ESV Heirloom Thinline Bible in Brown Calfskin (Crossway)

This review will bring my portfolio up-to-date viz a viz Crossway’s luxurious Heirloom line of ESV Bibles. I reviewed the Heirloom Omega here (and here), the Heirloom Legacy here (and here), and the Heirloom Wide Margin here. If I’ve been disappointed by anything at all, it has been the use of what may be “a-tad-thin-for-notetaking” paper on the Wide Margin. Otherwise, I unequivocally recommend each of these editions to the prospective… More ESV Heirloom Thinline Bible in Brown Calfskin (Crossway)

Your Premium Bible “Hobby” Might be Idolatry IF…

Okay, I realize I’ll step on a lot of toes in this list (if I didn’t already do so by virtue of the title). So let me state two disclaimers from the outset. First, I am an insider to this struggle. I am quite the opposite of someone who has never owned an expensive, animalskin-covered Bible and therefore cannot… More Your Premium Bible “Hobby” Might be Idolatry IF…

Enable Bible Translations for the 90% Still Waiting

Dear Readers I’ve enjoyed sharing a passion for well made Bibles with you, so thank you for partnering in that. You’ll have noticed that in each Bible review, I invite you to consider the need for Bible translation in our world. Because my family and I are moving around the world to address that need directly in the near future,… More Enable Bible Translations for the 90% Still Waiting

A Review of J. Mack Stiles, Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus

This is a really good book, and it is part of a really good series: Building Healthy Churches, part of 9 Marks, published by Crossway. We Westerners in particular tend to approach many topics through an individualistic mindset–“its about me and my walk with Jesus first, and then maybe about the community.” This series approaches… More A Review of J. Mack Stiles, Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus

ESV Journaling Bible: Interleaved Edition in Natural Brown Cowhide

When I heard about this concept, I knew I had to see it for myself. I am a writer, and a major part of my Bible reading is interacting with the text through underlining, highlighting, and note-taking. The problem is that I never have quite enough space in the margins for all I want to… More ESV Journaling Bible: Interleaved Edition in Natural Brown Cowhide

Do It Yourself Art Gilt in <30 Minutes for $7

If you’re like me, you love art gilt. Not long ago, you didn’t know it existed, but now you can’t imagine a Bible without it (cue the wives’ eye-rolling). Only high-end Bibles sport art gilt, and such Bibles come with a high price tag. Ergo, your love for art gilt, if fully expressed, will break your bank. Since… More Do It Yourself Art Gilt in <30 Minutes for $7

ESV Classic Reference Bible (ESV1) in Burgundy Goatskin by R. L. Allan & Son

Join me for a moment of melodrama. There has been a famine in the land for roughly a year now. No, not a famine for bread and water, at least not where I live. This famine is not deadly, though it is still felt acutely by certain people: A famine of Allan ESV Bibles! Since it has been so… More ESV Classic Reference Bible (ESV1) in Burgundy Goatskin by R. L. Allan & Son

Diego Caloca Jr. + HCSB Compact = Masterpiece

What if you could pick any Bible you want, assuming it has a sewn binding, and it could be magically metamorphosed into the semblance of an R. L. Allan, Cambridge, or Schuyler edge-lined masterpiece? I’ll let the question hang for a moment… Last fall, my friend Paul V. sent his old standby Bible off to Southern California… More Diego Caloca Jr. + HCSB Compact = Masterpiece