A Journible is a Bible study resource I love to use!
What is a Journible? The Journible is notebook especially made for recopying the Bible. One thing I appreciate about the Journibles is that one side of the page has the scripture references printed. They give you just enough room to write out that scripture usually they’re spot-on so I love that.
And then on the other side of the Journible they give a prompt for possible questions to answer and a place to write your notes.
I also enjoy how the Journible is a hard backed book, with quality paper. It just feels like a true keepsake once you finish writing out the whole book. I have done this for about 10 different books of the Bible and I have loved it each time. My favorite two books to write out were Hebrews and John. And I am currently writing out the book of Acts.
I have personally found that writing out the scriptures I have just had so much revelation pen to paper for me and the way I learn. I find that writing scripture makes me SLOW down in my Bible and just savor each word. I have also noticed that I remember what I have read and written far more than if I were to have just read the text. Remembering what I have read that day is so important for later putting it into action and always makes me think of James 1:23-25
23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25 But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. -James 1:23-25 ESV
Another way I have used a Journible is in groups. Talking about what I have read and written with other women helps the text to make more sense, go further into my heart and has helped me learn to look at the text and compare it to my life.
Journaling a book of the Bible with a group of women has also been a great way to keep me on track each week.
I used a Journible to go through Romans and John in a group and those memories are sweet to my soul. We would get together once a week and we would talk about one chapter at a time which is usually about five written pages. It was so enjoyable and we would just bring our questions and share the revelations God had given us throughout that week. So I highly recommend not only the Journible, but grabbing some women to go through the Journible with you.
If using a Journible sounds like something you think you would love to do, here is a link to the Journaling through John Challenge. If you do not feel ready to do the book of John, feel free to apply the principles in the guide to any other book that you would like to write out.