What's your favourite bible?
I am sitting with my bible open pondering Chapter 1 of John. I know, still! I have read it so many times yet right now I want to really digest every line slowly. So, I was wondering what your favourite bible is. I have two black, leather bound volumes that I bought from Church Bible Publishers in USA and had them shipped to me in Australia. The first one I chose is the "Classic" Red Letter Study Bible Signature Series (1917 Scofield Notes), and this is the link:
And the second one is Midsize Center Column Reference Bible “Turquoise” with thumbed index, and this is the link:
Both bibles have very good sized print and are very nice in the hand. Each one has a different concordance so if I can't find something I want in one it is usually in the other. The Turquoise has the full 15 pages of "The translations To The Reader" which is great. Both have slightly different maps to one another, as well.
Let me know what your best loved bible is!
I switch between my 400S1B note takers from Local Church Bible Publishers (bought before the LCBP/CBP split, when it was still quality), and my Cambridge Concord wide margin Bible. It really depends on what I am doing and where. If I am watching a sermon I will almost always use the note taker Bible because it is the first leather bound Bible I ever bought and it has all of my notes in it. If I am reading sometimes I will use the Cambridge, but I still lean quite heavily on just using the note taker's Bible. It is a black letter edition. I have been toying with the idea of buying the red letter edition that CBP puts out in the signature series leather, but as of yet I have not felt a serious desire to do so just to have the words of The Lord in red. If I wanted that distinction badly enough I could always just underline every place where The Lord talks with a red micron pen and that would suffice. I have had the note takers Bible since August 31st of 2015 and so far it has been a tank of a Bible. The only issue I have is that the first card stock sheet started to separate from the black sheet just inside the cover. A piece of tape will take care of that now since the sheet is just about filled up with notes.
my pocket size, zippered, red lettered cambridge King James Version, Holy Bible. the print is incredibly small but that actually helps out my eyeballs by focusing on tiny print and refocusing on the computer screen. I used to get eyeball head aches till I started using this little gem. it goes everywhere with me. in my bag, under my pillow, by my side! praise the Lord and his precious word!!!
i seem to come across bibles with gold dusting on them the one i have cost me about $30AU with gold dust however unfortunately there are some punctuation/printing mistakes in it, i found a old king james bible for $1 at a second hand bookstore and it had gold dust on it too i dont know why anyone would not want to keep it i feel like i was led their to get it, i like larger print too and to be honest i like the concordance, maps and other things in the back section, the text of the king james bible should be perfect in any new bible.
Best Bible hands down.... but unfortunately nearly out of stock http://localchurchbiblepublishers.com/bibles/bibles/hand-size/180e3t-hand-size-text-tan-3-piecetan-thread-executive/
No notes, no references. Just God's word.
Brian, That's a nice one. A really good size and 10pt type is easy to read. Thanks for the link; I like to see what the bible looks like!
I got my larger type sized ones so I can read it comfortably sitting on my bed, (where I do all reading) with the book on my lap. I would consider getting this hand size one. Nearly out of stock, you say?
That bible is $75.00AU and like all my two US bibles the freight is pricey to Australia. I will keep a note of this one all the same for when I fancy getting a smaller bible.
Thanks to Brian Harlow I have purchased a new smaller bible from Church Bible Publishers today. It is the Compact Centre Column Reference Bible in black and dark purple. Local Church Bible publishers do not ship internationally, btw, so it counts them out for me. It will arrive in around two weeks.
Jae, I have that Bible in blue. I bought it for my wife. The print is super bold which is nice. It is definitely a little smaller than I expected it to be.
Unfortunately, my favorite Bible by LCBP (the 180) is no longer in print. CBP currently does not offer that setting, which stinks because I think every Christian should have at least one plain text Bible for reading where they won't get distracted with man's notes or cross references. CBP tells me that they intend to carry that setting in the near future, so we will see.
Brian, it does look like a very nice small bible and I think that it will be a useful addition and definitely more portable than my two larger ones. I've been a subscriber to your Youtube channel for a while and so I just looked up your videos for checking out new bibles because I know that you have done several. Look what I found! How nice. Thank you very much for showing me the one I am awaiting (eagerly).
Thank the Lord for you pointing me in the right direction today!
Hello, I just joined up on this website tonight! Its actually way past my bedtime but I had to quickly leave a short post on this topic...
I recently purchased an Allen's wide margin Clarendon edition KJV directly from their UK website. It was quite an expensive purchase for me, I used up a special bonus I got from work... the exchange rate to AUS is nasty!
But I'm so glad I purchased it, it has exceeded my expectations in every way for a personal study Bible, and the pages are so beautiful to look at, it took a few months for me to work up to actually writing any notes in it.
I have many Bibles (no such thing as too many) but for sheer quality of production this far surpasses anything that I have ever seen. If there is anyone on the market out there for a wide margin, this one gets a massive recommendation from me!😀
I appreciate the quality of craftsmanship in an Allen Bible, but I do not like the Oxford text block with references. It is filled with subtle word change attacks at the text of the King James (you see it for a word and it says "or.....") and if I recall is even has a few pointers to the RV. If a person is looking for an Oxford type text block with references the Cambridge reference text block is good. I like a reference Bible for obvious reasons, but sometimes I find myself making references myself that were missed by the "reference Bible", some of them have been rather duh moment ones as well.