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...Read More
Category: Hand Size
Personal size giant print Bibles are great for those of us with older eyes that don’t want to carry our Bibles around in a wheelbarrow. The problem is there’s a tradeoff between tools and font size. Publishers have to include fewer tools, but the question is what tools are helpful? This is where the Hendrickson edition shines. In this review I take a look at Hendrickson’s Personal Size Giant Print Reference Bible in KJV. Note – this is the personal size edition that’s the companion to the wide margin edition. Binding The cover is two-tone Flexisoft – a polyurethane...Read More
A reader shared pictures of his AMG Giant Print NASB that Leonard’s rebound in their 17th Century Parsons style hard cover. These pictures were so amazing that I had to share them (with his permission of course). The pouch was a custom order from Renaissance Art. Now I know what I want my KJV AMG to look like. Can you guess what kind of leather it is? Scroll down for the answer. Leonard’s calls this leather rustic spindled goatskin. It’s a winner in my...Read More
The Cambridge Standard Text is a hand-sized Bible that’s been around for many years. It’s also known as the Emerald, and is an enlargement of the Royal Brevier from the 1950’s by Eyre & Spottiswoode. The model I’m reviewing is KJ43. It’s black-letter and French Morroco and was printed in the UK in Belarus. It’s also available in red-letter and in hard cover (which would make a great pew Bible). Pros Cons Hand Size Not available in edge lined leather Thin Dark font No distractions in the text Glossary Reading plan Light Binding This edition is French Morocco...Read More
Here’s a quick comparison between three of my favorite Cambridge KJV’s: Concord, Large Print Text, and Cameo. The Concord and Cameo both have 8-point fonts. The Large Print Text has a 10-point. I love all three equally and use them for different purposes. I’ve preach from all three and all three are great in the pulpit. I usually prefer to preach from larger fonts and consider the Large Print Text to be the best for preaching. The Cameo is by far the best for carry. If you want to do any detailed study the Concord is the best choice...Read More
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