Review: Art Journals from Museum of the Bible

Publisher: Museum of the Bible Books
Release Date (Left to Right):  February 10, 2018, September 17, 2017, and September 4, 2018
Genre: Coloring Journals

Faith & Lettering
New from professional letterer Krystal Whitten! With guides, instructions, and tutorials, this is a fun and inspiring way to create beauty with words. It is the perfect place for journalers to practice Bible journaling, lettering quotes and verses, or decorating a page with original thoughts and plans. Exploring your God-given creativity has never been so rewarding. 

The Illuminated Word
Just as medieval monks brought the Scripture to life through intricate inked illustrations in handwritten manuscripts, you can now create your own masterpiece of color and design. Copy Scripture as a spiritual exercise or record your own thoughts and prayers on the pages. Your words and art will unite to create a keepsake that will be a treasure for years to come.

Illuminate Your Story
Use this almost-lost art of illuminating letters to enhance your writing, Bible journaling, or sermon note-taking. Rich illustrated manuscripts in the Museum of the Bible’s collection inspired these gorgeous letters. Easy to follow instructions, practice pages, and encouragements guide you through the creation of amazing start letters, flourishes, and more.
• Cloth spine opens 180º—takes lay-flat journaling to a new level
• Elastic pen loop on spine
• High-quality, non-bleed paper
• Uplifting, inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout
• Drawing guides, grid background practice pages, plus lined pages for journaling
• Ribbon marker, pocket, elastic band closure. 
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Faith & Lettering from Krystal Whitten is absolutely gorgeous with its beautiful hardcover, cloth fuscia cloth spine, and a varied of dot, blank and lined pages. Add in the encouraging and great quotes beautifully lettered and drafted, it's one journal that will not only inspire, but be used frequently as well. I especially appreciated the instructive pages that allowed users to trace, and learn to letter.

The Illuminated Word is one journal that makes me want to visit museums that exhibited old manuscripts. It's amazing to see the vibrancy of such old documents and books, and knowing that it took a long time to create. With this journal, it's art in itself, but it also encourages us to color and write in it with lined and coloring pages.

Illuminate Your Story is physically shorter and narrower by about an inch than the other two journals. Like Faith & Lettering, it included "create your own" instructional pages that allow users to test their hand and learn lettering. The style here is a bit more ornate than freestyle, but it also includes lined pages, allowing free flow of ideas and encourages notation of any kind. Add in the inspiring quotes by famous people like Billy Graham and Abraham Lincoln, this is one journal that will get tons of use.

In all, I find each of their journals unique in their own way, and I can imagine using them with a different  subject matter for each. I'm particularly in love with the fact that they can all open and lay flat! It's a big one for those who enjoy journaling.  Each of these are great journals that will make great gifts for yourself or others.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of these books from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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The MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE opened it’s 40- foot bronze entry doors in Washington, D.C. in November 2017 and marked an unprecedented historical first in Bible history. The one-of-a-kind collection is housed in a 430,000-square-foot building just two blocks from the National Mall and three blocks from the nation’s Capitol. The largest single museum in Washington D.C., and the first in the world to focus on honoring the Bible, the Museum provides guests with an immersive and personalized experience as they explore the history, narrative, and global impact of the Bible. Worthy Publishing Group and Museum of the Bible have teamed up to form a new book-publishing imprint, Museum of the Bible Books.

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