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Journaling Bible Coming Fall 2006

Crossway has announced one of the new ESV editions that is coming out this fall: the ESV Journaling Bible. Here’s their description:

The Journaling Bible is a unique format with wide margins and ruled lines designed for writing prayers, observations, sermon notes, and personal reflections. It also includes a one-year Bible reading plan. This Bible is offered in a Journaling-style cover and a Calfskin cover.

  • Size: 6.25″ x 7.25″
  • 7.5-point type
  • Words of Christ in black
  • Ribbon marker
  • Wide margin with nearly 2 inches of ruled writing space

Here’s a sample of the interior. (It’s just a mockup, so there are a few oddities, but you get the idea.)

The ESV Journaling Bible has wide margins with rules for notetaking.

It comes in two bindings: a black “original” cover ($29.99) and a black calfskin cover ($69.99). The Original cover has an elastic strap to give the Bible a more journal-like look.

ESV Journaling Bible (Original, Black) ESV Journaling Bible (Calfskin, Black)

Learn more or buy it at Crossway’s site.

April 26, 2006 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Author: Crossway Staff @ 8:31 am | (27) Comments »

27 Comments

  1. The Journaling Bible actually fulfills two goals of mine… If you remember my notes on the ideal ESV format, you know what I like: “single-column; wide margins (and generous inner…

    Trackback by jmarkbertrand.com — April 26, 2006 @ 9:26 am

  2. [...] Just read at the ESV Blog that Crossways has announced they will be publishing an ESV Journaling Bible this fall. Here is the description: [...]

    Pingback by ESV Journaling Bible at the Dogberry Patch — April 28, 2006 @ 5:59 am

  3. [...] Matthew: You’re going to love the new look of the ESV journaling Bible. [...]

    Pingback by The Boars Head Tavern » Blog Archive » — April 28, 2006 @ 11:21 pm

  4. [...] If you have ever wanted a Bible and a Journal all in one, the ESV is coming out with one this fall. It looks like this: [...]

    Pingback by Samshua » Blog Archive » Journaling Bible — May 2, 2006 @ 12:09 pm

  5. New ESV Journaling Bible Coming in August

    Crossway is releasing a new edition of the ESV that I am very excited about. I don’t know how you feel about marginalia (a debate for another time, perhaps), but I’m going to stock it in Sky Cow regardless. From the publisher:
    The Journal…

    Trackback by Austin's Blog — May 3, 2006 @ 2:16 pm

  6. Very forward-thinking book design on the part of the Standard Bible Society. Bibles used to be beautifully constructed books that were admired, but rarely touched. That’s beginning to change as people want to—literally—interweave the story of their lives with the Scripture…

    Pingback by Our Story » On the Radar: Web Calendars, Lip-Syncing and Love (oh, my) — May 5, 2006 @ 12:16 am

  7. It’s pretty thin, though, which makes me wonder if it’s NT only. If so I’d give it a pass…

    Pingback by planet pooks — May 7, 2006 @ 2:23 pm

  8. I hope this is what we have been looking for all these years…. My #1 concern is the amount of space given between lines of text for a high volume of notes…

    Pingback by Sojourn of Grace » “Free the Bible!” — May 10, 2006 @ 11:38 am

  9. [...] but then Crossway had to announce the ESV Journaling Bible. What a great idea. I’ve been doing my bible reading on my PDA/phone, and while it’s great to have it available all the time, giving up the physical book just loses something. Did people say the same thing about books 1800 years ago? “Sure, the book is more practical and easy to store, but it’s just not the same as reading from a scroll…” [...]

    Pingback by Tertium Quid » Blog Archive » All I really wanted was a wide margin edition — May 18, 2006 @ 12:07 am

  10. Jode is psyched about the…

    Pingback by Our Story » On the Radar — May 20, 2006 @ 9:42 am

  11. Called the Journaling Bible, it can only help Christians think with pen in hand about the Scriptures, while preserving their reflections as God grants them illumination…

    Pingback by clinthumfrey.com — September 23, 2006 @ 8:00 pm

  12. jmarkbertrand recently mentioned that Crossway is coming out with an ESV Journaling Bible (New Testament) later this year. If you like to make notes in the margins of your Bible you’ll enjoy the format. And those of you who like to

    Trackback by A Journaling Bible — January 18, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

  13. Crossway has received a preliminary shipment of the ESV Journaling Bible we mentioned in April. Only a couple hundred remain from this initial shipment at the time of this writing. More are coming in August.

    Trackback by Journaling Bible Available — January 18, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

  14. We’ve talked about the new ESV Journaling Bible, Daily Reading Bible, and God’s Story editions coming out later this year. But Crossway has a few more editions that introduce new covers on existing editions.

    Trackback by More 2006 ESV Editions — January 18, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

  15. The hard thing about blogging as opposed to journaling is that I feel obliged to put only fully realized thoughts in blog posts. In a journal, I can write down far less coherent notes without worrying about who might read them.

    Trackback by Blogging and Journaling — January 18, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

  16. Guess what I am going to be buying this fall… :)

    Trackback by Sweet! — January 18, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

  17. Just linked to this off of Challies.com. This makes me excited. The New ESV. Mike[1]…76_132.

    Trackback by Check It Out — January 18, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

  18. I keep (jokingly) pressing my pastor about when he will finally make the jump from NASB to ESV as his preaching Bible since many in our congregation use ESV. His excuse since the beginning is that his bound copy of the NASB has wide

    Trackback by ESV Journaling Bible — January 18, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

  19. This fall Crossway Books will be publishing a Journaling Bible . Thoughtful and innovative Bible reader J. Mark Bertrand is thrilled and explains why.

    Trackback by Journaling Bible — January 18, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

  20. Last summer, I visited Crossway and had a very encouraging discussion with Executive Vice President Geoffrey Dennis and Director of Production Services Dallas Richard, which I blogged about here: “Publishers Weekly.

    Trackback by Journaling Bible (ESV) - Coming in August — January 18, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

  21. Been wanting to get an ESV (English Standard Version) Bible for a while – mostly because I literally wore out my old RSV from Urbana ‘03 – it’s split right in the middle of the Psalms, so I’ve got “two”. I need something that will hold

    Trackback by cityblog — January 18, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

  22. If you know me you know that I like to journal and this has to be one of the coolest ideas. Combining the Bible with a way to take notes…

    Trackback by Bible Journaling — February 1, 2007 @ 7:34 am

  23. Called the Journaling Bible, it can only help Christians think with pen in hand about the Scriptures, while preserving their reflections as God grants them illumination…

    Trackback by Cowboyology — February 1, 2007 @ 7:34 am

  24. For all you fellow-lovers of the ESV, you’ll be interested to know that Crossway is making a new offering available this August. The ESV Journaling Bible has two-inch margins with ruled lines for recording notes and reflections on the biblical text…

    Trackback by ESV Journaling Bible — February 1, 2007 @ 7:34 am

  25. I hope this is what we have been looking for all these years…

    Trackback by “Free the Bible!” — March 1, 2007 @ 7:40 am

  26. Crossway has just announced the new ESV Journaling Bible that will be coming out this fall. The Journaling Bible is a unique format with wide margins and ruled lines designed for writing prayers, observations, sermon notes, and personal reflections…

    Trackback by ESV Journaling Bible... — March 1, 2007 @ 7:40 am

  27. Well, Scott, now you have no more excuses since Crossway has just announced the future publication (Aug 11, 2006) of the ESV Journaling Bible. Great idea…

    Trackback by ESV Journaling Bible — March 1, 2007 @ 7:40 am

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