Friday, April 5, 2019
My First Impressions of the My Creative Bible
First sentence: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
I received a copy of the My Creative Bible in the mail today! This post is not a proper review of the Bible--the text/translation of the Bible. This post is just sharing my first impressions of the Bible so far. When I've read the Bible in its entirety, then I will do a proper review.
The translation is the King James Version. Chances are you have an opinion of the King James Version already. You may love, love, love it. Or you may find it super-intimidating and not-for-you. How do I feel about the King James Version? I absolutely love it. It is in my top three. (In no particular order my top three are KJV, NASB, and ESV.) I will say this--if you've never tried reading it as an adult, you should give it a try. You might find it more to your liking than you think.
The publisher mentions this would be a good legacy to leave behind for your children and grandchildren. This is food for thought. I would have loved to read a Bible with notes (writing, underlining, etc.) from a grandparent. It would be a wonderfully bittersweet keepsake. Sweet in the connection, and joyous in the knowledge that one day you will see them again. Bitter in the achy way that you want to talk to them here and now.
Single column. I personally love that this Bible is single column instead of double-column.
Verse-by-verse. This one is not in paragraphs but is arranged verse by verse.
Black-letter. The Words of Christ appear in BLACK and not red. Every reader has their preference. This I know. But I love, love, love, love, love black letter Bibles. It's really hard for me to enjoy red letter Bibles because they are difficult for my eyes. I am always looking--and I do mean always--for King James Bibles that are black letter.
Font size. The font size is 8.65. In a perfect, perfect, perfect world the font size would have been 9 point. Just a teeny tiny smidge bigger would have made it a little easier on my eyes. That being said, I found it readable. It is certainly no smaller than your average/typical Bible in print in this day and age.
The cover. I found it tactilely pleasing. I also love the elastic band closure. I don't know that I'd want this on every single Bible I own--but it's a nice treat for a change.
Review copy provided by KJV Bibles Store.
© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible