Which Bible and Christian Book Would You Take to a Desert Island?
I like thinking about ‘what ifs’ sometimes, just for fun, and I thought it would be interesting to ask this:
If you were to be stranded alone on a desert island, and could have one Bible and one Christian book what would you choose to have with you?
What I would like to take:
Thompson Chain Reference Bible – I love this Bible because it has a massive index of topics in the back so you can find whatever you are interested in, and also lots of other ideas for study, Bible helps and great maps. I would take the New King James Version because it’s my favourite!
Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible – for a long time I thought I would want Baxter’s Christian Directory (by saying ‘a long time’ that shows I’ve been thinking about this for a while!!) because it has so much practical wisdom and advice. But then I realised that if I had Matthew Henry’s Commentary it would help me understand the Bible better as well as helping me apply it, since he is very good at making it relevant for daily life.
It is very deep, and comments on scripture by using other scriptures. It is also very devotional – it inspires me to love God more, and it’s big so it would keep me going for a long long time!
I feel quite spoilt asking which Bible you would take, as I know that in countries where there is persecution, it can be hard to even get hold of one Bible. We are blessed to have as many choices and Bible helps and notes as we do.
On a side note, you can download the entire Matthew Henry commentary for free if you download E-Sword, also free, which is a great resource. And there is The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge on there which is wonderful for finding parallel passages, and Torrey’s topics to find verses on different topics. So I guess if we could take a laptop to the desert island we’d be sorted!
What do you think? I would love to hear which Bible and Christian book you would like to have on a desert island, so please leave a comment if you would like to share!