Midsize Center Column Reference Bible “Turquoise”

Rated 4.97 out of 5 based on 39 customer ratings
(46 customer reviews)


Outstanding quality in design, materials, and manufacture distinguishes this King James Edition from all others. The type is large for ease of reading, the page size is generous, and the binding handsome and durable. This particular Bible is bound in the finest quality calfskin leather, which will look handsome and last for many years. The text of the King James Version is combined with comprehensive cross-references, a full concordance and dictionary. A presentation page and family record add the final touches to make this a perfect family Bible.  Also known as the Cambridge Presentation Bible.

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Additional information

Weight 2.85 lbs
Dimensions 9.75 x 6.5 x 1.5 in



Mid Size

Cover Type

Ironed Calfskin

Cover Styles

1 Piece

Cover Colors





19 page blank Notes Section, Bible Dictionary, Center Column Reference, Concordance, Maps with Index, Presentation Page, Self-pronouncing text, Some would call it a Turquoise, Thumb Indexed

Font Size

Bible Text – 11 pt, Center Reference – 6-7 pt

Margin Size

Bottom – 0.5", Inside – 0.5", Outside – 0.5", Top – 0.5"

46 reviews for Midsize Center Column Reference Bible “Turquoise”

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eric Sutton

    Stunning quality! This Bible is bound impeccably and the craftsmanship is indicative of the old world handcrafted Bibles that you might think just are not made anymore, but they are here at Church Bible Publishers. I really appreciate the large easy on the eyes 11pt font, the classic heritage beautifully dark typeset, and the supple ironed calfskin cover. Just beautiful and such a joy to hold and read. The study aids; Concordance, Bible Dictionary, full color maps with index, and a number of blank pages for your notes make this a worthy study Bible with helps that are there when you want to dig deeper but get out of the way as you do your daily Bible reading. Even though I own a number of Bibles I would be very happy if this was my sole Bible, this CBP Turquoise is the Bible I use now as my go to Bible for daily use. Highly recommended!!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Mays

    I just received one of these bibles. Believe me when I tell you that it is a top of the line bible. The binding is great. The cover is great. The print is great. These are better made than any high end bible out there at a fraction of the cost. I would like to see on with red letter and a top grain cowhide cover. All in all a super bible at super price. Thanks CBP for an outstanding bible that will last for years.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christopher Michael Cunningham

    I recived this bible a week ago. First and formost, this bible is wellmade and handsome. The text is bold and large, very easy to read.The print, papper, binding are all very well done. I choose the thumb indexed version and could not be happier. May God bless you all.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dave S

    I just received my CBP Turqoise Midsize Center Column Reference Bible today. This is my 3rd CBP Bible.

    The print size of the Turquoise edition is very pleasing to read. It is nice having a
    Center Column Reference Bible with both a Concordance and a Bible Dictionary in the back of the Bible. The maps are nicely done too.

    It is a black letter edition which does not bother me, but if a person prefers a red
    letter edition they should select one of the other CBP Bibles offered.

    I just recently found out about Church Bible Publishers and I am very pleased with the quality of their leather covers and the construction of their Bibles.They are a phenomenal value.

    For extensive studies I have always preferred the Thompson Chain Reference Bible, so my first CBP Bible was a Black Ironed Calfskin covered Midsize Thompson Chain Reference Bible. I was so impressed with the quality that, when I discovered that they currently are offering a Limited Edition Midsize Thompson Chain Reference Bible with Top Grain Cowhide cover and silver gilding, I picked one of those up and it is beautiful with the silver gilding and blue ribbons.Then I saw the Turquoise edition and decided pick it up for my
    regular daily reading. The leather on all 3 of my Bibles is very soft and flexible.

    As far as I am concerned CBP Bibles are the best quality Bibles available. They are built to last, and are a pleasure to use. It is only fitting that God’s Word be presented in such a high quality format.

