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Hendrickson Large Print Wide Margin Bible KJV – Review

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The King James Version Large Print Wide Margin Bible by Hendrickson is a brand new design that contains a set of features that are not available together in any other wide margin Bible: including large print, red-letter, and section headings. This is a nice edition at an affordable price, making this a great choice for taking notes and creating your own Study Bible.

Pros

Cons

Features

Where to Buy

Amazon: Large Print Wide Margin Bible-KJV

Cover and Binding

This edition is in hard cover. It is section sewn and seems to be well-made. It lies flat with no trouble at all.

Paper

The paper is thick and opaque. It has a slight cream tint, making it easy to read. The paper isn’t shiny. It would be good for using pens and pencils. This is some of the best paper found in a Bible. I would like to see all Bibles use this paper. My only complaint is that there is no paper in the back for notes. It’s not a big deal, and it wouldn’t keep me from buying this Bible, but at least a few sheets would have been nice.

Layout

This is a standard double-column, verse format. It has wide margins on all four sides. References are placed within the text. The top of the page contains the book name, chapter, and verse. On the left page is the first complete verse that appears on the page. On the right page is the last verse that appears on the page. Page numbers are placed at the top of the page in the middle.

The margins are 1.25 inches on the outer margin and 1 inch on the inner margin. There is 1 inch for the top and bottom.

Text

The font is 11-point with a decent leading. It’s about a medium darkness. It is not self-pronouncing, so there are no markings within the text. It’s very readable. It is good to see a wide-margin Bible in large print. This one is able to give a large font and still have a usable margin. This does require the Bible to be larger, but fortunately it’s not very heavy. I’m used to larger Bibles, so I don’t find this to be a problem.

This is a red-letter edition. The red continues through Revelation. It’s about a medium to light shade of red.

References

References are placed after the verses. The font is smaller than the text. They’re not keyed to the text, so there’s no way to know which portion of a verse that the reference is for. This keeps the text itself very clean and easy to read. There are 3 references for Genesis 1:1. The references are enough to be helpful without taking up too much room. If the references were placed in a center-column, the text would have to be smaller. I am willing to have fewer references in order to have the larger font.

Section Headings

The section headings are one of my favorite features of this Bible. Section headings are usually included in other Bibles, but wide-margin KJV’s are often published without them. It’s good to see them here. These are printed in a bold font and there are lots of them. The font is different from the one used for the text. It is sans-serif and looks very modern.

Special Features

The special features are lists of verses. They include key promises, harmony of the Gospels, miracles of the Old Testament, parables of the Old Testament, miracles of the New Testament, parables of the New Testament, and Old Testament prophecies of the Passion.

Concordance

The concordance is also in large print. It’s a very basic concordance with 76 pages. It has 18 entries for ‘God’. It also has God as an idol as a separate entry, with 6 entries. It’s not extensive, so you’ll need a better concordance for study, but it’s not bad for use on the go.

Maps

There are 8 color maps on thick glossy paper. They look great and are easy to use. I would like to see an index to maps. That’s a feature usually reserved for premium editions.

Conclusion

This is not the same Bible as Hendrickson’s previous Large Print Wide Margin. In my opinion, this Bible is nicer due to better paper and bold section headings. The paper is opaque and has a cream tone (my favorite type of paper) and the print is large and readable. Even though this is a large Bible, it’s not a heavy Bible (the hard cover edition. I’m not sure about the others). I still found it easy to carry and use. I can’t speak to the durability, but for this price-point (~$27) it’s worth buying and replacing as needed. The price-point also makes it a great choice for those wanting to write in a Bible but don’t want to start with a premium edition. I highly recommend the Large Print Wide Margin Bible from Hendrickson for personal study, journaling, teaching, and preaching.

Where to Buy

Amazon: Large Print Wide Margin Bible-KJV

 

Hendrickson Publishers provided this Bible free for review. I was not required to give a positive review- only an honest review. My opinion is my own.

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