I often go through phases in my life where I get the idea that I need a new Bible. If you look in my office, you find that I have alot of phases that lead to alot of new Bibles. I research Bibles on the internet and find one that I think will be the perfect match for me. I find a good deal on it and I buy it.
When I get a new Bible it is a love affair. New pages that look so clean and fresh, the smell of new leather, the gold gilding still in tact on the Bible paper. For a couple of weeks I read the new Bible and then something changes. I have yearning for my “old” Bible. The Bible that I have had for years.
In fact, this trusty “old” Bible is a faithful friend. We have been companions for a long while. The Spirit Filled Bible is my trusty old Bible. It continually draws me. I purchased my first one in 1995 and I wore it out. I bought my second one in 2001 and wore it out. I was about to buy another one when Thomas Nelson published a Spirit Filled Life Bible in their Signature Series. It was Calfskin leather and over $150.00. I would have to sell my first born to get me one. However, I decided to keep Josh, and I was able to sell a set of commentaries and bought the Calfskin Leather Spirit Filled Life Bible and my life has been good ever since.
I have an infatuation with Calfskin Bibles (although they are too expensive to have too many). The way they feel in your hand as you read it is a great experience. They are soft and supple, flexible, durable and age well. Even though I buy new Bibles, I always come back to my trusty old favorite.
Do you have a favorite Bible that you have used that you cannot replace?