Bible Journaling Supplies

 Take a look at all the supplies I use for my bible journaling.

If you’re visiting my blog from one of my social media platforms, you are wondering how I do my bible journaling and what supplies I use. In this blog post, I will go over everything I use in my bible journaling. I do use a few different styles of bible journaling but my #1 style of journaling is using stickers. I’m a 90s child and my whole life was surrounded by stickers. I love using stickers and they are so easy to use. So let’s jump into all the supplies and journaling styles I use in my bible. 


My Bible

First and foremost, I use my bible. My bible is my main source for bible journaling. I use the New Living Translation (NLT) bible and also my mini bible which is the English Standard Version (ESV). From time to time, I do use my oldest son’s kids bible which is the New International Reader’s Version (NIrV). Since my oldest son is becoming a “pre-teen”, I got him an ESV journaling bible that I love. There’s a lot more room to journal in his new bible.

The bibles I have for bible journaling and studying the bible

All the bible versions I use are very helpful and useful to help me understand God’s word better. If you have just one bible, that’s completely fine also. I started with one bible and then got my son a bible also. We didn’t get our second bibles until a few years later. The only reason why I have a second bible is because I wanted something small to bring with me when I travel. 


All of our bibles are from Amazon and I do have a few more bibles saved on my wishlist for when the one I have is filled up. There’s so many different versions to choose from and can be a little confusing. Below is an image that can help you chose the right bible version for yourself. 



Journaling Supplies

Stickers

Like I stated above, I use stickers a lot throughout my journaling. I make my own printable stickers and you can find those at my shop. You can also purchase printable bible stickers on Etsy or purchase sticker sheets which are already printed and cut for you (I’ll have printed sticker sheets added to my shop soon). You can also purchase your stickers from any craft store you shop at. Hobby Lobby would be a good place to get Christian themed stickers at since it’s a Christian based business. But any type of stickers can work.


Sticker Paper, Printer, and Scissors (or a cutting machine)

If you do plan to use printable stickers, you would need a printer and sticker paper. I have a HP printer that also has the instant ink subscription. I like the ink subscription because I don’t have to worry about running out of printer ink since I do A LOT of printing at home. I use my printer for my business and for personal use. Having HP instant ink is amazing. 


The type of sticker paper I use for myself is an affordable white matte sticker paper I found on Amazon and Avery Clear Shipping Labels. I mainly use the clear sticker paper in my bibles and use the matte white sticker paper for my journals. I purchase both types of paper from Amazon but you can find Avery Clear Shipping Labels at any office supply store along with Avery’s white sticker paper. 


Now you would need something to cutout your stickers. Most of the time, I use scissors. If you do have a Silhouette or a Cricut, you can use that to cutout your stickers. I’m not going to go into how to do this because this blog post will be super long. But if you know how to use your machine to cut stickers, then you can do that.

The sticker paper I use in my bible

Pens and Highlighters

If you want to write in your bible, you can use the normal writing tools. I like to use a ballpoint pen in my bible because it doesn’t bleed through my bible pages. But for highlighters, I like to use Pen+Gear (from Walmart) and Alohaster. I find that these two types of highlighters are great for my bible. Plus they come in multiple different colors. 


Sometimes I do underline verses. It’s something I like to do when a verse speaks to me and I want to memorize it. I like to use Taotree Fineliner Colored Pens for this. The ones I use are from Amazon and they are great to use. The trick I found to using these pens without bleed through is to lightly push down on the pen when underlining. I also use a ruler to help keep my lines straight. 


Notebook and Bible Study Plan (optional)

I like to follow a bible study to help me along while I study the bible. Bible studies can come in many different formates but I like to use bible study books. There’s so many to chose from but one of my all time favorite bible study book authors are Jean Jones, Jennifer Rothschild, Priscilla Shirer, and Jeannie Cunnion. If you don’t want to use bible study books, you can use the free app The Bible App from YouVersion for plans and help you get started. 


I also like to have a notebook on hand when I do a bible study. I like to write down information that speaks to me. After all I am studying the bible and I do need to take notes. By doing this, It helps me to remember what I’m learning from these studies. I also have journals that I use to write down verses that I want to remember and pray requests.


This one is completely optional and only what I do when studying the bible. It’s completely up to you on how you want to journal in your bible. This is just how I like to journal and study the bible. If you want to just use printables and jump from verse to verse, that will work also. I started doing my journaling this way but I wanted more when studying my bible.



So there you have it. This is how I journal God’s word. There are many different ways you can journal in your bible but I like to do whats easy for me. The point about journaling in your bible is to be creative and to help you stay within God’s truth. It will help you to remember God’s teachings on a much deeper level. At least that’s how it is for me. 


I hope this helps you and if you have any questions or need any help with journaling in your bible, please let me know. I’m more than happy to help you.

My style of bible journaling

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