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
The Holman KJV Reader’s Bible was designed with reading in mind. It’s a Bible without all the other apparatus that gets in the way – chapter and verse numbers, reference and footnote keys, section headings, etc. I like being able to read God’s Word without the hindrances and distractions that are found in the typical Bible. A KJV that focuses on reading is something I’ve wanted for a long time. The Holman is very much their KJV version of the Crossway ESV Reader’s Bible. In this review I’ll make comparisons with the ESV, so if you’re familiar with Crossway’s...Read More
Christian Arts Publishers produces a variety of affordable KJV’s with sewn bindings and nice print. Among these editions is this regular and large print combo. These Bibles have the same font style, layout, paper, and features so I’ve combined them into one review so you can see how they compare. Buy from Christian Art Gifts Buy from Amazon Binding The covers are LuxLeather, which is their version of polyurethane. These are some of the most beautifully ornamented covers that I’ve seen. They have eloquently designed stamping patterns and rich colors that are bold and have a nice texture. The...Read More
I spent a day in Cedar Springs Christian Bookstore in Knoxville, TN secretly filming reviews and taking pictures of Bibles. This isn’t as detailed as my standard reviews, and some of the photos and videos are blurry, but maybe there’s enough information here to help you decide if this Bible is for you. The Holman Minister’s Pocket Bible is a small text-only edition in NKJV and KJV about the size of a Pitt Minion. In the back it has a concordance, maps, subject index, and in the middle is has several minister’s helps for events such as funerals, weddings, etc. It’s...Read More
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...Read More
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