THIS LAMP…new Bible reviews

Rick Mansfield has recently posted his notes on several specific Bibles from various publishers. His reviews are thorough and well worth reading.

NLTse, “Premium Slimline Reference (Large Print) from Tyndale:

“I don’t consider myself all that picky, but after three years of the NLTse’s existence, I still couldn’t find a decent copy for public use. However, just last month Tyndale released an edition that, while not perfectly matching my wants/needs, is certainly an attractive edition and will do for now. I’ve picked up the NLT Premium Slimline Reference (Large Print) in “TuTone” colors of black with a vertical burgundy stripe on the front cover.”

HCSB, “The Minister’s Bible” from Holman:

“I’ve had my copy of the HCSB Minister’s Bible (Holman Bible Publishers, ISBN 1586401696) since February, 2006. Although I don’t use this Bible exclusively as a one-stop resource as perhaps it’s intended, I have used it for teaching, for preaching, for a funeral, and as of last Saturday for a wedding. And since I’ve only written about this Bible anecdotally in the past, I thought I might offer a few more thoughts on it now that I’ve had and used it for a while.”

ESV, “Single-Column Reference Bible” from Crossway:

“Crossway really seems to get wide-margin Bibles unlike any other publisher I’ve seen. I’ve heard from three different Bible publishers that wide-margin Bibles simply do not sell well. That may be, but it’s your teachers, preachers, and serious students of the Bible who will most likely use and benefit from a wide-margin Bible. And these are the folks that often influence what Bibles–especially Bible translations–that other believers use. […] Crossway not only seems to understand the above particular value of a wide-margin Bible (as evidenced by their varied editions of wide-margin Bibles), they also understand how a note-taker can use available space to the best advantage when taking notes. This is certainly made clear in the Single-Column Reference Bible.”

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