There’s a new trend catching on called Bible journaling.
You can search it to pull up some images (#catholicbiblejournal has some good examples), but in a nutshell it’s a way people are praying with Scripture.
In fact, every theologian I’ve ever taken a class with or serious catechetical professional I’ve met or worked with has their bible looking even more marked up than mine. They are the Word of God, living and active (Hebrews ).
To me, this feels different than the full on art work covering entire pages of Scripture. The words on the pages have the power to cut to the heart of the sinner, to bring life to the hopeless, to convert our hearts, to bring us into intimacy with Christ, to hand on the story of man’s salvation.
So when I study with Scriptures, I find highlighting important passages that relate to dogma vital.
Scribbling notes about where the Old Testament foreshadows the New Testament line the pages of my own bible.
Essentially, it’s doodles and artwork on the pages of Scripture (with some people making really beautiful creations of art I might add).
The goal or purpose is for those who pray or meditate best by expressing their thoughts through some type of artistic journaling.
They are the exact words, no more or less, that the Holy Spirit Himself wanted for humanity.
They are literally God’s self revelation to all of humanity telling us our own story of darkness to light. I want the I treat these words on the page to speak the truth I believe about them.