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Don’t ever say ‘just’…

One of the regular thrift shops that I visit is a Goodwill store on Taylorsville Road in Louisville.   Last Saturday,  when I picked up a half dozen Bibles, there were four ladies at the cashier station chatting and laughing and … Continue reading

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Dedications …

Many of the Bibles I gather  have dedications in the inside cover — many serious, most associated with a confirmation, baptism or other event— but some are just  heartfelt, curious comments: One from a Thanksgiving present: “David – Thank you for … Continue reading

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November Highlights

Did you ever get a used textbook with sections highlighted in bright yellow marker with arrows and stars around it?  It must be important, but it’s not always clear why. That’s frequently the case with the Bibles I accumulate — … Continue reading

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From a mustard seed…

With another trip or two to the thrift stores and I filled my first box with 25 Bibles.   Quite pleased, on November 18, 2009 I sent my first shipments up to Cincinnati.  I received the following thank you from Polly: … Continue reading

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What fifty cents can buy you (cont’d)

On the Goodwill book shelves I found an assortment of 7 Bibles — I dropped by $3.50 and took them home and stashed them on the unused exercise bench in my basement shop.   A week or so later, I went … Continue reading

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what fifty cents can buy you

Welcome to fifty cent bibles, a diary of collecting used bibles to send to new churches overseas and the enlightening, entertaining and heartwarming things left inside them. About four years ago, somewhere in a stack of junk mail offering around … Continue reading

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