I love a good Bible and it's hard to not want to start a huge collection. Today, when you walk in the bookstore you can find so many different versions. I love that there are so many choices today because that gives the chance for anyone to connect with God wherever they are in life.
While I love just the standard NIV study bible, there is something about having a unique Bible in your collection. One that is different from the rest.
What do I consider a Bible to be unique?
- Covers a certain topic related to life.
- Has unique features not seen in other Bibles.
- Includes daily devotions pertaining to a certain topic that you would not find elsewhere.
- Easy to read and understand for those that are new to the faith.
Without further ado, here are 8 Bibles I found to be unique:
The NIV First-Century Study Bible was created to help you understand God’s Word in its original cultural context. It introduces you to an ancient world vastly different from your own, but rich invaluable life lessons. This Bible is designed with great tools to help answer your questions about life in Bible times. As you dive in, you’ll see how the ancient past holds applicable truths for life today.
This edition includes unique features to help shed light on the historical context of the Scriptures:
Complete NIV Bible text • Day In the Life Articles, describing daily life in Bible times • Word Studies expound upon original Hebrew words • “Addressing the Text” articles help you dive deeper • Study notes include writings from early church writers, rabbis, and extra-biblical sources • Full-Color photographs, maps, and diagrams • Book introductions and outlines.
Heartfelt Inspiration to Revive, Encourage, and Strengthen the Homeschooling Mom
If you’re on an airplane, you’re instructed, in the event of a loss of cabin pressure, to put on your own oxygen mask before helping your child. The reason? If you don’t have a supply of oxygen, you won’t be able to help anyone else.
The same is true for the rest of life: you can’t give what you don’t have. And as a homeschooling mom, you pour yourself out every day for the sake of your children. Yet how do you fill yourself up? Where do you get your spiritual oxygen?
Now you can be filled and restored by the original Bible for homeschool moms―with a full year’s worth of encouraging daily devotions placed alongside the clear, accessible text of the NIV Bible. These heartfelt, practical readings written by Janet Tatman, a former homeschooling mom, cover topics such as finding strength to keep motivated, avoiding burnout, staying focused and committed, navigating the needs of toddlers while educating siblings, managing schedules, delegating tasks and chores, setting boundaries, and most importantly, maintaining proper soul care while juggling educational and household responsibilities.
Just as the title suggests. A bible with a cover that is 100% waterproof. It is also stain resistant! This is great for those that like to carry their Bible around and live somewhere it's rainy.
Find freedom from life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits.
If you long to break free from life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits, the NIV Celebrate Recovery Study Bible is a powerful and positive ally. This Bible is based on eight recovery principles found in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and on the underlying Christ-centered twelve steps of the proven Celebrate Recovery* program. The NIV Celebrate Recovery Study Bible lifts you up and shows you how to walk, step by attainable step, on a path of healing and liberty.
Based on the proven and successful Celebrate Recovery program developed by John Baker and Rick Warren, the NIV Celebrate Recovery Study Bible offers hope, encouragement, and, through developing a relationship with Jesus Christ, empowerment to rise above your struggles.
The perfect gift for Father's Day, a son's birthday, or graduation, The Sportsman's Bible features a Mothwing camouflage cover plus special field insights and devotions for those who love spending time with God while hunting and fishing in the great outdoors.
Easy to read and carry, this is a special edition of the KJV Large Print Personal Size Reference Bible and features many of the same helps as other editions twice its size, including a presentation page, giant print concordance, end-of-verse references, words of Christ in red, four-color maps, ribbon marker, and more.
Find answers to over 7,000 questions about the Bible.
With over one million copies sold, the NIV Quest Study Bible is designed for inquisitive readers who desire solid answers to their many questions. With thousands of notes and hundreds of articles by today's most trusted scholars, this unique Bible addresses the common, uncommon, and perplexing questions people ask about Scripture. Passages that puzzle will snap into clarity as you explore God's Word and use the many studies helps.
A pastor, preacher, student and teacher, Tozer (1897-1963) is perhaps the closest American writer to C. S. Lewis, with his penetrating insights and straightforward use of language. Fifty years after his death, his bracing words now accompany related passages throughout the popular New International Version Translation.
This unique volume features close to 600 key selections and teachings, taken from more than 40 of Tozer's writings, ranging from seminal bestselling books like "The Pursuit of God "and "The Attributes of God "to lesser-known works such as "The Size of the Soul "and "The Root of the Righteous."
Each selection appears in one of three categories:
- On Scripture: Over 365 selections, each sharing the page with the Bible passage to which it refers, add depth and insight to a particular verse's application for the believer.
- Reflections: More than 100 writings that apply the deep meaning of the Christian faith to everyday life.
- Challenges: Nearly 100 entries tied to scripture that exhort the reader to resist complacency in particular areas of one's "living out" the Word in the world.
Grief is one of life’s toughest challenges. During such times it is difficult to know where to turn. Yet in the midst of your deepest despair, God reveals Himself and His promises for a better tomorrow. The NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible works to bring a peaceful sense—in the midst of the coldest winter—that spring will one day come again. The collection of devotions and prayers warmly offer inspiration and hope based in God’s Word and his promises to those who have lost loved ones. This Bible emphasizes the love and hope that your Lord has for you even during your darkest days.
• Complete text of the NIV, the world’s most popular modern-English Bible
• Daily devotions written for and by those who have experienced the loss of a loved one or who are helping a loved one through extended terminal illness
• A prayer appendix featuring 52 prayers based on the book of Psalms
• Short reflections and song lyrics for meditation
• Resources page containing information for those seeking additional help
Do you have a unique Bible in your collection? If so, share what you have in the comments!