21 May 2018

A Unique Way to Study the Bible | Journible: The 17:18 Series

ABOUT THE BOOKS

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.



MY REVIEW

The Journible series offers Christians a beneficial way to interact with the books of the Bible. A nice-looking and sturdy hardcover journal, full of plenty of blank pages for verses and notes, each Journible book encourages the writer to engage with the text of the Bible in a different way, beyond simply reading and listening. For the Christian searching for a new way to read and learn from the Bible, I think the Journible series could be incredibly helpful, and I recommend it. I look forward to continuing to use my Journible book in the months to come.

Thanks to Celebrate Lit, I received a complimentary copy of a Journible book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. 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.

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3 comments:

  1. These look very good. I think I'd like to try using one!

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  2. This looks like an excellent way to hide Gods Word in one’s heart.

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  3. These would make an excellent Bible Study tool. Thanks for sharing!

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