Bible Journaling Guide
Are you a note taker? Do you write, highlight, and underline in your Bible? How do you feel about Bible Journaling?
Perhaps I am getting hung up on the verbiage, between making a tick mark or underlining a passage and actually coloring all over the page because taking a look at my bible (that I have had since 1984), there are several pages with a bunch of notes.
I would imagine for the visual learner, bible journaling would be a great way to study.
Recently our congregation had a group of college students visiting to host our vacation bible school. Several of the young ladies had bibles that were so embellished that they were astounding.
Since then, I have been looking over journaling bibles and ran across this book, Complete Guide to Bible Journaling by Design Originals.
This book is packed with designs and step by step tutorials on different ways to journal while studying your bible. Ideas from simply using color pencils to overlays and additional embellishments to create a visual memory of the passage being studied.
Discover a powerful new way to engage with Scripture through art in this inspirational guide to Bible Journaling. World renowned artist Joanne Fink, and her talented co-author Regina Yoder, explain the basics of this beautiful art form that connects faith with creativity. Learn about the wonderfully fulfilling benefits of Bible Journaling, and get helpful advice on choosing scripture and the types of Bibles and journals to use, plus how-to-do a variety of techniques which will allow you to express your faith in a creative manner. The how-to-section covers lettering, drawing, coloring, painting, embellishing with stamps, stickers and stencils, and so much more! Some of the worlds’ leading Bible Journaling artists provide colorful examples and inspiration, including Shanna Noel, Rebekah R Jones, Valerie Wieners-Massie, Karla Dornacher, and many more.
Directions and ideas that are addressed include:
Tracing, Drawing, and Patterning
Painting Backgrounds with Stamps
Stickers & Die Cuts
Each type of design is covered with suggestions on how to use and often include templates that you can use to trace where you need the design.
One thing to consider if you are interested in bible journaling, is the type of bible you use. My bible would not lend itself to this type of journaling and personally I would have a hard time reading the words if I colored or painted all over them.
However, I am interested in learning and spent several hours checking out a couple of other bibles (all recommended in the book) and decided to go with the Inspire NLT Bible. The main reason I selected this one was that a lot of the imagery is already printed in it. I think it will be a nice one to start bible journaling and will provide me with the experience needed to venture out on a plain journaling bible later. Other versions are available on Amazon. Most of the differences are in the number of columns of print versus the amount of white space to create your embellishments.
If this is something you would be interested in learning how to do, I recommend this book. The Complete Guide of Bible Journaling covers artist tips from 40 artists, each with their own media specialty.
So, do you think you would enjoy bible journaling?