What is a Journible Anyway?! My Review and a Giveaway!

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About these Books

 

Exodus PhotoTitle: Journible: The 17:18 Series

Author: Robert Wynalda (a local businessman) and Dr. Joel R. Beeke (President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary)

Genre: Non-fiction, Bible study tool

Release Date: Series released in 2009

Why the 17:18 series?
In Deuteronomy 17, Moses is leaving final instructions concerning the future of Israel. As a prophet of God, Moses foretells of when Israel will place a king over the nation (v. 14). In verse 18, the king is commanded to not simply acquire a copy of the law (the entire book of Deuteronomy) from the scroll publishing house, but to hand write his own copy of the law. Thirty-four hundred years later, educators are discovering that students that physically write out their notes by hand have a much greater retention rate than simply hearing or visually reading the information. Apparently, God knew this to be true of the kings of Israel also. From such understanding came the conception of this series of books.

 

How to Use These Books
Each book is organized so that you can write out your very own copy of Scripture. You will be writing the Bible text only on the right hand page of the book. This should make for easier writing and also allows ample space on the left page to write your own notes and comments. From time to time a question or word will be lightly printed on the left page; these questions are to aid in further study, but should not interfere with your own notes and comments.

 

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My Perspective

This is such a cool way to study the Bible! I have to say, that I don’t just learn from reading. If I am going to learn, retain, and even memorize, I need to use so many tools. I need to read, maybe sing, repeat often, and write it down. Yes, I mean write the entire thing down, whether it’s a verse, paragraph, chapter, or book. I find that when I write something down, I am more likely to remember it. So imagine my delight in finding out that there is this cool thing called a jouranible, where I can write down what I’m reading in the bible. And not only does it give you space for this writing, but it is giving you space to put notes, questions, make highlights, or basically anything you fell like doing on the page. Is it time consuming? Yes. But shouldn’t we have God as a priority in our lives? When it comes to God, nothing is too time consuming that you shouldn’t spend time dwelling on His word! If it seems like it’s going to overwhelm you, start small! I think in the end you will not be disappointed.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

About the Author

 

BeekeDr. Joel R. Beeke is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, a pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editor of Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice-president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society. He has written, co-authored, or edited seventy books (most recently, A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life, Living Zealously, Friends and Lovers: Cultivating Companionship and Intimacy in Marriage, Getting Back Into the Race: The Cure for Backsliding, Parenting by God’s Promises: How to Raise Children in the Covenant of Grace, Living for the Glory of God: An Introduction to Calvinism, Meet the Puritans, Contagious Christian Living, Calvin for Today, Developing a Healthy Prayer Life, and Taking Hold of God), and contributed 2,000 articles to Reformed books, journals, periodicals, and encyclopedias. His Ph.D. is in Reformation and Post-Reformation theology from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia). He is frequently called upon to lecture at seminaries and to speak at Reformed conferences around the world. He and his wife Mary have been blessed with three children: Calvin, Esther, and Lydia.

 

The 17:18 Series

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Just the Write Escape, May 20

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Book by Book, May 21

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, May 21

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Genesis 5020, May 23

Simple Harvest Reads, May 23

Have A Wonderful Day, May 24

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With a Joyful Noise, May 25

Pause for Tales, May 25

Jeanette’s Thoughts, May 25

Among the Reads, May 26

Live. Love. Read., May 26

Multifarious, May 27

Rebekah’s Quill, May 27

A Baker’s Perspective, May 28

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Christian Author, J.E.Grace, May 29

Janices book reviews, May 29

Little Homeschool on the Prairie, May 30

Texas Book-aholic, May 30

Giveaway

 

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To celebrate the tour, Reformation Heritage Books is giving away a grand prize of the entire set of New Testament Journibles!!

Click below to enter: https://promosimple.com/ps/cee2/journible-celebration-tour-giveaway

5 thoughts on “What is a Journible Anyway?! My Review and a Giveaway!

  1. I so want these for my own private study and reflection!

    Which book did you choose for your review?

    Amanda

    1. I used the one for the book of Luke. It’s so amazing to write the story of Jesus and reflect on it as I’m writing!

  2. It’s funny that you mentioned singing to remember. I’m a grandma & still sing the ABC song in my head when I need to thing of the order. 🙂 These Journibles sound awesome, don’t they?!?!?!?

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