A Review of the, “400E1R Mid-Size Note Takers Red 1 Piece (Executive)”
First a little about Local Church Bible Publishers, if you are like me, I had never heard of them, until I did a search on youtube for quality leather covered, sewn binding Bibles. Then I was confronted with what seemed to be southern brother touting the virtues of his LCBP Bible. I was a curious. The cover looked pretty good and the inside cover was edge lined as well as perimeter stitched.
I searched some more and found the video of their manufacture process. I was pretty impressed, but then I found out that they only make the authorized 1611 King James. Now, I don’t have a problem with using a 1611 King James, I just happen to like the NASB and a couple other modern translations better. Now all you KJV onlyists settle down out there, and stop calling me a heretic long enough to read about the positive features of the LCBP Mid-Size Note Takers wide margin Bible. If you want to find out what LCBP is all about you can follow this link to their about page.
As for their products, I have a couple of their Bibles and have found them to be generally superior to all other Bibles in their price range as far as the construction and materials go. The Mid-Size Note Takers in Red Leather came in a cardboard box. The Bible inside was wrapped horizontally and vertically with paper. It was not damaged at all in the shipping process. The first couple of things I noticed when I took it out of the packaging was the smell of leather and the bright red cover. It was very red. It stands out. You don’t see many Bibles as red as this one.
I’ve seen burgundy Bibles, but this is straight, bright, and red. I also noticed that the cover was very soft. It wasn’t shiny and slick like cheaper pigskin leather. I also noticed that it didn’t have much of a texture to it. At first when I went to open the Bible I was being careful turning the pages because I didn’t want to tear the pages if they were stuck together, but me apprehensions were unfounded. The gold gilded page edges didn’t stick together at all.
The cover is very supple and can be rolled up without hurting it.
The inside cover lining is perimeter stitched to the outer cover and is just as flexible as the outer cover. The liner is black. The perimeter stitching is red like the cover and two matching ribbon markers. This is an edge lined Bible. The Bible, despite its name is not mid-size. It is 9.9″ x 6.75″ x 1.75″
I think that their designation of mid-size is in relation to the Bibles they produce and not representative of what we see in the market. The spine has the words, “Holy Bible” at the top and, “Authorized King James” in the middle, and then at the bottom, “Church” heat stamped in gold foil.
The Paper is opaque and thick. There are generous 2.5” margins for note taking.
The paper is thick enough to endure being written on and have minimal show through. The 11 point font is printed clear and sharp. This is a black letter edition all text is black. The text is arranged in a single column verse format. This aids in ease of use and lends itself to note taking and referencing.
The binding is sewn giving this Bible durability and flexibility.
It has a concordance and maps in the back. This Bible is printed and bound in the U.S.A. by LCBP as ministry. You can purchase it at the link below.