{review & giveaway} ESV Illuminated Bible

It’s so important that mothers show their children that God’s Word is important. So how do we, as mothers, fit that into our days? Find tools that make studying and reading God’s Word accessible, enjoyable, and rejuvenating.

Yes, God’s Word is all of those things on it’s own. But when it’s so easy to access the Bible on our phones, it’s important to use our time in God’s Word to pause and focus. And it’s been proven that one of the most effective ways to relieve stress is to color or draw. So which Bible makes all of this easy for busy moms? The ESV Illuminated Bible.


We all need to take a moment and breathe – physically and spiritually. The ESV Illuminated Bible is the perfect thing to help us slow down, relax, and soak in God’s Word. It is just stunningly beautiful. What sets it apart from other Bibles?

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.


  • 9-point, Lexicon
  • Black letter text
  • 2-color printing
  • 64 full-page, custom book opener illustrations
  • 50 full-page verse illustrations
  • 250+ hand-lettered margin verses
  • 100+ other illustrations throughout
  • Illustrated by Dana Tanamachi, whose work has been featured by Google, The Wall Street Journal, Random House, USPS, and Target
  • Thick, cream-colored paper
  • Wide margins
  • Single-column, paragraph format
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Packaging: Permanent Slipcase

My daughters fought over this Bible when they looked through it. With the stunningly beautiful illustrations and the space for adding their own touch – the ESV Illuminated Bible is almost impossible to walk past and not flip through the pages. I love that there are inspiring illustrations, with plenty of white space in the margins to add notes or illustrations of our own.

Gift Worthy

The ESV Illuminated Bible is a hardcover Bible that comes in a sturdy sleeve, perfect for gift giving. We still haven’t decided who is going to keep the Illuminated Bible in our house. But you won’t have to worry about that if you win one of your own! I am so thankful to be able to give away one ESV Illuminated Bible to a reader. To enter, just leave me a comment and tell me if you’d be keeping this Bible or giving it as a gift. For a second entry, head over to my social media pages – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest – and share this post! This giveaway will end on November 21 at 8pm. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond. I wish I could give each of you one of these beautiful Bibles!


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.



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