Schuyler Caxton NLT, Dark Green Goatskin Bible

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)

$175.00

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SKU: Caxton NLT Green

Description

Dark Green Natural Grain Goatskin; 3 Gold Ribbons, Dark Brown Leather Liner.  Here are Mark Bertrand’s & M.W. Bassford’s Reviews.  CLICK HERE for photos

Schuyler’s first New Living Translation (NLT) – Caxton Edition – is fantastic. The setting is a beautiful Single Column Paragraph format with references on the outside margin.

The trim size of the Bible will be approximately 8.3″x  5.4″x 1.5″ (210 mm x 136 mm x 38 mm). This edition will have the updated 2015 text, 30-40,000 references, concordance and  8 pages of maps, 4 presentation pages.  This Bible will also have all of the features that are standard with Schuyler Bibles – Natural Grain Goatskin Covers, 3 Ribbon Markers, Full Leather linings, Art-Gilt Edging & Perimeter Stitching.  This Bible is typeset with line matching and dark bold font – with black letter Lexicon 8.75 point text.  We will continue to update this page as we receive more information about the specifications as well as dates of publication.

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William Caxton – (1422-1492) Caxton was an English Printer who established the first printing press in England in about 1476.  He printed the first portions of the Bible in English. Caxton printed more than 100 books in his lifetime.  His books were known for their craftsmanship, careful editing and attention to detail.

 

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs

10 reviews for Schuyler Caxton NLT, Dark Green Goatskin Bible

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael S. Swoveland (verified owner)

    The Caxton NLT in dark green goatskin is my first Schuyler Bible and only my second green Bible. My other green Bible is was published by Thomas Nelson in the 1970s, a time when color choices abounded and leather ruled the shelves of Christian book stores. Walking into a Christian book store today can be a pitiful sight, while it is true that we are blessed with an abundance of translations and a wealth of study Bibles and reference systems that the Bible reader of the 1970s could not have dreamed possible, it is also true that quality sewn bindings and leather covers are elusive at best. Thankfully places like Evangelical Bible exist to populate the territory abandoned by most Christian book stores decades ago.

    I used to own a goatskin leather NLT Pitt Minion and loved reading it as my “before bed” Bible, but sadly with the passage of years my eyesight made using a Pitt Minion a difficult chore rather than the blessing time in God’s Word should be and I reluctantly parted ways with my beloved NLT. Since that time I have been searching for another high quality NLT to take the old one’s place. Everything I would consider (and there are sadly few choices in the NLT) was either poorly bound in synthetic materials or was printed in a font that my middle aged eyes make impossible. Last week I came across the Schuyler Caxton and thought it might be what I have been searching for. For me the hardest choice and it was an agonizing decision to make, was what color to choose. I was torn between the stunning looking imperial blue and the dark green. The blue has the unusual feature of blue under gold art gilt page edges, but the green Bible took the day. When Schuyler comes out with an NIV I will certainly get it in blue. I placed my order on a Tuesday and expected to receive it the following Monday since Wednesday was a holiday, but to my surprise it was waiting for me in my box on Thursday evening, the shipping times from Evangelical Bible are nothing less than amazing.

    Upon opening the box I was immediately impressed with the feel of the goatskin in my hand it is soft and supple and the experience of holding it is enhanced greatly by the inside leather lining. However, it is not so buttery soft that it fails to hold its form, I own some bibles that are so soft the cover will literally fold over on itself, not so with the Caxton. The edge of the cover has a single row of stitching that I assume serves to attach the goatskin cover to the leather lining. One surprise to me were the 3/8” ribbon markers in various shades that I would describe as gold, bronze and copper, this is a very nice touch that speaks to the overall attention to detail that went into the design of this Bible. The paper used is very white and, thanks in part to very careful line matching shows very little bleed-through. The size of the font is very similar to that found in the Cambridge Clarion and the ESV Reader’s Bible, however due to line spacing, the number of words per line and the overall layout in short paragraphs, I find the Caxton NLT to be the most readable by far. In addition the thousands of cross-references, a very good dictionary/concordance has been included. There are also eight pages of maps. Bible publishers seem to be moving away from including maps in Bibles, an omission that for me is a deal breaker as I am always referring to maps so that I can place where an event is taking place. The maps in this edition are very basic, I would like to have seen more, but at least there are a few basic maps.

