Category: Crossway

Various Art Mediums in the Crossway ESV Single Column Journaling Bible

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...

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Art Journaling Psalm 5:2 – Prayer

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...

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Crossway’s ESV Personal Reference Bible Review

Photography by hannah C brown Crossway’s Personal Reference Bible is hand-size Bible that creates a nice balance between size and usefulness. It includes the 2011 edition of the ESV and most of the tools you’d expect to see in a reference Bible. I’m reviewing the black TruTone edition. It’s available in many colors, styles, and materials including hard cover, cloth over board, TruTone, genuine leather, and top grain leather. Binding This edition is black TruTone. It includes a thick black paper liner, perimeter stitching, a sewn binding, and a single black ribbon. The cover has a textured grain that...

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Crossway Shows How Jongbloed Makes ESV Bibles

The process of creating a bible is longer and more complex than some people might think. As shown in this newly released video by Crossway, it’s actually a rather lengthy and several step process, especially for a company as meticulous for quality as Jongbloed. The first step is the paper, which has to be printed in very specific humidity and temperature conditions to maintain optimum quality. During the printing the pages are marked with special signatures in group of 64 pages, and then those groups are assembled into the final text blocks for each bible. The pages of each...

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Crossway’s ESV Big Picture Bible Review

The Big Picture Bible is designed for children of ages 5-8 that are ready to transition from storybook ‘Bibles’ to real Bibles. It presents the full 2011 ESV text along with over 300 illustrations with children in mind. Binding My review copy is TruTone in 2 shades of teal. It has a paper liner and is perimeter-stitched. It has a simulated grain and texture of calfskin that looks and feels elegant. It’s a little stiff, but that’s probably a good thing for children. It’s Smyth sewn but it doesn’t want to stay open in Genesis out of the box....

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