Crossway’s ESV Study Bible has been one of the most popular study Bibles on the market since it released in 2008. It’s easy to see why with its vast amount of features that include 20,000 notes and 50 articles. It’s basically a full library of Bible study materials. I’ve previously reviewed the regular edition. In this review I take a look at the personal size edition and note some of the differences between the two. The doctrinal position follows Reformed Theology. My review copy includes the 2011 edition of the ESV. Features 2011 ESV text Sewn binding TruTone Brown...Read More
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Zondervan’s KJV Giant Print Personal Size Reference Bible is an inexpensive Bible (the one I’m reviewing is $14.99) that provides a highly readable text in a sewn binding. It’s available in imitation and bonded leather. The edition I’m reviewing is black imitation leather (Leather Look), ISBN: 9780310931911. ___________________ Buy from Amazon ___________________ Binding The cover is called Leather Look imitation leather. I think it’s actually plastic. It’s a single sheet of plastic with the end-page glued directly to it, there’s nothing folding over the end pages. The edges of the cover are the edges of the plastic. The liner...Read More
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...Read More
Baker’s KJV Personal Size Giant Print Reference Bible Hardcover has a lot of features in a handy size. It seeks to offer a combination of giant print along with features typically found in reference Bibles. Is has a few twists that I think set it apart and make it an excellent Bible for reading, carry, and preaching. I’m reviewing the hard cover edition. Photography by hannah C brown Binding This edition is hard cover. The cover itself contains the product info, so there’s no dust jacket. The construction feels well-made. It has a sewn binding and has no issues...Read More
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
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