Yes, this is the first time I felt guilty for buying a Bible.
I actually bought it for two reasons – the print was a bit larger that I could use for teaching purposes, and the page format was easy to scan.
But after I bought it, I read the cover. I was told that this “reliable, durable, and portable” Bible had other special features, such as special, imported paper, a craft-made Amalfi cover, a ribbon marker and specially commissioned woodblock art. I was also told that now I could experience the Bible anywher from my morning commute on the bus to a late night study-group session (obviously not referring to a special copy for the persecuted church!!!!) And along with the classic design I have the added convenience of a Bible that is not only comfortable to hold but also to read…and stylish, too.
Gee, I feel like I should have bought this Bible at a jewelers. I am not sure I should have any callouses when I use it. And (I am sorry, ladies) but now I wonder what is a man doing with this kind of Bible.
This is a Bible clearly made for the Western church with too much money to spend. Is it too late to repent for buying a Bible?