Personal size giant print Bibles is one of my favorite categories. Bibles in this category are not meant to be the ‘everything’ Bible. They’re meant to give you a nice giant print in an overall size that’s easy to carry and use. This review takes a look at the NKJV Personal Size Giant Print Reference Bible from Thomas Nelson. This one is the pretty purple imitation leather edition without gilted edges and ribbons. Cover and Binding This is a personal size edition at 8.75 x 5.5 x 1 1/8. The cover is polyurethane with a paper liner. The cover...Read More
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Personal size Bibles are great for carry. Large print editions are some of the most popular choices for preachers. Not so much to study from, but if they have a good enough print and lay flat they can be good Bibles to preach from. The Personal Size Giant Print Reference Edition KJV from Thomas Nelson just might serve both of those purposes well at an affordable price. Cover and Binding This is a personal size edition at 8.75 x 5.5 x 1 1/8. The cover is polyurethane with a paper liner. It feels stiff and thin and tends to stay open a little bit after it’s been opened for a while. It does lay flat just after Genesis. Much to my surprise, the binding is sewn. I did not expect a sewn binding in a Bible at this price point. It doesn’t want to stay open except from Deuteronomy through Acts, but with enough use it will likely break in. I don’t think the cover would last long with good use, but at this price range it’s not bad. Paper and Print The paper is thin but not too thin. It has a slight rough texture, which makes me think it would be good for marking. It actually has a good level of opacity. The lines match up on most pages – adding to the readability. The font is...Read More
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 Story of the Bible by Larry Stone covers the history of the Bible in writing, translation, and its effect on civilization throughout the ages. Stone explores the history of the Bible from hand-written copies to modern day printings, and discusses the Scriptures from their original languages, to manuscripts, to the many English translations available both today and in the past. This book is not just a book; it is a museum in a book. It includes over 90 illustrations and 23 removable life-size reproductions from the world’s most important Bibles. These reproductions are inserted into pockets throughout the book. Timelines chart and show what took place when, giving the reader a firm grasp on the history of the Word of God. This is a fun book to read and thumb through. The images and reproductions help the reader grasp and appreciate the dangerous business of Bible translation and publishing. I especially enjoyed the sections on the Sumarian city of UR, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the first Bibles translated and printed into English. Stone explains why each scroll, manuscript, translation, and printing was important, and how they affected the people of the time. I highly recommend The Story of the Bible by Larry Stone. It is a fun and fascinating look at the story of the Bible. Thomas Nelson Publishers provided the review copy for...Read More
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