A personal size Bible with goatskin

The personal size” Bible (roughly 5” x 7.5”) is my favorite size for a Bible. It’s small enough to conveniently carry and place on a podium next to my notes while also being large enough for a decent font size. Several publishers produce Bibles this size, though single-column text is harder to find.

Crossway is the maker of my default Bible translation, the ESV. I’ve owned more than a few of its single-column, personal size editions, but I finally upgraded to an ESV Heirloom Single Column Personal Size Bible with, most notably, a goatskin leather cover. I was fortunate. I just happened to see its Amazon listing on a day when the price was reduced by nearly $100.

ESV Heirloom Single Column Personal Size Bible exterior

ESV Heirloom Single Column Personal Size Bible interior

I’m partial to brown leather myself, and the pages have more shadowing from the text beneath than I would like, but I cannot complain. I will thoroughly enjoy this Bible.

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