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Amish Wisdom: Lined Journal

Created & Published by: The editors of Quiet Fox Designs
Genre: Journal
ISBN: 978-1-64178-027-8
Pages: 144
Price: $9.99

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This hardcover lined journal contains full-page snapshots of Amish life including horses, buggies, fields, and head coverings. Each two-page spread has a Pennsylvania Dutch design located in the corner, plus witty advice and practical wisdom sayings at the bottom of the pages.

Amish Wisdom: Lined Journal is the perfect journal for recording prayer intentions and gratitude lists, as well as day-to-day thoughts. This beautiful book would also make a great gift for the Amish fiction reader.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

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Amish Wisdom from the Scriptures


Created & Published by: The editors of Quiet Fox Designs
Genre: Journal / Christian
ISBN: 978-1-64178-028-5
Pages: 144
Price: $9.99

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This hardcover lined journal contains full-page snapshots of Amish life including horses, buggies, fields, and head coverings. Each two-page spread has a Pennsylvania Dutch design located in the corner, plus alternating Scripture verses and wisdom sayings at the bottom of the pages.

Amish Wisdom from the Scriptures is the perfect journal for recording prayer intentions and gratitude lists, as well as day-to-day thoughts. This beautiful book would also make a great gift for the Amish fiction reader.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

Christian, journal

Bless This Home


Author & Illustrator: Robin Pickens
Publisher: Quiet Fox Designs
Genre: Journal / Christian
ISBN: 978-1-64178-000-1
Pages: 128
Price: $7.99

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Bless This Home is designed to inspire. Filled with Bible quotes, artwork, and questions to think about, this lined journal gives us the space to record our thoughts and prayers.

This beautiful hardcover book is affordably priced and would make a great gift.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

Christian, journal

My Prayer Journal


Author & Illustrator: Joanne Fink
Publisher: Quiet Fox Designs
Genre: Christian / Journal
ISBN: 978-1-64178-003-2
Pages: 128
Price: $7.99

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Keeping a record of our prayers is a wonderful way to see God at work in our lives. My Prayer Journal is a beautiful hardcover book designed for making notes of our own prayers.

There are three main sections to this journal. The first few pages are available to record our prayer list: the name of the person, the date, and the reason. The next section is a series of journal pages, offering us the opportunity to reflect on gratitude, specific prayer requests, adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication. The last section is a calendar for listing important birthdays, anniversaries, and other dated items. Throughout the journal, Joanne Fink’s religious artwork adorns the pages.

My Prayer Journal is not only a beautiful record of our prayers, but it’s also priced right. This journal is perfect for prayer warriors, and would make a great gift.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

Christian, journal

The Beloved Word: A Scripture Journal


Author & Illustrator: Joanne Fink
Publisher: Quiet Fox Designs
Genre: Christian / Journal
ISBN: 978-1-64178-026-1
Pages: 128
Price: $7.99

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This blank journal features the artwork of Joanne Fink along with 30 inspiring Bible verses interspersed throughout the book. Soft watercolor enhances the line drawings appearing in the corners and on the margins of the pages. Sturdy hardcover binding and lined pages make for an easy and enjoyable writing experience. This beautiful book is perfect for faith-based notes and journal entries.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

journal, self improvement

The Mindfulness Journal


Authors: S.J. Scott and Barrie Davenport
Publisher: Independent
Genre: Self-improvement
ISBN: 978-1946159069
Pages: 431
Price: $15.99

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When we are mindful, we are consciously aware of the present moment. But in our complicated, multi-tasking lifestyles, this mindfulness seems almost impossible. It’s too easy to worry about the car while doing the dishes and half-heartedly listening to the kids. But how different life could be if we paid attention to what we’re doing and immersed ourselves in the moment.

In The Mindfulness Journal, authors Scott and Davenport encourage us to experience a short period of mindfulness each day through journaling. Each week opens with a one-page topic, followed by seven daily journal pages. These topics are explored more deeply during the mindful journaling process. Topics focus on our daily activities, our thoughts, and our environment, as well as many others. Each is designed to help us observe our experiences, thoughts, and feelings without judgment, letting us fully appreciate the moment.

Some entries are better done in the morning, while some are best left to the end of the day. Taking the time to explore these on a daily basis leads to more self-knowledge and will create a better sense of direction and peace in life. I highly recommend it.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

journal, teen

The Isobel Journal

The Isobel Journal
Author: Isobel Harrop
Publisher: Switch Press
Genre: Teen
ISBN: 978-1-63079-003-5
Pages: 208
Price: $16.95

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Isobel Harrop has provided an intimate glimpse into teen thoughts in The Isobel Journal. Using a scrapbook filled with words and drawings, the 18 year-old artist comments on friends, family, dreams, school, fashion, cute animals, growing up, and first love.

Isobel’s thoughts run from topic to topic in a free-flowing manner, loosely grouped into categories. Ramblings are sometimes humorous – “Underwear shopping at the supermarket with Dad = embarrassment,” occasionally thoughtful – “I think I put you on too much of a pedestal,” and always very much herself – “I just can’t get over how much I love otters.” Accompanying illustrations dramatize her commentary.

Teens (and those who still remember their teen years) will enjoy reading Isobel’s journal as they ruminate on their own feelings about life and impending adulthood. Quirky and fun, The Isobel Journal is a great read.

Reviewer: Alice Berger