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The Holy Bible - The Perfect Gift That Keeps on Giving

Updated on July 6, 2018
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Audrey's passion for helping others is magnified in her self-help writings. As a speaker and author she answers the call when needed.

Giving Hope To The Hopeless

My favorite book in the bible would be Proverbs.
My favorite book in the bible would be Proverbs. | Source

The Bible - The Gift That Keeps on Giving

One of the best and most treasured gifts I have ever received was my grandmother's bible. Well-worn from being read so many times, I would picture my grandmother and grandfather sitting around the fireplace, reading scriptures from the Bible. I even found some amazing photographs still tucked between the pages.

A bible makes a great gift for the following occasions:

  • Wedding.
  • Easter.
  • Mother's Day.
  • Fathers Day.
  • Graduation.
  • Birthdays.
  • Christmas.

And remember, a Bible can be a gift to feast on, rather than a project to complete before judgement day.

1 Corinthians 13:13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. | Source

Encouraging Bible Verses

In these ever darkening times ( and darker times to come ) we all have moments of discouragement and even despair at the state of the planet.

During times of trials, worry, and sorrow, we can find hope in the following bible verses:

  • And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4
  • The Lord goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8
  • The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
  • Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. I Thessalonians 5:11
  • Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
  • Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
  • Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

We can tap into God's power as we read and study the Bible. He wants us to enjoy our lives right now, regardless of the state of the world, our daily challenges, or worries.

Keep your dreams alive Live under the blessing and not the curse. You have a choice.

Give With Joy Or Not At All

The true spirit of giving is doing for others with no expectation of gain. It might be a gift you bought, one you made, or the gift of time or volunteer to benefit others. When we share, our lives become richer, and the feeling of inner-joy comes from a desire to help others live a better life. Reading and contemplating Proverbs in the bible instills a strong motivation to do the right thing and become a better person.

The earlier you begin shopping for Christmas and special occasions, the more you can enjoy the moment. You won't be so stressed about finding the right gift. I encourage you to really step back and try to be more joyful about your giving. We can either choose to let the gifts we purchase be an obligatory purchase or we can choose to give a gift with love and joy in our hearts.

It's our attitude about gift giving that really matters. There is a huge difference between buying a gift that you feel obligated to buy and cheerfully giving to another person.

It seems like the frustration of shopping, traffic, lines, and mailings all add up to too much stress. Plan well enough in advance to really enjoy the experience, or better yet, buy online.

To give the holy bible is to give hope to another.

Treasure The Wedding Day With The Holy Bible

Giving the Holy Bible as a gift to newlyweds can be a lovely reminder of one of the most exciting experiences of their lives. There was a time when bibles were used to record special events like births, deaths and weddings of the family. This is still a tradition that exists today.

Of course you want to make sure that the Holy Book would be appropriate as a gift. Not everyone would welcome the bible. So do some home work before making this decision.

Why The Bible Makes A Good Graduation Gift

New graduates are faced with challenges and uncertainty. When we give the Bible as a gift it shows our support and care for their future. The meat of this great book is the wisdom and guidance it brings to the reader. Better than any Self-Help book, all the answers that we need for living this life with joy are within it's pages. It is the ultimate instruction manual for a peaceful life.

Bibles come in all sizes and colors. My current bible was purchased at target. I chose a beautiful soft purple cover and the pages outline Christ's words in red. Bibles can also be found at the Goodwill store in like-new condition for a reasonable cost

Bibles Are Available in a Variety of Colors

My bible purchased at Target.  Material is soft leather.
My bible purchased at Target. Material is soft leather. | Source

What To Write In The Bible As A Gift

It's quite common, when writing an inscription, to find you're at a loss for words. Finding just the right thing to say can be the hardest part. An inscription gives the book more meaning especially when the book is a gift. Here are some examples:

  • Begin with addressing the inscription first: " For my dear nephew Edward on your graduation from high school."
  • You may want to use a special quote or write a motivational inscription. Even "congratulations" will do nicely.
  • Whether you write a personal note or a prayer open your heart and be sincere.
  • Write your message first on paper before you write in the bible. This way you avoid mistakes. Always use black or blue ink, never red, purple or other colors.
  • You may choose to write a poem or a short verse taken from the Bible itself. Do be careful not to sound like you are preaching. People can get turned off by this.
  • Make sure the inscription is something the recipient can relate to.
  • Adding the date is a nice touch and helps the recipient remember the occasion the gift was given.
  • Try to be brief. If you prefer you can have a custom inscription done. The most important thing to tell the recipient is that you love them. This will be the most lasting message of all.

