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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Journaling Bible Giveaway

Please note this giveaway is now closed.  The winner is Libby McCarty!  Congratulations Libby! :)

As some of you know from my posts on Instagram, I started Bible journaling awhile ago.  I've always been someone who highlights and takes notes right on the pages of her Bible, so the idea of adding art to those notes appeals to me.  The movement is called Illustrated Faith and you can google it or search #illustratedfaith on Instagram to see more about it. Here are a few examples of what Bible journaling might look like.  






Isn't that a fun way to get into the Word more?  I think it would be especially effective for young women.  And even though I'm not a young girl, based on my art supply and washi tape collection, you might think otherwise.  Now I get to put those crafty items to good use!

I was so excited to get started with my own journaling Bible, so I searched online everywhere. I'm not sure if it had to do with the Lenten season, but so many were sold out online.  I found two contenders at Christianbook.com.  The first one - the one I'm giving away - was too small for my taste.  I think it is the same one that is in the pictures above, so you can see there's lots of room for doodles, but the font seemed small.  Also, this Bible is almost square and I'm used to my old, rectangular Bible.   


In case you're interested, I'm keeping the red one, which is a single column Bible.  The font is actually the same size, but it seems darker and easier for me to read.  The Bible itself is also a little bigger, which I prefer.  


I'd rather give this Bible to someone than return it, so if you'd be interested in the black journaling Bible (brand new, never written in), just leave a comment on this blog post or use the Rafflecopter widget. I will announce the winner on Thursday, April 9. 

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153 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I have been struggling with getting my devotional time in each day but this would be a fun way to get back on track! Have a great Easter :)

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  2. I don't think my comment posted. I'm sorry if it's a duplicate. This has been on my wishlist for some time and I'd love to win! How sweet of you to give it away instead of returning.

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  3. This is an adorable idea! I love the colors and it really brightens the words on the page!

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  4. I would love to have this Bible. I did not read what kind it was? I do prefer a King James Bible and I always memorize verses from King James over any thing else out there.
    Connie

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  5. Thanks for this giveaway - I'd love a new bible. The one I have but haven't used in years is the one I received for my first communion. Definitely time for an "adult" one.

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  6. This would be a great surprise for my mother-in-law. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. I've recently been very interested in trying this! After 2 kids and endless excuses for letting my faith get pushed down on the priority list, this would be a great way to "get back into it" :)

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  8. I LOVE this concept and find that when I take notes during my quiet times I am able to remember so much more. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  9. As a busy mom, I'm always looking for new and creative ways to memorize or highlight scripture! What a neat way to make bible time fun and kid friendly! -Christine

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  10. I was just looking up journaling bibles last night! My bible is starting to fall apart and it's time for a new one. I'd love a chance to win :).

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  11. I have the red one as well! Even though Im not the most artistic person it doesn't matter because I am doing it for myself. Which makes it artistic in its own right.

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  12. Such a great way to spend your time with God! Entering! Thanks so much!

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  13. I just started seeing these on Instagram and have wanted one! I'm a huge note taker...such a great idea. Thank you!!!

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  14. What a great giveaway! I've had my eye on one of these for a little while now.

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  15. This is a great idea! Thank you for giving one away!

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  16. I would love to win this! What a great Bible!

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  17. I'm an art teacher and love to journal/doodle in my bible, but never thought about adding Art - love it!!!

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  18. Like you, I love to jot my notes/thoughts right on the pages of my Bible. I've never see this journal before but it's a great idea. I hope I win! :)

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  19. I have been wanting a journaling Bible for a while now! I hope I win :)

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  20. How cool! I've never seen this and what a fun and neat idea plus it helps you to actually think about what you just read.

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  21. I love the idea. Very creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I would love to win this!! What a wonderful idea!!

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  23. What timing-I have been looking to purchase a more "reader friendly" bible and this is perfect! Reader and creativity friendly!

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  24. I love this idea! So fun to doodle while reading the Bible :)

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  25. Oh, this would be a lovely gift for my teenage niece.

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  26. Oh, this would be a lovely gift for my teenage niece.

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  27. What a great idea! I just recently told my husband that I want a new Bible. I'm still using the student Bible I got for my high school graduation at church.

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  28. This is awesome! I haven't seen this before. I highlight and write notes in my Bible a lot - I even have a special set of highlighters made for the Bible so they don't bleed through. And I have a separate binder where I have cut outs, quotes, doodles, etc. But I never thought about combining them. It's such a great idea, I'd love to have this!

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  29. I've been wanting to get a journaling Bible-thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. I would love a chance to use a journaling Bible!

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  31. How exciting! I have some friends that bible journal and have been wanting to give it a try! I am a devo girl, so this would be a great way to dive deeper into the Word. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. This is so cool! Would love to experiment with incorporating art into my time with the Lord.

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  33. Great giveaway! Happy Easter to you and yours!

