John Journible: The 17:18 Series
This series takes its name from Deuteronomy 17:18 in which the king is instructed to write a copy of God's word, to carry it with him and read it every day so that he and his descendants may learn to follow the Lord. These nicely bound books are designed to help Bible students of all ages retain more, improve study and leave a legacy for generations to come. As the name implies, this is not a typical journal! Each Journible is designed to write your own copy (in version of your choice) of each Bible book (or books--as in the case of the New Testament letters). Copy down Scriptures on the right page; exact verses are identified in the headers. The left page is designed for your notes, but questions highlighting specific verses are occasionally provided. Questions are thought-provoking and require digging into the Scripture for answer. For example, "How does love cover sin?" "Why does Jude write?" The exterior is bound in black with gold print, pages have quarter-inch rule, and the attached ribbon marks your spot. Create a keepsake allowing review of your spiritual journey, an enhancement for your school's Bible curriculum, or use as copywork practice. I'm looking forward to creating a Journible of my own! Most are sold individually, but the complete PsalmsJournible can be purchased as a 2-volume set. 5.5" x 8.5", approx 200 pp, hc. ~ Ruth(Publisher Description)
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.
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