Category: Crossway

ESV Single Column Legacy Bible Review

Crossway’s ESV Single Column Legacy Bible has a beautiful layout with the design philosophy of the perfect page. It has wide margins, thick paper, and a large font. Made with readers in mind, Crossway has set a new standard in page layout. Pros Layout designed to improve readability Wide margins 9-point font Sewn binding Cons No references Features 2011 ESV Presentation pages Single-column paragraph format 9/10.75 font 1.25” wide margins 36 gsm Thincoat Plus paper Marginal headings Translation notes Brown/Cordovan TruTone Sewn binding 1680 pages Concordance 8 maps Ribbon marker Gilted edges Printed by Legatoria Editoriale Giovanni Olivotto, Vicenza, Italy 9 x 6 x 1.5 ISBN: 978-1-4335-3087-6 Where to buy Christianbook: ESV Single Column Legacy Bible, Pocket Cover, TruTone, Brown/Cordovan, Portfolio Design Amazon: ESV Single Column Legacy Bible (TruTone, Brown/Saddle, Timeless Design) (Esv Bibles) Cover and Binding The cover a two-tone brown TruTone (a soft imitation leather) with paper liner. I was able to curl it around in any shape I wanted and it went back to lying flat. To me it feels like calfskin. I love the look and feel of the grain. The cover is sewn around the edges, adding strength. The cover is very flexible. The binding is Smyth sewn, so it lays flat. It does take some breaking in before it will lay flat in Genesis.     Paper The paper is 36 gsm (grams per square...

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Crossway ESV Large Print Thinline Reference Bible Review

  Crossway has filled the ESV large print void with their recently released ESV Large Print Thinline Reference Bible. It’s a true thinline at one inch thick, but still has a 10.5 font and manages to find room for 80,000 cross-references. The unique layout sets the cross-references away from the text, improving readability. Pros Large print Line matching 1 inch thick Sewn binding Cons References are small- may be difficult for some readers needing a large print Bible Features include: 2011 ESV text Family Records section Preface to ESV Explanation of Features 10.5 font Red-letter TruTone cover Sewn binding Ribbon marker 8 Maps 80,000 cross-references Translation notes 2 column text Table of Weights and Measures Gilted edges 1248 pages 9.5 x 6.5 x 1 ISBN: 978-1-4335-3281-8 Lifetime guarantee   Available from: Christianbook: Crossway ESV Large Print Thinline Reference Bible Amazon: Crossway ESV Large Print Thinline Reference Bible   Cover and Binding The cover of this edition is an imitation leather known as TruTone. I really like Trutone. It’s economical and  has a great look and feel. I like how they press designs into the cover. The cover feels soft to the touch. It has a smooth grain- kind of like calfskin. The edges of the cover are stitched. This helps improve the quality of the cover construction, making the Bible last longer. It is paper lined, which makes the cover slightly...

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Coming Soon – ESV Single Column Heritage Bible from Crossway

–UPDATED – now with a look at the interior– Releasing April 30, 2013 is Crossway’s ESV Single Column Heritage Bible. At 7.3 x 5, it will be an excellent Bible for reading and carry. It will be available in affordable TruTone and elegant Calfskin. Here’s more info from Crossway’s site: About ESV Single Column Heritage Bible The ESV Single Column Heritage Bible is an elegant and practical edition for frequent readers of God’s Word. The Bible text is presented in a beautiful and highly readable single-column setting. The portable format, familiar dimensions, larger font size, and line-matching make this Bible perfect for extended reading and reflection. Single-column format Black letter text Maps Lifetime Guarantee Specifications Format: Calfskin Page Count: 1,824 ISBN-10: 1-4335-3738-9 ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-3738-7 Trim Size: 5.0 in x 7.375 in Weight: 31.0 ounces Published: April 30, 2013 Type Size: 9.0 Page Layout Single Column Additional Features Sewn Binding Maps   Here’s a look at what’s inside (Thanks to Chris Bloom for asking and to Lindsay from Crossway for providing the images):   The interior bares a similarity (but with slightly fewer words per line) to Crossway’s ESV Single Column Journaling Bible, one of my all-time favorite Bibles. The Single Column Heritage will be a Bible to look forward...

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Bibles of 2012

2012 saw a lot of amazing Bibles and we reviewed a few of them here at Bible Buying Guide. Here’s a quick look at the 2012 releases and links to our reviews: We started the year with the Cambridge Concord in calf-split leather, a fine specimen of Bible craftsmanship. This is a new cover for the original Concord. It’s much stiffer than calfskin and has a nice pebbly grain. It is a nice size and has a bold 8-point font. The red-letter is sharp and bold. The paper is very nice and opaque. The Concord has a great set of study tools with a glossary and dictionary, making the Concord a fine study and reading Bible.   Hendrickson released the AW Tozer Bible that included over 500 selections from 40 volumes of writings from 20th century writer AW Tozer. Tozer’s writings are presented in three categories called On Scripture, Reflections, and Challenges. The AW Tozer Bible can be used as a study Bible and devotional Bible.   New Leaf Press released the Henry Morris Study Bible, a large print study Bible with the focus on young earth creationism from the writings of Henry Morris. It includes commentary with a focus on creation and 22 appendixes that cover creation, science, the flood, the Bible, and more.   One of our most popular reviews was the Cambridge Clarion ESV. It follows the layout design of...

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Crossway ESV Global Study Bible Review

  The Global Study Bible from Crossway is a study Bible that focuses on cultures across the globe and how to apply Biblical themes to an international context. The focus is on global issues such as government, the Church, world religions, social ethics, missions, and evangelism. I am reviewing the hard cover edition. Features include: 2011 ESV text Black letter Introduction and timeline for each book References Headings Paragraph format Two column layout 12,000 study notes that includes facts and profiles 120 maps and illustrations 14 articles Glossary Table of Weights and Measures 56 page concordance 16 pages of maps 7.5 font for text, 6.5 font for notes Free access to the Online Global Study Bible Sewn binding 8.6 x 5.6 x 1.75 It is available from: Christianbook: ESV Global Study Bible Hardcover Amazon: ESV Global Study Bible (English Standard Version) Cover and Binding This edition is hard cover, although it is also available in paperback and imitation leather. The hard cover and imitation leather editions have a sewn binding, so they lay flat when opened. I would consider this a large hand-size Bible.   Text and Paper The font is 7.5 point with a good amount of space between the lines (leading). The font is sharp and consistently dark. The references are much smaller and can be difficult to read. The notes are 6.5 point with the pop-out boxes being...

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