If you’ve read my book, Sweeter Than Chocolate, you’ll know I devote a whole chapter to right-brained approaches to the Bible (and a whole chapter to left-brained approaches). So I’m glad to see the Christian community embracing these differences finally. There has been a growing movement of Bible journaling in which people draw, doodle, and color in their Bible.
This week, I received my Inspire NLT Bible, which I fondly refer to as “my coloring Bible.” It’s a compact size but it contains more than 400 illustrations of Bible verses to color. And look at the beautiful page edges done in butterflies and floral designs.
Every page has a wide margin, which contains either a Bible verse illustration or lines for making study notes.
Some of the illustrations are quite simple.
Some of the illustrations are quite intricate and occasionally fill an entire page
. . . or even fill a two-page spread where there is extra space at the end of a book.
Other illustrations give you visual ways to remember verses.
The first page of each book is done more elaborately.
And sometimes, instead of a verse, there is a beautiful key word to color.
And because I couldn’t stop taking photos of my beautiful Bible, here are a couple more:
I am really excited about this Bible. Not only will it be fun to color while I meditate on the Word, but as I use the Bible, I’ll be able to enjoy the colored pictures. I’ll start remembering “that verse was on the page with the butterfly” because that’s how visual learners are.
|NLT Inspire Bible: The Bible for Creative Journaling, Teal
By Tyndale House
Inspire is a new single-column, wide-margin New Living Translation Bible that will be a cherished resource for creative art journaling. It is the first Bible of its kind,with over 400 beautiful line-art illustrations spread throughout the Bible. Full-page and partial-page Scripture art is attractively displayed throughout the Bible, 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. The generous font (8.65) ensures optimal readability, and quality cream Bible paper is great for creative art journaling. Inspire is the only single-column, wide-margin Bible available in the popular New Living Translation, and it is designed uniquely to appeal to art-journaling and adult coloring book enthusiasts.