NKJV Single-Column Bible

I received the Thomas Nelson NKJV single-column text Bible as a review copy some months ago. The Bible itself has a duo-tone/simulated leather cover (depending upon which publisher is describing the material). It is a dark teal simulated leather, which is very soft to the touch. The Bible itself is easy to handle, being the size of a reference Bible, and a little thicker. It is very nice to the touch and possible to handle with one hand.

The paper utilized is normal Bible paper, but it is fairly opaque. It is white and would be very easy to write on. You notice a little bleed-through from the other pages. This is an important selling point for Bible manufacturers. Readers desire to read one page and one text at one time. We do not want the distraction of bleed-through. This is not a wide-margin Bible but there is more room on the pages for note-taking than is normally found in a non-wide-margin. I do wish that this edition was smyth-sewn. I know that this would raise the price of the edition, but it would be worth the increase in price.

The text is in a single-column, paragraph format which is a joy to read. The text is very readable and the formatting makes it even more so. The opaqueness of the paper reduces distraction because of not having bleed-through and allows the reader to focus on the biblical text at hand. I wish that every Bible manufacturer would produce Bibles with high quality opaque paper, and single-column paragraph formatting. The font is large and very readable. I would describe this as a large-print Bible. There is very little room for anything other than the Bible text on the page. This reduces opportunity for notes. This is a no-frills readers Bible. It is very much suited for personal reading and maybe study with the supplement of other resources. There is a concordance, reading plan, and sections for Easter and Christmas. The Bible is suited for personal reading.

Overall, I think that this edition of the NKJV is a very good buy. If anyone is looking for a quality NKJV with single-column paragraph-formatting that is very affordable – this is an excellent choice.


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