I get asked this question all the time. “What is Bible journaling”?
This is a really good question and I hope I can provide you with some answers to this new artful journey.
I promise you will love what you will find out not just about the Bible but about yourself.
Bible journaling is a vision of how you interpret the verses and God’s Word through illustration. It is a visual presentation of your worship with God. It is a creative way to reflect on your scripture reading. It is an opportunity to connect deeply, personally and spiritually with the Word of God in a way that suits your individuality.
Bible journaling is journaling, coloring, drawing, writing or even doodling in the margins and/or pages of your bible.
I know what you are thinking right now, “WAIT….WHATTTT, draw in my bible”? See I knew what your reaction would be. Why? Because it was the same reaction I had. But, It’s okay to feel that way and as you read you will understand this new movement of journaling.
What you journal, draw or doodle is inspired by the Word. It’s not how it looks, but rather that you are expressing your thoughts on a particular verse.
This is a fantastic form of artful meditation. Grab your Bible, lay out your tools and find that quiet place that you can have your own interactive Bible study, spend time with God and let his word flow through your fingertips.
I know there are so many questions you all will have about Bible journaling and I’m hoping to answer all those questions for you. I will be covering many aspects of this wonderful way to walk in faith.
Along with questions like, “What kind of Bible do you use”? and “What do you use to color your pages”? Have no worries, you can ask me questions here, join my Facebook group or check back to see what I’m sharing.
There are so many fun, exciting things that I will be covering with you all very soon. Here are some examples:
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- So much more…
Don’t feel like you will have to go buy a bunch of supplies or that you need something expensive. In my first illustrated entry above I did “The Book of Genesis” and what my interpretation was and I only used colored pencils.
I drew my ideas out on sketch pad before I transferred it to my Bible. I’m a little bit of a perfectionist and I wanted it to be perfect or at least perfect to me.
I know some of you may find it offensive to draw in a Bible or maybe you have an aversion to it for whatever reason. Or maybe you are like me and have always had a hard time understanding what you are reading.
That’s Okay!! I’m not here to judge. I’m learning too and since I started Bible journaling I am understanding more of God’s word. My relationship with him has been a hot mess for many years. But, one thing I do know is God doesn’t judge, He’s always there when you need him and welcomes you with open arms.
One thing I do want you to remember is that you DO NOT have to journal in a Bible to do art journaling. I have many wonderful, inspiring ladies in my Faith in heART Facebook group that use a journal to express their creative worship artwork.
I have my regular Bible, my study Bible and a Bible I journal in. I also journal in a sketchpad when the mood strikes me. The next question I always get is, “What Bible do I use to do my journaling in”? I do have an actual “Journaling Bible” and it’s an ESV Single Column Journaling Bible by Crossways. The vinyl lettering on the front was done for me by a special friend that helped me get the Bible.I hope that I am able to encourage and inspire you through my journey. No matter where you are in life it's… Click To Tweet
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