I feel like the font size is the same
I own a single column journaling bible (also by crossway) and what struck me the most was how much slimmer this version is--which makes sense because this is two column. some comparisons: -original hardcover bible has two columns instead of one, so that does pose a challenge for those of you who will take a lot of notes (there's only one column of margins per page) -i think the original double column has thinner pages than the single column journaling bible, at least the edition i have (i have the imitation leather leaf pattern bible). this one has a more classic bible-page feel (very thin) and shows slightly more bleed-through. -original double column has introductions of ot and nt, some "what does the bible say about..." references, and introductions to books (very short & located in the back of the bible). both have a one year reading plan. -original double column, as a mentioned, is slimmer and overall smaller. i feel like the font size is the same. very satisfied with purchase. i would definitely recommend this for those who want a more portable journaling bible (the other bible i have is my study bible that i leave at home; this one is specifically for traveling, bringing to church for sermon notes, etc.). the single column bible i'd recommend if it's mainly for those mornings where you can sit around and really get into it without worrying about how much space you're taking up with notes.