After taking a month off from blogging, I’m excited to jump back in with a review of three of the most beautiful journals I’ve ever seen.

 

 

Faith & Lettering is perfect for anyone wanting to explore their creativity through journaling, hand-lettering, and note-taking. Throughout the book are beautiful scripture verses designed by graphic artist Krystal Whitten. If you like her style, you’re in luck because it also has instructions for how to create your own lettering designs. One thing I thought was unique is that the pages are mixed in styles, some are blank pages, others are lined, and others have tiny dots that allow for writing or drawing.

 

Illuminate Your Story is has lined pages for journaling or note-taking, but the focus is on elaborate lettering with instructions on how to create your own letter designs. It goes through the alphabet with each letter having journal pages with a scripture or quote that begins with that letter, a two-page spread with basic letter design instruction, and another two-page spread with more elaborate ideas. In the back is a keepsake envelope. The cover design has a place to store your pen and an elastic band to hold the journal closed.

The Illustrated Word is an illuminated Bible coloring journal that is mostly lined pages with medieval styled images in the bottom corner. Intermixed are intricate coloring pages with scripture verses or biblical scenes. It has really nice textured pages.

I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite among these. They’re each gorgeous books with embossed covers and thick pages. They are perfect for the discriminating writer or artist who appreciates fine quality. They’d make great gift items. I plan on giving one or two as gifts. The problem will be deciding which one to keep and which ones to give.

To purchase your own copies of these fabulous books, check out these links.

FAITH & LETTERING

Amazon: http://bit.ly/WhittenAmazon

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/FaithAndLettering-BN 

THE ILLUSTRATED WORD

Amazon: http://bit.ly/Illustrated-Amazon

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/Illustrated-BN

ILLUMINATE YOUR STORY

Amazon: http://bit.ly/Illuminate-Amazon

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/Illuminate-BN

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hopes that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. An accomplished storyteller, Sharon draws the audience in with humor, engages them with stories, then ties everything together to bring to light spiritual truths. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord, showing them how to find God’s will for their life through prayer and scripture. “God is the Master Storyteller,” says Sharon. “I love helping women see how God is always at work behind the scenes laying the foundation for the glorious future He has in store for us.” Sharon is a firm believer in the power of prayer and has many stories to share of God working in miraculous ways in her own life as well as those around her. She’s passionate about teaching women how to pray and loves engaging with women in personal prayer. Wherever she goes, she finds herself surrounded by women in need of prayer, and she considers it an honor to pray with women whether they’re friends, family, or complete strangers. Sharon has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with women of the Bible and loves applying the biblical stories to modern situations. She teaches a Women Through the Bible study at her church, applying the S.O.A.P. method of scripture study. She especially enjoys delving into lesser known women and discovering encouraging truths for women of today. She recently launched a new podcast where she works her way through the Bible sharing the stories of All God’s Women.

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