Today is the first day of the 40-Day (Birthday) Challenge. Each week I will be giving away books and other great prizes as part of our celebration. Today’s exciting giveaway comes from the wonderful folks at Crossway Books. Two participants in the challenge have a chance to win the new Inductive NT or the New Testament Scripture Journals.

What a great way to kick off this challenge! So grateful to Crossway for these gifts.

Here’s all you need to do:

  1. Join the 40-Day Birthday Challenge Facebook group to share stories, pictures, and win prizes:
  2. Commit to doing something (or everything) for 40 days
  3. It begins TODAY Saturday, July 28 and ends the day after my birthday, September 7
  4. If this is the first you’ve heard of my challenge, check out this initial post:

I will draw two names from the Facebook group and announce the winners in the Facebook group on Thursday, August 2. The drawing ends on Thursday at 6:00 a.m. To win a prize you must* join the Facebook group (please commit to doing at least one week of the challenge if you join in hopes to win).

Also, don’t forget today’s challenge: Find something to do for 40 days. If Bible reading is in your plans for 40 consecutive days, you’re sure to be helped by Crossway’s generous gift!

More about the prizes:

Inductive Bible NT-coverESV Journaling New Testament, Inductive Edition

A new addition to the family of ESV Journaling Bibles, the ESV Journaling New Testament, Inductive Edition features extra space for notes in between each line of Bible text, offering a fresh and distinctive way to engage with God’s Word. This single-column Bible is designed to make it easy to interact with every individual verse, making it a great option for pastors, students, and anyone who loves going in-depth with Script

  • 3/8-inch space in between each line of Bible text
  • Cream-colored paper
  • Ribbon marker
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Packaging: Slipcase


journal NT- crosswayESV Scripture Journal: New Testament Set


ESV Scripture Journals pair the entirety of individual books of the New Testament with lightly lined blank pages opposite each page of the biblical text, allowing readers to take extended notes or record insights and prayers directly beside corresponding passages of Scripture. This set of 19 volumes includes each book of the New Testament—each thin and portable edition great for personal Bible reading and reflection, small-group study, or taking notes through a sermon series.


  • Thick, opaque, cream-colored paper
  • Full, lightly ruled blank pages opposite each page of Bible text
  • Wide margins
  • Lay-flat binding
  • Cover stamped with gold foil
  • Packaging: Belly Band




*During one day of the challenge, I may open the gifts up to those not in the Facebook group. But for now, the only way to enter weekly prizes is by joining the group. Although it is noted above, I’d like to ask again that you attempt the challenge for at least for one week rather than joining the Facebook group only for the prize. Thank you so much!

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