In 2019, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced it would be discontinuing multiple printed scripture styles and sizes. This included all colors except for black. This change was brought about “in an effort to simplify and standardize products in an increasingly global church environment.” With the advent of digital scriptures and increasing production on printing standardized scriptures in multiple languages, this change makes sense.
However, personalized colored scriptures are a great way to feel inspired to study the word of God. One company hopes to bring affordable artistry back to printed scriptures.
LDSBookstore.com, a small, family-owned business headquartered in Orem, Utah, hand-binds scriptures in over thirty beautiful colors. Each one is made by hand and can include ribbons, custom name embossing, and more.
Right now, the company offers hand-bound Bibles, Quads, Triples, Large Bibles, Large Quads, and Large Triples. The most popular colors are Lavender, Light Pink, Blush Pink, and Violet. You can even purchase a leather sample sheet to see all of the colors before you make your purchase.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.