I love study Bibles. My favorites are those you create yourself. The best way to create your own study Bible is with a wide margin Bible. I call a wide margin Bible an instant study Bible… just add study. The best thing you can do for your personal study of God’s Word is to buy yourself a wide margin Bible and use it like your life depends on it. No Bible looks better than one you love using. What is better than spending your time in God’s Word? A wide margin Bible is an investment. It’s been said that...Read More
For quite a while now I’ve been thinking about using a tablet for preaching. Not as a printed Bible replacement – I still want a printed Bible, but as a sermon notebook. I like the idea of having my sermon on a tablet ready to go. A tablet could make a great sermon notebook. I decided to give it a try. Here’s an overview of the tools I use and why I like them. My goal is to get the features I want and for it to be easy. The hard part should be studying and praying for the...Read More
Mark Bertrand recently asked me to write a guest post for his spectacular website Bible Design Blog. Of course it didn’t take me long to say yes. The post we decided on was a topic that he and I, as well as the readers of both of our websites, share: the struggle of trying to settle on just one Bible to do everything we need. I’ve struggle with this for years and have come to the conclusion that you need more than one Bible. You can see what I have to say about this at the Bible Design Blog:...Read More
Most articles about choosing a Bible for preaching focus on choosing a Bible translation. That’s important, but what if you already know what translation you’re going to use and you really want to know how to choose a Bible to preach from? There are many things to consider in choosing a Bible: book size, font size, features, etc. I’ve written an article for the Faithlife blog that on this very topic. You can read it here: How to Choose a Bible for Preaching ...Read More
This website is about Bibles. Especially well-made Bibles! We love them. We smell the leather, and analyze the paper. Here at the Bible Buying Guide, Bible editions score high marks with us by featuring real leather covers (goat, sheep, cow – just not bonded!) sewn bindings (stitching not glue!) and modern features such as high quality paper and line-matching. We buy, collect, and trade. It’s our hobby and passion. And so it was a great reminder for me when I attended the local Gideon International chapter’s recent Pastors’ Appreciation dinner last week. Together, we celebrated one of the Bibles that God is using to change the world: the small, 4.75″ X 3″ pocket New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs. Let’s go ahead and do a quick review, and then I’ll tell you why God is using it all over the world. Translation: New King James Cover: Plastic Liner: Paper Font: 6pt (or smaller) Columns: Double Binding: Sewn Features: Presentation page, “Where to find it in the Bible,” plan of salvation, a few hymns Cost: Free If we judged this little wonder by some of the high-quality editions we like here on this site, it wouldn’t be memorable. This isn’t a Cambridge! The cover is plastic, it doesn’t stay open, and you need a old-school monocle to read it. But here’s why I believe this Bible is being used by God to change the world: it...Read More
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