We know it can be super intimidating to get your first Bible. One of our favorite things we do at Hadassah's Hope is "love" Bibles.
During our regular time with the Lord, we keep a separate Bible nearby that we highlight and take notes in, point out truths about who God is, who we are in Him, and how to live as a child of God. After some time, the Bibles are prayed over and given to the women we serve.
We pray this seemingly small gift, imprinted with love and hours of Bible study and prayer, will become more than just words on the page, but instead truth, freedom, and life abundant.
We invite you to join us in loving Bibles for the dancers (or for a friend, child, or family member you have been praying for). We have included some resources on this page to help you dive in. We know you will love it as much as we do!
Love a Bible with Hadassah's Hope
Periodically we will share a calendar with daily verses to reflect on and mark-up/make notes on in the Bible you are loving. Below is the calendar for March, where we are focusing on truths about who God is and His gift of salvation (going through the "Roman Road" Q&A).
“Roman Road” Gospel Presentation
(to accompany Scripture days 3/22-3/31 in the above calendar)
The Bible is an account of God’s plan for Salvation. The entire Bible points to Jesus and tells this story. The “Roman Road” to salvation is a selection of Bible passages from Romans that presents the Gospel of salvation through faith in Jesus. It is a simple and powerful way of explaining the good news. If you are marking up a Bible to share, this Q&A with passages from Romans is extremely powerful.
Q: I consider myself a “good person”…won’t that be enough?
as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; -Romans 3:10
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God - Romans 3:23
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—Romans 5:12
Q: Is sin really THAT much of a problem? What is the big deal?
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 6:23
Q: Why would Jesus willingly die in my place?
but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. - Romans 5:8
Q: How can I be saved?
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. - Romans 10:9-10
Q: Does this count for ME?
…everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. - Romans 10:13
Q: What is the result of salvation? What does it mean for me?
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. - Romans 5:1-2
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. -Romans 8:1
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:38-39
Loved Bible Supplies
Any Bible will do! You don't have to get fancy or spend a lot of money to love a Bible. You can use any non-bleed pens and highlighters with post-it notes or paper and washi tape. If you are looking for some fun suggestions, below are some links to our favorite Bibles journaling supplies. Click on each image to view on Amazon (and don't forget to use smile.amazon.com if you purchase and select "Hadassah S Hope" as your charity to donate to).
The ESV Journaling Bible provides the perfect way for you to keep a journal of your spiritual life right inside the Bible that you read and study every day. With covers and formats that look like the finest journals, the Journaling Bible features 2-inch ruled margins for writing observations, reflections, prayers, praises, and journal entries.
The ESV Single Column Journaling Bible, Large Print features the same high-quality Bible paper and two-inch ruled margins as the original ESV Single Column Journaling Bible, but now with larger, 9.5-point type. This new edition is perfect for those seeking a large-print Bible with plenty of space for notes, prayers, reflections, or artwork.
The Daily Grace Co has wonderful Bible studies and Bible journaling supplies. If you sign up for their newsletter, they often run specials where you can get Bible journaling pens and highlighter sets for $5.