Category: Bible Reviews

Cambridge NKJV Pitt Minion Reference Bible – Review

The Cambridge NKJV Pitt Minion Reference Bible is a nice little reference Bible in the popular Pitt Minion setting from Cambridge. It’s easy to see why this setting is so popular: it’s a full reference edition with concordance and maps, all within a thin Smyth sewn book-block that’s easy to carry, and wrapped in a high-quality leather cover. It is available in calf split and goatskin. Both are excellent editions. In this review I’m taking a look at the black calf split leather.  This Bible was purchased for review. I was not in any way influenced by the publisher to give...

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Coming Soon – Cambridge KJV Turquoise Reference Edition

A Bible that I’ve been looking forward to from Cambridge is the KJV Turquoise Reference Edition. The Turquoise was originally published in the 1920’s and has been a popular reference edition among those who prefer large print. It’s a verse-by-verse double column setting with center column references. The Turquoise is a great choice for preachers or anyone preferring a large print KJV. The new edition will have the words of Christ while on earth in red letter. It includes a sewn binding with either goatskin or calf-split leather, India paper (I suspect it will be the same paper as the current...

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The New Living Message Bible Review

I love reading multiple translations of the Bible. I like seeing how translators with different backgrounds and educations bring ancient texts into modern languages. Often differences in translation give me insight into original meaning and strengthen my beliefs so I was interested in reading The New Living Message Bible. I knew it was at least part paraphrase (which should be thought of more as commentary than the Word of God) but I wanted to like it. Unfortunately I don’t. The Holy Bible – New Living Message Version (NLMV) is marketed as “compassionate Scripture for the modern world” and as...

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Crossway’s ESV Journaling Bible, Writer’s Edition

Crossway’s ESV Journaling Bible, Writer’s Edition, is different from most journal Bibles. Most place the text in either a double or single column with a large outer margin for notes and artwork. They usually have close to a square shape. Keeping a slim width while presenting a double-column layout, the Writer’s Edition places the writing space at the bottom of the page. In this review I take a look at the hardcover edition in black, ISBN: 9781433552809, which Crossway provided for free. _________________________________ Buy from (includes affiliate links) Amazon _________________________________ Cover and Binding My review copy has a black hardcover...

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Inspire: Proverbs Review

Tyndale recently sent me a copy of their new Inspire: Proverbs for review. This is a beautiful coloring/journaling book with the full text of the book of Proverbs in the NLT translation, large lined margins, and many beautiful line art illustrations. ISBN: 9781496426642 Tyndale provided this book free for review. I was not required to give a positive review, only an honest one. All opinions are my own. _________________________________________________________ This book is available at Amazon Barnes & Noble Books-A-Million Thrift Books and many local Bible bookstores _________________________________________________________ Construction & Text Those of you familiar with Inspire: Psalms will already know almost...

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