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Large Print Compact Reference Bible-KJV-Magnetic Flap
Large Print Compact Reference Bible-KJV-Magnetic Flap
by Hendrickson Bibles
Edition: Imitation Leather
Price: 10.84

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin..., 10 Sep 2010
A practical Bible small enough to carry anywhere.
One thing I will say is that if you've never had a tan coloured Bible before this might just be the one that gets you started on all thing tan or brown!

ESV Journaling Bible (Black)
ESV Journaling Bible (Black)
by Crossway Bibles
Edition: Leather Bound

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely beautiful..., 10 Sep 2010
Aside from the translation of the Bible, this is truly a beautiful book.
The calfskin leather feels like butter in hands. It makes you wish this were not a hardcover book.

There is ample space for your notes in the margins beside the Bible text. Yet, despite this extra space, the Journaling Bible never feels as though it's too big to carry around in your hand or in your bag. The text is set in two columns and is paragraphed although I can't help but yearn for a single column text that would give the poetry and speech in the text the breathing space that is so often missing in Bibles today.

This edition does not have an elastic strap to keep the book closed as some of the others do but I really don't think that's a drawback at all. This is a Bible you'll want to look after and, after you've spent years marking and re-marking it, perhaps even pass on to your children some day.
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Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Bible Nlt)
Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Bible Nlt)
by Tyndale
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 11.49

27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Living language for living faith..., 10 Sep 2010
The publisher's aim was to create a Bible translation that presents the Word of God in the 'heart language' of its readers. On this point, I think the NLT succeeds. Though I am a fan of the more literal translations, the NLT has firmly set itself as one of my favourite (and sometimes preferred) translations.

I truly appreciate how the NLT seems to capture something of the beauty of Scripture that more formal translations lose. A very good example is my favourite chapter of the Bible -- Habakkuk 3 -- in the NLT, the language is vivid, putting you right in the frame of the prophet's visions.

The text of this particular edition is set in two columns and the 8 point type is comfortable enough to read without your eyes straining too badly. If you want an NLT for reading rather than for study (as I did) then this edition is probably best for yoyu. However, I do think the reading experience could have been bettered if it had single column text and paragraphs.

Overall, a worthy addition to my library of Bibles. I'm glad to have been as surprised as I am with it.
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