The benefits of Bible Journalling 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?