Have you seen those incredible Bible Journalers out there with their amazing colorful Bibles?
If you’re like me, you have a hard time getting a stick figure to resemble a stick figure. My mom has an incredible talent when it comes to drawing. Me? I take a little after my dad in that department.
We’re highly creative, just not with drawing.
And I’ll be honest, as much as I write in my Bible, I’ve never dared to actually draw, because….well, I just don’t draw.
That is, until I tried out this Doodle Journal from Stone Soup for Five.
Doodle your way through the Book of John
First of all, I love it that she actually gives you doodle icons to use, as ideas for what you can draw.
Second of all, I love it that they are simple for people like me who….umm…don’t draw very well! I like simple!
So, in case you’re wondering why in the world anyone would draw in their Bible, especially if they are artistically challenged, Kari actually guest-posted for me last year and shared with us 3 reasons to doodle your Bible study.
Doodling a very good way to help you retain what you’ve read.
Not only that, by taking the time to slow down and digest God’s Word slowly, with colored pencils in hand to doodle or letter through the Bible, you’re allowing what you’ve read to sink in.
It’s so easy to skim through chapters and books of the Bible, just skimming the top without ever really getting deep into it to think about what we’ve read really means to us…personally.
This new John Doodle Journal is actually a 21-week Bible study. By the time you’re done with this study, you will know the Gospel of John on an intimate level…like you’ve never known before.
Not only that, the Book of John Doodle Journal also has some amazing printable verses and an accompanying lapbook….for adults and kids!
How fun would it be to do this as a family, and create a lapbook to go with it? This would take your family Bible study to a whole new level.
So, as I’ve started drawing in the Book of John, I think I’ll start incorporating this more in my daily Bible study, because I can see how valuable it is to helping me stop and think about what I’m reading, whom is this page addressing, and how does it apply to my life today.
- Rosilind, a Pacific Northwest native, is a missionary living in Croatia and married to her hero. Together they live in the country with their 2 active boys where she enjoys fruity candles and a hot cup of herbal tea on a blustery fall evening. She holds an Associates of Practical Theology and is passionate about discipling and encouraging women. Her passion for writing led her to author a number of books. She is the author of A Little R & R where she encourages women to find contentment in what God created them to be. She can also be found at these other places on a regular basis. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google +.