Hardback or Leather ?

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  1. Rocco

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    I know this may be off topic .Do you guy's and girls buy hardback or leather Bible's.Years ago I would get only a leather or bonded leather .But over the last 25 years. I like you have many many Bible's in different versions .The last few years I usually buy a hardback if I like it alot I'll order a Leather .I bought a ESV in hardback after I read it I got one in Leather .
     
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    I use hardbacks for my study Bibles and leather for preaching.
     
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    Same here...however, my harback bibles fall apart quicker than the leather bound ones.
     
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    Hardbacks do fall apart more quickly, and so do
    bonded leather. If you want the Bible for a lifetime,
    get one bound in real leather, then treat it nice: </font>
    • Learn how to treat a brand new Bible before you even open it, in order to let it age more gracefully. If you don't know the recommended process, someone will likely write it here.</font>
    • Don't fold the covers back upon themselves.</font>
    • Don't carry papers, notebooks, pens, and programs inside of them.</font>
    • Carry them in a book case made for Bibles.</font>
    • Don't use liquid highlighters.</font>
    • If you write in them, put them on a flat surface to do so, not upon your lap.</font>
     
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    I do not buy hardbound bibles; it's leather for me. I used to try and buy only genuine leather bibles, but now the quality of bonded leather is such that sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference. Also, I have found that many of my bonded leather bibles hold up just a well as the genuine leather bibles do.
     
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    Cambridge french morocco leather. Sweetest binding on earth. I have a wide margin and a handy size. [​IMG]
     
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    I forgot to add that I have a MacArthur Study Bible in hardback and used to have a Ryrie hardback. I bought them for reference purposes, so the hardback binding was nice for storing them on the shelf.
     
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    Where I attend, I am privileged to be able to sit at a
    table throughout the service, but to do so, I must sit
    in the back. There, Bible study is paramount --
    one of the main purposes for attendance.

    For such congregations, it would be nice if the
    backs of the pews had a desk area, or if there were
    desk tops that would pull out from seats. Since
    no one is apparently making these, and school
    desks are not particularly wonderful for such
    purposes, we need someone to invent a thin,
    light-weight, folding lap-top-desk that would be
    simply placed upon one's lap. It could be similar
    to those doolie-jobbers they use in stores, in
    order to fold shirts.
     
  9. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Amazing that we have the resources that we can discuss the kind of bindings we prefer, isn't it. How many geneartions would have given ANYTHING for a scrap of the Bible, even unbound?
     
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    And that is why it behoves those of us with such
    resources to be careful to study and to make our
    knowledge available for those without the privilege.
    Who knows, too, how such abilities and knowledge
    may be used in the future.

    In both our pasts and the present, there have
    been those who were forbidden Bibles and other
    resources, but because they had been faithful in
    their studies, they werre able to continue to feast
    upon the Word because it was in both their hearts
    and their heads, and they were able to pass this
    knowledge on to others in their same position.
    Viet Nam, China, Russia, Sudan . . . prisons,
    prison camps, other captivity -- In Our Life Times!
     
  11. TomVols

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    Ditto, but I have used hardbacks a time or two in the pulpit.
     

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