Is the Large Print Single Column Journaling Bible the right Bible for you? Let’s look inside and find out!
Crossway was kind enough to send me this copy of the Large Print Single Column Journaling Bible to review. I love their journaling Bibles, but was pretty curious to see how the Large Print version would compare in both size and readability. I have the regular print Single Column Journaling Bible and the Interleaved Journaling Bible to compare.
Font and Paper
The Large Print Journaling Bible does not have a super large print. It is a 9.5 size font. I found it a readable size without being absurd. The paper is thin Bible paper, so there is quite a bit of ghosting, which I think impacts the readability even more than the font size.
The lines on the wide margins are slightly further apart than the regular journaling Bible. It really looks like they took the regular print Single Column Journaling Bible and enlarged the page just a bit and you have the Large Print Single version. The margins themselves are really only the slightest bit larger than the regular print Single Column Journaling Bible.
Available Covers for the Large Print Single Column Journaling Bible
The cover is lovely and feels nice in hand. However, I do think if you’re going to use it for art journaling, the hard cloth covers make more sense. This is a nice cover for a note type Bible use. This is the Deep Brown Buffalo leather cover, which appears black in most lights. It also comes in a couple cloth board designs with the cute little patched corners, a bonded leather, a wrapped leather, and a few TruTone covers.
This Bible doesn’t have many extras. It has a single ribbon marker and a Bible reading plan. That is pretty much it in terms of the extras. No maps. No study notes. Just Scripture and some space for notes or art.
The Large Print Single Column Journaling Bible is more of a typical Bible size and shape. The regular Single Column Journaling Bible is almost square. It is close to the same thickness, but a tiny bit taller and wider than the regular print version. The regular print Single Column Journaling Bible has 1,340 pages. The Large Print version has 1,547 pages. And just as an esthetic aside, the Large Print version ends at the end of a page, rather than the middle.
Compared to the Interleaved Journaling Bible, it is smaller. The Interleaved Journaling Bible has every other page blank. So, even sizing up the font a little, it doesn’t make it the biggest journaling Bible.
Is the Large Print Single-Column Journaling Bible Right for You?
I’m not entirely sure. The font is more readable, but the margins aren’t much bigger. So, if you’re looking to save your eyes a little, then yes! This is a great choice. But if you were hoping to maximize the space a little more, this isn’t going to make much of a difference. If you’re wanting to really maximize space for art or notes, check out the Interleaved Journaling Bible!
Journaling Bibles are great for Inductive Bible Study, Bible art, sermon notes, and keeping your own Bible study notes. You’re not going to get bogged down with notes and maps. But then again, you’re not going to be helped by notes and maps. I think it definitely has its place. I personally keep several Journaling Bibles. One is my church Bible and I write sermon notes in the margins each week. Another is my counseling Bible and I keep counseling notes and verses marked for counseling purposes. And a third is my art journaling Bible where I paint and draw as I meditate on the Scriptures. I have other Bibles for study.
This is a great Bible! If you’re looking for a Journaling style Bible– definitely check this one out.
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