For a few years I’ve thought about how nice it would be to have a spiral-bound KJV bible. (Talk about lay-flat binding).
I’ve seen the loose-leaf KJV by Hendrickson, but it’s too bulky for my tastes. And I’ve seen corrupt modern bible versions that were spiral-bound, but (like the Henderson loose-leaf bible) I also didn’t care for the wasted page-space for note-taking.
Here’s what I have in mind, and my hope is that this idea will be passed on to someone with the means to make it happen.
Think of a spiral notebook that you can find in just about any grocery store. The normal ones are probably 3/8″ thick, and the multi-subject larger ones are somewhere around 1.25″ thick.
In keeping with those notbook’s paper opacity and size, (8.5″ x 11″) how much large print (11/12 point font) could fit on each side of that paper? 3 columns? 4 columns? 5 columns?
In so doing, you have large print & nice trim overall dimensions.
Think about it.
They could be printed VERY inexpensively, and you’d never have to worry about the text block separating from the cover.
You’d never have the inner column of scripture fall into the gutter when opened, and flipping through the pages would be easy. Think of the opacity of that paper!
Other tweaks could be introduced of course, but that’s the basic idea of what I’d love to see some day.