First Bible

I'm on Tommy Nelson and FaithGateway today, talking about how to make your child's first Bible meaningful - and including my own story of how my parents and grandparents made my first Bible meaningful.

"My children are pre-school aged. They can’t even read simple books yet, so it will be a little while before they will be able to read the Bible by themselves. Nevertheless, I have been thinking about the day that they are ready to pick out their first Bibles, and how I want to go about it.

When I think of my first Bible growing up, the one that always comes to mind is a thick, leather-bound book, with my name embossed on the front and childlike letters written inside the front cover. When I was about nine years old, my grandma gave a challenge to all her grandkids – memorize Psalm 91 – and she would buy us our own Bibles with our names on the front, and take us to a fancy Japanese restaurant for dinner…"

Head on over to Tommy Nelson to continue reading!

When did you get your first Bible?  Did your parents (if they gave it to you) do anything to make it special?

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Cheyenne Werner said...

I don't really remember my first Bible, but I do remember borrowing my mother's for school because we had to have KJV. I remember loving to look at the family names that my great-grandmother wrote in it and thinking how pretty her writing was. I love the idea of making it a big deal though!

Callie Nicole said...

It was fun to have it be such a big thing when my grandma gave us our Bibles, so I'm hoping to do that for our kids too!

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