Friday, November 17, 2017

ESV Illuminated Bible {Review & Giveaway} #ESVIlluminatedBible #FlyBy

I have been enamored with the journaling Bibles for quite a while now and have wanted to own one for myself for over a year.  I love the idea of creatively journaling through the pages of GOD's Word, but if I'm honest, I've been a little afraid to get started.  I know that true journaling would personalize my Quiet Time in a special way, but I've been nervous that I would "mess up" the pages of my Bible.  Does that make sense?  Have you ever felt that way and been reluctant to begin?  I thought that if I could find the "perfect" journaling Bible, it would make it a bit easier to begin my quest.  That's why I have been so very excited about the new ESV Illuminated Bible, Art Journaling Edition.  It is stunning and elegant and everything I've always dreamed of.  Not only is this Illuminated Bible absolutely gorgeous, but it offers the perfect place to begin journaling with illustrated verses throughout and ample column space for creating your own original works of art or study notes.

The text of the Bible is printed in black on a heavy cream paper.  Special designs are found at the beginning of each new book of the Bible and there are verses illustrated throughout the pages of the Bible that you can color, paint, or just enjoy.  All of the designs and illustrations are printed in gold to match the lovely gilded edges of the Bible's pages.  The navy cover is a sturdy cloth over board and is beautifully decorated with a golden floral pattern.  Seriously, this may be the prettiest Bible I've ever owned.  It's larger size offers plenty of room to write and create and the weight of the paper allows for easy art journaling without the worry that your designs will bleed through to the pages underneath.  But the best part?  This is GOD's love letter to us --  to be read and studied and enjoyed whether you want to journal and draw or just read and hear.

Isn't this lovely?

The ESV Illuminated Bible places the full ESV (English Standard Version) text alongside over 500 elegantly hand-lettered gold ink illustrations by renowned artist Dana Tanamachi.  Printed on thick cream-colored paper, the Bible's single-column text setting and wide margins provide generous space for additional notes, prayers, and designs—inviting readers to creatively engage with and reflect on the beauty of GOD's Word.

Special Features include the following:
  • 9-point, Lexicon
  • Black letter text
  • 2-color printing
  • 64 full-page, custom book opener illustrations
  • 50 full-page verse illustrations
  • 250+ hand-lettered margin verses  (These are absolutely gorgeous.)
  • 100+ other illustrations throughout
  • Illustrated by Dana Tanamachi, an American lettering artist, graphic designer, and illustrator whose exquisite typographic murals ignited the worldwide chalk-lettering trend.  She has been commissioned by clients such as Instagram, Target, Google, Time Magazine, Nike, and West Elm and her work has been featured by Google, The Wall Street Journal, Random House, USPS, and Target.
  • Thick, cream-colored paper
  • Wide margins
  • Single-column, paragraph format
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Permanent Slipcase Packaging

You can even find more information about the ESV Illuminated Bible by visiting the following Social Media sites:

And guess what?  I have one copy that I can giveaway.  How cool is that?  I am excited to offer one ESV Illuminated Bible, Art Journaling Edition as a giveaway to one of you sweet friends.  Simply comment below and tell me who you would give this beautiful Bible to -- and feel free to tell me it would be for you.  I completely understand.  If you'd like an extra entry, share this post and come back and let me know that you did so.  The winner will be chosen randomly on Friday, November 24.  This just might be the perfect way to start your Christmas holiday, don't you think?

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising"): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

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  1. I have a friend I would love to give this too. She loves art and has been a bit down lately.

  2. I would love to win this for myself. :)
    I just saw it mentioned for the first time last week and it looks so lovely.

  3. This is so pretty! I'd love to win, but deciding to keep it or give it to my daughter wouldn't be an easy choice.

  4. Ummmm, probably for myself since my daughter bought a beautiful one that she took to Thailand where she is for 8 months. She has been filling hers with gorgeous artwork and I wanna copy her. :)

  5. shared on Facebook under Kimberly Leui Kovach

  6. My daughter would LOVE to get this Bible. I'd like one too, but she's my artsy girl!


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