Faithbox Subscription Box Review – September 2018


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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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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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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

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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.”

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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.

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Enclosed is an info card about the brand and also included is a code for 20% of my purchase at Reload Love.

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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.

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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.

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Finding God in Hard Times By Matt and Beth Redman – Retail Value $9.99 (found on sale here for $7.96)

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.”

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Hope Deck Cards – Retail Value Unavailable

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.

Spiritual Inventory

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.”

EveryDay Faith

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 VerdictThe 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:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? From Faithbox:

Your everyday faith box will ship immediately after your order is placed. Your subscription box will ship on the last week of every month. Please order by the 19th of the previous month to get the current box.

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Written by Nich Baviera

Nich Baviera

Nichelle has been obsessed with subscription boxes since 2012, when she received an email to subscribe to PopSugar Must Have Box. Since then, she has subscribed to Glossybox, Allure Beauty Box and GoodeBox which is now called GoodeBeing Box. She currently subscribes to: Birchbox, FabFitFun, Essence Beauty Box, PopSugar Must Have Mini Box, and Play! by Sephora. She is an avid admirer of PopSugar, so much so that she had an office tour of their San Francisco headquarters in April of 2015.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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3 Comments

  1. I personally love items upcycled from bullet casings – I’ve bought a number myself including a pen for my husband. I really like the imagery of turning them into a cross. It’s easy to forget sometimes that the cross isn’t just a shape – it was a horrific instrument of torture. Yet Christ dying on the cross brought the greatest redemption and reconciliation to man. So jewelry of peace made out of the remnants of terrorism sounds meaningful.

    I’ll keep my eye on reviews for this box!

  2. I’m all for up-cycling but I don’t like the idea of a cross or anything for that matter being made out of bullet casings. Wearing something that could have been a part of a bullet that killed someone is just too much for me personally.

    • My aunt is the founder of Reload Love. I am the opposite of christian (proud heathen, atheistic satanist) and their strategy doesn’t quite sit right with me, either. The bullet and bomb imagery they use, while I understand their intention, just doesn’t come across visually as something positive. I do think that building playgrounds and providing toys and school supplies in war zones is awesome – but the basis of their work is missionary, and the scientist in me can’t help but think these kids don’t need bibles – they need food and shelter.

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