Illuminate Your Life With This Bible

Illuminate Your Life With This Bible

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The Crossway ESV Illuminated Bible

Ok, I know, any Bible will illuminate your life – if you read it and follow it. I needed a catchy title to draw your attention to the beautiful Crossway ESV Illuminated BibleI was asked to review this beautiful Bible, and knew immediately that it was the kind of thing that I want to share with you, my readers! Oh, I want you to know that my pictures do not do this Bible justice. What looks like tan is actually gold. It’s like gold leaf right on the page.

Illuminate your life with the Crossway Illuminated Bible Art Journaling Edition

I cannot believe how beautiful this Bible is. It is so beautiful, I almost didn’t want to write in it! Of course, that is what a journaling Bible is for, and honestly, I think the notes written in a Bible make it so much more interesting.

Illuminate your life with the Crossway Illuminated Bible Art Journaling Edition

This is my old Bible. It has been a faithful companion, but it’s so hard to read my notes!

When I go back through my old trusty Bible, with all of the underlined verses, and notes in the margins, it’s like visiting my parents. I can see where light bulbs went off, where I finally realized how verses related to me in whatever situation.  Unfortunately, my old Bible isn’t a journaling Bible, and some of the notes are almost unreadable because I had to squeeze them in the margins. I’m becoming just as familiar with my new Crossway Illuminated Bible. I hope to someday pass it down to one of my grandchildren, as this Bible is truly heirloom quality.

All About the Crossway ESV Illuminated Bible

The Crossway ESV Illuminated Bible a very pretty Bible, but it is also functional as well. It has so many wonderful features including

  • 9 point Lexicon
  • Black letter print
  • 2 color printing
  • 64 full page custom book opener illustrations (Before every book of the Bible there is a full page illustration)

Illuminate your life with the Crossway Illuminated Bible Art Journaling Edition

  • 50 full page verse illustrations

Illuminate your life with the Crossway Illuminated Bible Art Journaling Edition

  • 250+ Hand lettered margin illustrations
  • 100+ other illustrations

Illuminate your life with the Crossway Illuminated Bible Art Journaling Edition

  • illustrated by Dana Tanamachi
  • thick, cream-colored paper
  • wide margins (lots of room for notes!!)
  • single-column, paragraph format
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Packaged in a permanent slipcase

Illustrated by Dana Tanamachi

Dana Tanamachi is an American lettering artis, graphic designer, and illustrator whose exquisite typographic murals started the whole worldwide chalk-lettering trend. She’s done illustrations for Instagram, Target, Google, Time Magazine, Nike, and West Elm. You can learn more about her at

How We Made the ESV Illuminated Bible from Crossway on Vimeo.

A Journaling Bible You Can Be Proud To Own

I really love this Bible. I’ve already got so many things underlined, and notes taken down in the margin, and I’ve only had it a couple of weeks! There’s room for everything I want to write, as well as artful illustrations of my own, if I decide to get fancy. The ESV is so easy to read, and to understand. To top it all off, it comes in a permanent slip case, to keep it clean and beautiful.

Illuminate Your Life

If you are looking for a beautiful gift for your wife, daughter, mom, or girlfriend, or just for yourself, this Bible would be the perfect choice. That’s why I’m giving one away in our 2nd Annual Turkey Day Event! The giveaway begins November 8, 2017, so keep your eyes open for it! In the mean time, go ahead and check Crossway out and follow them on their social media channels! Visits and follows will be entries for the giveaway!

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“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.


  1. I love the elegant typography – gives it a very retro feel. Reminds me of the pages of advertisements in the back of some of the old books at my grandmother’s house when I was a kid.

  2. Judy Cox says:

    This does look like a very pretty book and I am sure anyone would love to have it on their table to read when you want or need some inspirational reading.

  3. ellen beck says:

    I really love the inspirational verses and saying throughout the Bible.I love the look and the ‘feel’ o it. It wouldnt be a blur of words, i would come alove .

  4. Helen says:

    This is so pretty, and I could see myself being like you- I don’t know if I should write in something so pretty even though that is what it is for.

  5. Eileen Boyce says:

    I love this!

  6. Jana Leah says:

    I love the illustrations. They’re so pretty.

  7. This bible is beautiful! My mom would love it.

  8. Nicole Lancaster says:

    The Crossway ESV Illuminated Bible is very beautiful . I love the elegant illustrations and inspirational messages throughout the Bible. I would love to own this lovely Bible.

  9. Vickie says:

    I have not seen a more beautiful version for a Bible.
    Such a beautiful Bible. So many unique features to like.
    I like the version is easy to read, interprate too.J
    The paper weight and quality. The beautiful gold illustrations by Artist Julie are exquisitely done..very royal looking and fit for our King.
    The full page verse is especially nice.

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