I just received my first ever book subscription box! I’ve reviewed a tea subscription box before, so go check that out here: Bruu Tea. I’m so excited to dive into this one! Thank you to The Delilah Box for sending me a complimentary box for an honest review! Check them out on their website, Facebook, and Instagram. I really enjoyed opening this up and doing a photo shoot with it. I hope you enjoy my pictures and maybe decide to try out The Delilah Box for yourself!
What It Is: “The Delilah Box is designed for those of us who wish to learn about the lesser known, lesser liked, and sometimes more relatable women of the bible. As women of faith, we all strive to be Mary’s; yet truth be told, there are definitely days we feel more like Delilah. We fall from grace, we make mistakes, love hard, love wrong, and carry on. The Delilah Box’s goal is to create a community of spiritual women who appreciate and learn from all the women of Christ’s time…even the Jezebels.”
What’s Inside: According to their site, each box “is centered around a different [biblical] gal & includes items relating to our theme. Expect to receive 2 Books (fiction or non), an herbal tea, bath tea, Bible journaling item, or other relaxation item; a soy candle, and a Study brochure (Most months include a 3rd fun-read Book for a total 2-3 Books & 2-3 accessory items).”
Cost: A one-time purchase is $32; Month-to-month is $29; Three month prepay is $85.50; and Six month prepay is $160. Any order also includes a $3.50 shipping fee.
My first impressions on this box were a little bit mixed. Since the rest of this review will focus on what I did like about it, I’m going to briefly touch on what I disliked.
What I Didn’t Like: One thing that confused me is that The Delilah Box is not a box, it’s a bag. That’s actually a very nice concept because the bag is reusable (and cute) while a box is not. But, I think the bag needed to be inside a box. A couple of the items I received got a little beat up in shipment, and the bag actually came unsewn. Maybe simply having a thicker material/better quality bag would help.
I was also hoping that all of the items in this box would be biblically based. It would have been awesome to receive a scarf with a bible verse on it instead of just flowers or for the tea to have something religious printed on it.
I also wish the tea had instructions or maybe health benefits listed on it. Most tea, I know, brews for around 5 minutes, but some does better at other temperatures or times. I’m a tea fanatic, so obviously trivia, instructions, and such don’t have to be on the tea — I just enjoy that more.
The March Box I received included:
- A pamphlet on renewing your faith
- A couple recipes
- Bible journaling designs/stickers
- 4 inspirational cards
- A small notepad
- Morning Blend tea
- A fashion scarf
- Not a Fan by: Kyle Idleman
- Delilah: Treacherous Beauty by: Angela Hunt
My reviews of the products:
Notepad And Bible Journaling Designs/Stickers.
The bible journaling designs are so beautiful! They are printed on clear shipping labels, and you just have to cut them out and peel to use. I don’t think I have any journal big enough to fit the John 3:16 sticker, but the others will fit nicely on a page!
I like the notepad, but I think it would’ve been better if the verse had been written out (summarized) on the bottom. That would have made it a little more pretty and special.
This is such a lovely scarf that reminds me of Spring! It is very soft and comfortable. To me, it looks similar to a $5 one at Walmart. I like it, but it’s a little outside of my comfort zone, so I probably won’t be wearing it anytime soon.
Look how cute these are! These cards would make a great present to hand out. We do a “secret sister” present exchange at my church, and I’m sure a lot of the ladies would love to receive these. The small card in the photo is wallet-sized. The three big ones I may end up using as post cards because they are the right kind of material for it.
Not a Fan by: Kyle Idleman
This is one of the two books that came in the box. I’ve never heard of this one before, but the reviews I looked at were great.
The back cover says, “Are you a fan or a follower? The dictionary defines a fan as ‘an enthusiastic admirer.’ Fans want to be close enough to Jesus to get all the benefits, but not so close that it requires sacrifice. Fans may be fine with repeating a prayer, attending church on the weekend, and slapping a Jesus fish on their bumpers. But is that really the extent of the relationship Jesus wants? Jesus was never interested in having admirers. It’s not fans he is looking for. Not a Fan challenges you to consider what it really means to call yourself a Christian…”
Morning Blend Tea
Tea! Oh, how I love tea! This was such an interesting one! The ingredients really intrigued me. The bag was stuffed full (which is awesome), and taking a teaspoon out still looked like it wasn’t touched. So, it looks like it’s going to last a while.
Morning Blend Tea’s smell was odd. It reminded me of Pine Sol. The steeped tea had hardly any smell at all except for a slight hint of citrus.
I brewed it around 5 minutes and there was literally no color. The moment I took my infuser out, color rushed into the water.
I was shocked by how strong the flavor was! It tasted delicious!! I had a hard time trying to figure out what it tasted like, but my friends and I finally figured out that it tastes like honeysuckle. Yum! I definitely loved it.
Ingredients: Lemongrass, Red Clover Tops, Chrysanthemum, Peppermint Leaf, Nettle Leaf, and Orange Peel.
Delilah: Treacherous Beauty by: Angela Hunt
This book is what I got most excited about. The cover is absolutely stunning, and the premise really draws me to it. I think it’s awesome that The Delilah Box holds up to its name by including a book about about her.
The back cover says, “A complex and compelling glimpse at one of the Bible’s most notorious women. Life is not easy in Philistia, especially not for a woman and child alone. When beautiful, wounded Delilah finds herself begging for food to survive, she resolves that she will find a way to defeat all the men who have taken advantage of her. She will overcome the roadblocks life has set before her, and she will find riches and victory for herself. When she meets a legendary man called Samson, she senses that in him lies the means for her victory. By winning, seducing, and betraying the hero of the Hebrews, she will obtain a position of national prominence. After all, she is beautiful, she is charming, and she is smart. No man, not even a supernaturally gifted strongman, can best her in a war of wits.”
That is The Delilah Box. I really enjoyed getting it! I believe it is a great buy for studying Christian women of the bible. I would consider the price worth it because the items do come out to more separately. Giving this as a surprise present to a Christian friend would be the most fun idea! It’s such a cute bundle of surprises that is sure to get you talking! Go ahead and try a box out here: TheDelilahBox.com.
Thank you for reading, and thanks, again, to The Delilah Box for making this review possible. If you enjoyed this unboxing, leave a comment below of your favorite bookish subscription box, and I may just try them out!
“Well-behaved women seldom make history.”
~Laurel Ulrich 🎀