The Journible (17:18 Series)

Finally another book review! The lack of one isn’t because I haven’t been reading (school = lots of reading). I just haven’t read anything worth reviewing (as good as my textbooks may have been).


The Journible (17:18 Series)

I received my first Journible over winter break (1st & 2nd Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews), and it has already proved to be entirely beneficial and helpful. In short, The Journible provides a blank slate in journal form where one can write out personal copies of scripture.  Every other page is blank for personal notes and meditation (with occasional devotional and text related questions) while the page opposite is numbered by verse for the reader/writer to copy down the words of scripture for personal reflection.

I have to say that there is something about writing out scripture that causes one to focus more keenly to the content than when reading. Though I am not very far into my Journible, I can attest to the benefit it has already been in my life. Whether or not you choose to ever purchase a Journible, writing out the scriptures (whether in your own personal journal, or just on the occasion for personal benefit) is a wonderful discipline for the mind and soul in one’s personal study of God’s Word.

“The idea for this 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.

From these two ideas together then, comes the conception of this series of books: The 17:18 Series. As you look at the left-hand pages, the lines are left blank for personal notes and comments on the text. There are also some questions scattered in light print throughout these pages. These questions are meant to guide you in thought as you study the books of The Bible and to help you understand the types of questions you should be asking of the text.”The Journible


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