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Bible help!

Post by Fairy » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:05 pm

My DD's best friend wants to buy her a Bible as a "good bye"present - her Mum wants to know if there are any specifics. I confess I am no expert on Bibles - cany anyone tell me what is required please?
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Re: Bible help!

Post by pinkhebe » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:49 pm

we got the new international version (whatever that is!) Most parents have said they're never used :lol:

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Re: Bible help!

Post by Mrs C. » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:25 pm

my daughters never needed theirs, if that`s any help!
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Re: Bible help!

Post by lonelymom » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:50 am

No, my daughters never used them either.
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Re: Bible help!

Post by J.R. » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:23 pm

lonelymom wrote:No, my daughters never used them either.

Wouldn't have been allowed in my day !
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Re: Bible help!

Post by englishangel » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:12 pm

I never used mine either! Not so long after you John.
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Re: Bible help!

Post by Fairy » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:33 pm

Thanks for all the replies, it's just that my DD would like one and he best friend wants to get her one, we are just not sure if there are any specific guidlines for which type :?

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Re: Bible help!

Post by lonelymom » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:13 am

I checked which one to get when my eldest started, I was told a 'Good News Bible' would be best, so that's what we bought. However, it hasn't even been opened, it certainly isn't needed for chapel or prep. It's lovely that your daughter wants one, I'm just hoping she won't be disappointed that she won't actually use it in relation to school work. If she wants something that she'll use to remind her of home, how about a nice fountain pen, or a special photoframe with a picture of the two friends in it?
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Post by Angela Woodford » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:18 am

As it's for a present, why not buy a beautifully bound and attractive volume which you think the recipient would like? There are so many translations!

It's reminded me - amongst all the Christian literature with which I was surrounded as a child, there was an illustrated volume which showed a spendid version of Naboth's Vineyard. "Lovely" I thought. The Vineyard was a magnificent Gardeners' World pergola dripping with gigantic bunches of magnificent black grapes.

It was a terrible let-down for me when I first went to France and saw fields of dull green vines supported on low fences! So much for Bible Study....
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Re: Bible help!

Post by Fairy » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:32 am

Thank you :D

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Re: Bible help!

Post by fra828 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:06 am

englishangel wrote:I never used mine either! Not so long after you John.
Didn't we use our bibles in scripture lessons at Hertford with DR?

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Re: Bible help!

Post by anniexf » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:22 am

fra828 wrote:
Didn't we use our bibles in scripture lessons at Hertford with DR?
We certainly did! :(

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Re: Bible help!

Post by J.R. » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:52 am

Bible and Book of Common Prayer in preparation for Confirmation.

(Yes folks ! I was confirmed. Don't even go there, Mary !)
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Re: Bible help!

Post by Great Plum » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:08 pm

We had to have Good News Bibles (the ones with the weird faceless people) for our RS lessons...

If someone wanted a gift, then the NIV is relatively accessible and the one used by the majority of Anglican churches.
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