green-bibleSPRINGFIELD, Virginia (CNN) — Georgia Keightley strolled through the religion section at Barnes and Noble in Springfield, Virginia, on Monday searching for a last-minute Christmas gift.

“I’m looking for a book on [the Apostle] Paul for my husband,” she said clutching a 15 percent off coupon and lamenting the limited selection.

She would have had better luck if she had been looking for a new take on the Bible — on the next rack in front of her were three shelves filled with Bibles of various shapes and designs.

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 It seems as if they have a Bible for everything lately. If you browsed the Bible section at Lifeway or at any Christian bookstore lately, you could spend hours trying to read all the benefits from the different types of Bibles out there.

From the Study Bible, to the bibles for nurses, soldiers,police officers, firefighters, or the Hunter’s Bible with Mossy Oak Camo and waterproof pages, offered in 3 dozen different translations, there really isn’t a person out there that hasn’t had the Bible marketed towards them. Now, for all you tree huggin, global warming, let’s all sit around and wait for global warming to melt us types, we have the new Green Bible. When will it end?

I have not, however, seen the  Bible marketed towards Vegetarians, Contractors, Fast Food workers, Postal workers, School Teachers, and your run of the mill Nuclear Physicist (Come to think of it, those Science types don’t believe in the Bible any way. J/K).  I guess those careers/ interest groups don’t qualify for their “own” specified Bible.

All sarcasm aside, does it really matter how many different kinds of Bibles there are out there? My opinion is, that as long as it gets people to reading them, who cares what kind. As long as it is correct in its translation, and I’m not talking about the KJV only here. Most translations sold today are extremely helpful in explaining the original text (and the 1611KJV as well). There are however some translations that omit important parts and add to God’s inspired word, and these should be avoided. So I hope you have a Bible that fits your lifestyle. I know mine does. It’s a generic, brown, imitation leather plain ‘ol Bible.

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About Chuck Mullis

I am the husband of Valerie and the father of Russell & Hannah. I am a self-employed contractor living in rural North Carolina as well as an ordained Southern Baptist Minister serving Living Water Baptist Church.

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