Journible by Robert Wynalda and Joel Beeke Review

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About these Books

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Title: Journible: The 17:18 Series

Author: Robert Wynalda (a local businessman) and Dr. Joel R. Beeke (President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary)

Genre: Non-fiction, Bible study tool

Release Date: Series released in 2009

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.

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My Thoughts:

I had the opportunity to review the Romans Journible. This is such a simple concept but it’s amazing in many ways. I learned in my college days that I retained and remembered information longer when I wrote my notes down as opposed to the times when I recorded the lectures or simply read the text. Writing things down definitely seems to cause me to think and reflect more on what I’m reading than when I’m only reading over it visually.

Another amazing benefit of the Journible is that I can have an entire Bible hand-written by me to pass down to my children and grandchildren some day. There is something very special about seeing a loved ones handwriting, especially when they are no longer with you…how special it would be to read God’s precious words in their handwriting. They can also write notes on the left hand side of the pages…notes of reflections, study notes, or even do Bible journaling and artwork on that side. There are also questions on the left side to prompt the Journible user to think about the verses…these questions are in light colored ink so that they can use them or write on top of them.

The books themselves are very nice looking and of great quality. The covers are black with gold lettering and a black ribbon bookmark is included. The spine has the title of the book in gold lettering as well. These books would look very nice lined up on a shelf.

Overall, this is an amazing concept and I’m very excited to have discovered it. I already shared about the Journibles with my small group at church and look forward to starting a new volume soon!

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I received this book from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

About the Author

Beeke

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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Giveaway

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To celebrate the tour, Reformation Heritage Books is giving away a grand prize of the entire set of New Testament Journibles!!

Click below to enter: https://promosimple.com/ps/cee2/journible-celebration-tour-giveaway

 

2 thoughts on “Journible by Robert Wynalda and Joel Beeke Review

  1. Amanda,

    I think you are on to something—sharing the Journibles with the women from your church. Imagine if instead of doing another “boxed” Bible study, the women in our churches actually read and wrote Scripture together, then gathered to discuss what they had learned by the Spirit. God’s Word is sufficient to change hearts and spark a revival!

    Amanda G.

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