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Bible Journaling 101

I'd shared earlier this year that I was doing something different while reading through the Bible. I've joined a group on Facebook who focus on Bible journaling and follow several people on Pinterest who journal in their Bibles.
Since January, I'm trying "my hand" at Bible journaling. At times I feel inept. Other times the right side of my brain takes over and I could care less about perfection.
The journaling Bible I use is the ESV Crossway Journaling Bible.
Bible journaling can be done by drawing pictures, whimsical writing, or note taking; and by using watercolors (paint, pencil, and marker), acrylic paint, oil pastel crayons, Crayola Twistable Pencils; and using a variety of non-bleed pens, for example, Micron pens. Stickers can be used as well as stenciling. A person is free to use or not use what they wish. The emphasis is on reading the Bible and using creativity to mark a page.
When reading the Bible I'm looking for certain words that I mark with a s…

Bible Reading Update

(Review) ESV Children's Bible from Crossway

Publication Date: April 30, 2015.
Publisher: Crossway.
Genre: Bible.
Pages: 1,392.
Source: Free copy (Green hardcover) from Crossway in exchange for a review.
Rating: 5 stars for excellent.

For more information Crossway. 

A choice of two other front covers.




Available at Amazon, Christian Book, Mardel. 

Summary:
Reading the Bible early in life builds a strong foundation. The gift of a Bible to a child is a precious investment in their life.
The ESV Children's Bible is
For 5 to 10 year old range.Hardcover in three choices of colors. Double-column.Words of Christ in black.1,392 pages.9.5 text size.11 page dictionary. Two "God's Word for me" sections. These help explain and encourage when in doubt, feeling guilty, "decisions to make," or "about what Jesus did." 8 maps illustrated to engage children. 200 color illustrations throughout the Bible. For example, rebuilding "the wall of Jerusalem," and "Jesus teaches about Himself on the way …

(Review) The Scripture Cannot Be Broken: Twentieth Century Writings on the Doctrine of Inerrancy, edited by John MacArthur

Publication Date: March 31, 2015.
Publisher: Crossway.
Genre: Nonfiction, apologetic, Bible.
Pages: 336.
Source: Free copy from Crossway in exchange for a review.
Rating: 5 stars for excellent.

Available at Amazon, Christian Book.




Summary:
John MacArthur has compiled a work of fourteen essays in defense of the Bible. Fourteen essays written by men who have knowledge, training, and an abiding love for God's Word.
The goal of the book is to respond to the current belief (both in the world and church) that the Bible is not trustworthy. Many people believe the Bible is outdated, filled with mistakes, and not relevant for the modern world. However, society and culture do not teach nor determine how we are to live and what we are to believe.

The book is divided into five sections:
"Historical Perspective." "Scripture""Inspiration""Inerrancy""Infallibility" There are fourteen chapters.  Some examples of the chapter titles:  "The Attes…