ESV Journaling Bible {Review & Giveaway!}

I recently discovered the ESV Journaling Bible from Crossway, and as an avid journal-keeper, I was excited when Crossway offered me the opportunity to review it and give one away to a special reader. (See below for giveaway details.)

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I don’t believe anyone can have too many Bibles. Personally, I use my beloved Life Application Study Bible and an ESV translation for my Community Bible Study on a daily basis. Both Bibles are marked up with notes and highlighted and underlined passages, and I’ve started inserting sticky notes because I have simply run out of room to write in the margins in some places.

Some people feel very strongly about writing in their Bibles, and I get that. So a Bible whose primary purpose is to be written and drawn in, well that, to me, is a different story. The Crossway ESV Journaling Bible is like a journal + a Bible, all in one. So as you read, you can write down your reflections or observations, any pertinent notes, prayers, or praises right there in your Bible. Plus, there is plenty of space in which to do it.

Features of the ESV Journaling Bible:
 – Black letter text
 – Double-column, paragraph format
 – Cream-colored paper
 – 2″ ruled margins
 – One-Year Bible Reading Plan
 – Introductions and section headings for each Bible book
With the One-Year Bible Reading Plan, you can make 2016 the year you read and journal your way through the entire Bible. What an awesome keepsake that would be!
Or the Crossway ESV Journaling Bible would make a wonderful Christmas gift for the avid writer. The blue floral cloth fabric is really lovely.
ESV Journaling Bible


You can purchase your own Crossway ESV journaling Bible here.

You can also enter to win a copy from the publisher. Just enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below, and I will announce the winner on 11/15. This giveaway is only open to residents in the U.S. and Canada.

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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.

 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. Love this! I’ve been highlighting in my Bible but have really wanted to try journaling!

  2. I live doodling in my bible! This journal would be great and we’ll used!

    Thanks for the opportunity.


  3. After having to get rid of the one bible I wrote in so much, i never doodled or wrote in one again. This is a really neat idea!

  4. I love writing in my Bible. It helps me to study the Word better.

  5. Chianne Hendrix Xiong says:

    This was a very helpful review! Looking into a journaling bible so appreciate your help!

  6. I don’t mark in my Bible because I’m afraid to mess it up, but if I had a journaling Bible, I definitely would!

  7. To be honest I have some Bibles that I do write in, but it took me a long time to allow myself to do that. This one though would be great for jotting down notes so I think I would give myself permission to write in it :). Thanks for the chance to win.