Thomas Nelson and Zondervan Release New Journal the Word™ Bibles Available in KJV, NKJV, and NIV Translations

In response to the high demand for Bibles with spaces for journaling, Thomas Nelson Bibles and Zondervan Bibles, divisions of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, announce the release of new editions of their popular Journal the Word™ Bibles. Now readers will have the option to choose the Bible translation they prefer, whether it be the King James (KJV), New King James (NKJV), or New International Version (NIV).

“We’re pleased to offer these beautiful Bibles for our readers, which are excellent for personal use or for gifts,” says John Kramp, SVP, Bible Resources. “With readers’ personal writings inside, they can be a cherished heirloom to pass on to future generations.”

9780310445548_hiresThese new Journal the Word™ Bibles allow Bible readers to creatively express themselves every day, with plenty of room for notes or Bible art journaling next to their treasured verses. With unique and sophisticated covers, these single-column journaling editions feature thick cream-colored paper with lightly ruled lines in the extra-wide margins, perfect to reflect on God’s Word and to enhance Bible study.

“Bibles designed for personal reflection and artistic expression have taken the market by storm,” says Melinda Bouma, Associate Publisher, Zondervan Bible Group. “We are delighted to offer beautiful new editions in this product line, but also a re-launch under the Journal the Word™ moniker. One of our priorities is to help readers be encouraged to actively respond to God’s Word, and by changing the branding and title we are inviting readers into this expression of worship—whether through their words, doodles, or art.”

Journal the Word™ Bibles have easy-to-read black-letter text, ribbon markers, and lay flat in readers’ hands or on desks. The NKJV and KJV editions also have the words of Christ in red.

For more information or to request review copies, please contact Trinity McFadden at or 616-698-3514.