If you know me, you know I LOVE Bible Journaling! So, I am thrilled to review these two Journal the Word Bibles. They are both beautiful and have similar styles and covers. Here are some of the features of each:
First, the NIV Journal the Word Bible
The cover is a dark taupe canvas (with a bit of a blue tint) with leaves in various colors (blue, green, pink, brown). The spine of the Bible is a beautiful dark blue. The cover is thick and sturdy.
The margins are about two inches and are lined. The pages are light cream colored and this is a single column Bible (meaning the text is not in columns on each page, but rather a single, wider column of text). When you get to the Psalms, this leaves you with tons of space around the words for painting, coloring and journaling.
Now for the NKJV Journal the Word Bible (Large Print)
The cover of this Bible is very similar to the NIV one, however it has a beautiful teal on the spine and corners. It’s the same canvas as the other, but the colors seem more vibrant and the canvas background under the leaves is more cream colored than the other (which has a definite blue/purple tint). Because this Bible is Large Print, it’s much thicker than the other and thus quite heavy. But I LOVE that the words are so large. It is also single column, so there is plenty of space for journaling – it also has the same two inch, lined margins. Here’s a comparison of the spines of the Bibles so you can see the difference in size.
Also, here are pictures of the text inside each Bible so you can see the difference between the regular print (top picture) and large print (bottom picture).
Both Bibles are beautiful, but I would love to see a Large Print NIV version with the teal colors on the cover. If you’re interested in Bible Journaling, or know someone who is – either of these Bibles would make a wonderful gift
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