Category: Hand Size

Cambridge NIV Clarion in Goatskin and Calf Split – Review

The Clarion has become a staple design for Cambridge. It’s a paragraph edition with reading in mind, placing the focus on the text with a comfortable font size, without sacrificing references. It has a single-column format with references in the outer margins. This hand-size Bible is now available in the NIV. Features NIV 2011 text Goatskin cover Edge-lined Art-gilt edges 2 cardinal red ribbons ISBN: 9781107595149 Model: N1486:XE Calf Split cover Paste-down Gold gilt 2 black ribbons ISBN: 9781316601341 Model: NI484:X 8.75 black letter font Single-column paragraph Side-column references Concordance 16 pages of maps Map index 2186 pages Red...

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TBS Family Bible Review

The TBS Family Bible is a text-only large print Bible that utilizes the Cambridge Large Print Text text-block. TBS has added a few features of their own to make it look and feel much different than the Cambridge edition. I’ve read from it, carried it around, and preached from it. In this review I take a look at the TBS Family Bible and my experience with it, and how it compares to the Cambridge Large Print Text. Features KJV 10 point font Black letter Thick paper Art-gilt edges Calfskin cover Sewn Head/tail bands 1 ribbon 8.5 x 5.8 x...

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Cambridge Concord KJV Bible in Goatskin

I’ve already taken a look at the features of the Concord. Rather than reiterate what I’ve already discussed, I want to look at what makes this one different. So in this review I’ll focus on the cover, paper, print quality, art-gilt, and maps, and show how they compare to the previous editions that I’ve reviewed. This edition is model KJ566:XE For reference, here are the Concord reviews in the order they were published including their model numbers to help compare the differences: Wide Margin in French Morocco  Calf Split with red-letter and thumb-index – model KJ563:XRI Calf split, review...

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Thompson Chain Reference Bible Handy Size KJV Bible Review

The KJV Thompson Chain Reference is one of the oldest study Bibles available and comes in three different sizes (handy, regular, and large print). Although all three have the same tools each one has an advantage over the others. As you could guess, the advantage of the handy size is it’s easy of handling and carry. Smaller size of course means smaller fonts. Does that make the handy size Thompson difficult to use? I was surprised by the answer. Binding This edition is black bonded leather with a vinyl paste-down liner. It doesn’t droop at all but also doesn’t...

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Crossway’s ESV Personal Reference Bible Review

Photography by hannah C brown Crossway’s Personal Reference Bible is hand-size Bible that creates a nice balance between size and usefulness. It includes the 2011 edition of the ESV and most of the tools you’d expect to see in a reference Bible. I’m reviewing the black TruTone edition. It’s available in many colors, styles, and materials including hard cover, cloth over board, TruTone, genuine leather, and top grain leather. Binding This edition is black TruTone. It includes a thick black paper liner, perimeter stitching, a sewn binding, and a single black ribbon. The cover has a textured grain that...

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