The Most Gorgeous Bible Ever. And a Giveaway!

I have a LOT of Bibles. I love the different versions available – translations, study variations, devotional focused. What I have never had is a truly beautiful one that is almost a work of art.

Now I do though. Crossway has issued a new ESV Illuminated Bible, Art Journaling Edition, with illustrations and lettering by artist Dana Tanamachi.

Each book has its own unique full-page gold ink illustration. If you find cover art discussions as fascinating as I do, you’ll love the list of illustrations: it includes details as to why each book was depicted the way it was.

There are numerous quotes pulled out and illustrated in the margins. Even with all the illustrations, there is plenty of room to add your own notes or illustrations.

It would make a lovely gift – it’s got a beautiful presentation page, and comes in a nice slipcase.

Win a Copy!

Want your own copy, to keep or give away? FlyBy Promotions has provided me with a copy to give to one of my readers! Continental US only, sorry. Enter using the widget below – good luck!

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  1. Umm, this book is now on my wishlist this year.

    But actually, I’ve been eyeing Monsters: Addiction, Hope, Ex-Girlfriends, and Other Dangerous Things. Dan van Voorhis is co-host of my favorite podcast, Virtue in the Wasteland, and his book looks really good, especially if you or someone you love has ever dealt with addiction. But apparently he’s reading the audio version and adding an appendix on some things that happened after he finished writing the book, so I’ve been holding out for that to be available.

  2. Shawnna Williams says:

    My daughter has been getting into art in her Bible and would love this. Such a great way to meditate on the Word when you are coloring or drawing about it!

  3. What a gorgeous Bible! I’m very interested in reading LIGHT THE DARK:

  4. Our Daily Bread, German Village Life has been on my book wish list for awhile.

    This Bible is gorgeous, definitely adding it to my wish list!

  5. Nancy Fair says:

    I would love to have this Bible! Another book on my list at Amazon is
    “Needing Isaiah’s God in Troubled Times: Reflections on Twelve of Isaiah’s Words”
    by Carole Streeter. A book I am so glad I have is Kenneth Boa’s “Face to Face” for daily prayer – praying Scripture back to God is wonderful!

  6. I have been thinking that it would be a lot of fun to have another new cookbook around the house!

  7. This book is on my wishlist! So beautiful and unique!

  8. Barbara Norton says:

    I am hoping to read Richard Paul Evans new book The Noel Diary.

  9. Wow, such a beautiful book! I want a copy now! Thanks for the giveaway! I have way too many books on my wishlist! The bad thing is when I want one I just get it….eek!

  10. Absolutely beautiful! I am really wishing for the Puffin in Bloom series of classics. Great titles, but so beautiful on the shelf as well,

  11. This is such a wonderful book! My brother would really love this 🙂

  12. SHANNON FINER says:

    Brene Brown’s latest and Jen Hatmaker’s Of Mess and Moxie.

  13. I have a lot of books on my wish list, but one is A Guinea Pig Oliver Twist. Totally unrelated to the Bible, I know.

  14. kelly woods says:

    A journal Bible would nice, thank you 🙂

  15. I don’t have any on my wish list. I’m a like it and buy it then it I’ll forget lol

  16. This Bible is on my wishlist.

  17. Christine Sturgill says:

    what a beautiful bible. this is now on my wish list

  18. Top of my wish list right now is Believe Me by Yolanda Hadid. I too have Lyme disease and would love to learn of how she overcame.

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