"A Bible is the perfect gift this holiday season," comments Pastor Chuck Heidenreich. "Over time, I believe that the true meaning of Christmas has been overshadowed by lists for Santa...
Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) December 12, 2012
With the holidays in full swing, countless consumers are shopping for the perfect gifts for friends and family. This is not an easy task for many people, as the pressure to give a great gift is one that has weighed on the shoulders of loved ones since the tradition of gift-giving began. This year, Bible In My Language is encouraging individuals to share the best gift of all: the Word of God.
"Jesus is the reason for the season" is a common saying, but it is one that is put into practice less often than one might assume. While the traditions behind the Christmas holiday may center on the birth of Christ, such as the nativity and midnight mass, the capitalistic nature of the United States has, over the years, turned it more into a consumer's holiday than a time to rejoice in the love of God. For this reason, the owners of Bible In My Language, former missionaries and pastors, and their network of international contacts now procure and distribute scriptures in 325 different languages and have made the recommendation of giving a Bible in a loved one's native tongue this Christmas.
Reading the scriptures is a highly personal activity, one that followers of Christ cherish. As such, it is extremely important for many people that they are able to do so in their native language. While individuals who speak English as a second language can understand the Bible's message, they are often more comforted by reading the Word of God in whatever their native tongue may be. Because the United States is a veritable melting pot of cultures, it is home to people who speak a wide range of languages and who, the owners of Bible In My Language believe, will cherish the ability to read the scriptures in the language that they learned before moving to the United States or, in the case of individuals who have lived here their entire lives, in the language that they grew up hearing their loved ones use.
But native language Bibles are a wonderful gift idea for more than neighbors and family members who are geographically close; the company ships to virtually any country around the globe, so the gift of a Bible can be given to loved ones both near and far. During the holidays, sharing a Bible in a loved one's native tongue, particularly a language uncommon or rare, is the best way to bridge the space between family members and, from one side of the world to the other, tell someone how much they are loved.
"A Bible is the perfect gift this holiday season," comments Pastor Chuck Heidenreich. "Over time, I believe that the true meaning of Christmas has been overshadowed by lists for Santa and the desire to get—and give—the most expensive, in-demand products that the market has to offer. But in reality, the best gift anyone can give is the love of God. God loved the world, and the children he created to live upon it, and so he sent Christ to atone for the sins of mankind. That is what Christmas is all about, and that is why it is such a remarkably loving gesture to give a Bible this holiday season."
Bible In My Language is a company that recognizes the importance of sharing the gospel and that has, in accordance with this belief, made great strides to ensure that people of all cultures have access to the Word of God. The company invites interested individuals to visit its website, http://www.bibleinmylanguage.com, in order to peruse its products and read its blog.
Bible In My Language is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Through its network of international contacts, the company procures and distributes scriptures in 325 different languages, most of which are difficult to find in average bookstores and at religious retailers. Founded in 2000, the company focuses on providing Bibles in languages that are uncommon, such as African, Arabic, Aboriginal, and Indian dialects. While the organization has chosen not to concentrate on English and Spanish texts, it does offer scriptures in other common languages, including French, Hebrew, Hungarian, and German. The goal of the company is to allow God's children to read His word in their native language, which is much more meaningful for many of the fold.
For more information, visit http://www.bibleinmylanguage.com or call (443) 469-7501.