|c/o The Message Canvas|
The Message Canvas Bible is a fantastic resource for those interested in purchasing a journaling/coloring bible. At this time, it is only available in the original The Message translation, minus the deuterocanonicals. I decided to purchase a copy a few months ago. It is wonderfully produced and the illustrations are so lovingly rendered that the text begs to be interacted with. I have also come to use The Message translation daily in my prayers and duting times of practicing lectio divina. I love the fact that it is rendered in such a different way from the majority of other translations.
I have owned a number of journaling bibles over the years, yet I can honestly say that it is this one that has quickly become my favorite. The one I previously owned was the now out-of-print NRSV Notetakers Bible which included the deuteros. The fine folks at NavPress have created a helpful website with additional prints and opportunities to show-off one's creativity. I even printed off one of their prints for Ezekiel 34 and used it for an extended prayer experience for my high school students last week. It was well received.
Hopefully there will be a full Catholic edition one day. However, until then, this edition of The Message Canvas Bible will be used often.