The ESV Single Column Journaling Bible – A Giveaway

27 Aug

This is a very exciting post for me. Here is why; this week Crossway is releasing the ESV Single Column Journaling Bible, and I am giving away one copy of this stunning new edition. I have been using the double column edition of this Bible this year as I read through the Bible and I love being able to journal right along beside the scripture. I know you will love this edition, I am hoping to get one for Christmas myself, that is right I am giving away a copy of it before I even get one…how cool is that?

So here are the details: one of you is going to win a Moleskin style edition of this Bible. Here is how; simply leave a comment with your favorite scripture and why it is your favorite. You can gain additional entries by tweeting out the contest (be sure to include @Pastortodd78), subscribing to the blog, and by following me on twitter. The contest will be open to entries until midnight on September 03, 2012 and the winner will be notified on September 04.

US & Canada residents only.


Posted by on August 27, 2012 in Bible, Giveaway


43 responses to “The ESV Single Column Journaling Bible – A Giveaway

  1. 'Guerite ~ BoldLion

    August 27, 2012 at 6:30 am

    I would love to win one to give to my friend that would love to have one as a Christmas present. I would like one for myself, but it is 7.5 print which is way too small for my bad eyes. I need better than 9.5 but prefer 10.5. Hungry to eat His Word, ‘Guerite ~ BoldLion

  2. pastortodd78

    August 27, 2012 at 6:48 am

    FYI. Comments that do not follow the rules stated above will not count in the contest. So please be careful to read and follow the correct entry procedure. Thanks!

    • moosure

      August 31, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      1Timothy 1:15
      Always reminds me how unworthy I am – BUT – God is still willing, by His grace, to have me come back.

  3. 'Guerite ~ BoldLion

    August 27, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Thank for correcting me! I got that. My favorite passage is Jeremiah 15:16 because we all need to be eating His Word daily and faithfully. I do want to encourage others to start eating His Word daily and faithfully not just reading through but digging and studying His Word. This Bible will be a great way to get them to study and digging deeper into His Word. Hungry to eat His Word, ‘Guerite ~ BoldLion

  4. 'Guerite ~ BoldLion

    August 27, 2012 at 6:57 am

    I did tweet this, share this on facebook, and share this on Google+ too.

  5. Branden Aeling

    August 27, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Ecclesiastes 12:11 “The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails —given by one shepherd.”

    I adore this verse. It reminds me to honor the words that God has given us in His Word. I also love Solomon’s words throughout Ecclesiastes because even though most people see it as depressing, i see so much life, so much heart, so much trueness to the meaninglessness of this life, and the importance of Jesus being our all. His words have been given to us, like goads they keep us on the straight and narrow path to keep our eyes on His beauty, His love, and His truth

    God Bless

  6. Liam O'Brien

    August 27, 2012 at 7:53 am

    My favorite verse of the Bible is Genesis 50:20 because it reminds me that even in the worst of circumstances God is doing something greater than I could have imagined. He is working all things together for our good.

  7. Matt Henslee

    August 27, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Thank you for the opportunity, Todd. My favorite passage Psalm 23, and my favorite verse therein is the second, and here’s why: For many years this was just a passage I would hear (or even preach) at funerals. However, many weeks ago my pastor preached through this passage in such a way that I was moved to joyful tears, having my affections absolutely awakened by it. Why? Because a passage often set aside for a time of grieving had countless daily applications for our lives as well. Too many to mention here, but it’s a passage that’ll always be at the top for me now. Thanks again.

  8. Stephanie

    August 27, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Lamentations 3:22-23 – I can’t imagine facing a day without the mercy and grace of the Lord – this verse is a reminder to me that while I may make mistakes God’s grace and mercy for me are new every morning. He is so faithful and I am so thankful!

