I must admit that I am traditional. That doesn’t mean that I don’t embrace and love new things, but my taste and desire is for tradition. I have to tell you a funny story.
Neal and I were sitting in church several months ago, and a gentleman that we know came in and sat in front of us. He was slightly to my left, and I could “conveniently” see everything he was doing. As I was preparing for the service and greeting those around me, he whipped out his phone and appeared to be texting or reading emails. Oh my gosh—I was totally nuts. Then the man in front of Neal pulled out his iPad. Well I was totally enraged. Totally.
As I conveniently looked over the shoulders of these two I realized they had the scriptures on these mobile devices. They were reading right along with the minister. The one with the iPad was able to highlight and make notes. So I learned something new that day: making notes and recording insights is totally a personal thing, and whatever works for you is great. I still haven’t tried this as I realize that I would accidentally turn on music or something during the sermon. So taking notes with pen in hand is still the best method for me.
This brings me to my latest find: the Note-Taking Bible. I love to make notes when there is something extraordinary I want to remember. I have traditionally used various notebooks through the years, and for awhile I carried both to church. The Note-Taking Bible is one of the greatest new creations that I have seen. The scripture verses are printed in the center column, and there is a roomy column to make notes on the outer side of every page! What a genius idea! It is perfect for notes during church or thoughts during my quiet time. It is the perfect size to carry to church, and the paper is the best.
Our friends at Lifeway/B&H Publishing sent us five of these wonderful Bibles to give away on this blog! I have written about journaling many times on this blog, and this Bible combines both journaling and the scriptures beautifully.
To enter, share a comment below about what this special Bible would mean to you. We’ll choose the winners on January 11.