[picture testimony] challenge

Written by Dan King

Christ-follower. husband. father. author of the unlikely missionary: from pew-warmer to poverty-fighter. co-author of activist faith: from him and for him. director of family ministry at st. edward's episcopal church. president of fistbump media, llc.

August 31, 2009

A picture is worth a thousand words, right?

Well, as I’ve considered what kind of creative challenge to offer here next, I quickly realized that there are few things as powerful as our testimonies. So I wanted to make this next creative challenge all about people sharing their testimonies! Collectively, this could be a really powerful compilation!

photographerSo I thought about creating some guidelines around how to submit an appropriate entry. During this process, I considered providing some guidance on what makes a good testimony, what things I would need when publishing this content on the website, and even things like writing guidelines (word count, etc.). I figured that a good length for something like this should probably not exceed about 1,000 words…   Then it hit me!

A picture is worth a thousand words!

The creative challenge for the month of September is to submit a picture testimony! No words…   No titles…   Only pictures!

Here are the rules:

  1. Only pictures should be submitted. Any photo, scanned image, or any other electronic image file is allowed.
  2. No words can be included on or with the image. Let the picture tell the story.
  3. It can be any testimony. It can be about your personal salvation, a specific event in your Christian walk, or some other meaningful testimony that you wish to share.
  4. Add your photo (or other image file) to the Fan Photos on the BibleDude.net fan page on Facebook…
    • Go to http://www.facebook.com/bibledude.net
    • In the “What’s on your mind?” field type “my picture testimony (I’m a Windows/Mac user)” …that last part is for prize eligibility.
    • Attach a photo by clicking on the “Photo” icon next to “Attach”
    • Upload the photo from your computer
    • Click on the Share button (this will post the photo on the wall, and add it to the ‘Fan Photos’ on the Photos tab)
  5. Browse other photos (in the ‘Fan Photos’ of the Photos tab), and ‘like’ the ones that you think are totally awesome!

Here are the prizes:

Based on viewers ‘likes’ two winners will be picked to receive some awesome stuff courtesy of my friends at Zondervan! The top vote-getter who is a Windows user and the top vote-getter who is a Mac user will win the following Bible software…

NIV-Application-CommentaryThe Complete New Testament 6.0 for Windows (NIV Application Commentary, The)
The NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC): a unique commentary that links the original meaning of Scripture to practical application today. Pradis®: a powerful, versatile, and intuitive software platform. NIVAC 6.0 for Windows® unites them to provide a practical Bible study resource. Version 6.0 features improvements that make this software more intuitive, more flexible, and easier than ever to use. This software retails for $249.99!


Scholarly-Bible-Study-SuiteThe Zondervan Scholarly Bible Study Suite for Macintosh® (Zondervan Reference Series for Macintosh®)
The Zondervan Scholarly Bible Study Library for Macintosh® is the Mac user’s tool for diving into original languages of Scripture. It includes tools such as Greek New Testament, Hebrew Old Testament, Exhaustive Analysis of the Greek New Testament, Exhaustive Analysis of the Hebrew Bible, Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia (5 volumes), New International Dictionary of Biblical Archaeology, Classic Commentaries, and much more. This software retails for $149.99!


Groups of these photos will occasionally be published here on the bibledude.net website throughout the month.

Entries will be accepted through September 28th, and the winner will be announced on October 1st. So work on your photos and images that tell the story of the testimony that you want to share, get them submitted, and let us praise our God together for the great things that he is doing in our lives!

Check out these amazing entries:



  1. Mikes Sumondong

    I think this is cute. I'll try to submit one.

  2. Victoria

    Dude…this is an awesome idea! Can't wait to participate and see the other submissions!

  3. BibleDude

    Definitely looking forward some of the entries for this! Putting a visual to the testimony could be really powerful!

  4. BibleDude

    Definitely looking forward some of the entries for this! Putting a visual to the testimony could be really powerful!


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[picture testimony] challenge

by Dan King time to read: 3 min