ESV Illuminated Bible, open to Job 19 illustration, slipcase, oil lamp

An Heirloom for the Future: the ESV Illuminated Bible

Not too long ago, I was given the opportunity to receive a free copy of the new ESV Illuminated Bible, in exchange for a review. The FTC wants me to make sure you know this, but believe me, reading this post is well worth your time if you’re any sort of historical book nerd, or you’re a Christian who has been looking for a nice Bible with a traditional feel to it (like I have been!)

The ESV Illuminated Bible, Art Journaling Edition 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.

When I opened this Bible up for the first time, after ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the beautiful slipcase and cloth-over-board cover on the book itself, the only thing that came to mind was how stunning this Bible is.

ESV Illuminated Bible review

I’ve been fascinated with illuminated manuscripts for a long time, though I’ve never formally studied them. Continue reading “An Heirloom for the Future: the ESV Illuminated Bible”