A special thanks to B&H Publishing for providing the HCSB Notetaking Bible for me to review.
I am quickly becoming a Bible collector. I am always captivated by different Bible layouts and designs. The most recent Bible in my collection is the HCSB Notetaking Bible. It does not disappoint!
With the upswing in artistic Bible Journaling, I was initially excited to check out this Bible to see how it fares in comparison to other popular Bibles that are specifically labeled for Bible Journaling. While this Bible is not marketed in this way, the margins of the Bible are definitely wide enough for artistic Bible Journaling.
Unlike some journaling Bibles, this specific HCSB has a classic Black/Brown neutral bonded leather cover (although B&H Publishing does offer other floral cover options).
Here are a few highlights of the Bible:
- 49 page concordance
- HCSB Bullet notes
- 8 four-color maps
- A one-year Bible reading plan, including daily passages
- Lined, wide margins
The lay-flat binding is great for taking notes or for Bible Journaling. I find this especially helpful in Bible Journaling. When I am painting on the inside of the page, I sometimes have trouble getting the paint in the middle. The lay-flat binding on this Bible makes it easier to get paint or Bible Journaling embellishments even in the inner crease.
The body of the Bible is simple, and the chapters are only one column per page. I like this simplicity. While I have other Bibles that I like that have notes and explanations at the bottom, the (aff link) HCSB Notetaking Bible is ideal for reading and reflecting on Scripture without getting distracted by notes, etc. In the notetaking section, I can write down these reflections or questions that I have to research later.
See more about the HCSB Notetaking Bible HERE.