I know, you don’t see that many reviews of Hardcover Bibles these days. Well, get over it. This is a well constructed Bible and you’d be missing out if you overlooked it as a daily reader. I mean, seriously, this is a great Bible for reading. It arrived, wrapped in plastic like the picture above shows. The hard cover may not be supple like leather, but it add structure. You can hold this in your hands and it won’t flop all over the place. Plus, since the binding is a sewn one you won’t be fighting the cover to keep it open. Matter of fact if you look at the pictures I’m posting you can see many of the great qualities of this wonderful value. It is a New American Standard Bible (NASB) one of the most accurate English translations. It is printed on high quality paper with excellent contrast with the texts sharp black 10 pt. font. Very easy on the eyes to read for long periods of time. There are no notes or references in the text to distract you. The text is in a double column format. The margins are nice and wide for all kinds of note taking. The text block is very well glued into the book board. Lockman Foundation gave this thing a lifetime warranty.
They rounded the spine. You can also see the signatures and how they are stacked before being sewn to the signature tapes.
You can see the open side here. It is nice to see attention paid to manufacture like this.
This Bible comes with a 70 page concordance in the back as well as some really useful maps.
Here you can see how the Bible just opens flat right out of the box without needing to be broken in.
Another great feature of this binding is that they glued the first pages and last pages further up to keep the Bible bound in the cover and stop the pages from coming out.
and just look at the contrast of the black text on this bright white paper.
This particular Bible is printed right here in the good ol’ U.S. and it is very affordable. You should definitely keep one at your desk.
I included a feature list from another website at the bottom of the review for your convenience in case I left something out.
Here are some pictures I took of this Bible. I included a ruler in some of them so you can get an idea of the dimensions;
10 point type
8 Full-color maps
Unique binding that allows the Bible to lie flat
Smyth sewn binding
Expanded margins of 1″ for extensive note taking
Imported high quality French paper that doesn’t bleed through
Reinforced spine for increased durability
A lifetime guarantee
Number of Pages: 1564
Vendor: Foundation Publications Inc
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 9.75 X 7.0 X 1.75 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Text Layout: Wide Margin
Text Size: 9-10 Point
Text Color: Black Letter