I'm so addicted to Bible Journaling for Bible study!
Time in my Bible becomes time with its Author. It is something I look forward to each day.
Don't think you have to purchase a special Bible to start. You can use a notebook or any type of Bible or paper.
One of the most popular journaling Bibles is the ESV Single Column. I started in the ESV Two-Column Journaling Bible - mostly because that was I could find. This new form of worship caused a shortage of journaling Bibles in 2015. Publishers responded by adding variety and some that were pre-printed.
There are new options for Bible Journaling:
The Inspire Bible has black line drawings for you to complete.
The Beautiful Word Bible has several verses already illustrated and colored for you.
If you want a side-by-side comparison of why people Do or Do Not cover the scriptures with their Bible journaling, check this out.
The first time I deliberately covered text in my Bible was for John 3:16. I try to keep my art to the margin or larger spaces found at the end of books. But John 3:16 is the basis of my faith, so I felt it needed a bigger image.
I chose to use my Neocolor II watercolor crayons. They color just like regular crayons. Then I go over them with a waterbrush. I added a die cut globe since I didn't have a globe stamp (and I'm not so great at drawing them).
While I'm working on improving my handwriting, I'm not opposed to using a bit of help. I have collected many sheets of alphabet stickers and alphabet stamp sets. I also located a Dymo label maker and put it to use, too.
Don't run out and buy a basket load of supplies for Bible Journaling. Start small. A pencil and good eraser, a pen that doesn't bleed through or rip the thin pages and some way to add color-if you want.
What's holding you back from trying this?