Monday, July 25, 2016

HCSB Illustrator's Notetaking Bible

A Bible that combines two hot trends: Bible journaling and adult coloring. Each Bible spread contains a line-drawn illustration that can be filled in by the reader with whatever colors they choose. Includes three varieties of illustrations: (1) filigree, (2) Scripture quotes, and (3) drawings that illustrate the topic of the corresponding Bible text.

Here's my review of this wonderful Bible:

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to B&H/Lifeway for sending me a copy of "HCSB Illustrator's Notetaking Bible" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
 I was so excited to receive my HCSB Illustrator's Notetaking Bible!  I have made several attempts at Bible journaling with limited success.  My mental idea doesn’t always translate well to the margins of my Bible.  I have also enjoyed coloring since I was a child and have plunged full on into adult coloring.  This wonderful version of the Scriptures has lots of room in the margins for original drawings or actual notes.  There is also lots of pre-printed art in the margins to color.  The pre-printed art is pale enough that if you really want to design your own artwork, you can draw right over it.

My only issue with this book is that the lines where they appear in the margins are fairly dark.  If they were as light as the pre-printed drawings, I would be able to draw right over them after using them to line up my lettering.
In any case, this is a wonderful Bible.  It’s not just for journaling.  It has maps and a mini concordance and other tools as well.  What a great way to record your journey through the Word of God!

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