Faithbox is a monthly subscription that “inspires daily Christian living by helping you grow in your faith, impact your community, and discover meaningful products from companies that do good.”
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About This Box
The Subscription Box: Faithbox
The Cost: $29.95 a month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: Unique, Christian-themed based products that include their daily devotional of scripture(Everyday Faith), quotes, prayers. Plus, they include a curated selection of fair-trade, eco-friendly, and one-for-one products from companies who do good and have a positive impact.
Ships to: US for $5, APO/FPO or P.O. Boxes and International shipping costs vary.
FaithBox September 2018 Review
Faithbox includes “Impact Guide” a booklet that comes with an overview of the products, connect with their partners, Faithbox stories, prayer request section, and a community challenge. This month’s theme is “Suffering.”
Qaraqosh Cross Necklace – Retail Value $59.00
The Qaraqosh cross is composed of up-cycled bullet casings and measures about 1.5”, and the 36” deer-lace leather strap is adjustable. The Qaraqosh cross named after the largest Christian city in the Mosul region. After Qaraqosh’s liberation, the Reload Team was visiting the area, they came across some wooden crosses amongst the rubble, and the idea for their Qaraqosh Cross was born. Read more about the story here. The Cross is slightly heavy, and I appreciate the story and how its made from recycled materials.
Enclosed is an info card about the brand and also included is a code for 20% of my purchase at Reload Love.
Fugee Tea Tin - Estimated Value $20.00
I received three tea bags in the flavor, lemongrass and ginger, Ceylon orange pekoe (“Despite its name, this tea does not contain orange flavor. “Orange Pekoe” is a term used to grade the size and quality of dried black tea leaves. “Ceylon” is the previous name of the country from where it’s grown, now Sri Lanka, a small island in the Indian Ocean.”) and hibiscus. I tried the lemongrass and ginger tea. I added lemon honey that brought out the lemongrass taste. The tea was soothing and tasty. Enclosed is an info card about the brand Fugeelah and how the tea included in this box was designed for Faithbox subscribers from “The Tea Bird Company” who partners with Fugeelah.
Jute Keychain - Retail Value $4.50
This jute keychain is handmade and knotted from a single strand. The keychain is a remembrance of the empowered women who crafted the keychains and their journey to a redeemed life.
The book starts out with the song(after the foreward), “Blessed Be Your Name” written by the authors and a quote that starts each chapter. The quote, “God remains as faithful as the day He created you in love and as powerful as the day He spoke the world into being,” is the quote in front of chapter one and after each chapter questions for reflection. From what I have read the book shares stories of sorrow and struggle in Beth and Matt’s lives and how songs of lament can be of comfort and how they should be practiced more. The songs of lament can be of comfort to others, and those that aren't mourning or suffering can join side by side with those that mourn as support.
“In this inspiring book, Matt and Beth Redman draw on their experiences as well as those of others, exploring how to offer praise even in the face of hardship and pain. Focusing on the psalms, many of which were written out of struggle, they show how difficult or tragic circumstances--and our choices--can propel us toward God or away from him, build up our faith or break it. Learn how to ride out the storms of life with a cry of "blessed be your name" on your lips.”
I love handwritten notes and pride myself on sending notes, cards, and letters often. I received two cards that are a sample of what Hope Deck provides. They send a pack of notes with encouraging words, quotes, or scriptures and the back is blank. The two cards I received have scriptures on the front, and the back has lines so I can write a note to someone or a note to myself regarding the scripture. The two scriptures that are on each of the cards, “I keep my eyes on the Lord with him at my right hand I will not be shaken,” Psalm 16:8 and “The Lord is near to all who call out to him…” Psalm 45:18.
A Faithbox exclusive, a spiritual inventory for a month. The spiritual inventory has two sides, on one side of the card it has, “my verse for the month,” “spiritual practice,” and a numerical chart to circle each day that I did something for my focus for the month. And on the back of the card “pay it forward,” “list three ways God has blessed me this month,” and “where am I on my spiritual journey.”
Each month I will receive Everyday Faith, and this month is all about suffering. The booklet is a monthly devotional with scriptures and quotes to guide me through the month, spiritually.
The Verdict: The September Faithbox has a value of $93.49, that’s not including the Faithbox exclusive products. The subscription is $29.99 plus $5 shipping the value is higher than last month; the necklace is almost double the box. So that’s nice when the hero item is more than the subscription. The box has been encouraging, and it's nice to have products with a meaning behind them, that can be conversation starters. The sub delivered on its promise, to send devotionals, quotes, prayers, fair-trade, eco-friendly, and one-for-one products from companies who do good and have a positive impact. The box was enjoyable, and I look forward to next month!
To Wrap Up:
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