The Wide Margin Loose Leaf Reference series of Bibles from Hendrickson Publishers are a note-taker’s dream come true. Having both wide margins and loose leaf pages means you can take notes within the margins, but you are not limited by just the space on the page. You can add as many sheets of paper as you need, anywhere you need. This is great for adding articles, charts, outlines, definitions- just about anything you could possibly need for teaching, preaching, or study. They are available in many translations including KJV, ESV, NASB, NRSV, NIV, and some are available with study notes. This is a review of the KJV edition. Here are the basic features. Epistle dedicatory 40lb paper 1 inch margin, 1.25 inch on the outside margin 1873 edition KJV 9 point font 19 blank sheets – 38 blank pages front and back Center column reference Headings in the text Translators notes Footnote indicators 1048 pages 8 ½ x 11 pages 13 ¼ x 11 ¾ x 5 1/21 binder 123 page concordance Printed in USA Text The text is black letter and is sharp and crisp. It has a nice bold 9-point font, with what looks to me to be a 10-point leading, that is easy to read and mark. The text is not self-pronouncing, but it does have headings in the text and footnote indicators that tie the...Read More
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Coming in September from Thomas Nelson is the Gaither Homecoming Bible. Here’s more information from the publisher: The Gaither Homecoming Bible makes the Bible come alive for those seeking truth in the twenty-first century—even for those who think they already know it. For years, Bill and Gloria Gaither have reached millions of people across generations with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Their music of joy, thanksgiving, and praise ushers people into the presence of God so that He can do His wondrous work in their lives. This beautiful Bible featuring the New King James Version (NKJV) is one that you will treasure for years to come. Features include: Inspirational and insightful Scripture devotions by the Gaithers and other favorite Homecoming artists Articles on beloved hymns, gospel songs, and Gaither classics and the inspiration behind them Original poetry by Gloria Gaither to enlighten and inspire Quotes by greats of the faith, reflecting on the importance of music in the life of believers Words of Jesus in red...Read More
In August, Thomas Nelson will re-release the Open Bible in KJV. Here’s more information from Thomas Nelson Publishers: The study Bible that gets you quickly and fully into the Word. Find what you need! The Open Bible, King James Version is designed for the hungry reader. This Bible is filled with amazing study aids including comprehensive book introductions and outlines, 64-page concordance, Read-Along references and translation notes, and the classic Biblical Cyclopedic Index covering more than 8,000 textual entries. The Open Bible, King James Version also features a seven-step method on How to Study the Bible, a Visual Survey of the Bible, The Christian’s Guide to the New Life, and The Greatest Archaeological Discoveries of the Bible. This outstanding Bible is available in hardcover and bonded leather. Features include: Authorized King James Version text Biblical Cyclopedic Index Christian’s Guide to the New Life Visual Survey of the Bible Book introductions and outlines Concordance Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles. Open Bibles sold to date: More than 3 million The King James Version-The most successful Bible translation in history with billions of copies...Read More
The A. W. Tozer Bible from Hendrickson Publishers is a study/devotional Bible with writings from one of the 20th century’s most beloved Christian authors. A. W. Tozer was a Pastor, Preacher, Teacher, and Student who wrote many books in his 40-year ministry. This Bible includes over 500 selections from his writings. Here’s a look at some of the key features: Brief biography of A. W. Tozer Epistle Dedicatory (dedication to King James) Over 500 Tozer selections King James Version Book introductions Textual Headings Words of Christ in red Outer side-column references 145 page Concordance 8 pages of Maps 9.50 x 6.25″ x 1.75″ Text The font looks to be a more modern digital font. I’m not sure of the font’s size, but it looks close to 9-point. It has extra leading between the lines, giving plenty of room to underline. There are no footnotes indicators in the text itself. This makes the text very clean and readable. One of my favorite features is the text layout. Poetry is set in verse format which is offset from the regular text. I like the way this looks. It helps not only to identify the genre of Scripture, but also makes the text more readable. The reference of the first verse that appears on the page is printed at the top of each page. Paragraph markers continue throughout the New Testament. Headings...Read More
The new Cambridge Paragraph Bible is now available in personal size. This is an important Bible for KJV readers as it presents the KJV text as intended by the translators. This reconstruction of the 1611 format is the scholarly work of Professor David Norton. It is in paragraph style and includes the translator’s notes in the margins. Poetry is set in verse style. It is available in either hardcover or leather, and with or without the Apocrypha. Here are the basic features: 5.25 x 8.25 x 1.75 Translators to the Reader Translators notes Calfskin or hardcover With or without Apocrypha 8.7 Swift Font The edition I am reviewing is the gray hardcover with Apocrypha. The hard-cover editions do not have ribbons. This Bible is a revision of the larger format Paragraph Bible that came out in 2005. Even though this is considered a personal size Bible, it is still not a small Bible. It is about the size of the Concord, only thicker. It’s still a good size for carrying and reading. Text The text is an 8.7 Swift font. It is easy to read and doesn’t feel too small. There is more than average space between the lines of text, so there’s plenty of white space to help the readability. Some lines line up with the lines on the back of the page. These lines are easier to...Read More
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