Faithbox “Boldness” Subscription Review – June 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.)
The Subscription Box: Faithbox
The Cost: $34.95 a month + free 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, APO/FPO or P.O. Boxes and International (shipping costs vary).
Faithbox “Boldness” June 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 “Boldness” and is all about understanding how boldness is rooted in your relationship with God. Faithbox wants to inspire you to live life boldly!
Also included in the 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.
Own Your Life: Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous Love by Sally Clarkson – Retail Value $15.99 (found here for $7.59)
Sally Clarkson is a popular author and conference speaker – the most notable of which is her Mom Heart Conference. Sally, along with her husband Clay, are the founders of Whole Heart Ministries where Sally is the women’s ministry director.
Book Summary from Amazon:
“Do you ever long for days full of joy and energy―days that bring out the best version of you rather than leave you exhausted? Do you sometimes catch yourself wishing life was more impactful and fulfilling? In a world that’s moving so fast, it’s easy to lose your sense of purpose. So now is the time to make each moment of your ordinary, everyday, beautiful existence count. It’s time to own your life.”
In Own Your Life, Sally covers all the bases of owning your life and living your life with intention. She covers, in five parts, the barriers to owning your life, owning your vision and mapping out your purpose, owning your life with God in control, transforming your actions and attitudes and creating a lasting legacy. There is a section in part one where Sally tackles living in chaos where we’re always busy, frenzied, and exhausted. She talks about how this can lead to depression and isolation and how it’s not how God intended us to live. I found this 100% relatable!
Matr Boomie Purple Shibori Scarf – Retail Value $24.99
Matr Boomie partners with artisans to empower communities and build sustainable income for women and families in rural India. This scarf is made with locally sourced cotton and non-toxic vegetable dyes. It’s made using a Japanese method of dyeing called shibori. This intricate art form has been passed down through generations.
This scarf is bold and beautifully designed. I loved the rich royal purple and the muted almost-peach colors. It’s soft and lightweight – perfect for the summer. I also love the mission behind Matr Boomie. It makes owning and wearing this scarf even more special.
A Gilded Line Custom Cuff Bracelet, Strong & Courageous – Retail Value $14.00
This adjustable aluminum cuff is hand-stamped with powerful words and phrases supported by God’s word. You can choose from many of the available phrases or choose your own. Each letter is hand-stamped. Then, the bracelet is painted and polished.
I received the silver cuff stamped with “Strong & Courageous.” It’s very pretty. I love that it’s adjustable and big enough to fit my wide wrists. I don’t know that I always feel strong and courageous, but this is a mantra that I can aspire to live by!
Custom Watercolor Art Design – June and July Calendars by Inspired Ink by Madeline – Estimated Value $12.00
These two beautiful custom-designed 5″x 7″ calendar cards were created by watercolorist Madeline Harwell. Her cards are hand-drawn, painted, and digitally produced for Faithbox. The June calendar card matches this month’s “Boldness” theme. It quotes Ephesians 3:12: “Because of Christ and our faith in Him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.” The July calendar card matches next month’s “Vulnerability” theme.
Custom Watercolor Art Design – Watercolor Print by Inspired Ink by Madeline – Estimated Value $12.00
Also included is another set of custom-designed 5″x 7″ watercolor cards by Madeline. The June themed card features a quote from George Lois which reads: “Better to be reckless than careful. Better to be bold than safe.” The July themed card has a quote from Brene Brown: “Vulnerability feels like weakness but looks like strength.” I love this quote and the pretty cactus design on the July watercolor card. This is the first month I’ve seen both the current and next month’s calendar and watercolor cards included in the box.
Honest Coffee Roasters Small Batch Guatemalan Coffee – Be Bold Blend, 4oz – Retail Value $6.00
Honest Coffee is a feel-good company with quality coffee like this Be Bold Blend. It has tasting notes of brown sugar, sweet tea, and toffee. Beyond the quality coffee, Honest Coffee prides itself on building relationships with their farmers and paying them premium wages.
I don’t have a coffee maker at home – at least not in the traditional sense. Don’t judge me! At home, I drink mostly cold brew from refrigerated glass jars or Keurig pods. In the process of trying to figure out how to try this coffee (it smells absolutely delicious by the way), I found a recipe for grounding beans and making cold brew at home. I’m excited to try it out!
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.
The heart and soul of Faithbox is the daily devotional called Everyday Faith. Focused on this month’s theme, Boldness, Everyday Faith offers daily inspirational quotes, scripture and short Bible studies, a call to action, and a declaration. This devotional 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: “Fortune Favors the Bold!” This quote resonates with me because I tend to play it safe and operate within my comfort zone. It’s only when I’ve gotten bold and uncomfortable that big things have happened. This is an excellent reminder.
The Verdict: I’m super pleased with this month’s box and theme! I’ve started to look forward to the daily Everyday Faith devotional. It’s a great way to start my day intentionally, with purpose, and affirmed. I’m also really enjoying the items included in this month’s box – especially the scarf and bracelet. And, the watercolor cards are pretty and meaningful additions to my office.
Faithbox does an excellent job with the curation of quality items box after box. I also love that they partner with companies that have a great mission. For $34.95 a month, I received a book, coffee, other excellent faith-themed goodies, and the Everyday Faith daily devotional. This is an excellent value!
To Wrap Up:
“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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