Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Bible Journal

I recently ran across the concept of a Bible Journal. I think it would appeal to many people who like altered art type journals and adult coloring books. It seems from most of the pictures that I have seen a lot of the people doing it are using bibles with wide side margins to allow the art to not completely take over the text.

I’m giving it a try by using one of the many bibles that I own. The one I chose has some extra space in the side margin but not a lot. The point is to study the bible and create a visual to represent what was important to you. I admit it’s hard to write in my bible. I am reserved about underlining text, let alone using art supplies to color in the margins and cover portions of the text. I figure as long as I’m not using my main bible, I could take the risk. I find bibles all the time at thrift stores, so if you decide to give it a try there are low cost bibles available. 

I don't think I could do it like some of the pictures I've seen, although they are beautiful. The concept does make me feel a freedom to be more expressive in my bible than what I would normally do. I’ll be sticking to the margins and not cover up text in one of my extra bibles. 
Have you heard of a Bible Journal? Or do you have one?

A few links I found:

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