Thursday, April 19, 2012
Here's my quandary. My Bible is literally falling apart. The binding has broken apart in the middle so the book is literally in two pieces plus there are multiple pages that are crinkled from use and several pages that are loose, constantly falling out when I open the Bible to start reading it.. I've used the same Bible for over 10 years, not always daily but more daily than not.
That's not the quandary that I've read the Bible that often because I do believe it is a life changing book for those who do read it, study it, meditate upon it, accept that it is the word of God.
My quandary. Where do I go from here with it?
The obvious answer is, buy a new Bible. There are plenty of Bibles out there available to purchase in a variety of translations. This one happens to be New International Version that I've read forever and am comfortable with it. But any translation would work.
That's not my quandary.
My quandary is I've written in this Bible. A LOT. Underlined passages, wrote notes, dated key passages that spoke to me at different stages of my life. I've chronicles insights that I believe God gave me through reading a particular scripture, etc.
I can't possibly take all those and put it over to a new Bible; it would be time consuming and not really practical. Yet I enjoy reading back notes I've written over the years, reminders of God's faithfulness when going through tough times, etc.
Yet my present Bible is almost getting unreadable as I struggle to get the pages together.
So that is my quandary. Hubby suggested I get another Bible that I take with me to church, small groups, etc and keep this one to read at home. I like that idea but again it is still a struggle to read this book in its falling apart state.
So in the days ahead I'll figure out what I'll do about it. In the meantime, it is a quandary.......
and for those who read my blog and also read the Bible (which is so much better than my blog) what translation do you read?