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Recently, there has been an abundance of journaling type products available most likely resulting from the popularity of adult coloring books. There are so many different types of journals and creative type products available that it can become overwhelming to determine which ones are actually helpful, meaningful and worthy of one’s time. I had the opportunity to be on the WaterBrook Creatives launch team and am excited to share with you today two of their latest journaling type books that fall into the three criteria mentioned above. The first journal I received from WaterBrook is titled, 30 Days To Joy.
This small books is just under $10 from Amazon and is great for anyone who wants to creatively explore what it means to be joyful according to Scripture. What I appreciate about 30 Days To Joy is the different Scripture passages about joy that are included within it’s pages. There are also quotes about joy from various sources. 30 Days To Joy includes prompts that ask questions and allow readers to answer via written response or drawing. Overall, I found the prompts to be helpful and intriguing although there were a few that leaned more on the fluffy side including ones that ask readers to journal about their favorite dessert and favorite color.
For women wanting to think about what it means to have joy in Christ, 30 Days to Joy is a great starting point. I also recommend Lydia Brownback’s 30 day devotional titled, Joy, for a further in depth look at the subject according to Scripture.
The second creative book I received from WaterBrook is The Daily Question: My Five-Year Spiritual Journey. Personally, I have never seen a journal quite like this before and am excited to begin my five year journey with the start of the new year. There is a prompt for each day of the year and each page has five spaces to record responses over a five year period.
Some of the prompts included are, “What in Scripture are you grappling with these days?” (Entry for June 28th) and, “What is one of your favorite New Testament verses or stories?” (Entry for September 24th). Overall, I’m excited to answer The Daily Question and since the response space is short, I believe filling this journal is something that is attainable even in the busy season I’m currently in. I’m truly excited to begin writing in this journal and look forward to reviewing my entries from years past.