Thursday, November 9, 2017

ESV Illuminated Bible - #ESVIlluminatedBible #FlyBy Review and Giveaway

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.
ESV ILLUMINATED BIBLE:
The ESV Illuminated Bible places the full ESV 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.
• 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
• 100+ other illustrations throughout
• Illustrated by Dana Tanamachi, whose 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
• Packaging: Permanent Slipcase
• Dana Tanamachi is 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. Learn more at tanamachistudio.com.


I am a Bible collector of sorts.  Within my bookshelves are Bibles of several versions and designs.  The word of God is strong and mighty, and digging deep into the word helps us understand God's desires for us.  I recently received an ESV Illuminated Bible for review and it's now a favorite among them all.  

This particular Bible is cloth over board, with blue and gold colors on the front and back.  There's also a sturdy slipcase that the Bible can be placed back in when not in use.  The ESV Illuminated Bible is gorgeous and has a majestic tone.  

According to the Illuminated Bible website, the practice of illumination (or adding decoration to manuscripts) dates back to the early fifth century and continued into the Middle Ages, when scribes, monks, and other artists used richly colored pigments as well as gold and silver leaf to add decoration, initials, and illustration to the pages of books and Bibles.  The ESV Illuminated Bible reflects this practice.  The designs by Dana Tanamachi are very well-drawn and bring the eyes in to verses and books of the Bible.  

Although I'm not one to do Bible journaling, there is the option to do so in this Bible.  The pages are thicker than a standard Bible and those who want to be creative can paint atop the illustrations.  Space within the margins give users the option to write in notes, thoughts, or feelings.  

The ESV Illuminated Bible has gold lining on each page, and there's a blue ribbon bookmark to keep your place.  Because this Bible is somewhat heavy, it's one I keep at my house and use to read for personal reasons.  It's not one I'd carry around to church or sermons.  Because of its beautiful design and illustrations, this Bible would be a pretty addition to set out on a coffee table or display.


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25 comments:

James Robert said...

I do not personally but my kids do and hoping to win this for them. It is not only beautiful but they would cherish it and take it with them every Sunday to church.

Peggy said...

I have not but they have a class at church about how to do it. My DIL asked for a kit to start journaling in her bible for Christmas.

Lauren said...

I do not, but I would like to start.

DEBIJOT said...

Yes, I have written in my bible before.

latanya t said...

I highlight things

Laura S said...

I do not very often do it right in my Bible, but it would be so convenient to have the space to make notes to look back upon later as you continue to read through the Bible

Michelle Elizondo said...

I don't write in the Bible its a sacred book.

Darlene said...

No I do not write in the Bible.

Gwendolyn Jordan said...

No, I don't write in my Bible.

Jana Leah B said...

I don't, but my cousin does. I think this will be perfect for her.

Renee said...

I do not.

Manda said...

I do not journal, but I do take notes in my Bible.

Tallulah Jane said...

No, I don't but this Bible has more room for notes or pics and I like that.

Michelle Ward said...

I do not write in my bible. I am shopping around for a Journal for myself.

akronugurl said...

i do write in my book

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Charity Cram said...

I haven't journaled, but I do highlight! Thank you for the chance to win!

savvygirl65 said...

I haven't journaled but I would like to try this. I think it would be great to draw or write what the scriptures say.
Sherri J

Heidi J said...

I don't journal in my Bible now, but I'm interested in starting.

Lovely Girly Reads! said...

I haven’t but I want to start bible journaling.

Jill J. said...

I would love to start journaling in my Bible to help me take notes and remember important things.

Cindy said...

Yes, I do

golden storm said...

i do not but my partner dose

Jeremy said...

No I do not.

MrsJaco said...

This bible is so beautiful! Found your page by researching it. Thanks for the review.

Edye Nicole said...

Yes, I do!

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