Sunday, April 15, 2018


Thomas Nelson
Bibles / King James Version / Reference
1166 pages
$44.99 (brown LeatherSoft)

Pastors stand ready to meet the needs of their flock at a moment’s notice, and Thomas Nelson's KJV Minister’s Bible is here to help. With the complete Nelson’s Minister’s Manual conveniently set between the Old and New Testaments, you'll find sermons, readings, outlines, prayers, and more quickly and easily accessible. This Bible is a one-stop resource, offering time-saving direction for weddings, funerals, communion and baptism services, confirmations, dedications, and a variety of other pastoral care situations. 

Features include:
  • Complete text of the timeless and beautiful King James Version, perfect for devotional and worship settings
  • Exclusive KJV Comfort Print®
  • A comprehensive collection of pastoral resources, located between the Testaments—prayers, sermons, outlines, and more
  • Sewn, lay-flat binding to ensure easy, one-handed use
  • Three satin ribbon markers to quickly navigate between favorite passages and resources
  • Elegant, durable, understated covers, appropriate for any ministry setting
  • 9-point print size

My thoughts (reviewed by Steve) As a minister, there is no such thing as too many Bibles.  “Specialty” Bibles are a real treat, and The KJV Minister’s Bible is no exception.  The LeatherSoft cover is soft and supple to the touch, and yet feels very secure in the hand.  I would feel very comfortable holding this Bible open in one hand, while preaching.  For the most part the KJV Minister’s Bible lives up to the claim of “lay-flat” binding . . . when one gets to Revelation, some “pressing” is required, which is to be expected.  I also enjoyed the “clean” text of the Scripture passages.  While I have a Thompson Chain Reference, and love it for the copious cross references and margin notes, sometimes it’s refreshing just to get alone with God’s Word, minus the distractions.  This is a three-ribbon Bible, which means you can easily mark your place for different portions of Scripture, depending on the service.

A convenient thumb-tab allows you to open the Bible easily to a real treasure:  the complete Nelson’s Ministers Manual has been inserted between the Old and New Testaments, making this one of the most “minister-ready” Bibles I’ve ever come across.  Two study guides are included:  30 Days With Jesus, and a One-Year Reading plan.  The eight pages of full-color maps are helpful, as well.

I’ve only noted two issues with this KJV Minister’s Bible.  I like to mark up my Bible . . . a lot.  The highlighters I use seem to bleed through more than I would like.  And the one feature that I sorely miss:  a concordance.  For the serious student of the Bible, a concordance is indispensible. 

All those positives – and only two drawbacks – make this a Bible that I feel is well worth the purchase price.

5 golden stars for a minister-friendly Bible

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

Nice review of The KJV Minister's Bible by Steve.Yeah to it being in the KJV.

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