Old Bibles: Toss or Treasure?
Answers to your Scripture questions
There is no Christian ceremony or procedure for the disposal of old, worn Bibles. Although everyone agrees that if a book is worn and no longer usable, it should be discarded, discarding a Bible is a difficult act for many people. It should be remembered that a Bible is a book. It may be helpful to think of the ways we discard books. It would be a good thing to make it useful, and one way to do that is to recycle it. Recycling is an honorable act and that is fitting for a book such as a Bible.
First, check your Bible for family or historical information such as births, deaths and marriages, as local historical societies are often interested in the information. If you are not comfortable with these suggestions, consult your pastor, minister or priest and ask what he would do with the pulpit Bible.
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