The Bible, as a gift, will become a treasure to the graduate, to one day pass on to someone else.

This picture resembles my grandmother's bible.
This picture resembles my grandmother's bible. | Source

Teaching Little Ones From The Bible

Jesus loved the little children. In the days of Jesus children were not recognized and were not important. But Jesus valued them and taught even His disciples to honor them. An example of this is clear in Mark 10 versus 13 through 16. The disciples didn't want the children to touch Jesus. But Jesus rebuked His disciples and allowed the little children to "come unto him."

Passages throughout the bible remind us to teach children to follow the teachings of Christ. Children's bibles are wonderful for helping them to understand bible stories and teachings. We can also read straight from the bible and paraphrase to help young ones understand what the scriptures mean.

The Birth Of Christ

Bible Facts You May Not Know

I came across some interesting, little-known, facts about the bible to share with you:

  • Moses wrote the first five books of the bible. He contributed the most books to the old testament.
  • The first English translation of the Bible was made by John Wycliff in 1382 AD.
  • The Bible was first printed in 1454 AD by Johannes Gutenberg.
  • The word "testament" means "covenant" or "contract:.
  • The Bible is about 611,000 words long.
  • The longest book of the Bible is Jeremiah.
  • The shortest book of the Bible is 3 John.
  • The Bible contains at least 185 songs.
  • The book of James is the bossiest book in the Bible.
  • The Bible is the best-selling book in history. About 50 Bibles are sold every minute. It's also the world's most shop lifted book.

Famous Quotes About The Bible

“Take all that you can of this book upon reason, and the balance on faith, and you will live and die a happier man. (When a skeptic expressed surprise to see him reading a Bible)”Abraham Lincoln

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS - "It was the Lord who put into my mind (I could feel His hand upon me) the fact that it would be possible to sail from here to the Indies. All who heard of my project rejected it with laughter, ridiculing me. There is no question that the inspiration was from the Holy Spirit, because He comforted me with rays of marvelous inspiration from the Holy Scriptures".

“It ain’t the parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it’s the parts that I do understand.” Mark Twain

“Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.”Ronald Reagan

Have you ever given the Bible as a gift?

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    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.


      Thank you for your kind message. It means so much to hear from you. I think it's wonderful that you have your Grandmother's Bible. What a treasure to be handed down through generations to come. I hope our paths will cross again. Meanwhile, blessings and peace to you my friend.

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      5 years ago

      Hello, I want to say you have written a very good hub, the Bible is an awesome gift. I have my Grandmother's Bible also and am using it when I go to Bible study every Wednesday. When I pass away, I will give that Bible to my daughter, it is a wonderful thing to pass down to our children too. You have written a wonderful and beautiful hub to let everyone know how precious the Bible and the word of God is. Have a wonderful Blessed day my friend.

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      rdsparrowiter - I apologize for the long delay. It's so nice to see you here and how right you are about the greatest love story every written. Thank you so much!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Dear Sannel - Thank you for supporting my idea of giving the holy bible as a gift. You are the type of person I like to have in my life. Thank you for passing on blessings to me and I return them to you as well. Peace and love to you and yours~Audrey

      bravewarrior - I appreciate your dear feelings about my having my grandmother's bible. I also share with you my favorite Christmas song, Mary, did you know. Thank you for being the beautiful person you are. I think so much of you. Merry Christmas to you bravewarrior!

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      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      5 years ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      This is a great article and nice song selection. The great love story ever written :) Wish you a Happy Christmas :) God bless you!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Audrey, I think it is absolutely awesome that you are in possession of your grandmother's Bible. What a gift!

      Thank you for the wonderful videos. Mary, Did You Know is one of my favorite Christmas songs. It brings chill bumps to me every time I hear it.

      Merry Christmas, Audrey!

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      5 years ago

      I find the idea of giving a bible as a gift to be a wonderful idea. Especially children's bibles to introduce a child to Christ and bible stories.

      Thank you for a beautiful and most inspirational hub.

      I wish you a blessed and joyous Christmas,


    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Hi Jackie ~ Giving bibles to little ones is a wonderful thing to do. How kind of you. Thank you for reading my hub and leaving me a comment!

