The Best Journaling Bible

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I can count on my hands the number of times I get asked what Bible I use on a daily basis.

So, I figured it was time to make a post to share which Bible I use and where to get it.

There are several study Bibles and journaling bibles out there but my top recommendation would be to get an ESV Single Column Journaling Bible by Crossway books. You can get the exact Bible I have here.

The Best Journaling Bible to Use for Your Bible Study (and where to get it!)

This Single Column Journaling Bible is my absolute favorite for a few reasons.

1. The Single Column refers to the text. On each page, there is one column of text and that makes for lots of room in the margins to jot down notes, write prayers, etc. I love keeping my contextual notes and thoughts together with the exact passage I study and this Bible makes that possible!

The Best Journaling Bible to Use for Your Bible Study (and where to get it!)

2. ESV stands for English Standard Version and is considered the most accurate translation to modern English. It's easy to read and understand but holds the authenticity and original meaning of the words from the ancient text most accurately.

The Best Journaling Bible to Use for Your Bible Study (and where to get it!)

3. I also love that this Bible has some helpful footnotes and contextual clues at the bottom of the pages. It's not a ton, but if you don't have or can't afford a study Bible, this still has a little bit of guidance for you to reference and find other paralleling verses in other parts of the Bible. This feature helps me draw connections to other places in Scripture and learn more about the original context the authors wrote it in, which is awesome!

If you'd like to dig deeper in the Word, be sure to check out this Bible. It is my absolute favorite (so much so that I have 4 of them!).

I recommend it to anyone looking to get more out of their Bible study from both a personal and contextual perspective!

To learn more about the pens I use, my study methods, and how to get more out of your Bible study, watch the video below!


Thank you to my friend, Chloe Luka, for these photos!

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13 thoughts on “The Best Journaling Bible To Use for Your Bible Study (and where to get it!)

  1. What markers/ highlighters do you use? So they don’t leak through the page?

    Posted on October 9, 2017 at 3:53 pm
    1. Jordan Lee

      I just use regular sharpie highlighters! See this post for details on that 🙂

      Posted on October 9, 2017 at 5:20 pm
  2. Do you still like the Bible you listed under resources? The one with the floral print on the outside?
    I just ordered that one because I found it on your site.

    Posted on October 9, 2017 at 9:20 pm
    1. Jordan Lee

      Yes! I have both! They are the same bible, just different covers 🙂

      Posted on October 11, 2017 at 1:22 pm
  3. Are the pages thick or thin I have trouble with my pages ripping?

    Posted on October 9, 2017 at 10:40 pm
    1. Jordan Lee

      I’ve never had trouble with pages ripping!

      Posted on October 11, 2017 at 1:22 pm
  4. I use the exact same bible!! I use ESV also, and I love being able to keep all my notes with what I’m studying so I don’t forget why I wrote that down!

    Posted on October 10, 2017 at 9:53 am
    1. Jordan Lee

      That’s awesome! I love it!

      Posted on October 11, 2017 at 1:23 pm
  5. My husband got me this Bible for my birthday last year, and I love it!

    Posted on October 16, 2017 at 12:59 am
  6. My Bible comes in today and I’m just sitting by the window waiting for the mailman! ?❤️

    Posted on November 2, 2017 at 3:04 pm
  7. Thank you for this! Would you mind sharing what you use the post-it notes for?

    Posted on January 25, 2018 at 7:00 am
  8. I am just getting started with this bible journaling where to I start I love different verses but I need some help with this

    Posted on August 10, 2018 at 1:27 pm