The 13 Best Journaling Bibles to Consider for 2021

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Journaling Bibles offer an alternative way for Christians to engage with Scripture, enabling readers to express private devotion or worship. For others, Bible journaling is a creative outlet. Journaling Bibles also remain a great way to record important verses or sections of God’s Word that are most relevant to you. While some prefer using special journaling pens or journaling highlighters, others choose an artistic medium like coloring pencils for use with special coloring Bibles. Whatever your choice, the goal is to record what God has revealed through His Word.

With this in mind, the editors at Lord’s Library have compiled this list of the best journaling Bibles to consider. The one that is right for you will largely depend upon which features are most important. Each listing includes author and publisher information, some basic facts about the version, and links to any alternative versions that may be available.

Note: We only included the best journaling Bibles with a 4-star rating or better and a minimum of 100 reviews. Titles are organized by the total number of reviews at the time of our publication.

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The Best Journaling Bibles


KJV Holy Bible, My Creative Bible, Silky Floral Flexcover Journaling Bible w/ Ribbon Marker

Author/Publisher: Brad Miedema and Allison Sowers

Material: Flexibound

Key Features: Nearly 400 full or partial page hand-drawn scripture illustrations. 2 inch wide ruled margins with black letter text, 1404 printed page-edges and single-column format

From the publisher: “The pink silky floral KJV, My Creative Bible, coloring Bible, is an altogether unique devotional experience, an exciting new way to creatively journal your spiritual journey and visually experience some of the most precious verses in the Bible. As you color the words and images, allow God s truth to sink deep within you. Unleash your creativity and enhance your Bible study and Scripture memorization with the pink silky floral, My Creative Bible.”

*Also available in imitation leather version.

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Tyndale NLT Inspire Journaling Bible (Hardcover, Aquamarine)

Author/Publisher: Tyndale

Material: Hardcover

Key Features: Full-color page edges and matching ribbon, over 400 full and partial-page scripture illustrations, lightly-ruled 2 inch margins

From the publisher: “Strengthen your connection with God with the 2017 Christian Retailing’s BEST Award Winner (Bible: Journaling category) and 2017 ECPA Christian Book Award Finalist (Bibles category)! The best-selling Inspire Bible is a beautiful single-column, wide-margin New Living Translation Bible for coloring and creative journaling that has become a treasured legacy Bible for many.”

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NIV, Journal the Word Bible, Large Print, Leathersoft, Brown

Author/Publisher: Zondervan

Material: Imitation leather

Key Features: Lined, wide margins for notes and reflections, thicker cream paper for note-taking, ribbon marker

From the publisher: “The NIV Journal the Word Bible allows you to creatively express yourself every day with plenty of room for notes or verse art next to your favorite verses. Made with unique and beautiful covers, this single-column large print journaling Bible features thick cream-colored paper with lightly ruled lines in the extra-wide margins, perfect to reflect on God’s Word and enhance your study. Excellent for a gift or for personal use, it can also be a cherished heirloom to pass on to future generations with your personal writings inside!”

*Also available in pink imitation leather and navy hardcover versions.

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KJV Holy Bible, My Promise Bible, White and Pink Hardcover Journaling Bible w/ Ribbon Marker

Author/Publisher: Christian Art Publishers

Material: Hardcover

Key Features: 500 full or partial page hand-drawn scripture illustrations, 6 sheets of coloring stickers Bible book name tabs, 4 sheets of stickers to color

From the publisher: “Beautifully designed inside and out, this white hardcover Bible has a pink floral design embossed on the cover. The floral pattern from the cover extends to a pink decorative edge-printing. The white and pink hardcover, My Promise Bible, is set in a single column format with wide-ruled margins for notetaking and 500 illustrated Bible promises and line-art illustrations are placed throughout this journaling and coloring Bible to serve as visual tools for meditating and reflecting on Scriptures.”

*Also available in paperback version.

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ESV Holy Bible, My Creative Bible For Girls Illustrated Coloring, Journaling and Devotional Bible

Author/Publisher: Christian Art Gifts

Material: Hardcover

Key Features: Over 500 illustrations to color, 12 full-page scripture prayers, single-column format with two inch margins and a presentation page

From the publisher: “The purple glitter ESV, My Creative Bible for Girls, is an illustrated journaling Bible, wonderfully designed to help young girls to grow closer to God through art and creativity. Inspire a girl in your life to let the light of the Lord shine in her life with uplifting stories and beautiful artwork. God longs to see His children grow and blossom where He planted them. The treasured purple glitter Bible, My Creative Bible for Girls has been designed to help girls do just that.”

*Also available in paperback version.