  9. Chris Talbot

    August 27, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Here is my favorite passage of Scripture: 1 Corinthians 16,13-14, “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” I would be hard-pressed to find such succinct imperatives for the Christian man in the Bible. When I begin to rely to heavily on myself, I remember what Paul tells me, to be watchful and stand firm not on myself, but on my faith in the one who saved me. When I want to be cowardice and frail, I remember these words to act like a man and be strong, to be the protector and provider I need to be. And to conclude these imperatives, I remember not to fill my Christian obedience with guile or hate, but to do everything I do with the love of Christ.

  10. scott

    August 27, 2012 at 8:06 am

    thanks for doing this, pastor todd. ephesians 2:1-10 is probably my favorite passage because it does away with the scourge of testimony envy. each and every conversion is nothing less than a supernatural, recreative miracle in which a person is brought from death to life. no such thing as a boring testimony. boring people, yes. boring conversion, no.

  11. Matt Jerles

    August 27, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Ephesians 2:8,9: “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

    I love this Scripture because it reminds me that my salvation was/ is the work of the LORD and not my own doing.

  12. Dan

    August 27, 2012 at 8:23 am

    17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. – Revelation 1:17-18

    I’m lovin this passage – such Glory and Mercy on display and such rightful honor and humility in John’s response.

  13. Bob Priest

    August 27, 2012 at 8:31 am

    You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. John 15:16
    Humbling and encouraging that it was God who (in spite of who I am) chose me. I had nothing to do with it, I can’t lose it then, and it is my only hope since no one seeks God on their own. I know I sure wasn’t.

  14. Tato

    August 27, 2012 at 8:33 am

    1 John 3:16-17. Great summary of the gospel and its implications on the lives of believers.

  15. Richard Starling

    August 27, 2012 at 8:34 am

    2 Corinthians 5:21. “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
    This verse is the whole gospel in a nut shell. Christ became our sin and we became his righteousness. Double-imputation!

  16. Renee Bates

    August 27, 2012 at 9:40 am

    My most favorite verse is John 8:58. I love this verse because of the bold assertion Christ makes of His Deity. He knew what He meant by “I Am” and He knew that the Pharisees would too!

  17. Tommy Perry

    August 27, 2012 at 9:46 am

    2 Corinthians 4:6 would be my scripture passage. I see it as a summation of salvation & mission in one verse and that is just cool!

  18. Gary L. Gilmore

    August 27, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Matthew 9:35-38. I feel called by God to be used in helping to raise up laborers for His Church and this is a beautiful verse. The harvest is still plentiful today!

  19. Kyle Britt

    August 27, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Favorite passage is definitely Psalm 32… Always a go to passage when going through struggles as well as good times. Would love to journal in the Bible and give it to my son one day when he is old enough!

  20. Mike

    August 27, 2012 at 10:13 am

    My Favorite is Micah 6:8- He has told you, O man, what is good;

    and what does the Lord require of you

    but to do justice, and to love kindness,

    and to walk humbly with your God?

    It speaks to me so much because the purity and simpleness of God’s requirement of us is straightforward. Thanks for letting me share

  21. David Norman (@david_norman)

    August 27, 2012 at 10:34 am

    John 19:30 – “It is finished.”

    Jesus’ sinless, perfect, obedient life in frail human form was finished, which meant that Jesus’ mission from his Father was finished, which means that absolutely everything required for the salvation of man is finished. All that remains is for us to lay hold of that finished work.

    How does it get better than that?

    (By the way – Subscribed via RSS, Following on twitter, and tweeted re: the giveaway)

  22. Kyle Rigdon

    August 27, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I don’t know if I can claim this as my ‘favorite’ Scripture since I’m not sure if I have a ‘favorite’ Scripture, but this is a Scripture that I found recently and liked. Isaiah 27:2-5, I like these verses because they speak of the Love the Lord has for His people, His holiness and how it is manifested in His wrath on the rebelious, but also the grace and mercy He extends to those same rebels.

    2 In that day, “A pleasant vineyard, sing of it!
    3 I, the LORD, am its keeper; every moment I water it. Lest anyone punish it, I keep it night and day;
    4 I have no wrath. Would that I had thorns and briers to battle! I would march against them, I would burn them up together.
    5 Or let them lay hold of my protection, let them make peace with me, let them make peace with me.”

