I love study Bibles. My favorites are those you create yourself. The best way to create your own study Bible is with a wide margin Bible. I call a wide margin Bible an instant study Bible… just add study. The best thing you can do for your personal study of God’s Word is to buy yourself a wide margin Bible and use it like your life depends on it. No Bible looks better than one you love using. What is better than spending your time in God’s Word? A wide margin Bible is an investment. It’s been said that...Read More
Category: Bible Marking
I love Bible marking. I’ve developed my marking methods since the early 80’s and it changes a little every time I change my primary Bible. Easy Bible Marking Guide is my Kindle book that details my Bible marking methods. This post is an excerpt that ebook. Why Mark Your Bible? Bible marking is a form of inductive study and can be a great way to interact with the scriptures. Your marked Bible will be a reflection of your study of God’s Word. It becomes personal. Over time, it becomes a companion and an invaluable study Bible. No two marked...Read More
Many of us don’t feel comfortable writing in our Bibles. The more expensive the Bible the harder it is to take a pen to it and start writing. Many times I write something barely legible and try to fix it only to make it worse. I used to struggle to come up with something to write, and when I did finally write something it was almost irrelevant. Sometimes I would write an observation that was so obvious that the note didn’t help me. Here are a few tips that may help you if you want to write in your...Read More
One of the most popular questions I’m asked is what kind of pens and pencils I use for writing and marking in my Bible. There are many good markers, highlighters, pens, and pencils available. I’ve used many of them with various marking methods. Here’s my favorite: I use Pigma Micron markers to write notes in the margins of my wide-margin Bible. They are archival quality and have almost no bleed-through and they don’t smear. They come in several tip-sizes and colors. I use 005 for notes. I use black for chain references, blue for headings, red for textual notes,...Read More
One of the most valuable active reading methods is highlighting. Highlighting is a good way to identify the main points of a text. Some of the most useful things to highlight include words, phrases, and sentences. This helps to understand the thought of the writer. It also helps in determining meaning, and is a great help in memorization. For me, highlighting is one of the best memorization tools. I use highlighting differently than I use color-coding. For color-coding, I color topics. You can also use color-coding for memory verses, verses that speak to you, and many others. In highlighting,...Read More
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