Editors’ Choice for Readability Immerse Messiah was designed by Glenn Paauw (see our interview here), who is a member of the Institute for Bible Reading and author of Saving the Bible From Ourselves: Learning to Read and Live the Bible Well. His focus is designing a Bible for the best readability. Immerse is that project. The purpose of Immerse is to create a setting that would allow the reader to be immersed in the Word of God by taking away the distractions and presenting the text in the most readable layout possible. Immerse is a six-volume set of the NLT. Tyndale provided me...Read More
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Coming soon from R.L. Allan is a new slimline Longprimer called the 43. The Longprimer (see our review of the 53 in brown here) is a staple in the premium KJV market. It was recently updated with a cleaner scan and is now available in several covers and a larger edition with wide outer margins called the 63 Longprimer Sovereign (see a guest review here). With the recent paper improvements the Longprimer has been getting larger. There are still a market for those who prefer thinner Bibles. I still like the 32gsm edition that I reviewed years ago because...Read More
Zondervan’s NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible is another addition to the Bibles available for those of us who like artistic journaling. Instead of the full color artwork of the original Beautiful Word Bible this one has line drawings for us to color. ISBN: 9760310445579 Zondervan provided this Bible free for review. I was not required to give a positive review – only an honest one. _________________________________________________________ This Bible is available at (includes some affiliate links) Amazon Church Source DaySpring and many local Bible bookstores _________________________________________________________ COVER & BINDING This edition is hard cover with a dust jacket and includes...Read More
Even though there are have been variations in features, many publishers have had a KJV Ruby. And for good reason – it’s a small handy size with a sharp readable font. The TBS Royal Ruby Text Bible is a text-only compact KJV that’s available in a wide range of bindings. I’m reviewing the black calfskin with zipper and thumb-index. It’s produced for TBS by Cambridge and includes the familiar TBS additions. Like other TBS editions that I’ve reviewed, it comes in a nice slip case. _____________________________________ Buy from TBS _____________________________________ Features Text-only KJV Calfskin with zipper Opposing thumb...Read More
Hendrickson’s KJV Thinline Reference Bible is a low-end thinline with some no-nonsense features that many will appreciate. I like thinlines because they’re easy to carry, but unfortunately most low-end editions skimp on paper and print quality. They’re also usually glued. That’s not the case with this Hendrickson. To get this price it does make a few sacrifices. Are they worth it? Absolutely. In this review I’m taking a look at the imitation edition (ISBN: 9781619709591 provided for free by Hendrickson). _________________________________ Buy from (includes some affiliate links) Amazon Barnes & Noble and many local Bible bookstores _________________________________ BINDING The cover is...Read More
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