So a few years ago, Instagram began showing me journaling bibles belonging to friends I follow. They made their bibles beautiful (and me jealous of their handwriting). I take notes and doodle like a champ, so naturally I had to purchase my own ESV version of a journaling bible to try and perfect my non-existent calligraphy skills.
So when I was contacted about reviewing Thomas Nelson’s NKJV Journal the Word Bible, I was all for it! I have enjoyed using it over the past month-ish and wanted to share my thoughts on it with you.
Honestly, I may never go back to a non-journaling bible. I love having the space to write notes, prayers, thoughts on the side. I really love the large print of this particular bible. I have decent vision, but the size of this print really made it easy to read.
My first bible was an NIV (New International Version), then an ESV (English Standard Version), and with this NKJV (New King James Version), I feel I have another great resource for comparison and study. It has given me a more rounded context to study.
The only issue I have with this specific bible is the super thin pages (thinner than my other journaling bible) … depending on how hard you press, the color can be seen from the backside of the page. A regular highlighter bled through as well, so I recommend using the Accu-Gel Bible Highlighter Study Kit (they are my absolute fav highlighters for my bible!) and Pigma Micron pens or colored pencils. These worked much better than your typical highlighter and pen.
Despite that issue, overall I have enjoyed this bible! It’s a good size, has plenty of room for notes and is durable – which is important for when your 3 year old honey badger child decides she wants to “do bible study” too. 😉
Bibles make a FANTASTIC Christmas gift, and what better to give to your journal-loving/creative friend than one made specifically for people who love words and creative outlets??
Sooooo … <drum roll> …
I have a copy to give away (in the NKJV) to one lucky winner.
(Don’t worry, it’s not the one I’ve been using … it’s brand new!)
This giveaway ends a week from today, the 7th of December!!! I’ll be mailing out the bible immediately after the winner is picked, so get going and sharing with your friends!
Here’s the deal on how to enter the giveaway! Only 3 simple steps:
1) Comment below and answer why you would like to use or give away a journaling bible.
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