Do you love to Bible journal and want the most up-to-date insider information into how to make your time with God meaningful, beautiful, and creative? Last week I hosted a Bible Journaling Facebook party, bringing in some helpful speakers, Bible Journaling artists, and more. In this post I’ll share information about all we learned. Read on for the top Bible journaling tips, tidbits, and insider information.Bible Journaling Tips, Tidbits, and Insider Information

If you haven’t yet, be sure you head over to The Holy Mess Bible Journaling Facebook group to join us. The group is private to keep out spam, so I’ll accept your request to join and then you are in! In the group we do flash give-aways, guest speakers (via Facebook live video), share page ideas, and so much more.

We are close to 1,000 members of The Holy Mess Bible Journaling Facebook group, and when we get to 1,000 I’m giving away a fun special gift ONLY to Facebook group members, so be sure to join in soon.

If you are already a member of the group, bookmark today’s post as a helpful go-to for everything you learned during the Bible journaling party.


Bible Journaling Tips, Tidbits, and Insider Information

Bible Journaling Shopping List

If you are looking for a basic supply list for starting with Bible Journaling, please click here.

Here are the top exciting supplies in Bible Journaling today:

The Complete Guide to Bible Journaling is considered one of the top resources for every Bible Journaling artist to have.

Another helpful book is Pray and Color.

Coloring books you might enjoy:

Colorful Blessings

The Word in Color

Also check out 33 Relaxing Adult Coloring Books.

If you don’t yet have a Journaling Bible, click here to read about which might be the best journaling Bible for you.

The new Inspire Praise Bible will soon be coming to the market and it’s PURPLE! This Bible will have stickers and other fun items in the back, as well as thicker pages to prevent bleed-through plus a pocket for storage. Many of us are excited for the arrival of this Bible. You can’t purchase it yet but you can pre-order to place it on your Amazon wish list.

Clear stamps are a wonderful way to add words directly into your Bible and then color in with prisma colored pencils. Rebecca Rios of Sweet N Sassy Stamps joined us for a helpful video which you can access from the Facebook group.

In one of the videos Rebecca also showed a new stamp set she designed that is not yet available, but will be soon.

Sweet N Sassy Stamps give-away

Pages uses Sweet N Sassy Stamps.

We love the Trust in the Lord Bible journaling kit here at The Holy Mess, which is a kit that takes you through 30 days of Bible journaling. This kit was created from the feedback of readers, so it really does have so many good things when it comes to Bible journaling! A Bible and pen are not included. Click here to learn more.Trust in the Lord Bible Journaling KitTrust in the Lord Kit


Ana Trust in the Lord Bible Journaling Kit

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Trust in the Lord Kit Rebecca Rios

Trust in the Lord notecards from the Trust in the Lord Kit, decorated by Rebecca Rios.

Click here to learn more about the Trust in the Lord Bible Journaling kit.


We gave away an amazing, gorgeous ESV Journaling Bible interleaved with a leather cover, thanks in part to Crossway. A huge congratulations to Valerie C. who won the Bible.

ESV Journaling Bible Interleaved

ESV Journaling Bible Interleaved

Exclusive Videos

In our Facebook group, we host the following exclusive videos. Join the group to watch, or check out these artist and blogger’s websites for more:

Rebecca Rios of Sweet N Sassy Stamps shared a video flip-through of The Complete Guide to Bible Journaling where she is a featured artist, as well as a video demonstration of how to use clear stamps.

Aimee at A Work of Grace shared a message of Hope plus gave away a copy of her Journal of Hope.

Connie Denninger of Visual Faith Communities shared an amazing video with us about how to express faith visually. Connie has been creating works of visual faith, and leading others, for over 20 years. Read more about Connie and her work here.

Jamie of Pure Joy Creative taught us about how to create our own hand lettering in a helpful video tutorial. Check out Jamie’s work here (scroll down and click on her shop).

Pure Joy Creative

Pure Joy Creative Hand Lettering.


Ana at The Call Me Blessed showed us a flip through of her journal and journaling Bible, plus gave away a free copy of her Mom Journal.

Lee from Like Minded Musings shared a live video with tips about How to Bible Journal with Kids. Be sure to check out her post about how to Bible journal for less than $1o.

Susan from First Trinty Lutheran Church in Tonawanda, NY shared how to start a Bible journaling class, tips, and supplies you might need. Watch her video by clicking on The Holy Mess Bible journaling group and joining.

Sarah Ann at Faith Along the Way donated a copy of her beautiful Family Bible Study Toolkit.

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Click here to learn more about this kit.

Illustrated Faith has partnered with Dayspring to bring beautiful Bible journaling supplies and kits.

I personally love the Goals with Grace kit because it fits so well with my wellness and weight loss goals. Do you have a favorite kit?

Dayspring also has this wonderful Bible Journaling bag.

The Illustrated Faith I AM kit is the newest of the collection.

What are your favorite Bible journaling techniques and supplies?

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