What Bibles Do We Recommend?

It is asked by everyone and can become very stressful...”What Bible should I get?” We hope to help in this big decision….here at JPM we only use the Authorized (King James) Bible due to its Text Reliability and History. We will soon publish an in-depth White Paper on why we choose and only use the Authorized (King James) Bible but for now, here are a list of Bibles that we recommend for New Christians and Christians wanting to replace their worn out Bibles. We will start with the #1, then proceed with the other recommended Options.

My Personal Choice - The Church Bible Publisher's 120 Red Letter Wide Margin Cameo

This Bible is my personal favorite due to the wide margins and the bold medieval type face. It stands out well on the paper and it even has some art gild to the pages. I highly recommend this Bible!

Weight: 2.15 lbs
Dimensions: 9 x 6.5 x 1.5 in
Size: Mid Size
Cover Type: Ironed Calfskin, Top Grain Cowhide
Cover Colors: Black
Cover Styles: 1 Piece
Ribbons: Two
Features: 4 blank notes pages, Center Column Reference, Maps with Index, Presentation Page, Red Letter, Self-pronouncing text, Study Bible, Wide Margins
Font Size: Bible text – 8.5 pt
Margin Size: Bottom – 1", Inside – 1", Outside – 1", Top – 1"
Add Gift Box: No
Thumb Indexed: No

120RL Wide Margin Cameo

Recommended - The Best Standard Bible - Standard Compact Bible from Church Bible Publishers.

It is a compact sized Bible that is easy to carry along with a Center Column Reference, Concise Bible Dictionary, Glossary of Biblical Usage, and Concordance. It is our Recommended Bible for New and “Old” Christians alike. It is priced lower mid range at $30 - $32 (if you add a gift box). It has enough resource built in to help with studying God’s Word and yet still be practically sized. Specifics below…..

Weight: 1.30 lbs
Dimensions: 7.75 x 5 x 1.5 in.
Size: Compact
Cover Type: Faux Leather
Cover Styles: 1 Piece
Cover Colors: Black
Ribbons: One
Features: Bible Dictionary, Center Column Reference, Concordance, Maps with Index, Self-pronouncing text
Font Size: Bible Text – 8 pt, Center Reference – 5-6 pt
Margin Size: Bottom – 0.5”, Inside – 0.375”, Outside – 0.375”, Top – 0.75”
Thumb Index: No
Add Gift Box: Yes, No

Standard Compact Bible

The Well Rounded - Mid Size Text Wide Margin Center Column Reference – Red Letter Black 1 Piece (Standard)

This Mid Sized Text Wide Margin is great for someone who doesn’t want a monster sized Bible but yet room to write notes and additional references. It is priced at $45 so not a bad price which we would consider Mid Range. Here are the specifics listed on their website….

Size: Mid-Size
Number of Pages: 1,448
Award Page: No
Translators to the Reader: Yes
Self-Pronouncing Text: Yes
Center Column Reference: Yes
Notes: No
Ribbon: Two
Concordance: Yes
Maps: Yes
Words of Christ in Red: Yes
Font Size: 8.5 Font, Small Font size
Open: 12.75″ x 8.75″
Closed: 8.75″ x 6″ x 1.5″
Margins (in/out/top/bottom): 0.5″ x 1.5″ x 1.0″ x 1.25″

Mid Sized 120 Red Letter Bible

The Price Conscious – Church Bible Publisher's Ministry Bible This one is a good price conscious choice for someone wanting a cheaper but still great study Bible.

Weight: 1.25 lbs
Dimensions: 7.375 x 4.875 x 1.125 in
Size: Compact
Cover Type: Vinyl
Cover Colors: Black
Features: Bible Dictionary, Center Column Reference, Concordance, Maps with Index, Self-pronouncing text
Font Size: Bible Text – 8 pt, Center Reference – 5-6 pt
Margin Size: Bottom – 0.5", Inside – 0.375", Outside – 0.375", Top – 0.375"
Thumb Indexed: No

Ministry Bible

The Best New Testament- Suit Coat Pocket New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs

This little Bible it great for the Soul Winner or reading on the bus. The font is very easy on the eyes and the reviews support the claims it makes. The Price is not bad for a NT at $22.

Specs…..

Weight: 0.55 lbs
Dimensions: 6.875” x 4.5” x 0.75”
Size: Coat Pocket
Cover Type: Faux Leather
Cover Styles: 1 Piece
Cover Colors: Black
Font Size: Bible Text – 9 pt
Ribbons: One

New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs

The Ultimate Bible for Notetakers….even has it in the name….. Notetakers Bible (Red Letter Edition)

This Bible is a personal favorite of mine. It has a 2.5” wide margin for writing your notes during Sunday Morning or your early morning personal study without running out of room. It at one time only came without Christ’s Words in Red (like mine) but now it has been updated to have that option. This one is a great option but is on the higher end of the price spectrum at $75 - $77 (depending on if you want a gift box) but does come in Ironed Calf Skin that feels amazing when held….and looks great too! Here are the specifics….

Weight: 3.20 lbs
Dimensions: 9.875 x 7 x 1.875 in
Size: Mid Size
Cover Type: Ironed Calfskin
Cover Styles: 1 Piece
Cover Colors: Black, Brown, Red
Ribbons: Two
Features: Maps, Notetakers, Presentation Page, Red Letter, Wide Margins
Font Size: Bible Text – 11 pt
Margin Size: Bottom – 0.5”, Inside – 0.25”, Outside – 2.5”, Top – 0.5”
Add Gift Box: Yes, No
Thumb Indexed: No

Note Taker's Bible

Below are some Honorable Mentions that might also interest you…..

Large Wide Margin

Common Man Reference Bible

1917 Scolfield Study Bible

Websites Used…..

http://localchurchbiblepublishers.com/
https://www.churchbiblepublishers.com/

Additional Website You Can Look at for a Great Variety….

http://www.thekjvstore.com/

http://www.tbsbibles.org/

Thanks for Reading!

Andrew S.

This post was edited on May 1, 2018 to update content.

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