Which journaling Bible should you get? Making a decision will be easier once you answer these questions:
- Which version do you prefer? NLT ? ESV ? KJV ? NIV ? NKJV ?
- Do you want some illustrated pages for coloring and some for drawing or lettering?
- Do you want full color illustrations?
- Do you want lots of room wide margins and bottom margin area?
- Do you want lots of room like a full blank page for every page?
Isn’t WONDERFUL that there are now Bibles for all the desires listed above?
The NLT Inspire Bible
Inspire is a new single-column, wide-margin New Living Translation Bible that will be a cherished resource for creative art journaling. It is the first Bible of its kind―with over 400 beautiful line-art illustrations spread throughout the Bible. Full-page and partial-page Scripture art is attractively displayed throughout the Bible, and the illustrations can be colored in to make each Bible unique, colorful, and customizable. Every page of Scripture has two-inch-wide margins, with either Scripture line-art or ruled space for writing notes and reflections, or to draw and create. The generous font (8.65) ensures optimal readability, and quality cream Bible paper is great for creative art journaling. Every page of Scripture has two-inch-wide margins, with either Scripture line-art or ruled space for writing notes and reflections, or to draw and create. The generous font (8.65) ensures optimal readability, and quality cream Bible paper is great for creative art journaling. Every page of Scripture has two-inch-wide margins, with either Scripture line-art or ruled space for writing notes and reflections, or to draw and create. The generous font (8.65) ensures optimal readability, and quality cream Bible paper is great for creative art journaling. Inspire is the only single-column, wide-margin Bible available in the popular New Living Translation, and it is designed uniquely to appeal to art-journaling and adult coloring book enthusiasts.
- Softcover edition features a cover to color and blank page edges for designing.
- Deluxe Hardcover edition features a lovely, teal imitation leather over board, with beautifully-designed full-color page edges, a matching ribbon, and an elastic band closure.
- Deluxe LeatherLike edition features a beautiful, vintage floral printed LeatherLike over flexible board, with matching aquamarine-patterned page edges, a matching ribbon, Smyth-sewn durable binding, and an elastic band closure.
Matching Printable Bible Tabs
ESV Journaling Bible, Interleaved Edition
I just order the ESV Journaling Bible, Interleaved Edition for myself. I have and love the Inspire Bible but I wanted a full blank page for notes. Patterned after the “Blank Bible” that eighteenth-century preacher and theologian Jonathan Edwards used to record more than 5,000 notes about God’s Word, the ESV Journaling Bible, Interleaved Edition is truly unique, featuring a full, blank page next to every page of Bible text.
The ESV Journaling Bible Writers Edition
The ESV Journaling Bible, Writer’s Edition features two inches of lined space for notes and prayers along the bottom of every page—offering readers a practical way to keep track of their personal reflections related to God’s Word and serving as a great keepsake or gift item. Created for Bible readers looking for as much space as possible for sermon notes, personal reflections, prayers, or artwork, the edition features cream-colored paper and a durable binding to ensure that it lasts a lifetime.
Illustrator’s Notetaking Bible
The Illustrator’s Notetaking Bible combines two hot trends: Bible journaling and adult coloring. Through unique illustrations included on every page spread, readers, illustrator’s, and notetakers alike learn to engage the biblical text in a new way. The exceptional design offers a unique balance for everyone from seasoned artists to the creatively challenged, allowing for guided creativity and meaningful personalization of the Bible reading experience. From filigree, Scripture quotes, and unique images, these line-drawn illustrations are waiting to be brought to life.
HCSB Illustrator’s Notetaking Bible For Teens IL
This notetakers Bible is perfect for tweens and teens who love to draw, write, and create! The wide margins encourage journaling, writing prayers, notetaking, and drawing, and most pages offer filigree art that can be traced or colored. The end sheets and 24 pages of inserts will also offer study helps and beautiful black-and-white illustrations that can be colored.
The KJV Creative Bible
My Creative Bible is an exciting new concept in ways to experience the word of God in Scripture. This King James Version Journaling Bible is single-column printed, with two-inch-wide ruled margins for note-taking, scribing your reflections or creative expression. Nearly 400 hand-drawn, Scripture accompanying line-art illustrations are placed throughout the Bible to enhance embracement of The Word. There is an index of the Scripture artwork – line-art suitable for filling. Users will find this an invaluable visual tool for immersion and Bible study. The Silky-Soft Flexcover Edition features a lovely floral design printed on a unique silky-textured material produced as an imitation leather, with the screen-printed design seemingly woven right in. There is an attached ribbon page marker and beautifully printed page-edges. Printed on high-quality cream Bible paper with a standard black text size of 8.65 point. 1410 Pages.
- 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 1 5/8 Inch
- 1410 Pages
- Nearly 400 Full or Partial Page Scripture Illustrations to Color
- Silky-Soft Flexcover Bound
- Beautiful Printed Page-Edges
- Lay-Flat Spine
- Attached Ribbon Page Marker
- Complete KJV Text in Single-Column Setting
- Standard Text Size – 8.65pt
- 2 Inch Wide Ruled Margins
- Black Letter Text on Quality Cream Bible Paper
- Presentation Page for Gift-Giving
- Gift Boxed (Mother’s Day is around the corner!)
Matching Bible Tabs 66 Books , 18 Character Topics & 28 blank tabs.
The Message Canvas Bible:
Coloring and Journaling the Story of God
Using The Message’s creative language and vivid metaphors, your imagination will be bursting with ideas for crafting, coloring, and drawing. Meditate on the very words of Scripture, and hear God’s voice speaking to your heart.
- Make this Bible one of a kind by adding your own beauty and style.
