There are several KJV Study Bibles on the market, but the Holman KJV Study Bible is the only one with full color photos and maps throughout the text. The quality of the color visuals, along with the quality of paper, consistency of print, and quality of tools make this one of the best study Bibles that I’ve seen. Pros Notes provide multiple points of view Full color throughout Cons Large Heavy Here are some of the basic features: Presentation page Family records 20 Articles and essays Center column references 15,000 Notes 141 Full-color photos 8 Full-color maps + 59...Read More
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Coming in a few months, Local Church Bible Publishers is releasing an updated version of their immensely popular Note Takers Bible. It will have larger print, taking the font from 11-point to 11.5-point (not sure about leading), and the print will be darker. I’m hoping they add a few pages for writing notes in the back. Stay tuned for details and a review as soon as...Read More
The Hendrickson Large Print is a budget model (printed in China) Bible that has many features not found in premium Bibles. Pros 9/10-point font that’s clear and readable Headings in the text in bold type End-of-verse references Imitation leather looks and feels great Sewn binding lays flat Cons Paper lining makes binding slightly stiff Basic concordance No index to maps Here are the major features Presentation page Epistle Dedicatory Large print – 10-point font End-of-verse references Red-letter Imitation leather Cover stitched all around Sewn binding One ribbon marker Silver gilting 8 full-color maps Special Features section 9.25 x 6.25 x 1 List Price = $29.95 Amazon Price = $22.76 Christianbook Price = $17.99 Meta review = 4/5 Binding The cover is imitation leather. It is two-tone blue and grey and has stitching around the edges. It looks very nice and it feels good to the touch. The most impressive feature is the sewn binding. A sewn binding is a ‘must-have’ in my opinion and I was not expecting a sewn binding at this price-point. The map section has sewn stitching (called overcasting). Text The text is a 9-point font with 10-point leading. It’s a very readable modern font. It is not self-pronouncing. It does have italics for words supplied by the translators. The red-letter is actually red. It’s not too bold. It’s just as readable as the black-letter text....Read More
Crossway has released their update the the ESV Journaling Bible. This time it’s a single-column format. With writing space on the outer margin, it is possible to write notes next to the text the note was meant for. The single-column format greatly enhances the readability of the text and notes. See images below from Crossway’s pdf sample. The paragraph format looks nice. This is a perfect Bible for note-taking and personal devotions. It is available in several bindings and colors. Here are the basic specs from Crossway’s site: Format: Moleskine Page Count: 1,360 ISBN-10: 1-4335-3191-7 ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-3191-0 Trim Size: 6.25 in x 8.0 in Weight: 38.9 ounces Published: August 31, 2012 Type Size: 7.5 Page Layout Single Column Additional Features Sewn Binding Ribbon...Read More
Coming in September, 2012, is Cambridge’s fine Clarion edition in New American Standard. The NASB Clarion will be available in black goatskin, black calfsplit, or brown calfskin. Here’s more information from Baker Publishing: A Cambridge Clarion Reference Bible presents the text in a single column with the cross-references in the outer margin, giving the page a very well laid out appearance. The font size is a little under 9 point with generous line spacing. It is typeset in Lexicon No. 1, a modern digital font which has many of the characteristics usually associated with traditional Bible typefaces–in particular, a degree of readability more usually associated with much larger type. The Clarion edition is the only NASB personal size reference Bible with a single-column paragraph format. The Bible has 15 new color maps and a concordance and there are two ribbon place markers. This is a Bible of the very highest quality, printed on India paper with art-gilt edges, Smyth-sewn for flexibility and endurance, and bound in black goatskin leather, brown calfskin leather, or black calf split...Read More
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