The New ESV Illuminated Bible Review and Giveaway

My dad loved buying Bibles and giving them away. I loved going with him to the book store to pick out a new one for myself. There is just nothing like the smell of a fresh Bible and turning the delicately gilded pages. There are so many more varieties of styles these days to choose from, and I recently ran across the beautiful new ESV Illuminated Bible that I'm excited to tell you about and give away!

I received a free copy of the ESV Illuminated Bible to review in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. See my full disclosure policy for more details.


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.

There are 64 full-page custom illustrations as well as 50 full-page verse illustrations throughout the Bible. Additionally, there are over 250 hand-lettered verses in the margins scattered throughout. They are truly stunning.

I am a huge fan of the margin space for journaling and note taking. This really is a must-have feature in any Bible in my opinion! The single column simplicity of the layout really leaves the reader room to contemplate the beauty of the Word.

Dana Tanamachi is an American lettering artist, graphic designer, and illustrator whose exquisite typographic murals ignited the worldwide chalk-lettering trend.  I love her inspirational designs!

How We Made the ESV Illuminated Bible from Crossway on Vimeo.

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