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The Holy Bible - The Perfect Gift That Keeps on Giving
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 many special occasions. One such occasion might be for a wedding. Newlyweds will want to keep a bible in the family to pass down to children or other relatives. It's nice to have family members sign the bible for an added touch for future generations.
I know there are times when we are all caught in the "what on earth would make a good gift?" dilemma. With the holidays approaching, followed by other celebrations like Easter, Mother's Day ,Fathers Day, Graduation and year around Birthdays and Weddings - this might be the time to buy the perfect bible online and save. And it just may be the best gift you've ever given.
And remember, a Bible can be a gift to feast on, rather than a project to complete before judgement day.
Beautiful Bibles and Bibles on CD
Give With Joy
The earlier you begin shopping for Christmas and special occasions, the more you can enjoy a birthday party, graduation and Christmas. You won't be 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 stuff that you feel (or are) obligated to, and intentionally (and cheerfully) giving something to another person.
It seems like the frustration of shopping, traffic, lines and mailings all add up to too much stress. It is hard to give with joy when this is all going on. With on-line shopping stress is greatly reduced. The convenience alone makes up for the small mailing fee.
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 its pages. It is the ultimate "instruction manual" on 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
What To Write In The Bible As A Gift
It's quite common, when writing an inscription, to find you're at a loss of words. Finding just the right words can be the hardest part. An inscription gives the book more meaning especially when the book is a gift.
- 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 of this gift 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.
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
Famous People's 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?
© 2010 Audrey Hunt