The Best Christmas GiftsWhat better gift could you give for Christmas than the very book that explains the reason for Christmas.
I personally own 5 different bibles. All but one was a gift given to me by someone I love and is a treasured keepsake. Each one serves a different purpose, but I own them all for the same reason: to know my creator better.
When purchasing a Bible as a gift, you must first determine how the Bible will be used by the recipient. I have a family Bible, a display Bible for immediate reference, a pocket Bible to carry in my purse, a Study Bible and a Bible that has been my companion for 30 years.
The Family BibleWe own 2 family Bibles. One is a family bible where births, deaths and marriages are listed. This bible will be passed down to the next generation to add to the records. Family Bibles are often used in genealogical research. After all, who would knowingly write a lie in the Holy Bible.
The Family Bible in our DenThere is another large bible that lays open in our den. Sometimes it is open to my favorite passage, Psalms 139. Sometimes it is opened to a particular scripture to comfort, reassure, or remind us of what we have to be thankful for. It is always there, waiting for whichever family member passes by and needs to search the scriptures.
This Bible was selected because of the beautiful artwork by Thomas Kinkade. The images are an inspiration and are lovely illustrations to accompany the Written Word.
Holy Bible: KJV Pocket Edition: Brown
The Pocket BibleI have a small pocket bible that is over 30 years old that I carry in my purse or pocket. There have been times in my life when just being able to lay my hand on the leather cover in my purse, has given me the strength I needed for that moment. At other times I have had it with me to read when I had to wait for someone or when I was on my lunch break.
I haven't worked outside of our home since shortly after our oldest child was born. When I was employed, I worked in an office setting and a few of my co-workers were not Christians. Where they might have taken exception to me bringing a large Bible to work, no one ever complained about my small, leather pocket Bible.
Ryrie Study BibleI also have a Ryrie Study Bible which I use just for that purpose, in-depth study.
I found this particular study Bible to be essential when I taught Sunday School years ago. The cross referencing and commentaries help with preparation to teach, understanding the Word, and certainly with personal study.
My Companion ~ Study BibleLast, but by no means least, I have the bible I read regularly. It is the one that has accompanied me for decades to church, Sunday school, bible studies and at night, it rests in my night stand. It really is over 30 years old. The leather is worn, but the Word is still remarkably refreshing.
Bibles and GiftsAs you can see, I believe there are several types of Bibles that serve different purposes, so when you are selecting a gift, choose the one that best suits the needs of the recipient.
For those who don't need a new Bible, I recommend a Bible cover, or perhaps the Bible on cd.
Embassy Black Solid Genuine Leather Bible Cover
Bible CoverBecause our Bibles are carried from place to place, read often, and expected to endure a lot of handling, I highly recommend a Bible cover to protect your Bible. I purchased a Bible cover for my companion several years ago to help protect the leather cover and I am really glad that I did, especially when it rains and I am trying to get to the car.
There are many styles of Bible covers available to purchase. This just happens to be the style I prefer. The extra zipper pocket provides a place for my small wallet and car keys so I need not carry a purse to church. There is also room for additional notes and the church bulletin. I personally keep a small note pad and pen for making notes.
Bible on CD'sYears ago I was thrilled to get the Bible on cassettes. It was so awesome to be able to listen to the Bible being read when I was in my car or traveling.
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