Thanksgiving Thoughts: The Journal the Word Bible (Book Review) 

During Thanksgiving, it can be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of holiday cooking, family visits, shopping, and making Christmas preparations, but I try to be extra intentional about taking time to just be thankful.

This usually means stealing away some quiet time for myself to journal and reflect on life and the events that have taken place since the previous year’s Thanksgiving.

This year, my process was aided by another  book review. This time, I had the pleasure of giving my initial impressions of NKJV, Journal the Word Bible, Cloth over Board, Blue Floral, Red Letter Edition: Reflect, Journal, or Create Art Next to Your Favorite Verses

NKJV, Journal the Word Bible, Cloth over Board, Blue Floral, Red Letter Edition: Reflect, Journal, or Create Art Next to Your Favorite Verses


The cover is strikingly beautiful and made of a textured, fabric material.  It feels very durable, yet still somewhat delicate and looks as if it will hold up well to being used while on the go.

I was most excited about the size. This one is more compact than some of the other bibles I’ve received to review and that was a big plus for me.  I’ll be traveling a good bit and I  want to have a bible that can travel with me without adding to much weight to my carry-on bag.

If you’ve been following my posts, you’ll recall how much I love a book with a ribbon pagemarker! Needless to say, that was another small, but BIG win in my reviewer’s handbook! 😍😍😍

The text is also MUCH easier to read than the last coloring bible I reviewed. I’ve included a few side by side photos for a comparison.  This Bible is the text with the yellowish page tint (on the right in the first photo and on the left in the second photo).

More about the text (from the publisher):

The Journal the Word™ Bible, Large Print allows you to creatively express yourself every day with plenty of room for notes or verse art journaling next to your treasured verses. With unique and sophisticated covers, this single-column large print edition features thick cream-colored paper with lightly ruled lines in the extra-wide margins, perfect to reflect on God’s Word and enhance your study.

Excellent for a gift or for personal use, it can also be a cherished heirloom to pass on to future generations with your personal writings inside!

Features of this treasured Bible include:

• Lined, wide margins for notes, reflections and art
• Thicker cream paper for enduring note-taking
• Large print 10-pt font eliminates eye strain when reading • Words of Christ in red
• Lays flat in your hand or on your desk
• Ribbon marker

The only downside of this Bible, in my opinion, is that it doesn’t include and pre-drawn images like other creative/journaling bibles I have seen.

I was somewhat expecting a few images to color, so this was disappointing. Not a major flaw (my oversight, partially), but there is plenty of space to draw and take notes.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”