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      7 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Truthfully I don't know anyone who doesn't have a bible but I use to give away the small ones to kids in the family and I had forgotten about that. Being small and cute I thought kids might be more apt to open and read a little. I will have to start that up again, thanks.

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Silver Poet - I agree totally with you. There is no other book like it. Thanks for reading my hub. Blessings to you!

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      Silver Poet 

      8 years ago from the computer of a midwestern American writer

      The Bible is not only inspirational in nature, it is also great literature. The poetry and the history it contains are incomparable. What a book!

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      9 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Dim - I just recently came up with the idea of giving the Bible as a gift. After finding that the recipients were so grateful for such a gift, I decided to give one to everyone on my list for Christmas this year. Even if they already have one - the only thing better than one bible, is two bibles. :-) Thank you my new friend and I can't wait to begin your hubs.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      9 years ago from Great Britain

      How weird that I , although read the bible everyweek. (I aim for every day but it´s usually 3 or 4 times a week if I´m honest) never have I thought of giving a bible as a gift..

      I love the idea of leather covers etc for many of my friends who already have bibles. God bless and thank you very much for this.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      9 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Dear Nell - I am still thinking about your hub which I read earlier today and how much courage you have. You are really an exceptional womanl And I do the same thing with my bible - just let it fall open and read the message sent to me. It truly is amazing how it seems to fit in with my life. So glad now, that I wrote this hub. Thank you and peae, harmony and love to you.

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      Nell Rose 

      9 years ago from England

      Hi, I still have two Bibles from school! they are placed on my window ledge, and the other is in the front room, if I am feeling down I pick one up and close my eyes then just let it fall open, then I read what it says, it is amazing how many times it is relevant to what I am feeling at that time, thanks for this idea, I would never have thought of it. Sorry it's taken me a while to get back to you here, I seem to be running around so fast i will meet myself coming backwards one of these days! as my good old mum used to say! lol cheers nell

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      9 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I think the recipient of your bible would love it. I also think you should share some of your hubs as gifts. I know I would love that! Thank you.

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      9 years ago

      Great idea to give on Christmas. Actually I have a Bible at home but I don't read it. Maybe I'll give a Bible this Christmas. Great share.

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      9 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Judi! Have missed you so much. Wonderful to see you again and thanks for taking time out to comment on my hub with all you have to do. Much love, my dear friend

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      9 years ago from birmingham, Alabama

      Hi audrey

      How are you dear friend? I have been thinking of you and lifting you up before Father. Drop me a line sometime. I have started a new job and have been working full time. I haven't been able to be on here much and I miss it and everyone. Bless you!!

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      9 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      msorensson - I picture the soft leather KJV bible, well worn from use and the desire to live His word. That is great! We should all have a bible that is falling apart.

      Thank you dear lady.

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      9 years ago

      You would probably guess that I have at least five different versions but you did a great job in putting in the selections~~~!!

      My favorite one is falling apart, a soft leather bound KJV version...given to me by a couple, in graduate school.

      Thank you for this, vocalcoach.

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      9 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Hello, Hello - I sure appreciate the support you give to me. I can always count on you to make the time to visit my newest hub. As I "travel" around HP and read some of the hubs others have written, I often see your comments.

      How blessed we all are for you!

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      Hello, hello, 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for a lovely hub giving such a good and worth while idea.

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      9 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Benjimester - I began giving bibles as gifts a few yrs ago and I can't tell you how well they were received. I love that your bible is worn to the bone with pages and sections falling out. How wonderful. Your bible has had good use and its no wonder that you can't part with it.


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      Benji Mester 

      9 years ago from San Diego, California

      I never thought about giving the Bible as a present before. That's not a bad thought. I hear you about having fond memories about the old Bible in your possession. Mine is worn to the bone. Pages are falling out in sections even, and I can't bring myself to buy a new one.

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      9 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      RevLady - You are the first one to read my latest hub. I thank you for taking your time to read and comment. James Earl Jones is in a class all his own. When he speaks - we all listen. I love him and have just about everything he has recorded including the bible. Thank you, dear lady.

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      9 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Well, you certainly presented many choices. For those interested in audio, noone can capture the spirit of the verse or touch the spirit as the voice of James Earl Jones.

      Thanks for presenting Bible choices to satisfy every taste.

      Forever His,


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