    I would highly recommend them to any serious student of the Bible.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Louis J. De Marco

    Louis De Marco
    P.S. Thank You Church Bible Publishers

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Louis J. De Marco

    I received my ” Turquoise” Bible today. My wife gave it to me for a Christmas present, and all I have to say is How Wonderful!!.
    It is not like anything I have seen before… But it is so much better!
    The Font is so easy on my eyes,,,, I am 69 yrs young. ( still very active ). Also the pages are very clear and the print stand out bold and clear.
    I seriously doubt I will be putting much notes in it as the is to beautiful a set of Scripture to do that. I am surprised that the Binding is in Lambskin the add and everyone from the beginning of the thread said Calfskin. This truly makes it a Christmas Gift worth Cherishing.
    I do not care for the words of Christ in red for this reason, and even though I have several sets of Scriptures with that in it, but since Our Lord Jesus Christ is God… The God – Man…. then every word in the Bible or almost every word in the Bible would have to be in Red.
    So Merry Christmas To Ya’all and Happy New Year

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    I was waiting until I’ve had this bible for awhile before reviewing it. I purchased this bible back in April of 2017 and its now November 2017. First of all this bible is very well made for the price. I don’t see this bible falling apart anytime soon. The calfskin on the one I received is good but not the best, its not too thick or too flimsy. The grain is spotty and I believe that the grain has mostly been ironed flat. I like it when the leather is left in its natural state; I think it looks and feels better. The gilding is decent but is not super shiny; it seems done on a budget which is fine. Now for the important part.
    The paper is nice and thick with a slight gloss to it. Not so glossy that it blinds you under certain lights; think of it as semi gloss paper. The print is bold and the font used is nice and easy on the eyes. Linematching is well done and ghosting is minimal. The concordance seems to be the oxford/cambridge as well as the list of proper names and maps. The map paper is thick cardstock and the print is dark. This bible reminds me of a longprimer mixed with a concord. I heard that this is the old cambridge turquoise bible which makes me wonder why cambridge stopped publication of this edition. What I like most is that this bible is very nice without looking flashy or gaudy. Its done nice and practical. Like a minimalist version of an Allan longprimer. I also like that the italicized words are retained. The note paper in the back is the same paper as the rest of the bible and I’d recommend using a micron pen or a number two pencil. I really love this bible and wish I could get another just in case something happens to the one I have. But my wife probably wouldn’t like that too much.
    On a side note I strongly recommend not leaving this bible out in your vehicle in the summer. I left it out in my vehicle while I was at work cause I wanted to read a little between breaks. The heat caused the leather to warp a little. I freaked out and got some pecards leather dressing and pressed it at home until it took back its original shape. Like I said this calfskin isn’t the best and it should be treated with care. I really hope Church Bible Publishers continue to publish this edtion. I am accident prone and God forbid I ever need to replace this bible but just in case I do I hope to be able to come back here to do so. I love this bible so much I gave away and sold some of my more nicer bibles and am trying to stick with the puritan approach in keeping only one bible. This is the one bible I would keep over all others. It has everything I need and nothing I don’t. I would like to see CBP come out with a cowhide version; I feel that the cowhide cover might be better suited for this bible due to its thickness and weight. I would also love to see the apocryphal added between the testament. Thank you CBP for making a bible I will cherish for years.

  8. Alfred Biondo

    I have one and like it a lot !
    CBP does a grate job with their Bibles, they are built to last a life time of reading !

    I would love to see the Turquoise Center Column come out with the words of Jesus Christ in (Red Letter) And with the (Dictionary & Concordance) removed this would make the size & weight just perfect for a all around Bible carry and reading.

  9. Pastor Eugene Cook

    If you are looking for a great Bible, this is it. I have several high end Cambridge Bibles that I have used for years but they don’t compare to this bible. After I passed 40 I really struggled at times reading and preaching from my concord Bibles. I wanted a large print Bible that used the Cambridge text and when I saw this bible I had to buy it! I found that this Bible is put together stronger than any bible I have purchased in the last 19 years. The text is large print and very bold type making it easy to read. It comes with all the extras including blank pages for notes. I also like the fact that I purchased this bible from a ministry that is KJVO and not a bible publisher that sells corrupt versions. I can’t say anything negative about this Bible. CBP you have done an excellent job!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark G Barrett

    Finally, a great high end KING JAMES BIBLE that doesn’t break the bank! Couldn’t be happier!!!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dave D

    My wife bought me this for my birthday . I love this bible for the largeprint ample cross references, dictionary etc.
    The binding is tough and well built, the calf skin is,very nice.
    I work security patrol and keep this with me at all times to read during downtime.
    I would love to see a version of this in top grain cowhide though.
    Hint hint CBP

