Faithbox “Doubt” Subscription Box Review – April 2019
Faithbox is a monthly subscription box that “inspires daily Christian living by helping you grow in your faith, impact your community, and discover meaningful products from companies that do good.”
Each month you receive a box that includes a daily devotional, spiritual inventory, and fun and inspirational products from companies that are environmentally responsible and socially conscious.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About This Box
The Subscription Box: Faithbox
The Cost: $25 a month + shipping. Save with 3- and 12-month subscriptions.
The Products: Unique, Christian-themed products including their daily devotional (Everyday Faith), quotes, and 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 “Doubt” April 2019 Review
Each box includes an Impact Guide that describes the month’s theme, highlights all the items included in the box, and offers other inspirational content. This month’s theme is “Doubt” and is all about exploring doubt, what it is, what God thinks about it and how we can turn doubt into faith.
Also included in each Impact Guide are Faithbox stories from subscribers describing how the box has positively impacted their lives, instructions on how to send in prayer requests and a community challenge.
If: Trading Your If Only Regrets for God’s What If Possibilities by Mark Batterson – Retail Value $15.99 (found here for $10.67)
Last month’s box included All In by Mark Batterson which was about being “all in” for Jesus in a way that will transform your life. This month’s If by Mark Batterson helps readers overcome doubt by realizing the promises God has made and encouraging us to live life to the fullest.
Book Summary from Amazon:
“If is a powerful little word. Some people are stuck in “if only,” trudging through lives marked with regret. But God wants us to live lives marked with possibilities, with the “what if” attitude that looks forward to the future with confidence. Why? Because the answer to “If God is for us, who can be against us?” is “No one.” God is always on our side. Every day, in every way.
With his trademark enthusiasm and contagious joy, Mark Batterson helps readers overcome feelings of guilt, fear, and doubt because in Christ there is no condemnation. Unpacking the promises of Romans 8, he shows readers that they are more than conquerors–right now and forever. And because of that, the possibilities for their lives are limitless.”
Trust Magnet Letters by Matr Boomie
Included in this month’s box are these 1’’x1’’ wooden magnets that spell TRUST by Matr Boomie. Ethically sourced from Northern India, these tiles are made from mango trees and the packaging is recycled Indian newspaper stamped with the Faithbox logo. These tiles are awesome and just my style. They fit perfectly with my the magnetic Scramble tiles on my refrigerator.
H2 Life Hi-Vibe Stickers, Trust – Metallic Collection – Retail Value $5
H2 Life creates stickers that can be applied to water bottles and other personal items with the intention of spreading positivity, good vibes and happiness. This cute purple and gold-copper foil sticker with geometric shapes reads “Trust”. It reminds me to trust in God even when doubt sneaks in. I like this sticker but I don’t like that it’s prominently branded with the company’s name. It distracts and takes away from the message.
Custom Watercolor Art Design – April Calendar by Inspired Ink by Madeline
This beautiful custom-designed 5×7 calendar card was created by watercolorist Madeline Harwell. Her cards are hand drawn and painted then digitally produced for Faithbox. This card reads:
“You can’t have faith apart from doubt; God isn’t intimidated by our doubts or overwhelmed by them.”
I love this quote and the bright spring colors.
Custom Watercolor Art Design – Watercolor Print by Inspired Ink by Madeline
Also included is another custom-designed 5×7 watercolor card by Madeline. It’s a beautiful scene of a pasture with tall trees and beautiful spring flowers. The card reads:
“Be still and know that I am God”
This is Psalms 46:10 and a very popular and encouraging scripture.
Custom Cedar Wood Pencil by Sprout World – Retail Value $2.99
This plantable pencil reads:
“Let us not grow weary in doing good.” – Galatians 6:9.
This pencil is 100% sustainable, non-toxic and non-GMO. When you’re done writing with the pencil, you can plant it and a fresh plant (in this case, basil) will sprout. I love the cool concept and custom quote.
Charitable Contribution: Arbor Day Foundation
In celebration of Earth Day, Faithbox will donate $1 for each of its 9000 subscribers. The donation will support the Upper Altamaha Watershed Project in my home state of Georgia. In return, the Arbor Day Foundation will plant 9000 trees and has offered Faithbox subscribers 10% off future purchases.
A Faithbox exclusive, a spiritual inventory is included in each month’s box to track your spiritual progress. On this card, you can keep track of your spiritual practice and reflect on ways in which God has blessed you and how you have in turn blessed others.
Everyday Faith daily devotional
The heart and soul of Faithbox is the daily devotional called Everyday Faith. Focused on this month’s theme, Doubt, Everyday Faith offers daily inspirational quotes, scripture and short Bible studies, a call to action, and declaration. Everyday Faith offers the opportunity to reflect on the month’s topic and spend quality time with God growing your faith. One of my favorite quotes from this month’s Everyday Faith is from Day 20. It reads:
“Doubt isn’t the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith… Sometimes I think it is my mission to bring faith to the faithless and doubt to the faithful.” – Paul Tillich, Christian Theologian and Philosopher.
This quote perfectly sums up this month’s “Doubt” theme. The items included in this month’s box complement the Everyday Faith devotional and serves as a reminder of the month’s focus.
The Verdict: This is my first time reviewing Faithbox and I’m overjoyed to have found this box! There are a few things that really stand out. First, the Everyday Faith devotional. It doesn’t just provide one lesson a month or weekly content, Everyday Faith provides a daily opportunity to reflect on the theme of the month and grow in your faith. Secondly, the materials are chock full of scripture and quotes from spiritual leaders. There is scripture in the Impact Guide, in Everyday Faith, scripture on the watercolor prints and even on the pencil. Finally, I love the great quality of the items in the box. Faithbox has chosen to partner with companies that have a great mission. For $30 a month ($25 plus $5 shipping), I received a book, other excellent faith-themed goodies, and the Everyday Faith daily devotional. This is an excellent value!
To Wrap Up:
Can I get this box if I sign up today? No. From Faithbox:
“If you purchase a subscription BEFORE the 19th of the month (at times this date is extended), your first box will ship out the last week of that same month (shipping begins on the 25th) and arrive by the beginning of the upcoming month. You will not receive the box from the same month your order was placed in. ”
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