Each Bible has their own look and feel. It’s what gives them personality. At the same time, it’s important to think about your Bible’s life span. How long you hope to use it combined with personal taste will steer you in the right direction in regards to Bible bindings.
Paperback binding has a good feel, but is not as durable. Without a Bible cover, the binding and cover will wear out easily if consistently used. While softcover is typically cheaper, once you add in the cost of the Bible cover, it doesn’t make much difference.
This binding is very durable so these Bibles should have some longevity without needing extra protection from a Bible cover. I’ve had one since I was in first grade and it is still in tact in spite of my childhood wear and tear. Hardbacks are generally affordable.
3. Imitation Leather
Imitation leather adds an extra level of durability, possesses a similar feel to a softcover, and has the look of leather. It is also reasonably priced. After some good use, however, you may wish to invest in a Bible cover.
4. Genuine Leather
The quality of the leather will determine how long it will last and how much it costs. Real leather looks and feels nice and is durable, but it does come at a price. If you are able to afford it, it is definitely worth the investment.
The durability of your eBible lies in the durability of your PC, laptop, tablet, mobile device, or Kindle. Have all the features of a printed copy in electronic form. These are also very reasonably priced, the majority being under $20. Welcome to 21st century Christianity!
Which binding to you prefer and why?