Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Grab a great give-away!

I mentioned a give-away last week, and here it is, but you will only have a couple of days to enter.

My lovely husband had a terrible ear infection for a couple of weeks, and so was unable to preach in the midst of it all.  We were blessed to have a young man come and preach for us on the Lord's Day evening.  He and his lovely fiancĂ©e came back for some supper and fellowship after the evening service.  It was a great opportunity to chat about many things, and a delight to talk about the things of the Lord.

My Bible memorisation challenge came up in conversation (funnily enough!).  The young lady then mentioned that she and her fiancĂ© had found something called a Journible.  "What's a Journible?" I hear you ask?  Is it a journal?   Is it a Bible?  Yes, and....well....YES!  It is a journal, where you write out portions of the Bible!

"Rob Wynalda's The 17:18 Series 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 pastors, for Bible study class 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 scriptures."
Dr Joel Beeke
President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

 There are various ones for different books of the Bible.  I believe they are planning to add more.

The format is that the right hand page is for writing out the scripture, and the page on your left is for taking notes about what you have read.  It also has some questions to think about what you have been reading and writing.

This video explains their motivation behind producing this

Yes, I KNOW you could do it yourself, in a notebook.  I love pretty notebooks.  However, with this, you know that there will be the right number of pages and space for what you are doing, and there will be no danger of it all not fitting in! It will also be a great keepsake for you to look back on, and will look smart on your bookshelf.

This video explains why this is a better plan than a notebook.

Soooooooo - hands up who would like to have a chance to win a copy of the one that, *surprise, surprise*, includes the book of Philippians?!

To be in with a chance of winning you can 1. Post a comment under this post, 2. Share about the give-away on your blog/website and share your link in a comment below, or 3. Share about it on FB, and if someone comes on here and leaves a comment stating your name and that they found out about the contest on your FB page, you will get your extra chance (make sure you tell them to mention you on their comment!)  (Winners will be chosen using www.random.org)

There is still time for people to join in with this challenge.  They could just start and work at their own pace, or they could learn a bit more in their first week or two, and then they would be in synch with everyone else.  Let's spread the word to people about learning THE WORD! Let's get people challenged about their commitment to hide God's Word in their heart.

This contest will only be open for a short time - you have until Midnight on Thursday to leave a comment, and the winner will be announced on Friday!

Just to add, for those who may be struggling, if you don't have an account with any of the listed server's, you add your comment using the "name/URL" option - you will then see a box where you type your name - just leave the URL box empty.  Then, you will be able to post your comment.  Hope that helps some of you who have not been able to comment, and don't want to have to sign up with Google etc.  


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  2. Ha, ha, and I thought a journible might be edible;0)

  3. We were talking about these a few weeks ago. I was going to find out more about them as I thought it would be an idea for birthday / Christmas, but haven't got round to it yet!!! Think it's a great idea.

  4. Anna Medhurst3 May 2011 at 12:18

    I would love to win a copy!

  5. Melanie Ennis3 May 2011 at 14:56

    Sounds good 2 me. Wud love 2 win 1

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  7. Had to delete post above due to so many spelling errors..

    I always take notes when listening to the sermons as it helps me concentrate harder and retain things..
    I have all my used notebooks up in the loft.
    I find then useful aswell for going back through books in my quiet time.

    I would love to win. I need all the help I can to retain scripture as my memory is getting worse as my illness progresses (MS).

    I am also joining in with you over the next year studying and memorizing Philippians.

  8. Hope this works, I have a google account and for some reason can't comment with it!

    The journible sounds great, I would love to be entered in to win.

    How's everyone going with the memorisation? I'm really enjoying it.


  9. I love the idea of a journible. I am really enjoying the memorization - it's a great challenge.

  10. ooooo can't believe I almost missed this - I would LOVE to win this!

  11. I saw this link posted on Sarah Dawes' Facebook page and thought I would look into it. Having read the blog ( as I had never heard of them before!) I would love to be entered into the competition please. Hope everyone is doing well with their memorizing:-)
    Sam xx