I got a new Bible the other day. I think I finally found the one for me. It's another purple sword study with all the extra info but most importantly the words of God in red in the old and new testaments. This one is Large Print vs my Giant Print I had. The print is smaller but that's ok. I actually use my travel Bible a lot which has teeny tiny font and I can read it fine. The Giant print one had the problem that the whole Bible was too big and heavy for me. Not something I can carry around for daily reading. So I only have two problems with the Sword Study Bible. For being expensive it has terrible maps in the back. They are made of thin paper and not even colored. Chris's blue Bible has the best maps I've seen in glossy paper, bright colors and even shows the mission travels of Paul and other neat things. And that's a "cheap" Bible. Guess Sword Study ran out of funding at the end. Heh heh. And the other thing is I like headers in the chapters and within chapters when subjects change. Oh and two more ribbons would have been nice. So my perfect Bible would have these things.
* King James Version
* Soft leather or leather like cover. Soft and squishy
* Light or decent weight. Easy to carry.
* Large font without the book becoming huge.
* Red letters on both testaments. This is major. I'm spoiled now that I've had both.
* Subject headers at the start of each chapter and within chapter subject changes
* Several beautiful maps in color on glossy paper
* Different reading plans in the back, index, concordance, etc usual stuff at the back.
* Minimum of three silky colorful ribbons matching the cover color
* Pretty cover colors to choose from: turquoise, neon green, neon pink, light purple, coral, pale yellow, white
* (optional) margins on the side to write or draw. I can do with out this because I know this would negate the large print and make the Bible bigger and heavier. So for this I think there should be an Interleaved version with the points above with medium point font to keep the size small. Interleaved is a blank page after every page making it wider unfortunately. But that would be the artist's Bible for full page art in each chapter almost.