Both Cambridge and Crossway offer excellent wide margin editions of the ESV. Here are a few photos to compare the layouts between them, and I’ve thrown in the Single Column Legacy just to make your choices more difficult 🙂 You’re welcome! The primary differences are: Single Column Legacy – 9-point font, no references, single-column, no paper in the back Crossway Wide Margin– 9-point font, references under the last verse on the page, no paper in the back Cambridge Wide Margin – 8-point font, center column references, lined paper in the back for...Read More
Category: Wide Margin
A wide margin Bible is the best Bible anyone can own. It’s an instant study Bible – just add study. Instead of having someone else’s study, a wide margin Bible lets you have a Bible with your own notes. Cambridge’s wide margin Bibles are perfect for this. In this review I put Cambridge’s top of the line ESV Wide Margin Bible in goatskin to the test. Pros Pitt Minion layout Goatskin cover Cons Inner margin smaller than outer margin Features 2007 ESV Sewn binding Goatskin cover 38 gsm writable paper 8-point font Red letter 2 ribbons Red under gold...Read More
My son found this amazing brown top grain leather edition of Crossway’s Single Column Legacy. I’ve reviewed this Bible’s features here, so I won’t go over that again, but I wanted to take a look at the cover. The brown leather has a gorgeous grain. It’s soft, but not so soft that you can’t hold it in one hand if you wanted to. The leather is thick and feels amazing. This one has 2...Read More
Holman’s KJV Minister’s Bible was made to meet the specific needs of the minister: preaching and ministerial duties. With its large print and wide margins it has the potential to be a great preaching Bible. The top grain cow hide is one of the most flexible and elegant covers I’ve ever seen. Pros Soft cover Sewn binding Large print Wide margins Cons Inner margin too narrow Not enough resources Ministry helps contain bias Features KJV Top Grain Cow Hide Smyth sewn White paper 11 point font Double column Verse format Wide margin End of verse references End of verse...Read More
Zondervan’s Note-Takers series presents the text in two columns with a wide outer margin for writing, and good quality writing paper to go with it. I like writing in Bibles that are made for writing. They have better paper than your normal everyday thin paper. This Bible is great for writing, but it’s also great for just reading. Pros Thick paper Nice print Wide outer margin Cons The only Note-Takers edition without translation notes Features KJV Duo-Tone imitation leather 1 1/8” outer margin Red-letter 8-point font Thick paper Section headings Concordance One brown ribbon Gilted edges 9.5 x 6.5...Read More
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