Journaling has many benefits, from inspiring creativity to improving our mental health. For people practicing their faith, journaling can also offer a fresh approach to the age-old discipline of bible reading. Some individuals journal as an expression of private devotion, while others consider it as an active form of worship. And since most bibles often use thin paper, you’ll need just the right fountain pen to use. Here are some of the best pens for bible journaling that you can use to enrich your faith.
Best pens for bible journaling
The best fountain pens for bible journaling should allow you to write on any paper, including thin bible paper, without worrying about bleed through. Given this, it is best to select fountain pens that can create thin lines, with nibs that will not lay down too much ink on the paper. We recommend using extra fine nibs such as the following:
For those who are bible journaling on a budget, the Pilot Kakuno is a great affordable option. Since Japanese fountain pens tend to have nibs that run narrower than their Western counterparts, choosing an extra fine nib size for this model will give you a very fine line when writing on your bible or a separate notebook for your journal. Plus, the Kakuno comes in various fun colors that make your bible journaling more enjoyable.
Another excellent choice for a very fine nib is the Pilot Falcon. This model has a soft extra fine option that has more bounce than the other nibs on this list. If you’re after a more luxe writing experience as your journal, then this is the pen to try. The Falcon also delivers ink in a smooth and controlled manner, so you won’t have to worry about your writing being too wet or too dry.
Platinum offers an ultra extra fine nib that truly writes hairline-like strokes. The tip of the nib is sharpened to a needle-point, making it ideal for writing on very thin paper without bleeding through. You can minimize ghosting or show through with a nib this precise. Just be sure to use it with an ink that flows well to reduce any potential issues with skipping, such as Pilot’s Blue-Black.
Best inks for bible journaling
Pairing the right ink bottle with your fountain pen can make all the difference when doing your bible journaling. Here are some of our recommendations for a great writing experience.
Platinum Carbon Black is an excellent ink to use for all kinds of paper, from ordinary copy paper to thin papers such as the ones used in most bibles as it resists feathering and fading. It is also highly water resistant. However, do remember that this ink will require more maintenance. It is best to use it in pens that you will be using and cleaning regularly to prevent stains and drying up.
Pelikan inks are also great choices if you want inks with a more moderate flow. Paired with pens that have finer nibs, such as the ones we listed above, you’ll be able to journal without any issues. Apart from Brilliant Black, we recommend trying out Pelikan Violet and Brilliant Brown. They are very well-behaved inks that make journaling with your bible a breeze.
The bottom line
Bible journaling is a wonderful way to supplement bible reading. It can help you understand scripture in more profound ways while adding some creativity along the way. If you need a separate journal to do your devotions, then it is worth exploring some fountain pen-friendly papers.
Written by EndlessPens Blogger Ramona Kabigting