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  34. This is a wonderful idea! I had never heard of this before. I think it's a great way to let you really sit with the word - crafting takes lots of time, and you can let the passages resonate and repeat themselves while you work. I love this more the longer I think about it!

    Sarah
    Sweet Spontaneity

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  35. What an awesome idea and such a fun way to be more actively involved in reading the Bible!

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  36. What a nice idea. I would love to win

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  37. Love this idea! and I would love to win one :)

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  38. Love today's post!! What a great and helpful way to spend time with the Lord and remember the word of GOD!

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  39. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Easter!

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  40. Great idea! The concept of creating art in a Bible would help solidify what I'd actually learned.

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  41. Thank you!! I have wanted to make a better effort at reading my bible more, and the idea of having room to make notes and list my thoughts is awesome!

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  42. Great giveaway - will have to look at these for gifts!

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  43. What a great idea!! Happy Easter to you and yours!

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  44. I didn't even know those existed!

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  45. I may have commented twice! Still new at commenting on a blog. Thanks again for hosting such a sweet giveaway!

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  46. I may have posted twice. Still new at commenting on a blog. Thanks for hosting such a sweet giveaway!

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  47. I have my old childhood bible and it is full of doodles and I would love to get back to that... this is a great giveaway I really hope I win!!

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  48. i've never heard of this before. so interesting!

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  49. This would be so great to have and win. So sorry about your dad.. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  50. had to sign in so im not sure if my original post showed - sorry if theres a duplicate - i had originally posted that i've been seeing these around lately and its quite fascinating what these women come up with! very gorg stuff!

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  51. How wonderful! In the past year, I've started really reading/relying on my Bible. I would LOVE to have a journaling Bible. How sweet of you to offer this giveaway.

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  52. This is such a beautiful way to illustrate what God is teaching me!

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  53. This is generous of you, and I am sure that whoever wins will be grateful and blessed by your gesture.

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  54. What a neat idea! I am always running out of room in the margins of my Bible.

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  55. I would love to put this to good use.

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  56. How fun!! What a great idea!

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  57. So exciting!! The margins in my Bible (a study version) are NEVER big enough!

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  58. Love to write on the pages of my Bible. Now to add a little more inspiration!

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  59. This is something entirely new to me - but I think it's a fabulous idea - I'm definitely going to look into it further - thanks for the inspiration.

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  60. What a wonderful idea! I write so much in the margins of my Bible. A few years ago I started dating special notes, and it's been so encouraging to look back and see when particular passages spoke really deeply to me.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  61. Just heard about this from a friend and am VERY interested! Have not looked into buying my own, so I would be most thankful to you for doing the legwork! :)

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  62. I entered! I just heard about bible journaling from you via IG and blog and it's something just up my ally!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  63. I have been wanting a journaling Bible but haven't gotten to order because they are sold out. Fingers crossed this one can be mine :) So kind of you to do this!

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  64. I would love to start Bible Journaling!! I have seen many examples on Instagram and Pinterest and think it is so creative! :-)

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  65. I love this idea of a journaling Bible! Thanks for a chance to win!!

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  66. I would love this! What a great way ti combine devotions and doodle time!

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  67. This is a new concept to me, but a great addition to my Bible reading/studying.

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  68. I'm in LOVE with this idea already! What an amazing family heirloom! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  69. What a great idea! I've never heard of this before - thanks for sharing :)

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  70. I love this ! What. Beautiful way to combine my love of reading God's word with my creativity and desire to have the pages speak to me!

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  71. Love the idea of a journaling Bible. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. What a wonderful idea! This will be such a blessing for the winner!

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  73. I would give this to my Bible study leader who is a great at doodles!

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  74. I tried to order one recently and they were sold out. Would love to win one!

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  75. I've been wanting to begin doing this! Very inspiring.
    Thank you for sharing!
    Beverly

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  76. I really appreciate your kindness and fully get a journaling Bible. I taught Catechism for 8 yrs and I know this would have helped so many of our youth. Thank you for this chance.

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  77. I would love to win this awesome Bible! Thanks for the chance.

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  78. love to make notes in my margins....now I would actually have room

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  79. What a great giveaway. My husband had his mother's bible with lots of writing and doodles in it and it is so special to him. I just had a baby boy & would love to be able to do this for him and give him my bible someday. Happy Easter!

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  80. Love this idea!! Very creative and fun!

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  81. I absolutely love this idea. I might not be as crafty or artistic as you, but I will sure try. Thanks for being an inspiration!

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  82. Awesome giveaway. I've been in search of a new bible and I think this may be it! My go-to bible is one that my hubs gave me for our wedding and I don't like to "doodle" in it as much because I want to pass it down to our children, so this one is perfect!

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  83. I would love to have a journaling Bible. I have a quiet time daily and love God's word, and this would be a really neat way to have fun and be creative while meeting with The Creator! Thank you!

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  84. This is amazing! Thanks again for having this contest!!

