Favorite Bible color, size

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  1. uhdum

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    What is your favorite color and size for your Bible?

    I am partial to black leather slimline Bibles. They look sleek and are good for easy transportation :D

    My favorite Bible is a slimline KJV I received for high school graduation...I've word the name off the front and the writing off the side. I recently purchased a slimline NLT and slimline ESV...all three are easy to carry (even if it looks strange carrying them all) and combined are about the size of one giant print Bible [​IMG]
     
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    As far as the Bibles I carry, they are all burgun-
    dy, including my electronic one.

    The smaller the Bible, and the fewer the notes
    someone else has printed in it, the more I like it.

    So I bought a medium Bible cover and a cover
    for an average paperback book, sewed them
    together, and lined them with Velcro. A strip
    of Velcro on the back of the four Bibles I carry
    (NASV, NRSV, NIV, and KJV electronic) assures
    that they won't fall out.

    My colored pens, White-Out, and pencil are
    Velcroed, as is my little bottle of lotion, the
    one of Purell, my breath mints, and slimline
    glasses case. There is a pocket to hold my
    latest papers from services until I
    take care of them, and one to hold my check
    book and the gold dollar coins I slip into the
    children's hands on occasion. I'm set to go!

    Signed--
    The Velcro Queen (as my children calll me)
     
  3. Clay Knick

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    Burgundy, if there is a choice.

    I like the size of the ESV Classic Reference
    Edition, but I look forward to the
    new edition coming out next month.

    I prefer black letter to red letter when
    given a choice.

    Clay Knick
    Bible Lover
     
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    Hunter Green, though hard to find (I do have a hunter green NKJV)

    Black next choice. Large print. Wide Margin.
     
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    Mine is navy, but my bible cover is burgandy. I wanted a navy cover, but they are hard to find in something thats not canvas.I also wanted one with extra space, I have a zipper area for my notebook and plenty of places for pens and highlighter. I wanted my bible more protected, as I had some water damage earlier this year.
    My bible is about 3 inches thick,I like lots of space for making notes in. I wish now I didn't have a study bible,(someone elses ideas) but it was a birthday gift from my husband a few years after we were saved,a nd I don't want another bible, plus it has all my notes in it.
     
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    I prefer a 6" x 9" and no more than 1.5 inches thick, preferably about 1.25 inches thick. Color can either be black or burgundy.
     
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    For preaching a slimline bible with large print, mine is a genuine leather, red cover (they call it burgundy but it is red), black letter.

    I carry a Palm with a KJV, NIV and NASB to meetings and such that way I also have my calander and a small word processer, I love it!

    For study bibles, wide margin, genuine leather seem to hold up the best compared to the hard-back ones I have purchased.
     
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    Only slightly off topic:

    Anyone else out there with the old NASB with the orange padded cover? (Published in the '70s.) Trouble was, the color wore off on the edges and spine and it picked up grime easily. Still reads well, thought.
     
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    A slimline with large print? Awesome, I didn't know such a Bible existed lol.

    That means it can be small yet easy to read at the same time? Neat!
     
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    I don't have a single favorite, which is why I have so many Bibles on my shelf! But I do have some preferences. Where I was raised, the Bible wasn't just the Book, it was the Black-Backed Book, and the Puritan in me still delights in that stately color. The real question isn't color but material. Bonded leather is definitely out. I think goatskin is ideal, although some older hands with sealskin swear by it. The Bible should be bound so that it lies flat when opened. My preference is for full yapp and art-gilt edges.

    With a limp binding, you really need the proportions to be slim and wide. Not necessarily a wide-margin Bible, but one that doesn't skimp on the borders. That way, it has the right feel in your hand.

    Mark
     
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    Extra large print with a Dark Black Cover web page
     
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    I have had so many different Bibles I've lost count. I donated most of them.

    My fav. now is a slim black bonded leather King James version with gold gilt pages. I put tabbies on it so that I could follow Bible studies and sermons more easily and quickly (as shamefully, I cannot find the books of the Bible on my own quickly enough). My only complaint is the print is sort of on the small side. I had a larger Bible, but it was not easy to travel with.

    I've had TEV, NIV, NRSB, & KJV (have read from NLT, NKJ and others). I like KJV the most (wouldn't go back to any other verson now).
     
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    Uhdum . . . you are a genius. Black Thinline (Slimline) is the only way to go. My number one preference for a Bible (as any book) is that is lays flat when I open it, just as J. Mark Bertrand suggested. Strangly enough, my own experience has found the exact opposite solution as Bertrand in that bonded leather seems to open better the genuine for me (genuine is too thick and sterdy), a good bonded leather is cheap enough to bend. Either way, I always work all my of my books until they read flat. My number two prefernece is that it is thin, and my number three preference agrees with Chris Temple that it have large print.

    I have Slimline ESV, NLT, and NIV and am looking for KJV, NKJV, and NASB. All the last three I have found are published by Broadman & Holman Publishers and I can't get them to lay flat if I vice them down to the table! My ultimate dream is a Thinline with only the Greek and Hebrew Text (no interlinear, key, or any of that).
     
  14. jmbertrand

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    Pete,

    The binding itself, and not the cover material, will determine whether the Bible will lie flat, although a stiff cover will definitely impede the process, whether it is made of leather or 'bonded' leather. There is a great range of variety in calfskin bindings -- some are far too stiff, while others are quite limp. The latter are what I prefer. The Berkshire leather on my original Cambridge wide-margin (which I have since given away) was superb, while the calfskin on the replacement was as stiff as a board (so much so that it was impossible to turn the pages without putting my hand inside the cover -- very annoying!). Later, I found the same Bible in calfskin that was supple and limp, and that's the one I teach from now. According to the box, the two Bibles were the same, but they were actually quite different. As the song says, you better shop around.... [​IMG]

    Mark
     

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