Bible Journaling - Where to start?

Bible journaling isn’t a new trend, and if you’ve clicked on this blog post you’ve probably done some form of journaling before, or at least want to get started. This is a creative way of expressing how God is working in your life, but you don’t have to be super creative to get involved! It’s just an inspiring way to connect with the Word of God – alongside in-depth, serious study of the Bible.

When I first started writing notes and doodling in the margin of my Bible, I just used my simple personal-sized reference Bible along with a fine liner pen and some colouring pencils – check out this Instagram post to get an idea of what I was up to. This just shows you don’t need anything fancy to get involved. You probably already have a Bible similar to this, but if you don’t click here for a similar option.

That being said there are so many resources out there dedicated to Bible journaling. Having a large amount of choice is great, but if you’re anything like me, a little overwhelming when you’re not 100% sure what you want. I’ll walk you through a couple of the different avenues available.

Some have pre-designed pages that enable you to visually experience invaluable verses throughout the Bible. A lovely example of this is the Journaling Bible illustrated by Hannah Dunnett, which is scattered with 32 full-page illustrations. Even if this doesn’t sound like your cup of tea it’s worth having a look just to enjoy a couple of glimpses at the artwork inside.

If you want to get a bit more involved in the creative process the My Creative Bible KJV Brown LuxLeather includes almost 400 hand-drawn line-art illustrations ready to be brought to life whilst meditating on the Scriptures. Alternatively, is a single-column Bible with abundant lined space ideal for writing notes, thoughts or prayer points. Bible journaling doesn’t have to be like the professional artwork that often comes to mind, in fact, a Bible full of handwritten notes, highlights, underlines and dog-eared pages is a form of Bible journaling, and this Bible is perfect for this!

But maybe you do want a chance to use your talent? Or put your uncontrollable collection of stationery supplies to use? A Bible with unlined wide margins, like the Purple Single Column Journalling Bible, is ideal for giving yourself full creative control.

If you’re still not sure where to start, why not begin with highlighting some of your favourite verses and meditate on them? Consider how they apply to your life. And remember not to get caught up worrying about how your artwork looks but to focus on meditating on what you’re reading.


All the Bibles mentioned above are linked here below:

- KJV Large Print Thinline Reference Bible cocoa/black;

- NIV Journalling Bible Illustrated by Hannah Dunnett:

- My Creative Bible KJV Brown LuxLeather:

- KJV Notetaking Bible:

- NIV Purple Single Column Journalling Bible: