How are you? I’ve missed you.
I know I know… my blog is so neglected. I really do have a lot to say. I’ve gone through so much in the past few years…. and I decided that if I didn’t have nice things to say, or at least productive things, I should be quiet. As you can see… the latter is ruling the day.
HOWEVER – I am excited to be here today to tell you about the Inspire Catholic Journal Bible. You can visit their FaceBook page for a chance to win a Bible. You can join the Catholic Women’s Bible Journal FaceBook Page for two chances to win an Inspire Catholic Journal Bible AND….
Comment #5 – Lindy and Comment #17 – Alicia @ Sweeping up Joy. I will get in touch with you and give you the info. Congratulations. Now, I will respond to all the comments. Thank you all for commenting.
You can follow the instructions below for two chances to win an Inspire Catholic Journal Bible. Sigh – that’s a lot of winning y’all!
But first… a little background.
So, Martha Phillips (aka, my friend, the lady who is beating MS through Miracles and Miracles of Science) and I started a Catholic Women’s Bible Journaling Group in late 2015 – early 2016. Neither of us really get to play as much as we’d like. But anyway… For a long time now, several years at least, our Protestant sisters in Christ have had Journal Bibles. Well over a year ago in our group we started contacting Catholic Publishers to see if they would be willing to create a Catholic Bible for Journaling. We did have a group we were hopeful would take it on, but they didn’t. One day, I started contacting the publishing houses that were putting out the Protestant versions of the Journaling Bibles, asking if they would be willing to create one for Catholics. Many members followed suit.
Then one day, lady named Kimberly joined the Bible Journal Group. She messaged me and asked if I thought folks would like to review the Bible and I gave her a few names. She was from Tyndale. So many of the members were using the Inspire Bible anyway, and they were THRILLED! She also let the group choose the cover color and asked for input on Verses and Artwork. And now, we are all so excited to have had a part in the creation of it AND to be users of this Bible. How exciting is that?
Most of you don’t know that in the middle of all this, I moved to Italy with the hubs for his job. We are literally still unpacking. Can you imagine? But my office is set up (well almost), the Internet does not work so I am using a hotspot… ha But y’all this review is going up and the contest info will be after. Ready…
This is such a beautiful and feminine Bible on the inside and out. The leather is soft and sturdy and the ladies in the group are RAVING about it. Look how pretty the edging of the pages is? I mean – gorgeous.
|These are the Derwent Inktense Pencils.|
In short, I love the book. I wish the artwork were more Catholic in Nature. We have a lot of symbols and artwork that I would LOVE to see used in a Journaling Bible. HOWEVER, I have absolutely no complaint. I love it. There are MANY reviews out there. One of note is by Jenny at the Littlest Way. You can check it out HERE! I feel like hers is an honest review because she is not affiliated (to my knowledge) with either publishing company.
And now, how can you win an Inspire Catholic Journal Bible? Just follow these instructions:
Leave a comment here about what it would mean to you. NOTE: if you win, you have to have a U.S. Address. FPO/APO are good, but you have to have a U.S. Address. This is a rule from the Publisher.
You have until Thursday, November 1st to Enter. Feel free to share with friends. I hope you read and liked the review.
Hugs & Blessings ALL! And Good luck!