With so much of what we learn being visual, it makes sense to make our Bible study visual as well! Grab this printable on 70 simple things to draw in your Bible.
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WHY IS DRAWING IN YOUR BIBLE HELPFUL?
Studies have shown that out of the different types of learners, visual learners top the chart at 65%, while auditory and kinesthetic are much lower. I know that I can’t just memorize a verse by reading it, I have to interact with it, either by repeating it or writing it down so I can see it each day.
When it comes to Bible study, long before I was selling my printable timelines, I was doodling all over my Bible so that I could have a way to simplify the concepts in a way I could remember them.
For example, in the Psalms, David is very visual in his descriptions (as is his son, Solomon in Song of Songs). The parables of Jesus are also like little storybooks where you have a man searching for a lost treasure or his analogies of the vine and branches.
There are endless ways you can visualize Biblical concepts. With the Bible journaling trend catching steam, you may have been interested, but not felt artistic enough to paint something elaborate in your Bible. While that is a very creative way to get into the Word, it’s hasn’t been my style, because I study the Bible in a more note-taking, cohesive way instead of focusing on one verse out of context.
While Instagram used to be mainly for photos, the platform has now moved to reels to compete with the explosion of TikTok’s popular short videos. Our world consumes content through visual mediums and our children are growing up in a world that has a video or image for everything. That’s not a bad thing necessarily, when it’s used in the right way. My own children learned to read from Sesame Street and PBS apps teaching them the alphabet!
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE AN ARTIST TO DRAW
While I do have a background in art, I practically failed my college figure drawing class, so don’t think that you have to be an artist to draw in your Bible. Draw what you can and improvise the rest! For example, I used to simply draw stick figures for people in my Bible, but now I’ve branched out to these little guys:
They’re still stick figures at their core with a few rectangles and triangles added to give them some personality. The reason I believe that you should learn to draw in your Bible even if you’re doing stick figures like me, is because 80% of what we retain is visual and what a better place to use visuals to learn than a complicated subject like the Bible?
PRINTABLE CHEAT SHEET ON 70 THINGS YOU CAN DRAW IN YOUR BIBLE
You don’t have to come up with your own ideas when you print this free Journaling Bible Doodles reference sheet with tons of things to draw to help you get started! I have included words that you can draw these Bible pictures next to in your Bible, but the list is endless!
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- 5 Styles of Note-Taking You Can Apply to Your Bible Study
- How to Organize Your Bible Notes in a Way that Makes Sense
- A Complete Bible Summary of Each Book in the Old Testament
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