This was my first experience with New Living Translation (I was a committed New American Standard girl), and the translation is what made me fall in love with the Bible. NLT is so easy to read! Things I've been reading all my life suddenly jumped out at me and smacked me in the face! I had this Bible marked and written all over.
It took me 3 months to make up my mind. Finally, I did it. I couldn't part with the familiar. The deciding point was - I couldn't use my Bible as is. And if I couldn't use it, no one else could, so I couldn't give it away. I didn't want it setting on a shelf, and I didn't think it was in bad enough shape to warrant "respectfully disposing of it." Also, leather Bibles at the store have very thin and flimsy pages. I liked the heavier feel of the pages of my old Bible.
When I worked at the bookstore, we dealt with Norris Bookbinding Company in Mississippi. So I looked them up and sent off my Bible.
In about 2 weeks, I got back a brand new Bible!
|I opted for a genuine leather cover. We use this as our family Bible, so it gets used several times a day, and I wanted it to hold up.|
|The only thing that hints that this Bible is old are the worn and stained page edges.|
|My beloved notes!|
|I thought this verse printed on the inside cover was just perfect. It could be said, "The pages may stain, and the cover fall off, but the Words inside are just as powerful and precious."|