How many Bibles do you own?
If you’re like me, probably more than one. Maybe 3 or 4 or more?
Of course we all need a study Bible, and a life application Bible and a portable Bible to carry in our purse.
At some point in my study of the Word, I just wanted to read it straight. I didn’t want notes or interpretation. I wanted to read it myself and maybe record my own thoughts. My other Bibles had lots of scrunched notes in the margins that were pretty unreadable.
Then I found a journal Bible. I think I first saw it when I read Ann Voskamp. (If you don’t read Ann Voskamp, you are missing a feast of spirit and word!)
I came across some websites where others were drawing and coloring in the margins and really creating works of act. Look at these sites for inspiration:
Artsy stuff is not really my forte. Indeed I’m downright dreadful at it.
But I love both the Word and words. This edition of the Bible allows me to combine the two.
What I love is the space to record my own thoughts and observations about the passage. There is plenty of room to write a date and jot a line about the issues addressed. In the future, the notes will stand as stones of remembrance of God’s faithfulness.
Here are some versions to consider: