Welcome to class! This pre-class lesson covers the basics about journaling Bibles, my recommendations for thinking through the decision about which to get. However – there are many opinions, and I’m sure yours will be unique to you!
Don’t feel the need to get ALL the supplies (or Bibles!) at once. I try to make my projects do-able with minimal expense; this is a spiritual discipline, not a shopping exercise. 🙂
I retain the copyright to the content you are learning in class. That means…
However…I love to see students making strides and taking this teaching and personalizing it with your own skills.
At the bottom of each lesson you’ll see some ways to share your homework and ask questions, so that’ll be handy for you.
You may have seen the video below on YouTube – in which I flip through some of the Bibles I’m using. Worth a revisit if it’s been a while!
It’s a personal decision. To decide on a Bible that’s right for you, take the following into consideration:
First, understand that there are no Bibles I know of with anything other than regular thin Bible paper. If someone printed that, it would be a book we probably couldn’t lift! So you will have to purchase some kind of art journal if you want to use Copics or other heavy mediums.
This video was made a while after this class was filmed, but I’m adding it here for your edification. Watch the video below:
I’m hoping you have access to a Christian bookstore – if you don’t have one in your town, look for others nearby. It’s often the best way to touch and feel a Bible before making a purchase. My favorite shops for purchasing Bibles online: Christianbook.com and Dayspring, and sometimes at Amazon. (My preference is to shop for Bibles at Christian bookstores to support their ministry.)