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.
The practice of illumination (or adding decoration to manuscripts) dates back to the early fifth century and continued into the Middle Ages, when scribes, monks, and other artists used richly colored pigments as well as gold and silver leaf to add decoration, initials, and illustration to the pages of books and Bibles. The ESV Illuminated Bible, Art Journaling Edition was created to continue in this historic tradition of illuminated manuscripts.
Throughout the creation process, artist Dana Tanamachi, along with a small team of researchers, pored over the biblical text, gathering themes, motifs, symbols, and imagery to use as a foundation for the artwork. Dana worked to incorporate these elements with the text in a way that honors the historical environment, context, and themes of each book. For example, she incorporated an illustration of a hyssop plant—the very branch on which Jesus was offered a drink while he was nailed to the cross—into the book opener for the Gospel of John.
Thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC and FlyBy Promotions, one lucky reader will win a copy of this beautiful Bible. Please see below to enter.
This giveaway will run from Monday, November 27 @ 8pm Eastern, until Monday, December 4 @ 11:59pm Eastern. The winner will be notified by 5 pm on Tuesday, December 5.
Giveaway Terms & Conditions:
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- A random draw will determine the winner from qualified entries.
- Winner will be notified within 24 hours of close of the contest. The winner will have 24 hours to contact me with their mailing address so that the prize may be shipped.
- If the winner does not contact me within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected, making the original winning entry null and void.
- Collected Moments is not responsible for the products contained in the shipment/box, shipping, lost, damaged, or stolen packages, or any other issues with the ESV Illuminated Bible.
- This giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 13+.