Crossway ESV Illuminated Bible & Giveaway!


Release Date: October 31, 2017

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 9781433558313

Genre: Non-Fiction / Bible / Journaling

Stay tuned until the very end of today’s post because you’ll have the opportunity to win a copy of this beautiful Bible!

About the Book:

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.

  • 9-point, Lexicon
  • Black letter text
  • 2-color printing
  • 64 full-page, custom book opener illustrations
  • 50 full-page verse illustrations
  • 250+ hand-lettered margin verses
  • 100+ other illustrations throughout
  • Illustrated by Dana Tanamachi, whose work has been featured by Google, The Wall Street Journal, Random House, USPS, and Target
  • Thick, cream-colored paper
  • Wide margins
  • Single-column, paragraph format
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Packaging: Permanent Slipcase
  • Dana Tanamachi is an American lettering artist, graphic designer, and illustrator whose exquisite typographic murals ignited the worldwide chalk-lettering trend.  She has been commissioned by clients such as Instagram, Target, Google, Time Magazine, Nike, and West Elm. Learn more at

My Thoughts:

The Crossway ESV Illuminated Bible is absolutely beautiful. The cover reminds me of the beautiful old-fashioned Bibles which is something I love when it comes to Bibles. The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is alive so it should stand out from out the other books. Dana Tanamachi and her team of artists did a brilliant job of giving it that 19th century feels.

If you’re an artist, then this is the Bible for you. There are gorgeous illustrations on the sides of the pages of this Bible. You can even add to color to the illustrations already in the Bible as well. Plus, there’s tons of space along the sides for you to add your own notes or illustrations. The whole purpose of this Bible is to engage you with the Word of God and for you to worship which I love.

The Bible is kinda large and heavy for everyday use, I would still use it as part of my quiet time when I’m at home. There are over 1600 pages! The pages are smooth and creme colored so it’s quality paper. The paper is thin so if you use markers, it may bleed through. I’m a colored pencil person so I haven’t tested too much else on it yet.

If you’re looking for a Christmas present for a loved one, this would make a great gift! It’s a beautiful and quality Bible.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.









You can learn more about the ESV Illuminated Bible here.

Purchase your copy.


Before you go, be sure to enter for your chance to win a copy! Christmas is coming right around the corner so this would make a fabulous Christmas present for a loved one.

All you have to do is enter through the rafflecopter link below. You must enter through the rafflecopter to be qualified.

Click here to enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway begins Monday, November 8, 2017, at midnight and ends Sunday, November 13, 2017, at midnight.

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  The winner is subject to eligibility verification. Open to Continental U.S. residents only.

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