I thought the designer Bible thing had gone a bit too far when I first saw news of the upcoming release of the Gaither Homecoming Bible, due out later this year from Thomas Nelson Publishers. Don't get me wrong, I love and respect the Gaithers, and have been known while channel-surfing to stop on one of their Gaither Homecoming shows (in which many of the "greats" of Gospel music over the years assemble to sing and worship) and sing along with great affection and appreciation. Still, the Gaither Homecoming Bible? Really? That fills a need I honestly never guessed we had.
But when I read yesterday that Zondervan Publishers will very soon (July 2) release the "Playful Puppies Bible," I had to speak out. I also love puppies--who doesn't?--but it has officially gone too far. All the helpful, valid, Bible-worthy Bible projects have been done. There are no more. Please make it stop. Before the Playful Kittens Bible. Before the Dora the Explorer Study Bible. Please, in the name of all that's good and decent, let's band together and make it stop. Who's with me?