We're pleased to present our latest venture—ICHTHYS Press.
Through ICHTHYS Press, Lime Creative plans to publish a series of Bible study and reflection companion books.
When studying scripture or listening to a sermon, I often found myself running out of space in the margins for my notes, thoughts, and questions. My highlighters bled through through the tissue-thin pages. And there was certainly not enough space for the sketchnotes and illustrations I often create as I listen to sermons and seminars.
Wouldn't it be great if there was a sketchbook, journal, notebook, and Bible combined into a single book?
I searched high and low and found many books and journals that were close to what I was looking for… but nothing that got it just right.
As a designer (and someone familiar with book publishing) I was able to put together a prototype for the sketch & study book concept I had in my head… which after a few iterations, became the very first Study & Reflection Companion book—Joshua.
These books are meant to be used as a companion to a study of scripture using your own Bible, study book, a church sermon series, or commentary. Conceptualized and designed by me—Laura Kline—the ICHTHYS Study & Reflection Companion Series combines elegant illustration, clean design, and wide open spaces for a distraction-free and creativity-enhancing Bible study experience.
Bible + Sketchbook + Journal + Notebook
To be clear, your Bible needs nothing else. These are companions to help creative types (like me) and other visually-driven thinkers and learners to study scripture even more effectively.
The series is be available exclusively on Amazon, and additional books in the series will be released periodically.
Want to know when the next one comes out? Want to vote on the next book of the Bible to be companioned*?
*Companioned isn’t usually a verb, but I think we’ll all agree that it’s the right choice here.
About the ICHTHYS Press Logo
ICHTHYS Press gets its name from the Greek IΧΘΥΣ (IKhThUS), which is an early Christian acronym for Ἰησοῦς Χρῑστός Θεοῦ Υἱός Σωτήρ, Iēsoûs Khrīstós, Theoû Huiós, Sōtḗr; which translates into English as ‘Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior’.
You can find this 2nd, 3rd, and 4th century “ichthys wheel”, likely preceding the more commonly recognized “Christian Fish” (“ichthys” means “fish” in Greek), inscribed as ancient graffiti in places you may recognize from the Bible.
For instance, in Ephesus (in modern day Turkey), you’ll find this graffito on a marble staircase:
Scholars debate what the image was meant to depict—an eight-pronged wheel… a loaf of break cut into pieces… But I think you can guess at this point what I immediately saw when I came across the symbol:
Yeah, it’s so perfect that you might be tempted to think that it’s not a coincidence… so, which came first—the lime logo or my knowledge of the ichthys wheel symbol? The lime, which is why the Lime logo has nine slices rather than matching the wheel with eight.