Category: Text

Crossway’s The Psalms – Review

Most of the Bibles that I review are complete Bibles. I rarely read a stand-alone Bible book. Every now and then one comes along that makes sense as a stand-alone book. Crossway’s The Psalms is one such book. The edition I’m reviewing is brown and walnut TruTone over board and it has some impressive specs. Cover and Binding This isn’t a basic hardcover. It’s a two-color TruTone, complete with perimeter stitching, over board. I love the texture and feel of the cover. I doesn’t look or feel like imitation leather. I would love to see other Bibles available with...

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Review of TBS Windsor Text Bible in Black Calfskin. Authorized King James Version. Published by the Trinitarian Bible Society, London England.

Review and photos by Rev. Matthew Everhard   I have a penchant for simple things, made well. A hammer should do one thing well: drive nails. I don’t need it to have wifi or Bluetooth too. I drive a Chevy Prism with power nothing. Sure, I have to roll down my windows by hand, but you won’t see me at the dealer getting repairs on the seat warmer, because the only thing under the hood is – you guessed it – an engine. I like things that do exactly what they were designed to do, and don’t pretend to...

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Crossway’s ESV Reader’s Bible – Review

The ESV Reader’s Bible was designed for reading in mind. Rather than cluttering up the text with distractions such as numbers and links, section headings, and footnotes, this Bible presents to the reader just the text of Scripture. This creates a Bible that is perfect for reading. Pros Reads like a book Cons Construction quality may vary Features 2011 ESV Cloth hardcover Slip case Sewn binding 9-point font Black letter Single column Paragraph format 2 Ribbons 4 Maps 8 x 5.5 x 1.5 SRP $29.99 ISBN: 9781433544149 Buy from Amazon: ESV Reader’s Bible Buy from Crossway: ESV Reader’s Bible I’ve lately been drawn more toward hardcover editions. Most hard covers are cheaply made and lack style. This one is what I’ve been looking for. This one is cloth and looks and feels like an old book. It is two-tone with burgundy and greenish-grey and has four spinal hubs. It comes in a slip case that adds to the elegance. I don’t know why I like the cover and slip case as much as I do, but they’re part of what draws me to read this edition. The binding is sewn and it has no trouble staying open at any page. It feels great in the hand and it’s a joy to use. The paper has the slight cream tint that I like. To me it looks and feels like...

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Waterproof Bible – Review

It feels weird splashing water on a Bible, but that’s exactly what I did to the Waterproof Bible from Bardin and Marsee Publishing. It is what is known as a DuraBook – a book printed entirely on plastic/synthetic pages. It’s available in several translations and covers. My review copy is KJV. Pros Waterproof Highlight without bleed thru Available in many translations Floats Cons Looks like a paperback Heavy for its size Features KJV DuraBook Plastic pages Text only 8-point font Black-letter Presentation page Floats Waterproof cover available 8.75 x 6 x 1.25 ISBN: 9781609690182 Cover and Binding There are...

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Coming Soon – ESV Reader’s Bible from Crossway – available for preorder

            Due to release June 30th is Crossway’s ESV Reader’s Bible. The focus of this Bible is reading. It does not include chapter or verse numbers in the text (they are placed at the top of the page for reference). The list price is $44.99. It is available for preorder for $30.36 from Amazon and $29.99 from Christianbook in brown or  black TruTone, and grey...

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