As a pastor I enjoy seeing what’s new on the Bible scene. Like all publishers, Bible publishers like to see a profit (not “prophet”) for their efforts. Accordingly, Bibles are now being printed for just about every possible demographic niche. Here are a few of my favorites:
A Bible just for men (but having integrity is apparently a prerequisite for reading this version)….
A Bible for women who are “tied up”…either at work or something…..
Here we have “The Message Remix Purple Pocket Full Bible” which is ideal for….uh….well, they also have it in the color “Mustard” or “Gray” if you would prefer…..
Here is a Bible for extreme teens….or is it an extreme Bible for teens?….what is an extreme Bible, anyway?…why would an extreme teen want a Bible?…does an extreme teen know that they are an extreme teen and that this Bible would be for them?….let’s just skip this one and go on to the next one…..
A Bible for the hard of hearing…….
A Bible for those who prefer a fictionalized account of God’s Word (and who don’t want to be left behind)…….
A Bible for people with a sense of humor…..
A Bible for people in a hurry……
A Bible for people who are REALLY in a hurry…..
The Metal Bible….designed, I suppose, to stop bullets…..
And now my favorites:
OK….OK….so they’re not real Bibles! But just wait, Zondervan will probably have one of these babies out in an NIV edition just in time for Christmas!