Journal the Word bible is a gorgeously designed bible with a solid color cover, delicate onion skin style pages with single spaces lined sidebars to write thoughts, journal notes and even stamp and color!
Bible journaling is one of the newest phenomenons that has taken over the bible and christian book industry. I've had the opportunity to see many in a variety of bookstores but this bible far and wide stands out well above the crowd! The cover is sturdy yet it's also a great statement piece on a bookshelf and a conversation starter for a coffee table. This bible is appropriate for either males or females, as the journaling art experience has caught on across the creative board.
The inside pages have standard biblical print in both the Old and New Testament. The sidebar space for journaling and coloring is about 2" x 7". The paper is strudy enough to stamp and color and marker and write on with no worries. It does not bleed through. However, please note that I played it safe and colored with colored pencils rather than bold colored markers. I used a few 'test' pages in the back of the bible and didn't have any issues! The side is lined with gold and there is a beautiful satin ribbon bookmark sewn into the binding so you will have a way to remember you space where you left off. Just a gorgeous bible, for keepsakes, creations, and gift giving!
It's also a very heavy book, especially if you are carrying this in a bible case or purse ~ it has some weight to it! The large print is so much easier to read and follow along and highlight, and create on the pages with coordinating artistic designs. I've seen this bible in the smaller print and this is so much easier to read. I wear glasses with a moderate prescription for reading (heavy for long distance) and this large print is perfect for me.
How much I absolutely LOVE this bible is beyond measure. It's beautiful and sturdy and really spurs the creative process. God asks of us to read and share His word as the gospel and to be creative as individuals. What a wonderful world to be able to combine the two and creatively express our understanding of the world through art and journaling and drawing!
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