    One feature that this Bible has that has been very controversial has been the hinges on the front and back endpapers that extend out about 17mm. These are designed to make this Bible more durable, but it also results in this Bible not laying perfectly flat when opened at the very beginning or end. However, I have found that it will sit opened (although not flat) on my desk with the Bible opened to Genesis 1 or the last map in the back. I plan to read this Bible while holding it in my hands most of the time, so for me the hinge is a very minor issue, but if you plan to do most of your reading at a desk or table you may want to give more consideration the hinge issue.

    It is clear to me that this Bible has been designed, printed and bound by people who pay the greatest attention to detail, people for whom this is a craft, not a job. It is hard to imagine anyone who would not be pleased with this Bible, with the exception of those who plan to read from it while seated at a desk for whom the hinges might prove a minor irritation. In my opinion this is by far the finest and most readable edition of the NLT on the market today. I stated at the beginning of this review that this was my first Schuyler Bible, but given the outstanding quality and design I doubt it will be my last.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Judy Hakala (verified owner)

    I already own a Quental ESV so I knew what to expect from a Schuyler Bible -exquisite quality! The Caxton NLT does not disappoint. I wrestled with what color to get, but settled on the dark green since I had passed it over before, opting for the blue Quental, instead. The color is very nice – more subtle than it appeared on the computer screen. I love the size – it’s portable enough to carry to church and Bible study, whereas the Quental is a bit too large for everyday carry. I would love to see a Caxton ESV in a similar size!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeremy Barrett (verified owner)

    I received my green NLT and love it! The font is very readable and it is the perfect size for what I was looking for. This is my second Schuyler Bible and I am impressed with the quality and attention to details.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Travis Wake (verified owner)

    Amazing!!!! Best NLT on the market. At least until Schuyler decides to improve upon it, for they are the only ones that do it perfect.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Derry

    Just got the dark green today. Wow it’s beautiful. I just want to keep reading and keep reading. The font and layout just draw you in and down the page. With other versions I can feel my brain getting tired after 3 or 4 chapters but not with this Bible. Absolutely stunning piece of craftsmanship. I’m thinking of buying a second one in a different colour as I’ve decided I will use NLT as my main reader after 5 years using ESV.

    This is not a criticism but the bible itself is a little bigger and heavier than I was expecting but still very portable. In fact it’s perfect for me any ways. Good job guys, I love it. Only wish I had all the colours.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Luis (verified owner)

    I also write a review for the purple one. Everything I wrote about the purple holds true for this green beauty. I’ll add this, the text is a pure joy to read for a prolonged period of time. If I had to choose only one, I’d take this green one, despite purple being one of my favorite colors. Why? The different shade of colors of the ribbons on the green Caxton. Such a classy bible. Great job Schuyler.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Luis (verified owner)

    Great bible! Love the different shade of gold ribbons. Very readable paper with incredible line matching. Thanks EB!!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marc (verified owner)

    This is a great Bible for extended reading. The single column ‘novel-like’ layout and the NLT are a perfect match for each other. The font is very readable and a good size for the size of the Bible. My only complaint (and it is minor) is that I would have liked to have chapter numbers and references in red like in the Quentel.

    The green goatskin cover is stunning. This is my second green goat Schuyler Bible (I also own the ESV Credo Quentel). The cover on the Caxton seems to ‘pop’ more. My eyes could deceive me, but it seems a lighter and glossier shade of green. The quality of the materials (cover and paper) are what you would expect from a Schuyler Bible – top notch. It will be very hard to go back to a Bible not bound in hoatskin by Jongbloed.

    I like the size and layout of the Caxton more than the Clarion (the other comparable high end Bible). It reads easier and I appreciate the added height.

    I do hope that Schuyler chooses to publish other translations in the Caxton format. If you’re looking for a Bible to read for long periods of time, this is the perfect Bible for you!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    nsmzed (verified owner)

    I love this Bible! It’s everything they say above.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brett (verified owner)

    WOW. This Bible is stunning. The goatskin leather is top of the line, the art gilt is tastefully done, and the single column text layout is just right. I am thrilled to have this Bible.

    A word about the green color. A few years ago I thought it would be nice to get a premium NLT in a dark green shade, in tribute to Kenneth Taylor’s “The Living Bible.” I’m old enough to remember how popular the padded dark green hardback editions of “The Living Bible” were through the 1970s and into the 1980s. Since the current NLT is what I consider a scholarly “grandchild” of The Living Bible, I was holding out for the right premium edition to come along. This Dark Green Caxton is exactly what I had dreamed of years ago. Thanks Schuyler and evangelicalbible.com!

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