- a KJV which I was given by my parents when I was confirmed in 1970 (and the font is too small for me to read even with my multi-focals). The cover is white plastic and is now stained and I have never spent any time reading it. Not because the cover is white plastic…
- a NKJV (with a horrid plastic cover – see a theme emerging? How shallow AM I? ) that I bought when I was doing the Alpha course in 2001 before I knew what to look for in a Bible (and before I had found a congregation/church)
- a NIV Study Bible which I bought shortly after I joined my Bible Study Group in Feb 2002
- a paperback ESV NT that lives in my handbag and is pretty dog-eared
- 3, yes 3, paperback NLT NTs, one which has Psalms and Proverbs too
- a paperback Amplified NT
- a KJV NT (used to be my handbag Bible before I bought the ESV)
- I HAD a NLT One Year Bible. I took it to Europe in 2006 and left it in the library on the cruise ship
- a TNIV Bible Experience Bible I bought this year. It’s the text which accompanies the CD’s which my dear sister gave me as part of my 50th birthday pressie.
- I also have access to a CEV version MissN owns (Kidsbible.com), and she has a NIV Backpack Bible I used to borrow if I wanted a portable Bible (but my TNIV fulfills that role now) and she has a school CEV too.
I think that’s all. I may have missed one. I would like an ESV but I haven’t found one yet which is the right price/size/font. I was wanting one as a tote-around Bible but now I have the TNIV Bible Experience, that is my tote-around Bible. I also have in my cupboard 2 Bibles I have bought for presents and haven’t yet mailed. One is for my dear sister (hi there, yes I should mail it to you!) and I have had it for over 2 years… It’s gorgeous and girly.
This (thanks to the internet monk, Michael Spencer,)
is now on my wish list.
Of course, one only needs one Bible. The thing is to immerse yourself in it, and not find excuses in the plastic cover or the archaic language or the flimsiness of the paper or the miniscule font. So many Christians in China, India, Africa… do not a Bible at all. But I am a bibliophile, and so I am sure I will continue to collect Bibles. I also would like a Message (oh, I do have a NT paperback Message somewhere…)
Which is YOUR favourite Bible?
Love Wendy, off to amazon.com to update her wish list…