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  85. I do so very much enjoy your blog and your healthy blog as well - I learned much. It is wonderful to see this great idea! Never heard of it before. Thanks very much!

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  86. I have never heard about this, but what a terrific idea! thanks!

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  87. What an amazing idea! Just looking at your bible journal makes me happy. I am definitely doing this! :O)

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  88. Aw that's so sweet of you. I'd love a journaling Bible...I still use my teen Bible. My friend Summer recently started taking a journaling class at our church and it looks like so much fun.x My husband and I are continuing to pray for you and your family. In my experience with loss, it's the coming days that always seem the toughest. Take care.x

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  89. I would be honored to give this Bible a new home! I recently have heard about Bible journaling and the illustrated faith Movement so I started collecting supplies and added it to my birthday wish list. I would be so excited to win. Thanks for a great giveaway and to Angela - of Angela Sue-for tipping me off to your giveaway. :-)

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  90. This is a great idea! I've never heard of a journaling Bible before!

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  91. This would be a great gift for my sister who has recently began a relationship with Christ, she's creative so I think this help her delve deeper into the word :)

    xoxo, SS


    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/100134791691726583/

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  92. I'd never heard of a Journaling Bible until you'd posted yours. It seems like a fun way to memorize scripture. I'd love to win one!

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  93. Love this Bible and spending time in God's word. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  94. Thank You for the giveaway! I was inspired by your Instagram post and have been
    Poking for a journaling bible so would love to win!

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  95. What a sweet thing for you to do. I would love it!

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  96. I've seen these Bibles online but haven't looked at one in a store yet. I don't know how much drawing I'd do, but I'd love all the room for adding notes as I study,

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  97. I was just looking at these the other day!! Would love a chance to win!! Have a wonderful Easter! :)

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  98. Thank you for the inspiration with this post. Over the next few months, I am in need of as much guidance from Christ for Strength, Peace and assuance that I will be ok.

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  99. What an awesome giveaway! thank you!

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  100. So awesome... might even get me to read my Bible more regularly! Thanks! :)

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  101. What a beautiful and wonderful take on scrapbooking, and would result in a personalized family heirloom to pass down. Thanks for featuring this on your blog!

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  102. This is wonderful and it would be perfect for my son! Happy Easter!!

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  103. I love seeing everyone's Bible pages! So inspiring!

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  104. I would love to win this journaling bible!! I have been so intrigued by this lately and have been trying to start this in my own bible which doesn't really have room, so this new bible would be perfect!!! Thank you so much!! Happy Easter!!

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  105. I love this idea. I painted years ago and would enjoy putting my art skills to use more with the Word.

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  106. Art in my bible is so exciting to me!! I would love to win!!

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  107. Would love to win! I've heard about this great Bible

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  108. Love this idea! What a new and creative time to spend in the Word with God! Never thought of this idea! Thanks for the idea!!!!

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  109. I've never heard about bible journaling and it sounds exciting. I would love to win this. Thanks.

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  110. Hi Megan,
    Not sure how to leave a comment. Hope you get mine. I would love to win this Bible to help me with my journey through breast cancer. Thanks for reminding me of where my help comes from.

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  111. I love this idea for my daughter. It would be great for her to channel her creativeness while working through God's word.

    Debby

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  112. I have been wanting one of these ever since I saw it on your Instagram page! I never even knew these existed until I saw the one you purchased. I would love it! xo

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  113. I would love this. I want to write notes in my Bible but there's never enough room.

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  114. What a great Bible. I have never seen one, but hope to get on in the near future. There is never enough room in most Bibles to write down your complete observations or thoughts.

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  115. You've inspired me! I am studying 1 and 2 Corinthians currently in a women's group and I have been all over the board with this study. Thank you for featuring it. Maybe I'll get lucky! Blessings.

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  116. I was a Christian has a child. Now I am an Athiest. I'm at a point in my life where I am having doubts about being a non believe,too.
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

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  117. I love that you are giving away a bible. Thank you for thinking of your readers, when you could have just returned it. May God bless you.

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  118. Since writing reinforces what you're learning, this is a great way to cement the truth of God's word!

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  119. Thank you for the chance! I've been wanting a journaling Bible for a while now, can't wait to get one!

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  120. This is the first time I read about journaling bible, but as I am a bible reader and like to write down my thoughts and ideas, this is a great opportunity to write those down right on the correct place.

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  121. Wow, I'm really impressed by this amazing idea! I would love to begin doing this. It'll just make bible study more interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  122. I love this idea! I just started learning to journal myself.

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  123. i've been doodling "reminder doodles" in my bible since i was a teenager. i absolutely LOVE this idea!!!

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  124. I've seen this idea on Instagram, and love the look of it! All of the pictures on here and on Instagram are so inspiring. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  125. Would love to win this as I just started going to church for the first time last year.

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  126. Hello! Can you please tell me the difference between the two bibles featured in this post? Thank you!

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