Favorite Journaling Bibles

I like to say that my favorite journaling bible is ANY bible that you want to journal in. You don’t need anything fancy. It all really depends on your style and whether or not you want to cover the words up with your art. Hand-to-heart, if you do have some money to invest, these are the bibles that I really love:

j1076Illustrating Bible from Dayspring, $99

9781433553165Leather ESV Single Column Journaling Bible, $99-$139

9781433555824ESV Single Column Journaling Bible with Customizable Cover, $39

9781433531910ESV Single Column Journaling Bible, $39

9781433552250ESV Single Column Journaling Bible in Summer Garden Print, $44

Also, consider journaling in some other formats like travelers notebooks, sermon notes journals, devotional books, and hymnals. I personally LOVE journaling in vintage hymnals (if you can find them at your local thrift store or on eBay/Etsy) and in my Little Psalms Book:

il_fullxfull.1255759974_55h7Little Psalms Book, $25.50


Pens and Pencils

Aside from a bible, all you need is some color and a good journaling pen. These are my personal favorites, both for journaling and for drawing, lettering, etc.

8176257Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen Set, $10-15

61Jc3q7AclL._SX425_Illustrated Faith Precision Bible Pens, $6-8

21882-7160-1-2ww-mFaber Castell Pitt Big Brush Artist Pens, $4-6 each, sets available

317212Derwent Inktense Pencils, $10-$100 per set

20754-1010-2ww-mUni-ball Signo UM-153 White Gel Pen, $4


Ok, this is the biggie. There are SO MANY TOOLS FOR COLOR and it can be very easy to get caught up in buying and hoarding coloring supplies. Try to resist! You don’t need every product in every color. Find a medium that you enjoy and find a product line that works well for you and use those to develop your style. Because I gravitate towards both watercolor and mixed media, I tend to like a lot of different coloring supplies. This does not mean YOU need all of these to be successful in bible journaling. Find your style, and have fun!





  • Embellishment Stickers
  • Alpha Stickers
  • Dimensional Stickers
  • Enamel Dots


WASHI TAPE – many of the vendors I’ve tagged sell this or include it in their kits. It’s a must! It’s beautiful, very forgiving, so easy to use and adds such a special touch to pages.

FABRICS and TRIMS – I love hunting for these on Etsy and in the most random places. I often keep fabric ties from gift wrapping and other purchases as well as shopping for special ribbons and trims.

PAPERS, EPHEMERA, FOILS – same as above, you can find these anywhere


Printables and Kits

Illustrated Faith Print and Pray Shop
Illustrated Faith Bible Journaling Kits
Creative Retreat Kits
The Faithful HeART Shop
Allie Scraps
Open Journey
Praise and Pray
Creative Faith Co
Scribbles on my Heart

Additional Recommended Vendors