The complete ESV Scripture Journal Set is now available. These journals pair the Bible text with opposite side, lined, blank pages for notes, insights, or prayers. You can purchase the journals individually by the given book, collectively by testament, or the entire set. The most compelling feature of the journals is the text-to-writing space ratio. For each page of Bible text, there is a page for notes. Crossway has a Journal Bible, and I own one–it is a wonderful personal Bible, but the journals provide more room for extended reflection.

Another element to be aware of is that the Old Testament and New Testament sets are packaged in a slipcase, providing a durable and classy storage option for each of the journals. Moreover, the journals are lightweight and easily portable.

Here are other stylistic features of the journals worth mentioning:

  • Thick, opaque, cream-colored paper
  • Full, lightly ruled blank pages opposite each page of Bible text
  • Wide margins
  • Lay-flat binding
  • Single-column format
  • Cover stamped with gold foil
  • 5.75″ x 8.00″
  • 11.75-point Trinité type

Crossway also has an Illuminated Scripture Journal edition with artwork provided by renowned artist Dana Tanamachi. Above all, the journals are valuable because they will help you look at the Bible and keep looking. Click To Tweet

Above all, the journals are valuable because they will help you look at the Bible and keep looking. By their presentation, the journals instruct us that the Bible is to be read, meditated on, and digested as spiritual food. There is always more to see in the Bible. Through writing down insights or prayers, our understanding of the Bible and our devotion to God will be enriched.

How You Can Use the Journals

Whether you are a professor, pastor, teacher, or church member, the ESV Scripture Journal Set offers a unique option for studying the Bible personally and with others.

As a professor, you can assign your students to read through and reflect on the section of the Bible you are lecturing through.

As a pastor, you can use the journals to record your observations on the book you are preaching.

As a teacher, your outline and notes through a book can be logged in one place. Small group leaders can use the journals to write down questions.

As a church member, you can record sermon notes each week in the same journal with the Bible text provided. No misplaced bulletins or paper clips.

For its purpose of providing Bible readers space for both reading and extended reflection, there is nothing like the ESV Scripture Journal Set on the market. Buy your set today, and take advantage of the sale at Westminster Bookstore where the complete journal set is 50% off.