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New Bible Releases for April 2018

Here is the list of new Bible releases for April 2018. You might recognize a few of them since a handful of March Bible releases got postponed.

Please keep in mind I’m using the most current information I have available. Things happen (good and bad) and release dates get moved both directions with little advance notice sometimes. I welcome corrections and additions and this post will be updated throughout the month of April 2018 if new information becomes available.

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New release dates

The Schuyler KJV Personal Size Canterbury will start shipping in early April.  Identical in pagination to the regular Canterbury this is a lighter more portable version still featuring ornamental drop caps, art gilt edging, and many other premium features. (Randy’s review of the full size Canterbury here) (Randy’s review of the Personal Size Canterbury coming later this month)

Schuyler’s Journals will also start shipping in early April. These 240 page journals printed and bound by Royal Jongbloed are available in 5 different colors and are Smyth Sewn and bound in goatskin with lined 70 GSM paper and art gilt edging.

The Cambridge Turquoise Reference Edition Bibles will ship mid to late April. Available in more than one black cover direct from Cambridge and blue or brown goatskin from Evangelical Bible this is a beautiful Bible. It is a large print KJV reference Bible originally printed in the 1920s being reprinted in premium editions with a redesigned concordance. See Randy’s review here.


The ESV Archaeology Study Bible’s release date got moved to the end of April. It’s notes are from a team of field-trained archaeologists. It has over 2,000 study notes, 400 full-color photographs, 200 maps and diagrams, and 200 informational sidebars designed to help people understand the historical and cultural context of the Biblical text. It also includes 15 longer articles, 4 timelines, and book introductions and will be available in hard cover, leather, and TruTone. (Randy’s review coming later this month)

The NKJV A Woman After God’s Own Heart Bible from Kregel Publications is now set to release near the end of April. It’s core feature is the 250 highlighted verses that have most impacted author Elizabeth George’s life.  Available in three different covers it also has several other features like 25 topical reflections, daily devotionals integrated with a daily reading plan, 150 biographies of women of the Bible and more.

Study Bibles

The update to the NLT Life Recovery Bible will be available in Large Print the first week of April. This 25th Anniversary Edition is designed for those recovering from addiction and those leading recovery groups and points to God as the primary source of recovery. It includes new articles with a fresh perspective on recovery as well as the material that has already proved helpful for millions of people with the text in a 10.5 point font. (Review coming the first week of April)

ESV Reformation Study Bible, Condensed Edition from Ligonier Ministries was due to ship near the first of the month (it looks like they might have started shipping early). Containing the full ESV text and the most important of the notes from the Reformation Study Bible this portable single column Bible is designed for study on go.

Holman will be releasing the CSB Study Bible for Women near the middle of the month. A comprehensive study Bible prepared for women and by women one of it’s key features is the “threads” of specialized study thoughtfully woven throughout pointing you to God’s larger story. It also includes word studies, extensive book introductions, character profiles, and many additional study helps. It has an 8 point font and will be available in three different covers.

The CEV Challenge Study Bible is due out at the first of the month. With notes from Don Wilkerson this Bible is designed to help those working with new converts, especially ones who are struggling to maintain a victorious life in Christ.   It includes inspirational and instructional quotes from various church leaders throughout the centuries, each listed in the Topical Index for ease of use.

The New Everyday Life Bible from Joyce Meyer has a mid April release planned. With updated notes to go along with the newest edition of the Amplified Bible text it will be available in paperback, hardback, imitation leather (pink or gray) and ebook format.

Barbour is releasing  a KJV Cross Reference Study Bible Women’s Edition around the middle of the month. Containing all the features of the Cross Reference Study Bible (6,500 notes, 100+ pages of study helps) they have added 56 Pages of Full-Color Topical Study and Devotional Content, Bible promises, prayer inspiration, bios of female heroes of the faith and much more. It will be available in a berry and gray imitation leather cover.

Other Bibles

Church Bible Publishers will have the 120 red letter Cameo Bible available in April. This Bible will have red letter text in Matthew through Revelation and has the text centered to give you wide margins on both sides.

Church Bible Publishers will also be starting their Build-A-Bible program this month. Customers will be able to choose a text block then choose a cover (leather type and in some instances color), and bonus features. The extra features available at the programs roll out will be size,color, and quantity of ribbon markers and a yapp or zipper option available for some covers.

Tyndale and the Institute for Bible Reading will release Immerse Prophets at the beginning of the month. The last of the six volume text-only Bible set to be published, Prophets includes 15 of the of the Old Testament prophetical books divided into four groupings depending on the period in Israel’s history that the prophets spoke. The paperback edition is available only from Tyndale but ebook format is available at a variety of online book sellers.  (Review coming soon)

Final Thoughts on New Bible Releases for April 2018

While not the biggest set of new releases of the year April has a lot of interesting Bibles. Several of this months releases would make nice Mother’s or Father’s Day gifts. Do you think Bibles make nice gifts? What is the best Bible you’ve received as a gift? The best one you’ve given as a gift? Which of this month’s releases would you consider giving or add to your wish list?

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If you know of a Bible releasing in April or a Bible publisher that wasn’t included please contact me at so I can add it(them). You can also contact me if you have a Bible releasing in the next few months so I will be sure to include it in the correct new release post. Please label your email Bible releases.

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About The Author

Lucinda Brown

Homemaker, Pastor's Wife, and former homeschooler (my kids graduated). I love to read (especially God's Word) but am a reluctant writer. Besides reading I enjoy cooking, gardening, and a large variety of crafts. I don't consider myself an expert at any craft and am always finding new crafts and art mediums I want to try.

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