Bible Covers Part 2 – Options for Women

Your Bible may be the most important book you own. You may use it daily for Bible study, weekly in church, or maybe only as a source for inspiration or comfort. Most people own their Bibles for many years and some Bibles are even passed down through generations. Regardless of how or what you use it for, your Bible needs to be kept in good condition and a Bible cover is an excellent way to provide this.

There are many different covers available. They come in different sizes, are made from different materials and have other options available. Just as there are some Bible covers that men may prefer, there are some that women definitely will prefer.

There seems to be a larger variety of covers available for women. Some are very practical and serviceable while others make more of a fashion statement. They may come with zippers and handles and could also be used as purses. Women will also use tote bags to carry their Bibles in. No matter what, unprotected Bibles need a good cover. It prevents the Bible from gathering dust, reduces the risk of wear and damage and can help decrease the number of wrinkled pages.

Leather is always a good choice. It is durable and can have different finishes. Leather covers can be embossed and are also available in different colors. Handles and zippered pouches are also options with leather covers. Lambskin covers are soft and supple, and tend to be more expensive. Leather covers will vary in price, but are usually a good choice and a good value.

Woven tapestry covers are another good choice for women. They will fit most standard Bibles. Many have a specific Bible verse or an inspirational saying woven into the design. These covers can show your individuality.

Tote bags can also make good Bible covers. They will cover your Bible while you carry it from one place to another. Many totes have zippered pockets inside or out and over sized totes may double as a purse and Bible cover. If the straps are long enough they can even be used as a shoulder bag.

Bible covers are also available in faux leather. There are several different color options available. Most have zipper closures, two handles and some may have pen holders or zippered pouches inside.

To really express yourself, or for a designer look, there are trendier covers available. One such cover is a Leopard print design with black faux trim. If you like Zebra it is available with red or black faux leather trim. These covers all come with a zippered closure and interior pockets. They make a great fashion statement.

Your precious possession- your Bible – cover it well.

Bible Covers Keep What’s Precious, Your Bible, Protected and Cared For

The Bible is the best-selling book of all times. Most Christian families own one, some families or individuals own several. It is a prized possession that can be passed to future generations. Whether you own just one or several, the Bible needs good protection. This can be achieved with a Bible cover.

If you’re savvy and creative, consider creating your own Bible cover. Before you go out and purchase material from your local fabric store, consider writing down what kind of material/accessories you want included and the overall look of the cover. If you need assistance, take a look at current covers that are available for purchase or research cover designs online. The next step would be to purchase all the necessary material at your local store and follow a “How to Make A Bible /Book Cover” guide. There are several tutorials available online to follow.

If you are looking to take the easy route and simply purchase a Bible cover, there is no shame in that! You’ll protect your Bible much more quickly than creating your own. You lose a bit of the personalization; however there are many great covers available for purchase to fulfill your needs. While Bible covers come in several types of fabrics including special material such as lambskin and nylon, the majority of these covers are composed of leather, suede, or microfiber.

Manufacturers today have amped up their design by providing styles and types that cater to personal tastes. In addition to creating new designs, they have maintained the old-fashioned black leather covers that equally protect your treasured Bible. Many of the covers available today include a strap for easy carrying and of course a main compartment for book storage. Out of the designs available, there are several camouflage-designed cases, female friendly prints and colors (zebra print, alligator print, pink and aqua hues), teen friendly prints and colors (flowered or sporty, hip designs) and child friendly prints and colors (animal and flower prints).

Bible cover designs are also including special features these days. Some covers/organizers are larger in size, designed to include several exterior and internal organizational pockets for items such as study books, pens and notepads. Other designs also include reversible material that allows for owners to change up the look!

Whatever your style, whatever features you require, there are many available covers that will protect your Bible from the elements. And there is no other book that should last the test of time and natural wear and tear.

Personal Bible Study – 3 Tips for a Deeper Understanding of Scripture

Many people study their Bibles without much of a structured plan. Reading the Bible simply for enjoyment can bring a blessing, but having a structured study plan can bring deeper understanding. Deeper understanding of Scripture in turn can enhance one’s Spiritual walk and act as a doorway to a closure personal relationship with God. These tips will bring rewards both to those new to Bible study and old hands alike. Some of the ideas we will discuss may seem quite simple or obvious, but you would be surprised at how many who count themselves as believers don’t take advantage of these simple tools. Please don’t make the mistake of underestimating the strength of simplicity.

Tip 1 Read your Bible completely from cover to cover.
This sounds like the proverbial no-brainer. You would likely be surprised though at how many who claim to believe the Bible have never taken this crucial first step. Sometimes people will claim to have read the Bible, but in actuality all they have done for years is dip in at random places. This practice is fine for inspiration, comfort or enjoyment but will be found lacking if one really wants to have an understanding of what the Scripture actually says or the coherent story it presents. What book or story do we ever read in this piecemeal fashion? When reading other stories don’t we do so from beginning to end? You needn’t be too overwhelmed by the size of the task. Just read some amount each day, picking up each time from where you last left off. The trick is consistency or reading some each day and/or at regular intervals. This should be done as a crucial first step to gain an understanding of the Bible, even before other types of Bible study if possible. Why not start today? If not now, when?

Tip 2 Look up words in a concordance.
Concordances can be found in both new and used bookstores. There are concordances that can be accessed and used for free on the World Wide Web by anyone with access to a computer and an Internet connection. A concordance is a dictionary of sorts. Modern Bibles are translated from older texts which were originally written in other languages. Often the translator had no direct translation for some words so they just “did their best”. Or at times they may have translated a word from the original inconsistently in English. For example did you know that the word ‘Nation’ and the word ‘Gentile’ have the same meaning in the original texts? The translator just made a choice as to when to render it in these two different manners. Sometimes one English word used in different places in Scripture can actually refer to multiple words in the original language. By making use of a concordance one can look up words from verses, trace them back to the original language and discover the meaning of that word in the original language. I have been quite surprised at times to find the original meaning of words the definitions of which I mistakenly thought were obvious in English. Digging into the deeper meanings of words can in turn give deeper understanding to your Bible readings. Can you imagine somebody learning English and never being exposed to a dictionary? Why are we never encouraged to use a similar tool for Bible study?

Tip 3 Follow a keyword from a concordance to all associated Bible verses
Once you find a word in a Bible verse that you want to study and go to look it up in your concordance, you will find a list of verses that have the same word in them. Say for example you want to do a study to gain a deeper understand of the concept of ‘Grace’. When you look it up in your concordance there will be a listing of all the Bible verses that use the word ‘grace’. If you look up each verse and read it in context you will gain a deeper understanding of the Bible’s message and use of the word. This practice may give you a deeper and different understanding of the verse you are currently reading.

These tips form the bare minimum tools and practices I suggest to Bible students. They are simple and easy for anyone to put into practice. I can almost guarantee they will produce a deeper understanding of Scripture and be more practical and useful as study tools than the all too common “hunt and peck/piecemeal” approach that most are putting to use. Be blessed and happy studies.