  23. tcra1g

    August 27, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Favorite verse: Romans 5:8
    By this grace we are liberated in Christ, freed from the yoke of thinking we “have it all together” or that we owe a debt to God. This freedom brought to us by grace throws all self righteousness aside in the light of who we are and what Christ has done for us. Ledgers, scorecards, and to-do lists are demolished because it’s not what we do, but rather what Christ has already DONE.

    Thanks for your ministry and allowing me to share on your blog. In great need of a journaling Bible. God bless brother.

  24. Brandon Kiesling

    August 27, 2012 at 11:42 am

    “The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
    (Exodus 14:14 ESV) This verse has always been close to my heart because it is a simple reminder to me that God desires to protect his children. These words have brought me through several trying times in my life.

  25. Jesse Benack

    August 27, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    My favorite passage is 1 Corinthians 1:18-30. I love it because it emphasizes the power, sufficiency, and necessity of the Gospel of Jesus.

  26. James Moore (@QuarkSpin)

    August 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Psalm 27:1 “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” An amazing verse with an incredible promise.

  27. Nick D'Angelo

    August 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    1Thessalonians 2:8 “So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.” – This verse has fueled my ministry and my heart for the Lord and others.

  28. Gregory Wooodard

    August 27, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    favorite scripture and why it is your favorite

    I have always enjoyed Philippians 2:5-11. As a preacher, I could selfishly say that it is an easy passage to preach on! The text lines up very nicely into a steps down & steps up format for preaching.
    Really, though, I find great comfort in the fact that the creator of the universe thought it not below him to enter into our reality, live like a man, all for the purpose of going to the cross to atone for the sins of all. There was no requirement that Jesus do what he did. The text tells us that he willingly gave up his rights as deity – so he could die on a cross.

    Simply amazing!

  29. Mike

    August 27, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    1 John 4:19 – We love because He first loved us.

    My favorite because it all comes down to Christ!

  30. Jarred Rushing

    August 27, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Romans 8:28 – I stake my entire life on this verse. Every trial, every victory, every sorrow, every joy, every suffering, and every blessing. God is good, and does good.

  31. Kaleb

    August 27, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Mark 4:35-41 (The calming of the storm) — This one is easy for me. I came to faith while studying the gospel of Mark about a year-and-a-half ago. It was while studying this particular passage. I just think this is one of the best testaments to just who Jesus is—He is the One who bring calm to the storm—in us, around us, in the very world itself. When the disciples ask “Who then is this, that even the wind and the waves obey him?” they are articulating the central question of our faith—who is Jesus? The answer is, of course, in the question; He’s the one who even the wind and the waves obey. The one who’s authority extends over everything, the King.

  32. Doug Davis

    August 27, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    My favorite passage of scripture is John 6:66-68, because when the road gets difficult (and it always gets difficult) it reminds “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.”

  33. Dennis Yam

    August 28, 2012 at 3:11 am

    My favorite passage is Hebrews 1:3-4. It is the glorious Christ Himself. I’ve also tweeted this iste.

  34. wenc3

    August 28, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I guess I’d go with Romans 8 & 9. But there are so many others I like too!

  35. aaronsellars

    August 28, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Romans 8:29. Love the reminders that God is conforming me to the image of his Son. Keeps me pressing on!

  36. Aaron Sellars (@AaronSellars)

    August 28, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Romans 8:29. Love the reminders that God is conforming me to the image of his Son. Keeps me pressing on!

  37. Jeremy Johnson

    August 28, 2012 at 10:21 am

    James 1:12Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive vthe crown of life, wwhich God has promised to those who love him. Scripture I read over my Father while he was dying of cancer.

  38. Vanessa

    September 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    John 14:6 has been my favorite. I think because I memorized it as a child at Vacation Bible School.

  39. Vanessa

    September 3, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I am following your blog through email.

  40. Vanessa

    September 3, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    I tweeted

  41. Vanessa

    September 3, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Following on twitter


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