Seeing all the beautiful Bible Journaling on social media today, it’s easy to think you need a lot of money to get started. Today, I’m showing you how to start Bible Journaling for under $50.
Actually, you could easily start for even less than that.
How to choose a Bible Journal
First, you’ll need to choose a Bible.
There are really so many affordable journaling Bible options available. Pick the right one for you, then spend the rest of your budget on supplies for the Bible.
Here are just a few of the available budget friendly journaling Bibles available. (At the time of this posting ranging from $25 to $35 each.)
ESV happens to be my favorite Bible translation, but there are other options available if you prefer another translation. Definitely research and narrow down what translation you want rather than chosing the cheapest (or prettiest) option!
Bibles come in single or double column format, so you’ll want to pay attention to that when choosing. I prefer the single column format, but double column works well too, and is often cheaper. If you are doing your own search for Bibles, you’ll find them You’ll find them labeled Journaling Bible, or Note-Taker’s Bible in your search.
Single Column Journaling Bible, Black – I love the elastic closure strap on this Bible.
Must have supplies for Bible Journaling
Once your choose your Journaling Bible, you’ll need to a few supplies to get started Bible journaling.
You’ll need a black pen that won’t bleed through your pages.
This is the pen I use most often, it’s .5 mm size is perfect for just about anything whether illustrating, outlining or taking notes. And it’s less than $3!
Now, my favorite part… adding color.
The most versatile tool for adding color is a set of colored pencils. Colored pencils are perfect for filling in lettering outlined with your black pen, drawing pictures, doodling, and highlighting. If you already have colored pencils at home, no need to buy a different set. Any colored pencil will work!
If you need to buy colored pencils, Crayola Twistables are wonderful. They are inexpensive, and the twist feature allows you Bible Journal on the go without carrying a pencil sharpener.
A Bible, black pen, and colored pencils are the perfect starting place for your Bible Journaling Adventure! That’s really all you need to get started.
If you still have a little room in your Bible Journaling budget, I recommend getting a set of highlighters next. Use them for highlighting, as well as for adding color and shading in your illustrations and lettering.
Now that you have your Bible Journaling Supplies, check out this post on 8 different ways to use your Bible Journal.
Your new Bible can be used for so much more than just lettering scripture. Check it out!
If you can’t wait to start your Bible Journaling adventure, but worry about your artistic ability and desire perfection in your Bible check out this post with great Bible Journaling hacks for the artistically challenged..
Head over to my Bible Journaling Pinterest board for even more tips and inspiration.
Follow Amanda’s board Bible Journaling and Bible Study on Pinterest.
I can’t wait to hear about your Bible Journaling adventure!