Open Hearts and Minds with Bible Journaling

As a child, I was one of those who had written in so many places in my Bible – taking notes, underlining passages.  When I first got started, not even highlighters were on my radar – it was all about underlining, and making notes in the margins. Later, I got really fancy and started using a red pen for some passages.

I have to wonder how it would have impacted my Bible studying if I’d had any notions of the current practice of Bible journaling.

I’ve seen some amazing works of real art that done in response to or in parallel with meditating on a passage of scripture.

If you think about it, the idea of Bible Journaling isn’t really entirely new. It’s almost a combination of the notetaking I described above…

And the illuminated manuscripts of the Bible that those in religious orders painstakingly created when the Bible had to be copied by hand, before the invention of the printing press.

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This is a close up of an illuminated Bible. The letter P is stylized and decorated at the beginning of this First Epistle of Peter. Image source: Creative Commons

I was recently sent this handy little kit that will get anyone interested in trying Bible journaling up and ready to go. It includes:

  • 4 sheets of alphabet stickers
  • 4 sheets of inspirational stickers and icons
  • 24 tabs to mark special passages
  • 8 colored. self-sharpening pencils
  • A ruled page-protector that features a die-cut edge, perfect for tracing decorative lines
  • An archival quality journaling pen, and
  • A storage pouch with a strap that will fit on most Bibles

This would be a fantastic Christmas gift. And… great news! I have not one, but two giveaway opportunities where you can enter to win a set of your own.


First, enter here:

Next, visit this link, and enter to win one of five Bible Journaling kits! Click here to visit the second giveaway.

Finally, while you’re waiting to find out if you’ve won, visit any of these sites where you can purchase the kit (it never hurts to be prepared!).

Barnes & Noble 



Christian Book Distributors 

Contest open only to residents of the Continental United States.

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.” Winner must reply within 24 hours of notification or a new winner will be selected.

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