I love marking up my Bible when I study. I’m not sure if it’s the graphic designer in me (I like pretty colors) or the former English major coming out (sentence diagrams!!), but I just enjoy dissecting the text and finding the deeper—and much more personal—meaning.
A quick flip through my Bible will prove my case. Highlights, underlines, arrows pointing to notes I wrote in the margins, boxes, color coded markings—it’s like a playground for my studious brain.
But there’s one problem in this wondrous glory-land I call marking my Bible: It’s hard to find the right tools.
Highlighters bleed through the already way-too-thin paper, colored pencils tend to tear right through, and regular pencils begin to fade. What is a marking madman like myself to do?!
Enter the glory of all Bible marking glories: Crayons.
That’s right, I wrote crayons. Sounds fun, huh? Kind of a blast to your coloring past. But not just any crayons will do. They have to be the Crayola Twistable Crayons.
I was recently turned onto this wondrous invention when I was searching for highlighters that wouldn’t bleed through my Bible pages. These twistable crayons are the perfect solution to marking my Bible without the bleeding, ripping, or fading found in other marking tools.
Here’s why I love these crayons:
- No bleeding through the pages
- They are inexpensive (I paid under $2 for a set)
- You can pick them up just about anywhere
- One pack includes 10 different colors – perfect for the obsessive color-coder like myself
- They are pointed just enough to color code the text without overlapping to another line
- Each crayon is in a plastic case, so your hands don’t get all crayon-y
As amazing as these crayons are, they do have some downfalls you should know about before running out to purchase your new Bible marking tools:
- They aren’t as bright as a highlighter
- There are only 10 colors (I need more!)
- The darker colors (aka – brown and black) can be too dark to read the text
- They will make you want to color everything!
Even with some minor downfalls – and the overwhelming desire to buy coloring books—I have found these twistable crayons to be the best solution to highlighting and color coding my Bible. I’ve been using them for two months now and have recommended them to the Ignite staff and the students we work with.
Who would have thought I would use crayons in my Bible? Only God!