One day I came home and found a lovely little surprise on my doorstep. It was a box of 3 new Bibles from Zondervan. I’m happy to be able to give away one of these to one of you, so read on, and see which Bible you think you’d like to add to your collection.
I’m sort of a traditionalist, and I’m not big on bling or fashion. I’m more of a utilitarian gal. I did buy a new small thinline compact Bible 6 or 8 years ago, because it was more convenient to haul around to church and Bible study, because I could stick it into my purse. However, in recent years, that small type has become more of a challenge to read, so I had been considering getting a new one. The NIV Thinline Bloom Collection Bible is larger and so the type is easier to read. And it’s pretty! This simple girl has loved carrying this pretty pink and green floral Bible as an accessory.
My seven-year-old son was given a NIrV (young readers edition) Bible at our old church when he entered Kindergarten. It worked well to have all the kids on the same page (literally!) when they were studying in Sunday school. However, he’s a good reader, and as he’s memorizing scripture, I like it to be from the “real” Bible, so I had been trying to convince him to get a traditional NIV Bible, but he liked his. When he saw this The NIV Liberty Bible: Rediscover the Faith of Our Nation’s Founders and How Their Beliefs Shaped America, which is navy blue with an American flag on it, he asked if he could have it. Score! As he was sitting next to me in church one morning, I found out another little perk. The page numbers are the same on his Thinline Bible and my new Thinline Bible!
This Bible is really soft. It would make a great gift for the veteran in your life.
When my sister-in-law was in college, she was a part of a mid-day Bible study group. College students carry a lot of stuff in their backpacks, and she wanted something very very small that wouldn’t add to her load. I remember my mother-in-law looking and looking for just the right Bible. When I saw this cool silvery gray NIV Bible Clutch, I knew that this would be a perfect Bible for the high school or college girl on the go. This Bible actually zips up and has some credit card slots inside, so you could actually zip up a phone or ipod in there, tuck in a student ID, debit card, and some cash, and be set to go. It would also be perfect for a mom to tuck into a diaper bag, since we often stop carrying our own big bags when we are juggling babies and preschoolers’ chubby hands.
As I mentioned above, one of you will win one of these Bibles, to bring your Bible study up a notch. Leave a comment below telling me which of these 3 Bibles you’d like to win, and if your comment is randomly selected, you’ll get it! We’ll announce the winner in this column on August 22.
The winner of Bonding Over Beauty is #12 Kathi Lake.