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Free Stuff Fridays
December 03, 2010
I’m on the road today, so there will be no A La Carte (Booooo!). My apologies. However, we do have Free Stuff Fridays (Cheers!). Actually, let me give you one link: Amazon has Melissa & Doug toys at half price today only. These are amazing toys my kids have always loved, but we’ve rarely been able to afford. However, at half price things look a lot better…
This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books, a name that ought to be familiar to you by now. And they are giving away a prize that’s, well, different.
This week there will be 5 winners and each one will receive the complete set of Journibles. You can keep ‘em all or you can give a few of them away (even for Christmas gifts). What are Journibles? Well, they are what happens when you smash a Bible into a journal. “The idea comes from Deuteronomy 17:18, where God commands the kings of Israel to hand-write their own copy of the Torah, or book of the law. The purpose of this was so that they would carry it with them always, read it, learn from it, and lead the people accordingly. It’s interesting to note that 3400 years later, educators have been discovering that most people learn kinesthetically, by doing or writing things out for themselves. As you open the book, you will see chapter and verse numbers on the right-hand pages. These are conveniently spaced according to the length of each verse. However, these pre-formatted lines are left blank for you to hand-write your Journible book of yourself.”
It’s kind of a neat idea, really. As you read the Bible, you get to write it out on your own—a great way of enhancing understanding and retention, and you also get to take your own notes. Pretty cool, eh?
So far there are 6 Journibles in the series. The winnres will receive:
- Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians
- 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews
- James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2 & 3 John, Jude
Giveaway Rules: You may only enter the draw once. Simply fill out your name and email address to enter the draw. As soon as the winners have been chosen, all names and addresses will be immediately and permanently erased. Winners will be notified by email. The giveaway closes Saturday at noon.