Read a summary of Journaling or go directly to any of the following sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. The Challenge
  3. Meditating on the Word
  4. Overview of Journaling
  5. The Journals of Jim Elliot
  6. Creating a Word Journal
  7. Leaving a Legacy
  8. Sample Journal Entries
  9. Bibliography

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Introduction

Learn to greatly enhance your study experience while leaving a spiritual legacy for future generations. Journaling adds yet another human sense to the overall effort of hearing God speak through His Word. The actions of listening, reading, praying, meditating, and seeking are enhanced when writing is introduced to each of these activities.

In fact, at Walk with the Word we believe the one thing that can make the most difference in the quality of one’s Bible study time is to begin writing something down. One of the reasons preachers grow in the Word is because they are going beyond merely reading because of all that is involved in writing a sermon. Similarly, the average believer can greatly enhance their Bible skills by the simple act of jotting down even just a few simple thoughts each day on what they read.

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