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
  • Dana Tanamachi is an American lettering artist, graphic designer, and illustrator whose exquisite typographic murals ignited the worldwide chalk-lettering trend.  She has been commissioned by clients such as Instagram, Target, Google, Time Magazine, Nike, and West Elm. Learn more at



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From the beautiful and sturdy slipcase to the attractive cloth covered hard cover and the gorgeous illustrations throughout, the Illuminated Bible is a special addition for the art lover’s library. This ESV bible is fairly large and heavy with over 1600 pages. While it might not be best for everyday Bible study, I can see spending quite a bit of time viewing and meditating on the special gilded illustrations scattered throughout its pages. Each book of the Bible has a full page illustration at the beginning and other full page illustrations appear frequently. The outside edge of each page has a wide margin. Some of the margins include illustrations of scripture verses. Other margins are blank for your own notes or illustrations. If you like, you can add a touch of color to any of the included illustrations. The cream colored pages are quality paper that is smooth to the touch.

Everything about this Bible speaks of quality and I will be honored to display it on my coffee table so others may enjoy it also.

I am pleased to offer one copy to one of my readers. Be sure to check out my GIVEAWAY HERE.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this Bible provided by Propeller/FlyBy Promotions. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.