Donate, bury or burn? How to dispose of a worn-out Bible
Bury your Bible
Some groups recommend disposing of your copy of God’s Word with a burial, often accompanied with prayer and/or a time of reflection on specific verses or passages.
While some Jewish communities conduct similar burial ceremonies for copies of the Torah and other of their sacred texts, folks at Love Packages, a ministry that ships a thousand tons of donated Bibles all over the world, doesn’t recommend it.
“How much more can God do with even a damaged Bible? Burying it in the ground is, to us, a sad denial to the Church around the world who would gladly dig it up with their own hands if they could,” the Love Packages website states.
While some Christian denominations, such as Catholics and Eastern Orthodox, have argued in favor of burial, most Evangelicals and other non-denomination believers are less comfortable with the method.