7 Awesome Bible Journaling Kits for Beginners

Bible journaling can be such a wonderful way to study God’s Word! But, with so many options and ways to do it, where do you even begin? These seven Bible journaling kits can help you get started.

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Bible journaling has made such a difference in my relationship with God! I started journaling back in 2016, and it truly helped me fall in love with His Word. To this day, it continues to be such an essential tool for studying, understanding, and meditating on the Scriptures.

And I want that for you too!

But I know, Bible journaling can be intimidating. You might wonder, “Where do I begin? What are the best Bible journaling supplies? Do I need a whole bunch of them, or only a few? What journaling Bible should I get?” And so on, and so forth…

7 Awesome Bible Journaling Kits for Beginners

Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that complicated. The Bible journaling kits I’m about to share with you have the basic supplies to help you get started!

Then, all you have to do is actually get started—once you choose your journaling Bible and supplies, just DIVE IN! No rules, no expectations, no judgement. Just journal between you and God, and you can’t go wrong. (Believe me, I was terrified and so nervous when I first started Bible journaling, but it worked out just fine!)

7 Bible Journaling Kits for Beginners

The first of these creative faith kits for Bible journaling is my own recommended combo (technically it’s not a kit, but it might as well be!). And the other six are pre-assembled kits that come with a variety of different tools and art supplies.

1) Coloring Bible + Prismacolor Pencils

Inspire Praise Bible with Prismacolor Premiere Pencils

If you’re brand new to Bible journaling, these two items make the best Bible journaling starter kit! Get a coloring Bible, like the NLT Inspire Praise Bible pictured here, and some good colored pencils, and you’re all set to start journaling. Prismacolor Premier colored pencils are my favorite, because they’re very smooth and enjoyable to color with, and are gentle on the Bible paper, but any colored pencils you have will work.

There are many other great coloring Bibles to choose from too… the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible is another great option, but there are also KJV coloring Bibles and ESV coloring Bibles if you prefer those translations.

2) Pigma Micron Pens Inductive Bible Study Kit

Looking for some great Bible journaling pens? Pigma makes this awesome Inductive Bible Study Kit especially for Bible journalers, which includes eight different pen colors in two different tip sizes. It’s a great kit to start off with if you’re wanting to underline/outline verses and create notes or artwork in the margins of your Bible.

Bible journaling with Pigma Micron pens

Pigma Micron pens are an excellent choice for journaling, because they write smooth, they don’t bleed through the paper, and they tend to last a long time. I use them not only in my journaling Bible, but also for creative sermon notes too!

3) Mr. Pen Bible Journaling Kit

Whereas the previous two Bible journaling kits were very simple (only pens and pencils), these next three kick things up a notch! Beginning with this Mr. Pen kit, which includes highlighters, pens, Bible tabs, and stencils. It’s a basic assortment of items, perfect for a newbie Bible journaler!

4) BLieve Bible Journaling Kit

Like the Mr. Pen kit above, this BLieve Bible journaling kit includes highlighters, pens, and stencils… but it also includes colored pencils, which the Mr. Pen kit does not.

They both provide a good sampling of Bible journaling supplies for beginners, so it’s just a matter of preference which kit you would prefer!

5) Christian Art Gifts Bible Journaling Kit

This Christian Art Gifts Bible journaling kit is a lot of fun, and it includes a bit more supplies than the others do! You get not only gel pens, but also stickers, stamps, an ink pad, and some washi tape.

If you’re wanting to use more creative supplies than just the basic pens and highlighters. this is definitely a great option to consider.

6) Illustrated Faith “All Things Beautiful” Kit

Illustrated Faith Bible journaling kit - All Things Beautiful

Do you love the idea of pasting lovely stickers and cutouts in your Bible, as part of your journaling? This “All Things Beautiful” Kit from Illustrated Faith gives you lots of options!

It includes a stamp set, stickers, and other ephemera, that you can easily paste into your journaling Bible… and it even comes with an “All Things Beautiful” devotional.

7) Faber Castell Gelatos Kit

Lastly, is one of my favorite Bible journaling supplies: Gelatos! These handy little tubes of pigment can be smeared onto the Bible page, or you can mix them with water and paint them like watercolors. And this Faber Castell Bible Journaling Kit has all you need to get started with gelatos! Not only does it include four gelato colors, but it also comes with pens, stencils, stickers, and more.

Of all the Bible journaling supplies I own, Gelatos are the ones I use the most… practically every page has some Gelatos pigment in the background, like the Psalm 118:24 page pictured below.

Psalm 118:24 Bible journaling page with song lyrics from Brandon Heath

So, here’s a recap of all these wonderful Bible journaling kits…

If you want the simplest way to get started Bible journaling, opt for kit #1 or #2 (or both together). You can’t go wrong with just a Bible and some colored pencils or pens! For a kit that includes a wider variety of Bible journaling supplies for beginners, go with #3, 4, or 5. Or, if you’d like a lot of stickers and other ephemera to paste into your Bible, kit #6 would be an excellent choice. Overall, the Gelatos kit (#7) is my personal favorite Bible journaling starter kit, because Gelatos are so unique and awesome, plus you get an assortment of pens, stickers, and stencils with that kit too.

As always though, the most important thing you can do when Bible journaling, is simply to spend that time with God. The supplies you use, and how your journaling looks, is secondary to how it’s helping you study God’s Word on a deeper level. Every person will have different styles and methods of journaling, and that’s okay! Just do what works for you—whatever helps you meditate on the Scriptures and apply them to your life.

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