The handy size giant print format strikes a perfect balance for a Bible that’s easy to carry and read for those, like me, who prefer large typefaces with an overall size that’s still easy to manage. They don’t have a lot of space for extras, so they usually have either end-of-verse references or no references at all. I like this because the focus is on the text where it belongs. The text doesn’t have to share horizontal space with columns of tools that I only use every now and then. This makes for a much more readable text. The...Read More
Category: Giant Print
Thomas Nelson’s Giant Print Reference KJV is from their Classic Series of Bibles, which offers a good balance of quality and price. It’s printed in the US and has a lifetime guarantee. In this review I look at the black bonded leather edition. Pros Print is easy to read Sewn Cons Not enough inner margin Bonded leather Features KJV Family records Sewn Bonded leather 14 point font Red letter Section headings Book introductions Center column references Concordance Maps One ribbon Gilted edges 5 x 9.5 x 1.75 ISBN: 9780840704887 Model 0895 Printed in USA MSRP: $39.99 Cover and Binding...Read More
Personal size giant print Bibles is one of my favorite categories. Bibles in this category are not meant to be the ‘everything’ Bible. They’re meant to give you a nice giant print in an overall size that’s easy to carry and use. This review takes a look at the NKJV Personal Size Giant Print Reference Bible from Thomas Nelson. This one is the pretty purple imitation leather edition without gilted edges and ribbons. Cover and Binding This is a personal size edition at 8.75 x 5.5 x 1 1/8. The cover is polyurethane with a paper liner. The cover...Read More
Personal size Bibles are great for carry. Large print editions are some of the most popular choices for preachers. Not so much to study from, but if they have a good enough print and lay flat they can be good Bibles to preach from. The Personal Size Giant Print Reference Edition KJV from Thomas Nelson just might serve both of those purposes well at an affordable price. Cover and Binding This is a personal size edition at 8.75 x 5.5 x 1 1/8. The cover is polyurethane with a paper liner. It feels stiff and thin and tends to stay open a little bit after it’s been opened for a while. It does lay flat just after Genesis. Much to my surprise, the binding is sewn. I did not expect a sewn binding in a Bible at this price point. It doesn’t want to stay open except from Deuteronomy through Acts, but with enough use it will likely break in. I don’t think the cover would last long with good use, but at this price range it’s not bad. Paper and Print The paper is thin but not too thin. It has a slight rough texture, which makes me think it would be good for marking. It actually has a good level of opacity. The lines match up on most pages – adding to the readability. The font is...Read More
Unbelievable. That’s exactly how I reacted when I saw this. I need to give you a little background before I review: I purchased this exact Bible 5 years ago, but in genuine leather (pigskin most likely). My primary Bible is a NASB but being a good Baptist, I always keep a KJV at the ready (I use it almost as much as NASB). That Bible literally came apart at the seams so, since Holman has a lifetime warranty, I trekked off to Lifeway to inquire about a replacement and much to my shock found out I could pay the difference and get this as a warranty exchange. On to the review: This is without a doubt one of the most well put together Bibles I have ever owned. From the moment you open the box and catch that new leather smell, it exudes quality. The leather is among the softest and most supple I have ever touched (and my dad and I have done more than a few leather projects together.) In fact, the leather is so pleasing to the hand that the best way to describe it is with the nearly cliche “soft as baby’s skin” and though not marketed as calfskin, rather as cowhide, I would not be the least bit surprised if it were calfskin. 14 point font. Can we say spectacular? There is one size...Read More
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