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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|
This Bible is truly exceptional being a perfect size while maintaining good size font and lays flat from the forward. The layout is perhaps my favorite being a really workable single column with outer edge references. It also has enough gutter space that no words fall into it. There are contrasting red chapter numbers and references which are both functional and make the page as a whole more beautiful. I do wish that the verse numbers were bolded as they are really quite small and can be slow to find in the single column format. Then there are the illustrations which are magnificent and set this Bible apart from any other premium currently out there. This is the ideal Bible, in my opinion, for long reading sessions to saturate yourself and find peace in the Word. Art gilding is darker than most - like what you see on many custom bound Bibles done by hand. Ribbons are 10mm double satin. Got this right. 2 improvements: 1- paper could be slightly more opaque. GSM is good and shouldn’t be increased as the footprint is perfect, but moving to a slightly higher quality coated paper at the same gsm would do wonders for the ghosting. (Ghosting isn’t so bad as to be distracting, but more apparent than on some other premium Bible offerings from Schuyler/R. L. Allen.) 2- the Bible could use a slightly thicker/substantial leather in the cover such as those from Jongbloed. Current goatskin is soft but feels (only feels) somewhat flimsy for the size of the block. What you get is more than fair for the price, but I personally would pay more for these improvements.
Beautiful Bible and packaging. Love the Dore illustrations. Definitely will be a family heirloom.
This is a very well made Bible and I couldn't be more pleased with it!!! Thank you!!!
Premium Bible that was masterfully crafted. It feels good in the hand and is a pleasure reading. I will order another.
The first thing I noticed was the flexible and supple leather cover, it is by far the best cover I own in a Bible and the best I've ever felt. It feels really great to the touch and allows my Bible the flexibility to open flat on the table without a problem. The cover makes the whole Bible feel very premium. The reading experience is fabulous thanks to the single column layout, and the illustrations bring my reading experience to life. As I've been reading through the Bible it's always a nice surprise when I find a new illustration. Lastly, I really love the way the cross-references are always next to the corresponding verse, which helps me when I am really wanting to study something in-depth. Thank you for such a great Bible! Great job Humble Lamb!
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.