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BIBLE JOURNALING PROVIDES A UNIQUE AND CREATIVE WAY TO WORSHIP GOD THROUGH ART—THE TREND IS SKYROCKETING

by Joanne Fink and Regina Yoder

April 2017

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Complete Guide to Bible Journaling: Creative Techniques to Express Your Faith

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BIBLE JOURNALING PROVIDES A UNIQUE AND CREATIVE WAY TO WORSHIP GOD THROUGH ART—THE TREND IS SKYROCKETING

The Complete Guide to Bible Journaling is an incredible resource. I improved some skills and had so much fun with all of the traceable images. With a Journaling Bible, some micron pens, some colored pencils, and this book, you would be well on your way to a wonderful journey!

Sally Sulcove

JournalingTheBible.com

Bible journaling has gained extraordinary popularity in recent years. Aside from the joy of either coloring inside or alongside the Bible, this unique art form also provides a way to illustrate and contemplate on what a person has learned while studying Scripture. Many crafters report that Bible journaling has enhanced and deepened their faith.

After a career in the gift card industry and as an accomplished calligrapher, Florida artist and creator of the wildly successful Zenspirations ® brand Joanne Fink partnered with crafter and friend Regina Yoder to create the first-of-its-kind Complete Guide to Bible Journaling: Creative Techniques to Express Your Faith. “Expressing God’s Word creatively is something that will help a lot of people on their faith journeys,” Fink says. “I’ve always wanted my work to bring people closer to God’s Word.”

Bible journaling provides a way to slow down from the daily grind and meditate on God’s Word. It also offers a sense of community—Facebook groups, forums, websites, and blogs have sprung up, giving Bible journalers the opportunity to take photos of their work and proudly share it with others and to offer new techniques and inspirations. Some speculate the trend was inevitable. Besides, what church-goer hasn’t doodled in the margins of their Bible during church service or in devotion? In fact, now that Bible journaling has become an accepted art form, users are savvy about finding Bibles that offer the cleanest margins for their art to shine. And for those who prefer not to mark up their Bibles, the artform takes on a life of its own in separate notebooks or pages. The goal, however, remains the same: to connect artistic passion to faith.

Complete Guide to Bible Journaling: Creative Techniques to Express Your Faith ofers hand-lettering and illustration techniques, tips for using stencils, colored pencils, watercolors, acrylic paints, rubber stamps, washi tape and more, and it also provides personal profiles of leading Bible journaling artists as well as a gallery of inspiring examples from more than 40 talented artists. A bonus section provides hundreds of stickers, tabs, overlays, and illustrations to trace and color.

“As a calligrapher, I spent 40 years practicing lettering through Scripture,” Fink adds. “It was a creative way to learn God’s Word. I think that’s what is so special about Bible journaling—it’s bringing people closer to God.”
 

Joanne Fink is currently available for interviews and can discuss Complete Guide to Bible Journaling:
Creative Techniques to Express Your Faith and also the topics below:
  • What’s driving the trend behind Bible journaling and how crafters can get started or enhance their skills
  • How a career in calligraphy and the gift card industry prepared her to become the go-to source for Bible journaling
  • Hand-lettering techniques artists can easily incorporate into their art
  • And much more!

About Joanne Fink

Joanne Fink, an award-winning designer, calligrapher, and author, spent 20 years as an art director in the greeting card industry. Her studio, Lakeside Design, specializes in developing products for the gift, stationery, craft and faith-based markets. With more than a million books in print, Joanne is the author of 11 books from Fox Chapel Publishing, including Zenspirations® Coloring Book Inspirations, Flowers of Faith Coloring Book, and L’Chaim: Celebrate Life.

About Author Regina Yoder

Regina Yoder is an inspiring women’s ministry leader, homeschooling instructor, inventor, and mom of eight. She is passionate about helping women experience a deeper level of intimacy with Christ through the art of Bible journaling. Regina wrote and produced Clubhouse Kidz, a Bible memory system, and developed a patented line of creative tools for scrap-booking and Bible journaling. She teaches Bible journaling classes and leads a weekly worship service for women in her community