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Bibles Make Great Gifts
The Best Christmas Gifts
What 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 Bible
I own 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.
They are often used in genealogical research. After all, who would knowingly write a lie in the Holy Bible.
The Family Bible in our Den
There 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 needs to search the scriptures.
The Pocket Bible
I have a small pocket bible that is over 30 years old that I carry in my purse. 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.
Ryrie Study Bible
I also have a Ryrie Study Bible which I use just for that purpose, in-depth study.
I found this particular study Bible to be an essential when I taught Sunday School.
The cross referencing and commentaries help with preparation to teach, understanding the Word, and certainly with personal study.
My Companion ~ Study Bible
Last, 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 30 years old. The leather is worn, but the Word is still remarkably refreshing.
This Appears to be an Updated Version of Mine:
I did purchase a Bible cover for my companion several years ago to help protect the leather cover.
There are many styles of Bible covers available to purchase. This just happens to be the one 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.
The Gift Given ~ A Baby Bible / Bride Bible
When our daughter was born, we gave her a beautiful lace and satin covered baby bible.
It is waiting for her to carry on her wedding day.
A true keepsake!
Bible on CD's
Years 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.
As 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.