A Tale of Two One Year Bibles: The One Year Bible Expressions and The One Year Chronological Bible Creative Expression

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At then end of 2016 my husband and I decided to read through the Bible with our children. I looked into different reading plans and then I came across The One Year Bible Expressions. I fell in love! The cover was so pretty and even better it was a journaling/ coloring Bible! So I got it and I eagerly awaited the new year to start…

The day before New Years Day a friend of mine suggested that I use the One Year Chronological Bible Creative Expression. In the Chronological Bible ‘each day’s reading focuses on a specific moment in biblical history, taking you through the events of the Bible in the order they occurred. ‘ The Bible I had already gotten instead has ‘each day’s reading  to include portions from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs.’ I was also told that the pictures that they have to color in the Chronological Bible were different than the ones in the Creative Expressions Bible.

So I went ahead and I got it as well. Then my family decided to just take a more laid back approach at reading the Bible and currently we are not using either reading plan. No worries! I still want to color, paint and of course journal in these beautiful Bible!

Below I thought I would show you the difference inside each of these lovely Bibles…

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I bought the paperback versions of these Bibles and they both come with a cardstock sleeve on them. Interesting – both sleeves were not glues properly and came off. The inside pages matches the design of the covers. Both look fun to color…

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These Bibles are truly reading plans so they don’t start on Genesis. Instead they start on January 1st. As you can see this is where the differences between these two Bibles starts.

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The coloring is very different and they both have pictures to color on different days. As I looked through both Bible I did not come across one drawing that was in both Bible! I am very pleased about this!

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I thought I would be able to pick one I like over the other but I truly can’t. Each of the unique pictures offer new and interesting challenges to color and paint. I really cannot wait to get started in them. I just have a hard time figuring out which one I want to start with!

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Here is the description for the:

The One Year Chronological Bible Expressions

Purchased from Amazon

The #1-selling daily reading Bible is more personal than ever with space to read, write, and create! With generous two-inch, lightly-ruled margins and more than 100 artfully drawn verses waiting to be filled in with your most creative ideas, your daily reading experience has never been more personal.

The One Year Chronological Bible Expressions contains the entire text of the New Living Translation divided into 365 daily readings. Each day’s reading focuses on a specific moment in biblical history, taking you through the events of the Bible in the order they occurred. Readers are guided through the entire Bible in a sequential, unforgettable journey that’s easier than ever to make your own.

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Here is the description of the:

One Year Bible Creative Expressions

Purchased from Amazon

The #1-selling daily reading Bible is more personal than ever with space to read, write, and create! With generous two-inch, lightly-ruled margins and more than 100 artfully drawn verses waiting to be filled in with your most creative ideas, your daily reading experience has never been more personal.

The One Year Bible Expressions contains the entire text of the New Living Translation divided into 365 daily readings. Each day’s reading includes portions from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs―guiding readers through the entire Bible in one unforgettable journey that’s easier than ever to make your own.

The New Living Translation breathes life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages―but even more powerful are stories of how people’s lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts.

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I hope this  overview helps you get an idea for which Bible you would enjoy using. Or you can be like me and get both! Please let me know if you have any questions about them in the comments and I will be happy to help you! Have a beautiful day!

2 comments

  1. SuziesView (@SuziesView) says:

    Ok this is fantastic! I have seen people do Bible journaling in the Bible on the side but I am not very good at drawing anymore. I love that this is already printed on the side to inspire me. While taking time to reflect on Gods word and spend time with him coloring is a win win WOW. Love it. I seriously do want one of these Bibles now. I will be sharing in Twitter people need to see this post! #productreviewparty

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