Sunday, September 16, 2007

My new Bible

How do you open a 9-inch thick Bible?
Why, book-by-book, of course!!!

Already have notes in them!!!
This is my ESV Reformation Study Bible, formerly in a nice hardcover, now separated sheet by sheet with two piece of note paper placed between each sheet. The goal is to fill up the paper with my own notes and cross references as I study. If I run out of space I will have to remove the coils and have new paper inserted. I may also just put them in 3-ring binders.

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12 Comments:

At 1:56 AM, Blogger Matt said...

Wow, that's probably not such a convenient one to carry around. ESV is a great version though.

 
At 9:44 AM, Blogger Gayla said...

Hey, I want one of these! Where did you get it?

 
At 10:16 AM, Blogger Marcian said...

Matt, it is actually much more convenient because as we go through a book of the Bible at church, I just take the portion we are studying and can keep my notes in there as I take them. I also keep another Bible with me at all times that I take out for cross-referencing when needed (which is always).

Gayla, I actually made this Bible. I ordered the Reformation Study Bible from Ligonier, and my dad helped me saw the binding off. Then I had paper measured and cut, and I inserted two sheets by hand between each sheet. Then I separated the bundle into sections that were of manageable size and printed covers for each one. Then I took everything into Kinko's to have them put the spiral binding on, and protective plastic covers. I will try to remember ot bring one with me when we meet for coffee...

By the way, did you get my email from my gmail account? You can also try sending it to my hotmail account, too. I think I fixed the problem and I should get your emails.

 
At 4:31 PM, Blogger Kim said...

I've seen bibles that are in a three ring binder format. You can get them in KJV, NKJV and NASB, I think.

I love what you have done with yours.

 
At 7:48 PM, Blogger luvvom said...

I have been wanting to do this ever since someone told me that Jonathan Edwards did this. You have gone further and made more books than most. I love it! Want to do one for me? :o) I'll pay you to do it. I'm serious!

 
At 1:51 PM, Blogger Marcian said...

Well, I don't know what it's cost others, but here's the breakdown for this project.

ESV Reformation Study Bible: $32
Binding separation procedure: free (plus a few drops of sweat)
One ream of paper cut to size (approx 4000 sheets): $60
Binding of finished product by Kinko's: $50

 
At 9:06 PM, Blogger luvvom said...

So $142 plus labor. What is the labor cost...sounds like a lot of laborious and tedious time.

 
At 6:37 AM, Blogger Kim said...

What did you do to cut the bindind from your bible?

 
At 3:50 PM, Anonymous Rae said...

Blank Bible projects like this are insane and awe-inspiring at the same time. Got here from the ESV blog, btw.

And I have that same couch.

 
At 4:25 PM, Blogger Marcian said...

Rae, I have seen two other couches EXACTLY like mine...

 
At 4:29 PM, Blogger Marcian said...

To cut the binding from my Bible I had my dad secure it between two pieces of plywood screwed together... Then he ran the whole thing through the table saw.

 
At 3:03 PM, Blogger Krakowian said...

You know, there's another option for binding these things. It's called Rollabind, or Circa. You can get a glimpse of what's possible on my flickr set: LINK

At this point, it seems, however, that about the only place left to get the required punch is from Levenger:
LEVENGER.

The cost may seem steep up front, but the savings in the long run, as you punch, and the convenience of the discs with removable pages will more than make up for the up-front costs.

-Jon

 

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