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    Pastor John

    The “Turquoise” has nothing to do with the color. Call me stupid but I thought the bible I was ordering was navy blue. I thought the image on this site was perhaps poor in quality and was just hard to tell if it was blue or black. It would be helpful if in the product description it was noted that the color of the cover is in fact, BLACK. Color aside, the quality is unsurpassed and even at the price advertised, it is a bargain. It is a larger, heavy-ish bible so you may or may not want carry it to church depending on your preference.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Daniels

    This is the first “turquoise” i ever bought. All i can say is its excellent!! And i reccomend 😁

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dennis Svistun

    I have this Bible and the original (now out of print) Cambridge Goatskin Leather KJV Bible from which it was copied. FANTASTIC BIBLE. CBP has done an excellent job of putting this Bible together. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a great quality, easy-to-read Bible for a very reasonable price.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matt carroll

    CBP’s flagship offerering. An absolute home run. A perfect text block, supple calfskin and wonderful maps. This bible uses the same font as an RL Allen Longprimer for half the price (at least). If you buy one bible, buy this one.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniel Leonard

    This Bible is an absolute gem.One thing that would make this Bible really exceptional, would be for it to have art gilding and gold ribbons.The text block is the best I have ever seen in any Bible.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eric Hargaden

    Puts a tear in your eye when you first unpack and open the cover. A King James Bible masterpiece of workman ship with an exquisite black print and paper combination.
    A true homage to our ONE TRIUNE GOD, who cannot lie.
    This printers edition demands to be purchased as a fine example of the most legible typography exclaiming HIS preserved WORD.

  18. Robert

    Just ordered. I look forward to receiving it. This is my favorite classic KJV typesetting. I agree with Mark’s comment about black letter words of Christ. I much prefer black type.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Swinford

    The Turquoise is the finest KJV text block available. CBP has done a great job in printing a very sharp, dark and bold print edition. It put’s the original Cambridge’s to shame that were printed prior to them discontinuing them.

    Red under gold art gilt would be a nice addition, as well as a “Highland Goatskin,” and leather lining like R. L. Allan’s. These improvements would really make this the finest premium KJV Bible on the market.

    CBP, Please do not succumb to the pressure of changing the text to red letter. The text is perfect the
    way it is.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dallas Mays

    One word describes this bible”AWESOME”. The quality is as good and better than you will find on most high end bibles today. The leather is soft right out of the box and lays flat when opened. I would like to see it offered in cowhide and red letter. Would definitely get one. All around would recommend this bible to anyone.Thanks CBP for a great product..

  21. Rated 5 out of 5


    This bible is absolutely amazing! The is by far my favorite bible that I own. As many others have said this is the best center column reference bible available. The quality is outstanding! The font is large, crisp, and very easy to read. The layout is great. The binding and craftsmanship is flawless. I don’t generally find the maps in most bibles all that useful but I actually really like the maps in this bible. Not only are the colors and printing of the maps great but they are actually pretty useful. The concordance, bible dictionary, and blank note pages section are excellent finishing touches that gives this bible the edge over others that are similar. The leather is super soft and it lay’s flat right out of the box like it is already broken in. The spine has a bit of a curvature to it that I really like and I think it helps in allowing the bible to lay flat right out of the gate. I have found the references to be better than most as well. To me, this bible is the perfect size and it feels great in your hands. The only thing that I would add if I could would be to increase the outside margin by about 1/4 of an inch (has about a 1/2 inch margin as is) to give just a little more room for marking/notations and it would be nice if the blank notes pages in the back were ruled or lined. That is just me being a perfectionist and a little knit picky though. Believe me, this bible is about as near perfect as you are going to find. I would like to thank CBP for having such a wonderful ministry and for producing such superior quality bibles for an unbelievable price. God Bless you CBP. Keep up the great work!

