Spending Time in God’s Word with a Journaling Bible

Daily Bible time is something to which I know I need to be committed, but I admit I haven’t been diligent in my time in God’s Word. I’ve been so inspired by fellow bloggers who have been sharing their journey with journaling Bibles, I was excited for the opportunity to review a journaling Bible from Crossway!

Journaling Bible Review

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.

About Crossway:
The purpose of Crossway has been, from its founding as a not-for-profit ministry in 1938, to publish gospel-centered, Bible-centered content that will honor our Savior and serve his Church. They seek to help people understand the massive implications of the gospel and the truth of God’s Word, for all of life, for all eternity, and for the glory of God.

For my review I received the ESV Journaling Bible.

ESV Journaling Bible

About the ESV Journaling Bible:
The ESV Journaling Bible provides the perfect way for you to keep a journal of your spiritual life right inside the Bible that you read and study each day. With covers and formats that look like the finest journals, the Journaling Bible features two-inch ruled margins for writing observations, reflections, prayers, praises, notes, and journal entries. This unique Bible makes a great gift and lasting keepsake for anyone who values God’s Word.


  • Black letter text
  • Double-column, paragraph format
  • Cream-colored paper
  • 2″ ruled margins
  • One-Year Bible Reading Plan
  • Introductions and section headings for each Bible book

I used to diligently follow a Bible plan every year using an App, and this was a good option for me because my quiet time is usually at night and getting on my phone or iPad was a good option, but I really feel like I was missing something overall, and I now know that something was just this – the journaling. Sure, I could take notes, but it’s just not the same as actually holding the Bible and writing down notes. I feel like this has really transformed my experience.

ESV Journaling Bible Review

More than just having a physical Bible with journaling, this Bible has transformed my experience simply by providing a thorough introduction that really encouraged me to really get into God’s Word. It invites the reader to the Journaling Bible, explains why we should read the Bible, tells us what the Bible says about specific subjects. It also offers a great Preface and Introduction.

As someone who is really particular about following exact dates, I will be starting the One-Year Bible Reading Plan in January. It is laid out so each day I will be reading from the Old Testament, Psalm and the New Testament. By the end of the year I will have read the Old Testament once, Psalm twice and the New Testament twice. I am really looking forward to it because more than just reading through it, now I will be taking notes as the Scripture speaks to me as well.

ESV Journaling Bible Review

Overall, I am so glad I had the opportunity to review the ESV Journaling Bible. I feel like it has really encouraged me to get back into God’s Word more diligently and to really reflect on it and write this down so I can read it at any time. Did I mention this ESV Journaling Bible is beautiful?

This beautiful ESV Journaling Bible is $37.99. Crossway offers a variety of great Journaling Bibles!

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*Giveaway!!!* {Ended 11/23/15}

Journaling Bible Giveaway

Would you like to win this beautiful Journaling Bible? One winner will receive the ESV Journaling Bible. This giveaway will run through 11/23/15 at 11pm Eastern Time and is open to US and Canada ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. For any questions/concerns please email emilee.roberts (at) peaofsweetness (dot) com (consider adding this email to your “Safe List” as winning email notification will be sent from this email).

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  1. I have been wanting to buy one of these Bibles for a while! I love writing notes, but the mini ESV I have has already run out of room!
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  2. gretchen luper says

    my niece will get it as a graduation gift from TCU

  3. Suzanne Keisling

    For me. I’ve been struggling so much and I journal and that is when I just see clarity with the Lord. So, if I were to win – I would keep it for myself. Thank you for the possibility to win this!

  4. I would give this to my son. He is a fairly new Christian and a teen and he struggles to study.

  5. Jennifer Boehme says

    I would keep it to use. Looks nice and helpful, and I need to start back studying on my own.

  6. MARY M

    This Journaling Bible would be a nice gift for our Pastor’s wife. I think she would enjoy journaling.

  7. I would keep it for myself! I’ve been intrigued for awhile with the idea of Bible journaling.

  8. Tracy Heyer says

    I would keep it for myself! I would use it to help my get closer to God! It will help me with my everyday struggles! Thanks for this wonderful opportunity!

  9. I would gift to my cousin. Thank you

  10. Brenda Saball

    I would give this to my truck driver daughter.

  11. Jenna Gossett says

    My moms birthday is coming up and I think she would love to get this!

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