A Worthwhile Discipline
The discipline of journaling is as varied as the people who practice it. It ranges from recording day-to-day activities in a notebook to blogging online about current events, favorite books, or the progress of a DIY project. Perhaps most meaningfully, many Christians find journaling about their walk with God to be an important part of their Christian life.
For example, some believers journal to record their prayers, reflect on a recent sermon, or to mark a milestone in their relationship with God. The content of our journaling might be purely private, or it might be written to share with others (as Tim Keesee does, author of Dispatches from the Front).
Another unique way to journal is to do so in your Bible.
ESV Journaling Bibles
The generous 2-inch ruled margins provide enough space to record notes, prayers, or artistic expression of the Bible text. We've also heard that families often use these editions as a place to keep track of meaningful milestones and lessons they're learning together. Some parents are thinking long-term and are recording their spiritual journey to one day pass along to their children as a meaningful gift.
Crossway has two options available, a double-column format or a single-column format:
- Journaling Bible: 6.25” x 7.25”
- Single Column Journaling Bible: 6.25” x 8”
There are more than 10 cover designs available, but here are some favorites:
- Original, Black (Moleskin)
- Antique Floral Design
- Natural Leather, Flap with Strap
- Natural Leather (no flap or strap)
Tips for Journaling
Some helpful articles on this topic from around the web:
Journaling alongside your Bible:
Journaling in your Bible:
- Artistic Journaling
- The Pick of Best Bibles
- Bible Journaling Class
- More about a Journaling Bible Class