Hendrickson KJV Expressions Bible Review

Today’s review is of the Hendrickson’s KJV Expressions Bible. Subtitled Journaling Through God’s Word, it is designed for either art journaling or the more traditional written journaling.

ISBN: 9781619708976

Hendrickson provided this Bible free for review. I was not required to give a positive review – only an honest one.


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The edition I have is the brown imitation leather over board with the debossed geometric pattern on it. It’s overall size is 6.75″ x 7.5″ x 1.5″and it weighs 1 pound, 13 ounces. It has a sewn binding and 1 ribbon bookmark. The end papers are a two-tone blue paper that match the pattern on the front.

The Expressions Bible is also available in a plain black hardcover and a yellow, red, & green flowery cloth over board cover.


The light cream paper is in the upper 30s gsm (maybe 38). It’s easy to turn and fairly opaque. It’s seems like it will hold up well to pens and art supplies marketed as Bible friendly.


It is laid out in a double column format with an 8 point font. All the text is laid out in paragraphs (including the Psalms) and there are no subject headings or chapter summaries which is good for those who find them distracting. Very few KJVs have this format (which Randy finds to be one of the best for reading.) There is a standard margin on the inside and a 2 inch margin with twenty-seven 1.875″ long evenly spaced light lines on the outside.

The lines are dark enough to be good guidelines for writing but not dark enough to be distracting with most artwork and art mediums.

The black ink is a nice darkness and consistent throughout. The red letter is a dark rich red (that I find easier on the eyes than brighter ones) and is also consistent. All verse numbers are in black but are bold enough to be easy to spot throughout the Bible. The page numbers are at the top between the two columns of text and the reference verse are located at the outer top edge of the text section.


The Expressions Bible includes some a chart and some lists that will help you find specific passages. It has a 6 page Harmony of the Gospels chart and lists of Miracles of the Old Testament, Miracles of the New Testament, Parables of the Old Testament, Old Testament Prophecies of the Passion, and Parables of the New Testament.

It does not include any extra blank pages in the back.


Hendrickson’s KJV Expressions Bible is a solid edition to the Journaling Bible genre. I think it’s great that publishers are offering a wide variety of features; making it easier for all of us to find a Bible that matches our specific needs. This is the only KJV journaling Bible currently available in paragraph format and one of the few with red lettering. While the double column format of this Bible doesn’t provide as much writing space per verse as a single column layout would  it’s compact size and large outside margin make it an excellent choice for journaling (in words or pictures) on the go.


This Bible is available at (includes some affiliate links)



and many local Bible bookstores


Photography by hannah C brown

About The Author

Lucinda Brown

Homemaker, Pastor's Wife, and former homeschooler (my kids graduated). I love to read (especially God's Word) but am a reluctant writer. Besides reading I enjoy cooking, gardening, and a large variety of crafts. I don't consider myself an expert at any craft and am always finding new crafts and art mediums I want to try.

1 Comment

  1. Robert

    Not impressed with this. Any publisher can do a plain text bible. Where are the KJV translator’s notes? They left out part of the translation. And Psalms and Proverbs in paragraph form? You’ve got to be kidding. The paragraph fad is over. It’s crowded and unappealing.


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