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The NKJV Word of God - Cardinal Red Edition features the New King James highly readable Bible text in a single-column format. Combining the 9-point Milo typeface with line-matching and illustrations from Gustave Dore, this edition ensures readability for longer periods of time.
|Trim:||6 in x 9 in x 1.5 in|
So smooth to read and the 9 point font is large enough.
I really enjoy the Humble Lamb NKJV Bible. I use everyday for my daily devotions. The Goatskin cover is very flexible and soft. The Bible is the perfect size for daily reading and carry.
The first thing I thought when I opened the box was that it looked vintage to me. I am 66 and remember Bibles that people brought to church when I was a kid. Adults always carried beautiful Bibles with leather covers. Kids, like me, had inexpensive Bibles with bonded leather covers. There was nothing in between and hard cover or paperback Bibles were non-existent. This Bible reminds me of those Bibles of my youth that possessed such elegance. It is so comfortable to hold and is just the right size. I love this Bible and it has such value. I can easily imagine paying fifty or one hundred dollars more than what I payed. Thank you Humble Lamb for such an exquisite Bible!
The materials and craftsmanship of my Humble Lamb NKJV Bible are every bit as excellent as claimed. The paragraph formatting makes it more readable than the more common two-column verse-by-verse format. The section headings are helpful. The space between sections, the size of the margins and the brightness of the paper create a very clean, readable page layout. The size of this Bible might be a consideration for some people. This is the largest and heaviest Bible I've ever had. I'm sure this is due to the characteristics of the page layout that I praised in the previous paragraph, so I suppose it is a tradeoff. It took me a while but I did get used to it, at least for home use. It is awkward to take with me to church or while traveling. The words of Christ in red are a distraction. I usually avoid red letter Bibles because I suffer from mild red-green color blindness, something that affects nearly 10% of white men. And everybody's ability to see color declines with age. So there is a large population for whom red lettering is hardly a feature. The problem is that red-green color blindness doesn't just mean that you see black instead of red but that the red text appears sort of washed out making it difficult to see. I was almost dissuaded from ordering the Humble Lamb Bible because of this. However, the red letters in this Bible seem to be bolder than in other Bibles so it is not as much of a problem as it could be - but I would prefer a Bible without it. Here's a suggestion: If publishers want the words of Christ to stand out they should use blue because blue-yellow color blindness is exceedingly rare. Finally, this is my first experience using the NKJV. I have always enjoyed the KJV for devotional use but I have relied on the more modern REB for study and comprehension. The NKJV is an excellent balance between the two.
This is by far the most enjoyable Bible I have ever had. The delicate feel of the cover, the finish of the pages and the superb illustrations combine to make it a supreme spiritual read. The Bible was shipped quickly and carefully wrapped making it also enjoyable to open the box. Highly recommended!
We've been very careful in choosing the best binding methods for the Humble Lamb Bibles. Each Bible has been individually handcrafted to meet the highest standards of quality.
We have included an international lifetime warranty on manufacturer's defects with each purchase. Learn more here.
These Bibles are available in three distinct colors: Amethyst, Cardinal Red, and Royal Blue. The color relates to the art-gilt and ribbon variation. Each Bible contains three 10mm ribbons.
A few centuries ago, books were only for the aristocrats, and every well-crafted book had raised hubs or "ribs". The raised hubs in our Bibles will not only feel great in the hand but will also give your Bible a classy, clean look.
A red, blue, or purple decorative finish was added to the page edges, where dye and gilt foil combine to add richness and luster to the finished Bible.
A rare but highly durable method of binding is used in the Humble Lamb Bible. First, edge-lined binding does not use a book board between the lining and the cover. The two layers are full-grain Goatskin leather for the cover and full-grain calfskin leather. Second, there is a perimeter stitching that prevents the liner from separating from the cover over time. There is also a golden filigree along the edge of the liner.
The book block is Smyth-sewn, a method that involves sewing through the folds of the individual, collated signatures. Not only does this method give great durability to the book block, but it also allows your Humble Lamb Bible to open flat from Genesis to Revelation.
The paper chosen is 30 GSM high-opacity Bible paper. The high opacity helps with the ghosting/see-through of the ink. By choosing 30 gsm Bible paper it allowed us to fit 1,800 pages in a 1.5 inch thick Bible.
The typical Bible that you buy at your local store is inscribed "The Holy Bible". Not only did we want to create something different, but we wanted to create a sense of reverence appropriate for the powerful message that you will hold in your hands. From the detailed craftsmanship to the layout, we wanted you to know that you aren't holding just any book. You will be holding the sacred "Word of God".
The layout and design was created by our Humble Lamb team. There are two key elements to the design of "The Word of God". It will be easy-to-read with a beautiful design, while including reference notes and cross-references that are conducive to your in-depth studies.
Designing the Humble Lamb Bible was no easy task. It was designed with mathematical precision and beauty through the use of the Fibonacci Sequence. The Fibonacci Sequence reveals a mathematical relationship found throughout nature called the Golden Ratio. This ratio is the basis for the precise geometric balance and harmony of our Bible. Based on these timeless design principles, the Humble Lamb Bible is beautiful and pleasing to the eye.
Many people do not think of how words are arranged on the page but this is important for visual aesthetics. 45-75 characters per line is the perfect range for readability. We have designed the Bible so that our text meets this criterion, ensuring an enjoyable study and reading experience, even for longer periods of time.
The cross-references are accented in deep red and have been placed beside the verse that they correspond with for ease of use.
The Humble Lamb Word of God is complemented by the artwork of Gustave Dore. His illustrations accompany the appropriate text and help bring the story to life.
"Gustave Dore was a prolific engraver, artist, illustrator, and sculptor, working primarily as a wood and steel engraver. He produced over 100,000 sketches in his lifetime, and lived to be 50 years old, averaging 6 sketches per day for each day he lived. Even though he was an untrained, self-taught artist, who never used a live model, and who could not sketch from nature, his work is considered some of the most important in the entire engraving art world (Gustave Dore)."
"As a child, young Dore was an avid artist and earned his way as an illustrator in a Paris bookshop, publishing his first drawings when he was 15 years old. His young age and great talent drew much attention, which led to newspaper and journal articles written about the “child illustrator,” and generated further interest in the artist. As an illustrator, Dore created engravings for the books of Balzac, Rabelais, Milton, Dante, Edgar Allen Poe, and Lord Byron. He was commissioned to illustrate a version of the English Bible, which was extremely popular, allowing for the foundation of his own gallery, the Dore Gallery (Gustave Dore)."
“Gustave Dore - 758 Paintings, Illustrations, Drawings and Prints.” www.wikiart.org, WikiArt Visual Encyclopedia, www.wikiart.org/en/gustave-dore.
When creating the Humble Lamb Bibles, we chose only top quality leather to protect and encase your Bible. For the outside cover, we have chosen full-grain Goatskin leather. Full-grain goatskin leather is considered, by many, to be the best leather for Bibles, without getting into exotics. Although more expensive, it is an essential part of Humble Lamb's Bibles.
Full Grain leather comes from the top layer of the hide which has ALL of the grain, therefore, FULL grain. The surface of the full-grain leather becomes more burnished and beautified with continued use.
We also gave much attention and care to the materials chosen for the interior liner. Although most Bibles often overlook this very important element of the Bible, we made sure to outfit it with a premium full-grain Calfskin leather.
Due to the natural variation in animal hide, no one cover is the same. The uniqueness of the hide makes sure that you have an exclusive and one-of-a-kind Bible.
This double-leathered masterpiece is sure to be your companion for many years to come.