  22. Just Another Christian

    In agreement with everyone else here, I insist that the TURQUOISE Bible by CBP is the finest personal KJV center column reference Bible, BAR NONE, in the world today, and ESPECIALLY at this shockingly low price! This is the ONE Bible that every serious Christian ought to possess. If you can’t afford it, then ask for it as a birthday or Christmas present. What you SPEND on Bibles is part of your financial sacrifice to God. ALSO, in agreement with many others, I BEG CBP to add the red letters for ALL the words of Christ, spoken by Him on earth or from heaven, as in the newer 1917 Scofield Bibles. I also ASK for an optional SURFACE (outside of the hide) GRAIN leather cover, with a real 11/16 yap. I also ask for the Turquoise Bible with red, brown and turquoise cover options. I will strive to buy these, even at or more than $100 – but make this less expensive than $100 and “we” desperate-Bible-readers will come flocking to CBP and all of us customers will be loud and persistent salesmen. There is NO text easier to read than the Turquoise text. The references are just enough and 100% Protestant orthodox. I already bought 3 of these for my Church Family, and a friend of mine bought one on my recommendation, and since I have a 24 year old mailing list, some of them may be buying them, too. THANK YOU CBP for doing this! BTW – in 2015, a certain, smaller but very old Bible wholesale company had a stock of the original Cambridge Presentation Editions. They were listed as available on their website until 2016, and then they were gone. They were never below $180 EACH, and they sold out!

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    tom mitchell

    Love this bible. This is the very first quality bible that I ever had, and I can not recommended it enough. I have seen other bibles like it, but way out of my price range, but this bible has all the features anyone would want including the Translators to the Reader, a good concordance, and a bible dictionary. The maps in the back are the best I have ever seen in any bible. Also the ironed calf skin leather is so soft and flexible. I got my bible in the mail two weeks ago, and have not stopped reading it since I got it. If you want a good bible at a very good price, please do yourself a bib favor and order this one. You will not be disappointed

  24. Rated 5 out of 5


    Mine arrived a couple of hours ago. I say “Wow!” Very nice with good size print and good paper. The cover and the craftsmanship looks to be top notch. I am really eager to start using it in just a few minutes.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5


    Wonderful Bible, but like many others I wish it had the Red Letter option as well. Thank you.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brian Morgan

    I am familiar with the premium Bible market, having owned the Cambridge Concord, the RL Allan 53 and 63 Longprimer, the TBS Westminster and the new Schuyler Canterbury. (I only mention to provide context). This text block is excellent! The print/leading/line spacing make for very good readability. I purchased for preaching and am very happy. I was pleased there is no gutter crinkle and the print consistency is excellent. The covers are what you have come to expect from CBP, limp ironed Calfskin that is beautiful and simple in its elegance. Good job CBP for making this available. I have heard the Turquoise is the “Longprimer slayer” and would agree it is a viable alternative, though they have their own unique features.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jonah Olmeim

    The most amazing Bible I’ve ever seen.

    The leather, font, references, maps, paper, and everything else are perfect. This is my dream Bible.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karl Sartin

    I received my Bible today (extra super fast delivery to the UK).

    It is gorgeous, it is so well made; you are expert craftsmen, thank you.

    May Jesus continue to bless you.

    Warm regards,

  29. Steven Miller

    My bible came in today. I am so excited because out of my many bibles this is absolutely the finest in quality in any bible that I may have. No doubt this will become my daily reading and Church carrying bible. I love the old style font type. Very professional in craftsmanship. Thank you CBP and please keep this bible on the market. No one will be disappointed with this fine bible.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Arlie Howard

    Well pleased Great KJV Bible paper is excellent,pages turn very easy, font is very
    easy to read,width of columns is just right
    never miss a line,font is just right size and very dark,well made close attention payed to
    detail,maps very nice,0nly two things would make it better Red Letter and regular cow hide leather. Thanks CBP !

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ted Horton

    You won’t be disappointed with this Bible. The ironed calfskin is perfect. The print is bold and crisp, very easy to read. The words absolutely jump off the page. There are plenty of pages for notes. The maps are beautifully done in full color. It features a dictionary and concordance as well. This Bible has instantly became my morning reader.

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brian J Morgan

    Great Bible. This was my Christmas present. The pages are smooth and have a sheen to them. The print is very big and easily read. It feels good in my hand when I hold it….not too heavy. Excellent dictionary in the back. The print of the OTHER & NT are consistent with no fading. My ONLY wish is that it had a little more gutter space.
    The Bible lays open flat. The ironed calfskin is impeccable. The edges of the pages are PERFECTLY rounded. I now understand why people have been asking for the Turquoise to be reprinted. God Bless and Happy New Year.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angelo Morasca

    I forgot to mention possibly my favorite feature, the maps are the best I have ever seen, not only in appearance acstetics and clarity, but in accuracy usefulness and practability. Much of my study if not all is comprehended or taught with a kinetic reference, those maps will constantly be utilized

