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Christening Bibles

Christening Bibles

A comprehensive collection of silver Christening bibles - Both New Testament with Psalms and the complete Authorised King James version.

Every one of these bibles has a dedication page inside the cover and is presented in a gift box.

Because these are such popular Christening & Baptism presents, we carry high stock levels at all times. We consistently price these bibles at below the silversmiths' RRP

NEXT DAY DELIVERY:  Order before 12 noon (Monday - Friday) and select "Next Day" or "Saturday" delivery at check-out and you will receive your order by 1pm tomorrow.

Christening Bibles

 

For the majority of Church of England Christenings, the Authorised King James version (KJV) is probably the most acceptable bible as a gift. It is the traditional choice. There are however a number of alternatives. The second most popular in the UK is the "Good News Bible" which was first published in the 1970s. It is written in simple, modern English and, as such, is much more accessible to younger readers. Another recent translation in everyday English is the New International Version (NIV).

Whilst the modern translations are easier introductions to bible reading for children, our own ......read more
selection of KJV Christening bibles are considered more as keepsakes - symbolic presents rather than texts that will be read and handled every day.

 

Catholic Baptism Bibles

 

If you are looking for a Christening bible for a Catholic service, we can offer some advice, but unfortunately the bibles we currently stock are not really suitable for the majority of Catholic baptisms.

What you probably need is either the conventional Douay-Rheims (DRC) version, or the New Jersusalem Bible (NJB)  or maybe the Revised Standard Version (RSV).

The Douay-Rheims is still the most popular amongst traditional English-speaking Catholics. However, although it was originally published in the 1580s, the 1750s revision by bishop Richard Challoner is more accessible and more commonly used. So if you are looking for a gift bible for a traditional Catholic ceremony you would be advised to choose the Douay-Rheims Challoner revision (DRC).

The New Jerusalem Bible and the Revised Standard Version are good choices for less conservative English-speaking Catholics - the NJB is now the most widely used version outside of America . However, it may be worth asking the child's parents - especially in the USA - since the language in some versions is less well received in some churches.

Since it is a gift and more for display and not for everyday use, the safest and least controversial option is probably the DRC.