Limited Edition!

One of my Christmas gifts this year was a beautiful limited edition Bible published by Allan Publishers who were based in Glasgow, Scotland, and have since moved to Southwest London. Here’s what they say about their Bibles.

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For 150 years – since 1863 – we have been producing and selling our own exclusive Allan range of high quality, hand-finished Bibles which are both beautiful and durable. They are probably the finest leather-bound Bibles you can buy.

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My Bible’s font is 10 pt which means I can read it easily even though my eyes aren’t working as they used to.

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This will be my last personal Bible. I’ve decided to transfer my notes from my other Bibles to this Bible. Who knows how long that will take. We ordered a special pen to do that with, too, that’s recommended for fine paper and has archival qualities.

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Whatever book of the Bible you open to this Bible lays flat and doesn’t try to close up on you…very cool feature. The highland goatskin leather smells real good.

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The copy I own is 113 of 150 total published.

Bible 005The first paragraph of the Preface supports the extravagant purchase of my new Bible.

“This book is the most valuable thing that the world affords. Here is Wisdom: this is the royal law; these are the lively oracles of God.” With these words the moderator of the Church of Scotland hands a Bible to the new monarch in Britain’s coronation service. These words echo the King James Bible translators, who wrote in 1611: “God’s sacred Word…is that inestimable treasure that excelleth all the riches of the earth.” This assessment of the Bible is the motivating force behind the publication of the English Standard Version. “

My plan for this year is to read five Psalms a day and one Proverb a day which means by the end of the year I would have read the Psalms and Proverbs 12 times. There’s a Russian saying that says that “repetition is the mother of learning”. The verses that I’ve chosen to concentrate on meditating on this year are Romans 12: 1-2.

Do you choose a Bible reading plan or a key verse for the new year?

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

13 thoughts on “Limited Edition!

  1. What an absolutely special gift!!!! I would love to know what pen you are using as I have an heirloomy Bible that I have been afraid to write in.

    I try to follow a plan, but I always end up doing something else.

  2. That is wonderful, the lay flat feature is very nice. I started a new tradition about 6 years ago. Every 5 years I will buy a new Bible and go through page by page to add notes and important dates with specific passages to the new one. It has lifted my head to Him as I remember so much in my relationship with Him through His words that have come alive in me.

  3. I have to think of “for where your treasure is there you heart will be also.”
    Transferring your notes will take some time, but it will make you feel more at home in it.
    What a precious gift!

  4. A splendid gift!…both in quality and content!
    Our care group is studying Romans 12 in this 10 week series, so we will be concentrating on those verses next week.

  5. What a thing of beauty! John has a nice leather-bound Bible and I inherited one from my mother, but I have never owned a Bible that cost more than a dollar ninety-five. I could get used to one like that!

    I am concentrating on Romans through Philemon from now until forever. =D

  6. Great choice Ellen! A leather bound, larger font gilted edged Bible with a book mark is a joy to use. Bernie has one that I use; it sits on the end table in the living room. I don’t take notes in the Bible.

  7. Is it sin to be jealous of a ‘good’ thing ? If so .. you have caused me to sin grievously !! 🙂
    I shall try to turn my ‘jealous’ feelings into feelings that are happy for you to have such a wonderful gift !! I know you will treasure and enjoy it !

  8. What a gorgeous gift! Interesting about the pen for thinner paper. I’ll have to look into that. I’ve started reading plans in the past with great gusto but always fizzled out. This year I’m planning to do 1 Psalm and 1 Proverb each day, hopefully one first thing in the morning and one the last thing before I go to bed so I can start and end my day in the word. And then I’m hoping to work my way through the new testament at whatever pace the Lord leads me.

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