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Bibles Make Great Gifts

Updated on September 17, 2014
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We have a big family & it seems like we are always searching for gifts for all occasions. I write about them when I find something awesome!

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.

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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:

Bible Cover

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.

Thank you for stopping by!

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~ Sylvestermouse ~

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    • LouisaDembul profile image

      LouisaDembul 4 years ago

      I still have my first personal Bible which my mother gave me over 30 years ago. It's worn and dearly loved.

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      The keepsake Bible you gave to your daughter at birth is such a blessed gift! I have the Bible right here at my desk that I have been reading since the late 80s. I also have two Bibles on my bookshelf that my Uncle Lloyd gave me, both of which he used during his sermons as a pastor.

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      boutiqueshops 5 years ago

      What a beautiful thought~giving your daughter a bible when she was born to carry on her wedding day. Love it!

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      Gayle 5 years ago from McLaughlin

      I have at least 5 Bibles also! I now enjoy the Quest Bible. It is a NIV version--but I love the commentary. I also enjoy reading The Message--even though I know it is a paraphrase. Thanks for this interesting article.

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      BlenderHead LM 6 years ago

      Never thought of a Bible as a gift, but it makes lots of sense! Great lens! :)

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      blessedmomto7 6 years ago

      I'm reading this after Christmas, but Bibles make great gifts anytime! I plan to buy my son a new one for his 14th bday this month (he says he's "outgrown" his current Bible). We got a large family Bible as a wedding present where we record births and will pass on. Great lens!

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      Christine Hulme 6 years ago from SE Kent, England

      It's certainly the best book, which sadly many have never read! I've featured your lens on my The Living Well Daily Plan Plexo.

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      Holley Web 6 years ago

      A truly beautiful gift from the heart and a lovely selection. As I was reading through the comment, I had to laugh in agreement with _Joan_ about the large print Bible :)

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Nice selection. Whether one believes in the bible or not, it is one of the best books ever.

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      BuckHawkcenter 6 years ago

      A study Bible was given to me as a young mother and turned out to be just the ticket to get me through some of those tough days. It remains a treasured companion for me to this day. Excellent gift idea.

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      Sue Mah 6 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      Bibles are great gifts because reading it can change lives.

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      ICanCook 6 years ago

      Bibles make a great gift. Nice selection available here.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is a Great Idea!!

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      heidishome 6 years ago

      I am really glad someone wrote a lens about the Bible to submit! Perfect for Christmas!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Well done. Have looked at several versions of the bible. Received the King James version, my favourite, on my seventh birthday.

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      This is the best gift anyone can receive.

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      Joan Hall 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      This is painful for me to admit, but I have reached the place in my life where I'm starting to feel a desire for . . . a large print Bible. I haven't gotten one yet, but the print in the other Bibles I read keeps getting smaller and smaller.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      You have a lovely collection of Bibles. And what a great idea to give a Bible as a Christmas gift.