Seventy-four years after it was gifted to her, I have my great-grandmother’s Bible in my dining room. The leather binding is cracked, but the red letters still stand out bold on the pages.
I’m named for the woman who owned this Bible. She raised my precious grandma, who then raised my mom, who in turn brought me (and my siblings) up in the faith handed down to her — like this Bible was handed down, hands to hands, dining rooms to dining rooms.
And I’m now bringing my three kids to church on Wednesdays and Sundays, enrolling them in Vacation Bible School, praying with them in the car, making sure they have devotionals and Bibles of their own, and making the sign of the cross on their forehead at bedtime.
Thanks to my great-grandma Anna, a woman whose name and faith I share generations later, her great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren know and love the Lord.
These pages are a gift, their impact so deep and supernatural that their blessing goes even beyond the words. This heritage volume is precious to me, and when I had the chance to create my own family keepsake Bible, I jumped on it.
I used the new Cover Expressions custom Bible creator to personalize an NLT Journaling Bible that we can fill with tender family memories, notes from special occasions, memories from family gatherings . . . and that our family photos and family verse grace the covers? It’s our own heirloom. I get all teary thinking of my kids remembering this family Bible and continuing to record our life on the pages.
You can make your own personalized Bible too! You can make one for your own family, like I did, or create one as a gift for Mother’s Day, an upcoming wedding or bridal shower, a special edition to bring to a summertime family reunion, or one especially for a special graduate. AND when you create your own keepsake Bible, get 40% off your order with code CELEBRATE40.
Cover Expressions Bibles are offered in a variety of bindings in multiple translations: the New Living Translation, the King James Version, The Message, and the Spanish Bible translation Nueva Tradicción Viviente. A journaling Bible with margins for notes and coloring is also available, as well as a children’s story Bible for early readers. In addition, they also offer the opportunity to personalize the cover of The One Year Love Language Minute Devotional. What a beautiful anniversary gift that would be!
Here is what two of my (in)courage co-workers had to say about the custom Cover Expressions Bibles they created:
I chose this cover out of the many that were available because the desert has become a dear place for me. My recent wilderness season was a time where God’s nearness was felt more than ever before. I knew life while experiencing death because it was there, in the middle of the desert, that He taught me more deeply that He is El Roi, the God who sees. This cover also includes the Beatitudes on the back, which I loved.
I’m saving this to give to someone who may find themselves in a wilderness season. I love the NLT, and I know it will bless anyone who is reading the Bible for the first time or anyone who is needing to read it in a fresh translation.
– Grace P. Cho
When I had the opportunity to create a custom, heirloom Bible, I knew I wanted it make it deeply personal. Connecting the truth of God’s Word and the beauty of His creation with special family memories was the perfect thing! I chose a picture of my husband and sons hiking in our local foothills and Colossians 2:7, a verse I often pray for my family. The photo actually wraps around the full cover!
This Bible will be a new fixture on our dining room table — an ongoing invitation to open God’s Word and remember that our family story is part of God’s great story.
– Becky Keife
Just like we did, you can select from over fifty templates to customize the cover of your Bible. Remember, you can personalize with your photos or family artwork or use their extensive catalog of designs and fonts. It’s a personalized, keepsake gift to mark an important event in life: graduation, wedding, birth of a child, military service, or retirement.
The Bible is the ultimate gift and blessing for every age and stage of life, and now anyone can create personally meaningful covers that express what’s in their heart with Cover Expressions. From selecting the right Bible edition for the occasion, to designing a cover with ready-to-use templates, to creating a unique design using personal photos and artwork — Cover Expressions makes it easy.
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Seventy-four years from now, I hope my descendants keep this volume in their dining room. I hope the pages are creased, and the binding is cracked, and the margins are full of memories and stories.
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