Category Archives: Bible Reviews

A Renovated Masterpiece: The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible in Black Calfskin (Personal Size with Apocrypha) Part 2

Last fall I took a look at the inside of a fresh new rendition of the King James Version–The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible.  I found it to be a strangely successful combination of seemingly contradictory impulses–refreshingly innovative in terms of … Continue reading

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Back in . . . Black: The NKJV Cambridge Clarion Reference Bible in Black Calf Split Leather

Since first receiving my ESV Clarion Reference Bible last summer, I’ve come to love this Bible, and it has even become my main, go-to English Bible for most purposes.  I am excited to have a chance to review one of … Continue reading

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ESV Cambridge Clarion Update: What’s the Deal with the Page Curling? And other Questions . . .

As promised, I have contacted the good people at Cambridge about pages that have a tendency to curl and about the initial run of text blocks that were discontinued in the UK. I have received a helpful and detailed response, … Continue reading

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DIY Leather Book/Bible Cover

I’ve always thought it would be cool to buy some leather and “hack” out a DIY leather-covered Bible or journal, or maybe even a book.  Granted, If you want the finished look of a Cambridge Bible or an Easton Press leather-bound book, you’re … Continue reading

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Saint John’s Bible: A New Illuminated Bible

Prior to the printing press, when book manuscripts were hand crafted, the high art form of illuminating manuscripts flourished.  Books and Bibles were decorated in the margins, and the decorations almost always contained gold and silver that made the book … Continue reading

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Fine-Tuning a Modern Classic: The New Black (Imitation Leather) ESV Pitt Minion

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While my search for the ideal pocket Bible will probably never truly end, for practical purposes I found the one that fits my needs best while I was still in grad school:  The Cambridge Pitt Minion Reference Bible.  So, when … Continue reading

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Reading the KJV Again for the First Time: The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible in Black Calfskin (Personal Size with Apocrypha) Part 1

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“Zeal to promote the common good, whether it be by devising anything ourselves, or revising that which hath been laboured by others, deserveth certainly much respect and esteem, but yet findeth but cold entertainment in the world.” –The Translators of the Authorized … Continue reading

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Where Premium Bibles and Innovative Ministry Meet: Abba Bibles/Biblias Abba

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“[T]he positive aspect of trade,” writes Isabel Hoving, is that “[t]he world gets stirred up together.” In our confused and chaotic flat-land world, the fact that we don’t know who we’re getting stirred up with can be a bit frightening. When you buy a … Continue reading

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Sound, Sound the Clarion! Cambridge Gets the Single Column Setting Right!

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To be honest, when I first pulled the brand new ESV Clarion Reference Bible in brown calfskin out of its box, I experienced a bit of a let-down feeling. I think that my disappointment was mostly a result of over-anticipation. … Continue reading

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Back in . . . Brown: The ESV Clarion at long last

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My return to the blogosphere has been prompted by the much delayed arrival of a review copy of the new, highly-anticipated ESV Clarion–in this case in brown calfskin.  I want to save my full review untill I have had some time … Continue reading

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