The best readable abridged work to help the believer in understanding the strength of the Lord in confronting sin and evil….
Read the Word. Write the Word. Grow in the Word.
“These are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.”
Begin your journey to a deeper relationship with Christ by exploring His life in the Gospels. The In the Word Bible Journal provides an innovative way for you to grow your faith: writing down God’s Word in your own hand!
Developed by Rob Wynalda, Dr. Joel Beeke, and Paul Smalley, each journal features space to write the Scriptures on the right, space for personal applications and notes on the left, and a devotional guide at the end of each chapter. Together, these create the perfect tool to help you go deeper in your personal Bible study.
Each Journal includes a thematic introduction, devotional reflections for each chapter, and experiential questions to help you worship as you write.
Provides a simple, innovative way for Christians to go deeper into God’s Word
Helps Christian parents leave a legacy in the Scriptures for their children
Offers a suite of useful tools to enhance Bible study
“The In the Word Bible Journal encapsulates the biblical mandate to write Scripture on the tables of our hearts. By writing out Scripture ourselves and buttressing that with answering questions and taking notes about the texts, we will grow immensely in hiding the Word in our hearts and exemplifying it in our lives. This series of books is suitable for children and adults, for lay people and ministers, for Bible study classes and private devotions. Try a volume yourself. By the Spirit’s grace, your soul will prosper, and you will want to write out the whole of Scripture.” —Joel R. Beeke, Chancellor, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids
“There is an old proverb that says, ‘Thoughts disentangle themselves when passing over the lips and through the fingertips.’ The In the Word Bible Journal, which encourages us to actually write out the words of Scripture, will be a tremendous tool in putting that proverb into action in our daily lives. I am happy to commend this project.” —Jerry Bridges, a longtime staff member of the Navigators and author of The Pursuit of Holiness.
“Several years ago, I read an article about copying the Scriptures by hand. I tried it with the Pastoral Epistles, writing out all three books with a fountain pen in my journal, and found it a profitable exercise. I am glad to see this series of journals appear, and I hope they are widely used.” —Donald S. Whitney, Associate Dean of the School of Theology and Professor of Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville
“My first thought upon my Bible Journal arriving was, “Wow!” I plan on purchasing at least one of these for each of my girls. I would like them to have a copy of handwritten Scripture from me. Possibly, in the future, they will want to purchase their own copies and use them personally. The In the Word Bible Journal would also be good to use in your homeschooling. They are great for copy work and handwriting practice. Plus, you will be using the Word of God with your children. The Word of God never returns void.”—Melissa, a mother from Trenton, Florida
“I really enjoy this resource because it causes me to slow down and to think about what I'm reading and writing, to meditate on aspects of the Word that I otherwise might just skim. It's true that I don't have time to read as big a chunk of Proverbs every day that I usually do, but what time I do have is rich with new insight and meaning.”—Jasmine, homeschool student and daughter of Voddie and Bridget Baucham, Spring, Texas
“The Bible Journal I am currently using covers the books of James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1–3 John, and Jude. I have spent the last two weeks slowly making my way through James, and it has opened my eyes to the Scriptures like never before. Not only am I reading the Scripture, but I am writing it, meditating on it, answering thought-provoking questions, and reflecting on how my life should change to reflect what the Scriptures teach.”—Jeremy, pastor from Jacksonville, Florida
“I received this as a gift at the beginning of the year. As I began writing out God’s Word I noticed I was seeing things that I had never noticed before...in the same scriptures I had been reading all my life. What an amazing gift to be able to write out God’s Word. This has been an awesome journey through verses that I might have previously read in haste but now am taking the time to REALLY read and write each word. It is priceless and has made John even more precious to me. Thanks!”—Jennifer