2018 Bible Reading

Have you ever read the Bible all the way through? At the start of a New Year, it is a great opportunity to open up the Word of God whether you have read all of it, some of it or have yet to open the pages. There are great ways to engage with the Bible such as the Bible in One Year, where you can follow digestible daily readings which will take you through from Genesis to Revelation.

If you are creative, why not try out Bible Journaling in 2018? Use the wide-margins found around the verses to write your own reflections, colour in Scripture that speaks to you and make time spent reading even more personal to you. 

Come and choose from our large selection and our staff and volunteers will be happy to help. 

WHY BIBLE JOURNAL by Paula Ponton

The benefits of Bible Journaling were outlined at a recent workshop organised by Bridge Books:

  • Engaging creatively with a particular word or verse of Scripture helps to fix it in your mind. 
  • Looking back over a Bible filled with dated, illustrated or annotated passages can give real encouragement to your devotional life.
  • A dedicated Bible or journal gives you the freedom to experiment with Scripture; whether you draw stick figures, trace an image, use stickers or glue images cut from magazines in the margins - it’s your own personal expression of time spent with God’s Word. 

Why not start the New Year with a One Year Creative Expressions Bible which helps you read through the Bible in 12 months? It includes line art to colour and lightly ruled margins that give space for developing imaginative ideas. Dip your toe in the water by starting with the book of Psalms using a wide margined Psalter or a devotional including images to colour. 

The range of Bible translations and journalling/colouring formats is expanding all the time and a greater variety of journalling resources are now being stocked: washi tape, stickers, waterproof pens, “how to” books, large or small journals with and without bible verses…

Plus, there is the possibility of more workshops to come - why not add your name to the growing list of those to be notified?
 



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