KJV Giant Print Thinline Bible

The Thomas Nelson KJV Giant Print Thinline presents the 2K/Denmark designed typeface in a 12-point font to create a KJV that’s easy to read and preach from but, at the same time, isn’t an overlay large Bible. It’s available in imitation leather in black or brown, and with or without thumb-index. I’m reviewing all four options. They’re made in China.

Thomas Nelson provided this Bible in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review, only an honest one. All opinions are my own.

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This book is available at (includes some affiliate links)

Amazon

Christianbook

and many local Bible bookstores

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  1. Video Review
  2. Cover and Binding
  3. Paper
  4. Typography
  5. Reading Plan
  6. Maps
  7. Comparisons
  8. Conclusion

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Cover and Binding

The covers are imitation leather and include paper paste-down liners. They’re Smyth sewn and have no trouble staying completely open on any page. They stay open better than any imitation leather I’ve seen. The thin format keeps it from feeling too large. The footprint does make it floppier than most Bibles. They have two satin ribbons. The overall size is 7.25 x 10.5 x 1″ and they weigh 2 lbs, 5 oz.

Black

The grain on the black imitation leather looks like goatskin. It’s perimeter-stitched and has a debossed pattern around the front perimeter. On the front is HOLY BIBLE printed in gold. The spine includes 5 smooth patches outlined in gold at the top and bottom with gold text printed in two of them. It has a black ribbon and a red ribbon.

Brown

The brown has a smooth texture with variation in the color. It also has a debossed design around the perimeter on the front and back, just inside the perimeter stitching. HOLY BIBLE is printed in gold on the front. The spine has patches of darker brown with gold designs within them. The text is also printed in gold. This one has a red ribbon and a dark brown ribbon.

Thumb Index

Both colors are available with and without thumb-indexing. The tabs are shiny black and the gold text stands out. The indexing places four books per tab. Most thumb-index editions have 3 books per tab, so this one can take longer to find books. I prefer one book per tab, but I’m picky.

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Paper

The paper seems to be in the mid 30’s in gsm. It’s white in color and has a slightly rough texture that makes it easy to turn. It’s highly opaque. It has no glare under direct light. Showthrough is barely noticeable.

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Typography

The text is presented in a double-column verse-by-verse format. Section headings are in all-caps. The header shows the page number in the center and the book, chapter, and verse in the outer margin. Verses are indented. The drop-cap is the chapter number.

The typeface is 12-point Comfort Print designed by 2K/Denmark. It’s dark and clear of distractions. There are no pilcrows (paragraph markers) or self-pronouncing marks. It’s red-letter. Both the black and red are highly consistent throughout. It’s printed with line-matching, meaning that the lines of text are printed in the same location on both sides of the page to reduce show-through.

It has around 8 words per line. It has a good amount of space between the lines. The text doesn’t feel crowded. It has a wide inner margin that helps bring the text out of the gutter. I find it easy to read and preach from.

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Reading Plan

It includes a 365-day reading plan. Each month shows the date with a morning and evening reading. The morning reading is from the New Testament, starting with Matthew, and the evening reading is from the Old Testament, starting with Genesis. It takes you through the Bible one time per year.

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Maps

It includes 7 full-color Thomas Nelson maps printed on 8 thick glossy pages. They’re printed in bright colors that lean toward earth-tones. They show topography, distance, routes, borders, possible locations of lost places, battles, elevation, cities, and locations for the events of Jesus’ ministry. It doesn’t include a map index, but the maps are annotated well, so they’re still easy to use.

Maps include:

  1. World of the Patriarchs
  2. Exodus and Conquest of Canaan
  3. Land of the Twelve Tribes
  4. Kingdom of David and Solomon
  5. Jesus’ Ministry
  6. Paul’s Missionary Journeys
  7. Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus

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Comparisons

Thomas Nelson Large Print Thinline

Thomas Nelson Large Print Thinline is a different layout, but its design and tools are similar. It has a smaller font and it’s smaller overall, making it easier to carry and manage. The paper isn’t as opaque, but it’s still good paper for the price. The cover doesn’t lay open as well as the giant print. I’d love to see this one with the same cover as the giant print. I’d also love to see it in the Premier Collection.

Thomas Nelson KJV Preaching Bible

Thomas Nelson KJV Preaching Bible is thicker but has a smaller footprint. It’s a reference edition with thicker paper, but the font size is similar. It doesn’t have any tools in the back. Both are excellent for preaching.

Thomas Nelson Giant Print KJV Premier Collection

Thomas Nelson Giant Print KJV Premier Collection is thicker and has a smaller footprint. It’s a full reference edition. The font is slightly smaller. This one is goatskin, but you can get the same layout in cheaper covers. Both are great for reading and preaching.

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Conclusion

The Thomas Nelson KJV Giant Print Thinline Bible is a joy to read and preach from. Even though it is a giant print edition, it doesn’t feel too large to use. The materials are better than most I’ve seen in this price range. The paper and print are highly readable. I especially like the cover that stays open to any page.

It will be available this fall in the Premier Collection. I think this is an excellent choice for a higher quality edition. It could end up being more difficult to handle than most because of the larger footprint and thin spine. Even in imitation leather, it’s a floppy Bible.

If you’re interested in a giant print text-only KJV that doesn’t feel like a large Bible, the KJV Giant Print Thinline from Thomas Nelson is a great choice.

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This book is available at (includes some affiliate links)

Amazon

Christianbook

and many local Bible bookstores

_________________________________________________________

 

Thomas Nelson provided this Bible in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review, only an honest one. All opinions are my own.

About The Author

Randy A Brown

WordPress writer by day, Bible reviewer by night, pastor all the time. And there's also that author thing.

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2 Comments

  1. Prentiss Yeates

    Great review Randy,
    I you were going camping, ( not real roughing it, just far away from cell towers), what bible would you recommend for durability, references, maps and can be bought on a budget
    Thank you

    Reply
    • Randy A Brown

      Excellent question! I’ll put some thought into this. Do you have a preference for translation and font size?

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