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ESV Journaling Bible (Cloth over Board, Flowers)

Author/Publisher: ESV Bibles

Material: Hardcover

Key Features: Double-column, paragraph format, cream-colored Bible paper, 2 inch rules margins

From the publisher: “The ESV Journaling Bible provides the perfect way for you to keep a journal of your spiritual life right inside the Bible that you read and study every day. With covers and formats that look like the finest journals, the Journaling Bible features 2-inch ruled margins for writing observations, reflections, prayers, praises, and journal entries. This unique Bible makes a great gift and lasting keepsake for anyone who values God’s Word.”

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CSB She Reads Truth Bible, Rose Gold LeatherTouch, Full-Color Design, Notetaking Space

Author/Publisher: CSB Bibles by Holman

Material: Imitation leather

Key Features: Nearly 200 devotionals, 66 artist-designed key verses, 35 full-color timelines and 11 full-color charts

From the publisher: “The CSB She Reads Truth Bible aims to live at the intersection of beauty, goodness, and Truth. Featuring She Reads Truth devotionals and Scripture reading plans that include supplemental passages for deeper understanding, this Bible invites every woman to count themselves among the She Reads Truth community of “Women in the Word of God every day.” The CSB She Reads Truth Bible also features 66 key verses, artfully lettered to aid in Scripture memorization.”

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NIV Artisan Collection Bible Designed Edges under Gilding, Cloth over Board

Author/Publisher: Zondervan

Material: Hardcover

Key Features: Hidden page edge design, lined wide margins for journals, notes, and art, two ribbon markers

From the publisher: “Exquisite from the inside out, the NIV Artisan Collection Bible stuns with its printed cover design showcasing hand-painted flair. When the Bible is opened, beautiful art appears on the page edges as you read through Scripture. When you close the Bible, the image vanishes into shimmery foil gilding. In addition to the attractive typesetting, each page of this Bible has lightly ruled, wide margins, inviting you to journal, reflect, take notes, and create art.”

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Tyndale NLT Inspire Bible (Softcover, Aquamarine): Journaling Bible

Author/Publisher: Tyndale

Material: Paperback

Key Features: More than 400 full and partial-page Scripture illustrations to color, cream Bible paper, lightly-rules 2 inch margins

From the publisher: “It was the first art journaling Bible of its kind—with over 400 beautiful line-art illustrations spread throughout. The full-page and partial-page Scripture art is attractively displayed throughout, and the illustrations can be colored in to make each Bible unique, colorful, and customizable. Every page of Scripture has two-inch-wide margins, with either Scripture line-art or ruled space for writing notes and reflections, or to draw and create.”

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NKJV, Journal the Word Bible, cloth over Board, Gray Floral

Author/Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Material: Hardcover

Key Features: Lined, wide margins for notes and reflections, premium paper, lays flat on your desk

From the publisher: “Do you underline Scripture, take notes during sermons, or express your thoughts through journaling? The NKJV Journal the Word™ Bible is a trustworthy and indispensable resource for anyone who puts pen to paper for deeper engagement with God’s Word. The extra-wide lined margins make this Bible ideal for note taking or journaling. The NKJV Journal the Word Bible is truly inspirational from cover to cover and sure to make an excellent gift as a treasured personal keepsake.”

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NIV, Beautiful Word Bible, Updated Edition, Peel/Stick Bible Tabs, Cloth over Board, Floral, Red Letter, Comfort Print

Author/Publisher: Zondervan

Material: Hardcover

Key Features: 600 full-color illustrated verses, peel and stick Bible book tabs, wide margins and high-quality paper for notes and journal entries

From the publisher: Find even more beauty in the Word of God as you discover wisdom to sustain you in every season. Be drawn into the splendor of God’s Word with colorful, illustrated verse art and uplifting imagery that complements Scripture. As you reflect, fill the wide margins of this journaling Bible with your thoughts, journals, and artwork. The NIV Beautiful Word Bible is also updated with the exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print for smooth reading.”

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ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (Black)

Author/Publisher: ESV Bibles

Material: Hardcover

Key Features: Single-column format, 2 inch ruled margins for writing, cream-colored Bible paper

From the publisher: “The ESV Single Column Journaling Bible features an easy-to-follow, single-column format with two-inch ruled margins, enabling you to easily align your notes, thoughts, and prayers alongside specific verses. With high-quality Bible paper and cover materials, the ESV Single Column Journaling Bible is a durable edition for anyone who wants to capture sermon notes, prayers, artwork, discussion notes, or personal reflections in their Bible.”

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ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal: New Testament Set

Author/Publisher: ESV Bibles

Material: Paperback

Key Features: Lightly dotted grid on blank pages opposite each page of Bible text, wide margins and lay-flat binding. gold-foil stamped covers

From the publisher: “ESV Illuminated Scripture Journals pair the entirety of individual books of the New Testament with a lightly dotted blank page opposite each page of Bible text, providing space to creatively engage with and reflect on the Word of God. Hand-lettered, gold-ink illustrations by renowned artist Dana Tanamachi are interspersed throughout the blank pages, inviting readers to add their own artwork or reflections to each page.”

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