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“Gimme that old time Scofield Study Bible” {Completed and thanks to all who offered.} WISHLIST LINK FIXED

NOTE: This wish has been filled. Many thanks to all who offered. That alone was very moving.  In response I’ve actually set up an Amazon wishlist since it has begun to dawn on my small brain that starting from zero is going to be VERY expensive.  

The Amazon Wish List, called “After the Paradise Fire” and its location is RIGHT HERE

In clear my Amazon Wishlist is


The Scofield Study Bible

There’s “Imagine no possessions…” and then there’s this morning’s passage in my Devotional:

25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. — Matthew 16

In my devotional’s explication, I read, “…You may assume that you have a right to certain material things, yet God may ask you to release all of your possessions to Him and His purposes (Matt. 19:21).

Be that as it may, I should like to have my old Bible back. I find that I do miss it. It was on the small bookcase to the right of my desk in my writing room. It was next to my thrift store purchase of Christ’s image in its faux-wood frame.

I had my Bible for over 25 years and it had served me well indeed. I had read and underlined and tagged pages and passages. I had written small notes to myself alone in the tiny margins.

It was the Old Scofield Study Bible. It was the King James Red Letter version, which, as a writer is the only version I use.

If you have one to send me I would be most appreciative, most grateful.

But there are three things you must consider:

1 Email me first about the bible so that I don’t wind up getting more than one. If there’s more than one I’ll need to choose. I’m not persnickety but I only need one.

Email me at vanderleun@gmail.com

2 It must be the King James version. I know there are other versions and translations and assemblies and I respect them all as the Word of God but, as noted above, a writer is better served by the King James version. It would be nice if it was the “Red Letter” edition where all the words of Christ are in red.

3. I don’t mind “used.”  

If this essay pleased or informed you DONATE HERE to help me recover after being burned out in the Paradise fire with my thanks.

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  • Tom elliott November 11, 2018, 8:01 AM

    Brother, if you need something, holler. I used to be a wild land firefighter so I hope you know all these folks are doing everything they can. Stay safe and keep a foot in the black!

  • Jewel November 18, 2018, 1:43 PM

    It is also my favorite version. The language is so embedded into our DNA that it will never go away, even if all the world forgets.
    “In the beginning” and “It came to pass” are so much more satisfying than Once Upon a time, or in today’s squalid vernacular: Like, y’know, so…

  • leelu November 18, 2018, 5:57 PM

    So put it on the wishlist, already! Unless one is on the way.

  • hooodathunkit November 18, 2018, 6:01 PM

    There’s a New International, giant print, red letter, new in the box on my shelf if you want it . . . or if you know someone else that needs it. I use the KJV, online Tyndale, or if I need modern English the JB Phillips translation. Dunno how we got this one but I just checked and it’s still there, unread in it’s box.

  • JoanOfArgghh! November 18, 2018, 6:12 PM

    I work at an old church. I’ll hunt around for one, since we seem to be the final resting place for bibles that people don’t want to throw away.

  • Mark November 18, 2018, 8:00 PM

    I have that same, given me by a dear departed uncle, a Navy chaplain that hauled me in. It’s underlined and margin-noted, almost just like his always were, which he also left me. If you don’t get what you need, I will share and co-own mine with you. What with his hand-written dedication to me and the recordings of births and funerals in it, and my name embossed on the soft leather cover, I don’t think I can fully part with it, but I can surely understand how you’re missing yours.

  • Dr. Jay November 19, 2018, 3:20 AM

    The Scofield KJV is my choice as well. First thing in the morning. Food for the body & soul. ” . . . I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.” – Job 23:12.

    I found a couple on ebay. I’ll check back to see if someone has supplied you with your “necessary food.” If not, I’ll order a Scofield and have it sent to your address.

    Vaya con dios, amen.

  • Phil in Englewood November 19, 2018, 6:07 AM

    Amazon Wish List utilized. Here’s to the Rebuilding!

  • Marica November 19, 2018, 6:32 AM

    So… is it just me? When I click on the link to the Amazon list, I’m taken to the Amazon sign-in page.

  • ghostsniper November 19, 2018, 6:53 AM


    There was a problem
    The owner of the list has exceeded the maximum number of people that can be added.

  • Marica November 19, 2018, 7:07 AM

    Tried a different browser and “The owner of the list has exceeded the maximum number … ” also.

  • John the River November 19, 2018, 7:29 AM

    Glad you are getting back some of the tools you need to continue your writing.
    “The language written therein is a balm to my soul”. Heard that once from a old Pastor in reference to the importance of personally reading your Bible.

    That’s why I was very upset when my church replaced the Pilgrims Hymnal (Traditional) with the New Century Hymnal.
    From a critical review (of NCH) in 1996…“reveals a commitment to reconceive God in terms of a democratic egalitarian ideology that rejects hierarchy and patriarchy.”
    Amazon Reviews: “However, my biggest complaint with New Century is taking the inclusive language too far, and my church uses this hymnal. Singing “I want Jesus to Go with Me” instead of “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me” sounds awkward. First of all, the walk is a spiritual walk and does not exclude those of God’s disabled children. Second, the changed title sounds like Jesus is going to the bathroom with you”

    The progressive Pastor had to lie to slide the replacement in, he reported that the Pilgrims Hymnal was out of print and the church had to buy the NCH as the only choice. Afterwards I went on the UCC webpage and bought myself a brand new copy of Pilgrims Hymnal. Giving the lie to his claim. He’s gone now, but not for that, he also plagiarized sermons.
    Pity I can’t sing.

  • John the River November 19, 2018, 7:32 AM

    Ghost, Me, too.
    I guess it’s a case of “Many are called but few are chosen”.