- Fill the extra space with your own illustrations and prayers.
- Immerse yourself in the words of Scripture.
- Decorate this Bible as a gift for someone you love.
- Slow down as you color and enjoy a more relaxed pace.
Let the story of God paint the canvas of your imagination!
Beautiful Word Bible (full color illustrations)
The Beautiful Word Bible comes in NIV, KJV and NKJV versions Be drawn into God’s Word through a fresh, creative expression of the beautiful words of God. Crafted on high-quality paper and balanced with inspiring full-color art and blank space, the Beautiful Word Bible will encourage a deeper and more authentic quiet time.
With 500 verses illustrated to help you see the rich diversity of stories, characters, prophecies, rewards, and hope contained within Scripture, you will discover wisdom to sustain you in every season, drawing you deeper into God’s life-changing and inspired Word. Features include:
- Single-column text
- NIV, KJV and NKJV versions
- 500 full-color illustrated verses
- Wide margins and high-quality paper for notes, journal entries or artwork
- Ribbon marker
- Index of illustrated Scripture passages
The ESV Journaling Bible, Writer’s Edition
The ESV Journaling Bible, Writer’s Edition features two inches of lined space for notes and prayers along the bottom of every page—offering readers a practical way to keep track of their personal reflections related to God’s Word and serving as a great keepsake or gift item.
The ESV Journaling Bible, Interleaved Edition
Patterned after the “Blank Bible” that eighteenth-century preacher and theologian Jonathan Edwards used to record more than 5,000 notes about God’s Word, the ESV Journaling Bible, Interleaved Edition is truly unique, featuring a full, blank page next to every page of Bible text. Created for Bible readers looking for as much space as possible for sermon notes, personal reflections, prayers, or artwork, the edition features cream-colored paper and a durable binding to ensure that it lasts a lifetime.
More Wide Margin Bibles
See dozens more wide margin Bibles listed here.
My Favorite Bible Journaling Tools
How to Study Your Bible Workbook
Discover the Life-Changing Approach to God’s Word by Kay Arthur
If at all possible go to a Precepts Bible Study Worshop. If not get this book. Beloved international Bible teacher Kay Arthur has helped millions of people explore and understand God’s Word for themselves. Joining with David Arthur and Pete De Lacy, both of Precept Ministries International, Kay shares an interactive workbook companion to her bestselling How to Study Your Bibleto help you glean the riches of Scripture for your personal journey. You will discover how to…
- apply the inductive study approach to specific Scriptures for deeper understanding
- encounter God’s messages through questions, reflections, and insights
- receive greater insight into key words, major themes, and topical studies
This insightful companion will help you master the personal and profound inductive study method and make new discoveries each time you turn to God’s Word. Grow in your faith as you view your purpose, decisions, actions, and life through the lens of His truth and hope. The Inductive Study Method is an investigative approach to the Bible using three basic components: Observation, Interpretation and Application. Kay Author’s Precept Ministries establishes people in God’s Word using Inductive Bible Study. “Inductive” means we use the Bible as the primary source of study to learn about God and what the Bible teaches. Precept™ studies and training workshops are designed to equip you with inductive study tools so you can discover truth for yourself.
FREE INDUCTIVE STUDY GUIDE
Bible Journaling Study Kit
- Guaranteed to work well on Bible paper
- Carefully chosen supplies to yield beautiful journaling pages
- Writing and art tools include mechanical pencils, color pencil set, 36 watercolor set and ruler/straight edge
- Tracing pad and graphite paper to make journaling pages works of art
- All supplies neatly packaged and includes a small supply pouch in red, yellow OR blue
Watercolor & Colored Pencils
The best of the best when it comes to colored pencils are Prismacolors. Smooth, blendable, layer-able. This is a nic beginner kit with 24 pencils, a sharpener and eraser.
Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencil, Set of 72 Assorted Colors If you love to color and can afford it this is a wonderful gift to yourself (Mother’s Day maybe).
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UPDATE: Great Watercolor Pencils at a Better Price!
Since writing this post I tried these watercoloring pencils by Rapsil. Great buy for 48 pencils, case, eraser, and paint brush. I love the roll up case. There is a leather strip that protects the points of the pencils. The pencils color very smooth. The colors are pigmented and bright. I have a smaller set of Prismacolor watercolor pencils and I really can’t tell the difference. I am no expert, so you should read the reviews but I really like these pencils. They cost less than half the price and a super carrying case! (Note: a sharpener is pictured but I didn’t get a sharpener in my case). Free Prime shipping.
WHATEVER PENCILS YOU CHOOSE: AN GOOD PENCIL SHARPENER IS YOUR MOST IMPORTANT TOOL! Prism color premier pencil sharpener are specifically designed to sharpen prism color pencils to a perfect point BR, choose either a wide or narrow angle. The translucent cover keeps shavings inside until ready to empty and the blades are made of high-quality steel. This package contains one 3-inch tall 1-34-inch diameter pencil sharpener.
For notes I like Sakura Pigma Micron 01 Ink Pens. I use these in my Complete Jewish Bible at church because its the Bible my church uses and it does not have wide margins so I have to fit a lot in a small space. My printing isn’t great but these fine point tips really help.
I also use the Microns to mark colored Bible symbols using the Inductive method.
More Bible Journaling Tools
- Washi Tape (Hello, I am Robin and I have a Washi addiction)
- Planner Stickers
- Double sided tape
- Printable Velum
- Watercolor Paint
- Gesso (at first got the wrong kind–what a mess!, should have purchased Prima Marketing Art Basics Gesso thank you Rebecca Jones for this informative post.)
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