Monday, November 27, 2017

The ESV Illuminated Bible

In the Bible in Joshua 4, after the Israelites crossed the Jordan river they placed 12 stones in the Jordan where they had crossed to remember what God had done.  Joshua told the people the stones were "to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever." Joshua 4:6-7   

Like Joshua told the Israelites to do, I think it is important to look back and remember what the Lord has done in our lives and pass it down to our children.  One of the ways I have done this is by keeping notes in my Bible.  My Bible has verses underlined, important dates where God showed me something specific or brought me through something difficult, and little notes from things that have stuck out in sermons.   It is a good way for me to look back and remember what God has shown me and remember what He has done.  I hope to someday show our children and teach them how to remember and praise God.

One of the reasons I like the Illuminated Bible is that is has nice wide margins for writing notes or art journaling.  I have not gotten into Bible art journaling yet, but I know that many enjoy it as a way to express what God is showing them just like my writing in the margins does.

"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."

If you are someone who likes wide margins in your Bible or you are into Bible art journalling I would recommend this Bible.  The look is very elegant.  If you are not into that sort of thing there are other Bibles I would probably recommend over this Bible.

Here are a few links to find more information and/or purchase this Bible.

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