  • Vanderleun November 19, 2018, 7:34 AM

    Sorry all. Something’s screwed up and I’ll try to find out. Meantime. List is offline.

  • Casey Klahn November 19, 2018, 7:44 AM

    Is it the Franklin Graham miniseries group? Last year my patrons, through my executive, wrote a large check to FG for the hurricane people. I’m trying to picture how to do the same this year.

    If FEMA had some logistics professionals (read: army veterans) they’d know the way to provide logistics is to push it forward to the end user. Instead, they create a dog and pony show. F’idiots.

    Stay safe, Gerard. Your good attitude is fortifying to the rest of us in socialismland. There. Is. Hope. Because. Of. Souls. Like. Yours.

    I’ll leave the writing to you. A big smile.

  • Vanderleun November 19, 2018, 8:09 AM

    OK, I’m using a new link that should work. Please report back if it doesn’t thanks.

  • John the River November 19, 2018, 9:41 AM

    RE: The new list.
    Well, Amazon doesn’t make it easy. First the new list doesn’t automatically put your address in, I had to add it as a new address on my account. Second, clear everything out of the shopping cart first because the default mode is to send the entire shopping cart to the new address. (But maybe you would have liked a copy of the John Wayne classic “the barbarian and the geisha”?)

    If you don’t have Amazon Prime (free shipping) then orders under $25 cost shipping. Pity there isn’t a way to group everyone’s orders together to avoid the extra shipping.
    And since I don’t use Amazon Prime, then care is needed to avoid the several different places that Amazon puts automatic (Join! For a Free Trial!) click-boxes. But after four false starts; “Stranger in a strange land” is on the way.

  • Sam L. November 19, 2018, 9:59 AM

    Will Amazon automatically delete a purchased item so you won’t end up with 2-20 of each?

  • John the River November 19, 2018, 10:35 AM

    Sam L.
    I think Amazon does delete it if you click the add to basket from the list. At least STRANGER was deleted after I clicked on it. The next question is if someone clicks on the item and then doesn’t complete the purchase will it be restored to the wish list?

    The wish list is a useful idea (I know I saw a couple of items on there that I decided I’d like for myself), but getting Gerald a Amazon gift card and letting him get what he needs may be more efficient, then at least he can group purchases to get free shipping or use his own prime account if he has one.

  • RosalindJ November 19, 2018, 10:46 AM

    Went to pay for a couple of things, and the dratted thing wants me to re-enter my CC#, because you are an unfamiliar recipient. Card is not with me. Will get back to it this evening.

  • Miriam LeGare November 19, 2018, 1:27 PM

    I couldn’t figure out how the wishlist worked, so I did an Amazon gift card, and I really do hope that helps. I wish I could send a gazillion of them.

  • lendie November 19, 2018, 7:29 PM

    Warm coat? sweaters? Gloves? We must keep you healthy.

  • H November 20, 2018, 5:36 AM

    Amazon gift card sent. To GVdL’s email address as the only delivery option the commie rat-bastidges at Amazon gave me. On the theory you would know better than a list with problems. Hope it came thru, Gerard, if not let me know. It said delivery due in just a few minutes.

  • Helene Fagan November 20, 2018, 7:38 AM

    Little late to the link and all five or six things are already given. Gift card is a great idea.
    Turtle necks, jackets , sweaters . . .like Lendie said.

  • leelu November 20, 2018, 7:44 AM

    Some notes on the wishlist, from the guy who helped set it up.
    1) that collaboration dealio was new to me, so I apologize for letting that slip thru.
    2) John the River: Amazon seems pretty good about security. That’s why you have to enter the recipient’s address, even tho it’s his list. Think ‘Privacy in the age of doxxing.’
    3) Sam: Yes, items that are purchased are removed from the list. Except, I think, when Gerard looks at it. This allows for the element of surprise.
    4) H: I think gift cards by e-mail are great – instant gratification.

    All in all, I think the wishlist is a great idea. I use it to keep tabs of interesting things that I don’t necessarily want ‘today’. Amazon also offers a browser add-on, that watches while you are shopping on other sites, and puts up a banner that says “We have this too! Click here!!” I wonder if that could ever affect my supreme court hearing…?

  • leelu November 20, 2018, 7:34 PM

    Question: Do you read books on your Kindle Fire? Other than the classics you have requested?

  • Vanderleun November 20, 2018, 8:55 PM

    H — Thank you. I got the card but didn’t send a thank you with the notification.

  • Vanderleun November 20, 2018, 8:56 PM

    Leelu… I do read some books on my kindle but mostly samples to see if I want to buy th e whole book.

  • Barbara November 21, 2018, 3:30 AM

    Sir, the printer, from your Amazon Wish List, will be on the way. No thanks necessary. Hope it works well and you like it. Bless all of you.

  • Philip N Marcus November 21, 2018, 8:10 AM

    On my way to Memorial Sloan Kettering Clinic for chemotherapy, stopped on Park Ave. at St.Bartholomew’s gift shop to buy a copy of Book of Common Prayer, 1928 Edition. A dusty abandoned copy was finally found in the basement of the Church. Solace for my soul still.

  • AesopFan November 23, 2018, 9:16 PM

    Gerard – replacing your library may be the biggest challenge, because making an Amazon wishlist for hundreds (thousands?) of favorites may be unwieldy.
    If you created a public account on Librarything.com, which can be accessed by anyone, we could see the titles (and even editions) desired and deal with them either by new purchases (vendor of choice, but probably Amazon) or by gifting our own copies.
    The first 250 titles are free, and an unlimited account only costs about $25 (my price a couple of years ago).
    Check it out here. I’ve been cataloging my library for 9 years and love it.

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