Site icon Bible Buying Guide

Paperback KJVs from Amazon’s Publishing Platform

Paperback KJVs from Holy Spirit Publishing (1)

These paperback KJV Bibles were published under Amazon’s publishing platform. This is a popular publishing platform for all types of books (including mine), but until now I hadn’t seen a Bible published through Amazon. These Bibles include single books in various font sizes. They also have the full KJV text in a large size with a small print. They’re sold at cost and specifically focus on those that need giant and extra-giant print. I’m reviewing four editions, each in a different size.

The publisher provided these Bibles in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review, only an honest one. All opinions are my own.

______________________________________

These Bibles are available from Amazon (affiliate)

______________________________________

Table of Contents

  1. Video Review
  2. Materials
  3. Large Print
  4. Super Large Giant Font
  5. Extra Jumbo
  6. King James Bible
  7. Conclusion

Video Review

Table of Contents

Materials and Design

Each of the books, regardless of their size, is made with the same materials. All are high-quality paperback editions. All have a glossy coating with a plain black and white design. The paper is thick and ultra-opaque. It’s excellent for reading and marking.

They’re also priced like paperbacks, which is amazing for what you get. I’m familiar with Amazon’s pricing for self-publishing and I can tell these Bibles are sold at cost.

They do not have page numbers or any other information in the header or footer. This can make it difficult to know what chapter you’re in for the books with extra-large fonts. They’re not self-pronouncing and they’re text-only editions, so the text is clean and readable. Multiple books of the Bible are available in each series.

Table of Contents

Large Print

For the Large Print, I’m reviewing the Book of Isaiah. The overall size is 6 x 9 x 1/2″.

The large print is 16-point. It could easily be considered a giant print. It has 25 lines per page and around 7-9 words per line. The font itself is a sans-serif. The verse numbers are bold. Paragraphs are marked with pilcrows. The text is in single-column verse-by-verse with a ragged right edge. Italics are used for supplied words.

Each chapter provides the book name, chapter number, and the translation along with the first verse. Verses are not indented. The margins are large enough for notes. The margins are 1/2″ inner, 1″ outer, 1″ top, 1 3/8″ bottom. This is a good choice for group study because they’re easy to carry and have a good amount of writing space.

This is my overall favorite of the group. If I bought a full set of any of them, it would be this one. I love this size and the font is more than large enough for most people that need large or larger print.

Table of Contents

Super Large Giant Font

For the Super Large Giant Font edition, I’m reviewing the Gospel of John. The overall size is 8.5 x 11 x 3/4″.

The font is 36-point and it’s bold. This one is printed with serif and is my favorite font between these Bibles. The text is in single-column verse-by-verse with a ragged right edge. It has 16 lines per page with around 6 words per line. It’s a black-letter text and does not include italics for supplied words.

Verses are indented to help them stand out. The book name is placed at the beginning of each chapter above the first verse. I like this design for the chapter names. It sometimes (John 18, for example) places the chapter name on one page and the first verse on another, but this is rare.

Table of Contents

Extra Jumbo

For the Extra Jumbo edition, I’m reviewing the Book of Revelation. The overall size is 8.5 x 11 x 1/2″.

The font is 48-point. It’s bold and sans-serif. The text is in single-column verse-by-verse with a ragged right edge. This one is made for those that need the largest font possible in a book size that’s still easy to handle. Italics are used for supplied words. It has 11 lines per page with around 3-5 words per line. This means most pages have 1-1.5 verses. Verses are not indented. Each chapter provides the book name, chapter number, and the translation along with the first verse. The margins are 1″ inner, 1 1/8″ outer, 1 1/4″ top and bottom.

The words of Christ are in a lighter shade to stand apart from the rest of the text. I’m sure it was red-letter that was printed in black-and-white. I think it looks fine, but I do wonder if those that need a font this size would need the words of Christ a little darker. If it were too much darker it wouldn’t stand out, so I can see how it’s difficult to balance.

Table of Contents

King James Bible

This one is the entire King James Bible. The overall size is 8.5 x 11 x 1″.

The text is printed in four-column verse-by-verse with a ragged right edge. The font is labeled as 8-point, but it looks a lot smaller than that to me. I’d guess it as a 6-point. It’s a lightweight font. It’s printed with serif. It has around 7 words per line. It’s a black-letter text. Verses are indented. It does not include italics for supplied words.

This is an excellent Bible for the price, but it’s large for the size of the font. It’s also less necessary than the other editions because KJVs with larger fonts and smaller footprints are easy to find in this price range (or close to this price range). Still, it’s a good choice for marking or reading if you’re okay with the small font because of the thickness and opacity of the paper. The main advantage of the design is you get to see a lot of Scripture on a two-page spread, making this a panoramic design.

Table of Contents

Conclusion

These are excellent Bibles at a low price and they’re ideal for anyone that wants an extra-large or larger text. They’re great for carrying a single book of the Bible with you. They’re also great options to give away.

Without the chapter number in the header, it can be difficult to know what chapter you’re in. In Bibles with smaller fonts, this isn’t an issue because you’d only need to turn a page or two to see the beginning of the current of the next chapter. With fonts this large, it can require you to turn lots of pages to see the chapter number. This is minor, and only affects the reader when they’re searching for something specific.

I love all of the individual books. The full KJV is nice and the price is amazing, but the large book size and the small font make it less needed than the single editions. My personal favorite is the large print. The print is large enough for most readers and the book size is ideal for holding to read and to carry. It’s easy to carry when traveling or to hold and read. The black and white covers are plain, but they get the job done. These are excellent for anyone that needs extra-large fonts at an incredibly low price.

Table of Contents

______________________________________

These Bibles are available from Amazon (affiliate)

______________________________________

 

The publisher provided these Bibles in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review, only an honest one. All opinions are my own.

Exit mobile version