The TBS Slimline Pocket New Testament is one of those checkbook style Bibles that’s made to carry in your coat pocket or purse. Although it’s only a New Testament, this edition is by far my favorite in this format. It has a feature that I’d love to see become more popular in KJV’s: single column paragraph. Features KJV New Testament Checkbook format Burgundy Vivella cover Sewn Single-column paragraph 7 point font Black letter Section headings Bible Word List Daily Reading Plan Burgundy ribbon ISBN: 9781862283640 Model: 65E/TR (Burgundy) Printed in Great Britain from Eyre & Spottiswoode $12 __________________________ Buy...Read More
The TBS Large Print Bible is a text-only KJV made for those that prefer or require an extra-large type. The goal is to present a large type in a volume with a reasonable overall size. Rather than being a thick Bible it has a thin spine when compared to its large footprint, creating a Bible that lays almost completely flat when opened to just about any page. Having such a large footprint, its size does limit its uses… but it suits a couple of uses really well… Features KJV 5 black letter font Text only Vinyl cover Sewn 34gsm...Read More
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 Cambridge Transetto is an ultra-portable KJV with a unique design. It’s meant to be the ultimate balance between portability and readability. I reviewed this Bible when it released in 2011 but my wife claimed it because it’s so portable. At this year’s ICRS the Cambridge crew was kind enough to give me another one. Now that I have it in my hands again I wanted to write a new review. What is a Transetto? In this Bible the book-block is turned 90 degrees. What would normally be the left and right are the top and bottom. Due to...Read More
Several months ago I received a review copy of Glenn R. Paauw’s book Saving the Bible from Ourselves (review coming soon). Paauw describes the problems with Bible design and the need for a readable Bible that’s made specifically to do the #1 thing we should be doing with the Bible – reading it. The need for a reading Bible is why Crossway’s ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set was created. The typical Bible is a series of compromises. The text usually has to share space with footnotes and references. The font size and leading are reduced in order to make...Read More
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