The American Bible Society’s Best Bible Gift Picks for Christmas 2021
PHILADELPHIA CREAM, December 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The American Bible Society today announced its third annual list of the top ten best Bible editions to give away during the holiday season. The American Bible Society’s team of Bible experts have compiled the best, latest, and most unique Bible editions for donors to share with family and friends for Christmas 2021.
“People need to hope Jesus christ. They need the Word of God. And, what is encouraging, our friends and neighbors are more and more open to the hope of the Bible. American Bible Society research shows more and more people are interested in exploring the scriptures, especially as they struggle with lingering fear, grief and frustration in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic “, noted Robert L. Briggs, President and CEO of the American Bible Society. “This Christmas season is a great time to share the healing power of the Bible with an open heart. The Bible is still the best-selling book in the world, and we hope this list of editions will be of use to those looking for a exemplary to share with their loved ones. “
American Bible Society 11th Edition State of Bible study reported that more than 181 million Americans opened a Bibles last year, which is significantly up from the 2020 report which indicated that 169 million Americans used the Bibles at least occasionally. Practicing Christians agree that the Bible is a great source of comfort in struggling (98%) and a great source of wisdom in the decisions they make in life (98%) (page 168). The American Bible Society team wants more people to experience the hopeful and life-changing message of God’s Word.
The ten best Bible gifts for 2021
1. For history and civic education lovers: Faith and Freedom Bible. The Faith and Freedom Bible, GNT includes 813 articles and quotes from change makers and leaders throughout American history who have been influenced by the scriptures. A team of academics in American history, law, and religion annotated and reviewed each reference, including an index of Biblical quotes and allusions. This study tool helps readers discover the relationship between faith and freedom. ($ 49.99 for hard cover of Bibles.com *)
2. For audiobook lovers: ESV Bible, read by Kristyn Getty. This audio Bible allows listeners to hear the scriptures in new and inviting ways. Kristyn Getty, an award-winning modern hymn author, voices the text ESV from start to finish. ($ 49.99 for Crossway CD box)
3. For geography buffs (or those who want to be): CSB Holy Land Illustrated Bible. For those interested in the setting, this Bible offers an overview of the places mentioned in the scriptures. Over 1,100 images, maps and illustrations in the CSB Holy Land Illustrated Bible help readers place Bible passages. ($ 32.49 for Lifeway hardcover)
4. For people who like to have a plan: The One-Year-Old Bible. Ideal for starting or continuing a rhythm of daily devotions, The One Year Bible is divided into sections to be read in its entirety in 365 days. This best-selling Bible comes in NIV, NLT and KJV versions. ($ 11.97 for the paperback on Amazon)
5. For marvel and DC Comics fans: The Action Bible. Aimed at visual learners ages 8 and up, this comic book-inspired Bible features over 230 Bible stories in chronological order. The updated version includes 128 additional pages of illustrations by Sergio Cariello, who is known for his work with Marvel Comics and DC Comics. ($ 20.76 for hardcover on Amazon)
6. For mothers with full hands: Busy Mom’s Bible. This NIV Bible was written for busy moms to achieve during the day to day reality of caring for their families. It includes 52 one-minute, five-minute, or ten-minute devotional options to help moms lean on God in every season of life. ($ 17.99 for Leathersoft on Christianbook)
7. For men who want to grow taller: Tony Evans Study Bible. The Tony Evans Study Bible, CSB incorporates study notes, sermons and writings by Dr. Tony evans with an emphasis on the application of the Bible to everyday life. It also includes 150 videos via QR code to help readers apply scripture truths today. ($ 30.79 for hardcover from Amazon)
8. For lovers of Christian art: Illustrated Catholic Bible NRSVCE. This beautiful Bible features 513 works of art from a 16th century Venetian Bible. The images are intended to help the reader come closer to the message of the Word, including the full Catholic canon. This devotional Bible bears the Imprimatur of the Roman Catholic Church and is approved for private study. ($ 51.99 for Leathersoft on Christianbook)
9. For fans of Narnia and ordinary Christians: NRSV CS Lewis bible. This NRSV Bible includes over 600 selections of CS Lewis’ writings — strategically located around the scriptures — and is known for its balance between scholarship and readability. It has been reviewed by an ecumenical selection of Christian scholars and aims to evoke a deeper contemplation of biblical teachings. ($ 33.07 for hardcover on Amazon)
ten. For new believers: NIV Grace and Truth Study Bible and NBLA Biblia de Studio Gracia and Verdad. The NIV Grace and Truth Study Bible is offered in English and Spanish. A group of scholars and pastors have created this guide to the scriptures, which is perfect for new believers as well as those who are mature in their faith. This Bible provides rich and accessible notes to invite readers to better understand God’s redemptive message. ($ 34.13 for hardcover on Amazon)
11. BONUS: For those in need this Christmas: All $ 5 you donate to the American Bible Society provides a Bible to someone who is waiting to experience the joy of the season. Thank you for sharing the hope of the Word of God with children at risk, Chinese Christian patients, believers suffering for their faith, and US military personnel and their families.
As United States Experiencing disruption in the supply chain this year, the American Bible Society encourages consumers to purchase Bibles as soon as possible to ensure their orders are delivered on time. The American Bible Society’s list includes ten top picks for 2021 in no particular order. Prices shown are at November 2021 and may not include the shipping cost. The American Bible Society receives no special compensation for Bibles purchased from this listing, and the American Bible Society does not endorse the named individuals and companies.
American Bible Society is a non-profit Christian organization that has been helping everyone experience God through the Bible since 1816. Find free Bible resources and support Bible ministry at AmericanBible.org
* Bibles.com is owned and operated by the American Bible Society.
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