  34. Angelo Morasca

    This is a great bible, I have been using Schuyler for a while, because of its unrivaled cross referencing; however this font and style is so bold and unique, much more enjoyable to read and meditate on. This font style has a old world feeling about it, extremely attractive to the eyes and a great purchase.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steve H

    I own several kjv bibles from a few different companies. This bible is the perfect size. It’s become my daily reader. Highly recommended.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5


    Love this Bible, great job guys. The text format and font are excellent. The helps references and maps are great. Thanks for the work you guys put in.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Lober

    I own an Allan Longprimer 53 and a Schuyler quentel nasb. This Bible rivals the Longprimer which is my favorite. Especially since it’s under $100 with shipping. I highly recommend it

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christian McCall

    Finally, a quality reprint of the Cambridge Presentation Reference Edition (also known as “turquoise” on the Allen page) bible, which has been out of print for years. I was disappointed with the overall quality of the Cambridge editions, from uneven print darkness on my goatskin editions, to hinge issues with the calfskin. Although I had Baker Book House replace several copies due to the print quality years ago, I never obtained a copy I was completely satisfied with in terms of overall quality. I’m happy to say that CBP has gotten it right after years of waiting. The paper is excellent, the print sharp and evenly dark throughout, and the ironed calfskin rivals my old Cambridge goatskin bibles in comfort. This is easily my favorite text block and am thrilled to see it back in print in such an excellent format!

  39. Rated 5 out of 5


    This Bible looks to be a better quality than the Cambridge that has been out of print for a few years. Thank you for printing it.

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wesley Tomlinson

    This is the best quality King James Bible that you will find anywhere for this price. This Bible is absolutely amazing. Nice piece of leather, the paper is great and the Bible is put together well. The print is bold and easy to read. It doesn’t get any better than this.

    Church Publishers out did themselves on this one. Amazing Bible. Thanks so much for your ministry.

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeff Gaudette

    Beautiful bible. This has the Cambridge Turquoise text. The dark text is large, clear type, 11 pt, and contrasts well on the quality paper. My aged eyes can read the text easily in church and in low light. This is a black letter text-no words of Christ in red. The larger size bible hearkens back to the printing & binding quality of Cambridge bibles produced through the 1940s. Book block page edges are gold gilded, with two ribbon markers. The ironed calfskin leather cover is beautiful. The binding is sewn for extra flexibility and durability. These bibles and their quality are first rate.
    Thank you, CBP, for bringing back this sorely missed edition! God bless you and your ministry!

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brian McClurg

    Absolutely stunning! For all those out there who admonish well constructed Bibles and great quality print, along with every attention to detail, this is it. For comparison I’d challenge anyone who owns an RL Allan Long Primer, to read this Bible next to that and you will quickly notice the text in this Bible is even easier to read, darker print and with a better Cambridge text and reference system. This Bible speaks for itself and really, I believe will convert many to CBP while saving a lot of money that could be used in the mission field. Well done Church Bible Publishers!

  43. Rated 5 out of 5


    This Bible is gorgeous. Its’ text block is the Cambridge Presentation Reference Bible. It is a large print reference Bible with excellent references and helps in the back. Reading it is an absolute delight. The quality is fantastic. The iron calf skin is beautiful with a bit of natural grain left and will last a lifetime. There hasn’t been a Cambridge large print reference bible in a long time and bringing this beautiful text block back and wrapping it in such quality is a wonderful move by Churchbiblepublishers.com.

  44. Rated 5 out of 5


    I am very thankful that you decided to publish this text block. It is, in my opinion, the most crisp, bold and readable text I have ever had the privilege to read. Thank you and may God bless the ministry that He has so graciously given you. All for the LORD’s glory.

  45. Rated 5 out of 5


    CBP says “some would call it a turquoise.” If you don’t understand what that means type in a Web search using the terms Cambridge turquoise bible. A turquoise it is with all that brings: well done family record pages, large clear type, references, cumulative chapter numbering system, concordance, dictionary, note pages, and 15 beautifully printed maps all wrapped in a soft and supple calfskin cover. Well done CBP!

  46. Debbie

    I just received this bible. I’ve been hoping for years to see this bible available again. It is absolutely lovely- crisp clear text, high quality paper, consistently dark print, and of course excellently bound. Thank you so much for printing this edition.

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