I recently received a NKJV Notetaking Bible free from B&H Publishers (in exchange for an honest review). This Bible is the same as the NKJV Journaling Bible I’ve been using for over a year now for much of my illustrated Bible journaling. The only change I can see is that it’s now called a notetaking instead of a journaling Bible. I really like this Bible!
This Bible has a nice cover and good binding. The 1 3/4 inch margins are perfect for adding journaling & prayers, illustrations, stickers and die cuts. The print in this Bible is easy to read. I can even read it when I cover it with various products. (Some Bible journalers cover the text so that it is not readable. This is perfectly acceptable since typically the journaling Bible is not the only Bible the individual owns. However, my personal preference is to retain the ability to read the text.) There are blank pages before the beginning of some of the books, which are perfect for full-page illustrations.
I’m often asked what Bible I recommend for illustrated Bible journaling. While I enjoy this particular Bible, I believe that choosing a Bible is very personal. There are a myriad of journaling Bibles available these days. My recommendation is to find a Bible:
(1) in a version you enjoy reading,
(2) in a format you like,
(3) in a price range that fits your budget