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
The TBS Comfort Text is a licensed reprint of the Collins Iona Clear Type Octavo from 1957. It’s a text-only KJV in hard cover with 2 ribbons. It comes in black or brown. I’m reviewing the brown which has two brown ribbons to fit the color scheme. ISBN: 9781862283473. Binding The Comfort Text is a hard cover edition that’s covered in brown vinyl. The brown is about a medium-dark with gold lettering stamped into the cover and spine. The vinyl provides a nice grainy texture. I love the way it looks and feels. It’s sewn and includes decorative head...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
As I grow older I find myself gravitating toward smaller Bibles with larger and bolder print. I used to use large Bibles with small print and lots of extras, but I’ve found that I don’t use the extras that much. They have their place but I usually study with tools outside of my Bible. They mostly take up space at the expense of a print that’s comfortable to read. I don’t need extras in a Bible I read or preach from. For most of my reading I just need a small to mid-size Bible that I can carry and...Read More
The Skinii is a thin and no nonsense handy Bible for everyday use. It has an elastic strap to keep it closed, a pocket on the inside of the back cover for papers, tracks, etc., and the cover is black Italian Duo-Tone over board with rounded corners. It comes with one extremely long ribbon. The text block is sewn and has no problem lying open anywhere I want it to. The heavy hard cover helps with this. The overall size is 5 3/8 x 8 3/8 x 1 1/16. The paper is acid free and is decently opaque. It’s...Read More
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