Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Library 2016 : A Bible For Christmas

I was probably about 12 when I received my first Bible storybook. It was one those 365 story a day readers that would wind familiar Bible stories down to a few paragraphs that fortunately included the actual verses to reference for each story. It was a small beginning for me in Bible studying, so I encourage parents to give their child a Bible for Christmas if they do not have one of their own.

From my personal collection I want to share some examples of Bible books given to young children from Christmases long ago.

Faris, Lillie A. 1936. New Testament stories for children. New York: Platt & Munk. Co.

Title Page with the inscription "William Edward Bile (or Bihe), From Grandpa & Grandma Silsby, Christmas 1943."

Holy Bible. World Publishing Company. Date not given. 

"To Laurel Ann, By Grandma Difford, Date: December 25, 1955".
From the Blogger's Collection.
I actually saved this Bible (above) from a thrift store outlet bin in Winston-Salem, NC. It was after seeing this gift from a grandmother to her granddaughter over 60 years ago that inspired me to influence others to give their child a Bible for Christmas. The images below are of a "Books of the Bible" card that came inside that Bible.