I am excited to announce that in September I'll be teaching Intro to Bible Journaling Workshops at Scrappin' Goodtime (Sept. 10) in Corsicana, Texas, and Personal Scrapbook (Sept. 17) in Allen, Texas. (Check out my blog post on the Scrappin' Goodtime blog for more information about the classes there.)
As I prepare for these workshops, I have spent most of this past week in the Word - studying, praying and illustrating scriptures. I am currently using my New Inductive Study Bible (NASB) as my journaling Bible because it has wider margins than my other Bibles. It's not specifically a journaling Bible, but it is working well as I try different ways of illustrating the messages I want to remember.
As I prepare for the upcoming workshops, I suggested to the scrapbook store owners that it would be great to have a Bible with a variety of illustrated pages that could be on display at the store. Susie, the owner of Scrappin' Goodtime, purchased and sent me a very nice KJV Journaling Bible. The margins are lined and designed with lots of space for adding journaling.
I especially enjoyed getting to use some of the new Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith Genesis collection products in this Bible.
Candi and Patti, owners of Personal Scrapbook, purchased an NIV Note-Taker's Bible that I've also been adding illustrations to this past week.
This Bible has a decent sized side margin plus a wide bottom margin.
When I originally started illustrated Bible journaling in my New Inductive Study Bible (NASB), I thought I probably would not get a new Bible . . . but after working with these different Bibles, I changed my mind. So I'm just getting started in a new Bible that I'll tell y'all about in a future post! :)
However, I want to say that all of these Bibles work very well for illustrated journaling. The most important thing is simply spending time in the Word . . . and engaging our creativity along the way is just an added bonus to drawing closer to the Lord. I recommend simply finding a Bible in a version and format that you'll actually read and use and that fits within your current budget.
Are you adding any illustrated journaling to your Bible? What type of Bible are you using?
(Want more INSPIRATION for Bible Journaling? Check out the Illustrated Faith website where it all started!)