I have played around a little bit with Bible journaling. I bought a note-takers Bible about a year ago and I have used that for the Bible journaling I have been doing. I am not very artistic so I haven’t actually done a lot of journaling. I usually end up taking notes with a pretty pen and that is the extent of my Bible journaling.
I love looking at the pretty Bible journaling. I follow a few people on Instagram who are amazing artists, and their Bible journaling pages are stunning. I know enough to know I could never duplicate their work, but I love seeing what they have done and what they are learning as they read through their Bible.
I recently was given the opportunity to review the NIV Beautiful Word Bible by Zondervan. This Bible is lovely. It has so many beautifully illustrated pages throughout it. This is a basic Bible. There is a regular concordance that can be found in most Bibles, and some maps in the back otherwise it is your pretty basic Bible. Except for the hundreds of lovely illustrations that can be found throughout the Bible and for the large margin on the side of each page for your own illustrations or notes.
This is not a study Bible. This Bible does not contain notes that help to explain the text you are reading. This is a Bible that is for journaling specifically.
I really enjoy this Bible it is just lovely. Each one of the illustrations are different and full color. I love flipping through this Bible because you really are surprised by the loveliness of the illustrations as you work your way through. If you are artistic in any way the illustrations will inspire you.
I have found that the illustrations are done with verses that would really make great memory verses to work through during the year.
If you are already into Bible Journaling, or if you want to get started you should buy the NIV Beautiful Word Bible.