Using Obsidian for Religious Texts

Obsidian Observer
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1 min readDec 31, 2023


One of the surprising things about the Obsidian community is that many of them come to Obsidian because they study religious texts, for example, the Bible, a large referenced religious resource. Of course, this isn’t limited to the Bible.

Mike Schmitz’s Bible reading plan in Obsidian

Obsidian has the advantage of linking, so people like to link into chapters and verses, make notes, and bring in other commentary.

Obsidian is one of the most ideal tools for this kind of work, especially when combined with its plug-in system, CSS customizations, and its core feature of backlinks.

In this video, Mike Schmitz discusses his reading plan and how he developed an Obsidian, a very nice workflow even if you’re not interested in reading the Bible.

Mike highlights a few useful plugins:

  • Templating
  • Tasks
  • Custom Callouts
  • Force view notes mode

Don’t forget to check out some of my recent projects:

  • Cornell Notes Learning Vault — Learn how to bring a classic note-taking method to the modern digital age.
  • Canvas Candy — For all those visual thinkers who want to stretch Obsidian Canvas to its limits, Canvas Candy provides 40+ enhancements.



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