glenn R. Paauw’s book Saving the Bible from Ourselves (review coming soon). Paauw describes the problems with Bible design and the need for a readable Bible that’s made specifically to do the #1 thing we should be doing with the Bible – reading it. The need for a reading Bible is why Crossway’s ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set was created. The typical Bible is a series of compromises. The text usually has to share space with footnotes and references. The font size and leading are reduced in order to make...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
I spent a day in Cedar Springs Christian Bookstore in Knoxville, TN secretly filming reviews and taking pictures of Bibles. This isn’t as detailed as my standard reviews, and some of the photos and videos are blurry, but maybe there’s enough information here to help you decide if this Bible is for you. The large print edition of Crossway’s Single Column Journaling Bible has around a 9.5-point font which is dark enough to read easily. This is a black letter edition. The overall size has the same footprint as a study Bible and the thickness is just slightly smaller than...Read More
Number three in the various art mediums series. This time I’m experimenting in a Crossway ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (Black). A comparable Bible is available in other translations from Holman, Nelson and Zondervan with the same paper quality and the side column for journaling. (the lines in the margins are different depending on publisher) Pencil Revelation 21:5 is done with colored pencil. Colored pencils always work well but even they show through a little in this Bible. I’m including pencils in every Bible review and medium post not because I think there is a chance they won’t...Read More
For this Friday’s art journaling post I decided to show a step-by-step of my most recent project – Psalm 5:2. I’m currently working in the Crossway ESV Singe Column Journaling Bible to get a Various Art Medium post ready. I chose this verse while reading passages about prayer during my Bible study time. (What else would I study on the National Day of Prayer?) Blank pages – inspiring and intimidating at the same time. I decided on a stencil I was going to use for the emphasized words and worked up a rough sketch on a scrap piece of paper...Read More
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