Making a leather journal cover at “The Page Has Turned”

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Those of you who share my interest in leather goods may find a recent experience I wrote about at The Page Has Turned fascinating. While teaching in Springfield,…

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Christmas Gift Ideas: Outside the Box

Friday, December 13, 2013

Last year First Things asked me for some Bible-related gift giving recommendations. You can find the complete list here. I think it stands the test of time (and the recommendations in the…

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Thin Paper for Notes and Outlines

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Yesterday on my other blog, I mentioned some of the advantages of Writing by Hand. By nature I’m a complicator. I never do things one way when I…

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The Allan Journal Rediscovered

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The case for paper Let’s get one thing out of the way: thumbs up for technology. I’m a fan and always have been. You have an Apple iPhone?…

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Crossway’s ESV Single Column Journaling Bible

Monday, May 20, 2013

  Single column settingsSingle column Bibles were a rarity until recently. The success of the Message Remix brought them into the mainstream, but a number of years passed…

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Leather Journals, etc., at Graphic Image

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Somebody went nuts over the winter sale at Graphic Image, and that somebody was me. If you aren't familiar with Graphic Image, they're an American maker of leather…

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Fun with Fountain Pens

Friday, September 2, 2011

We talk a lot about what kind of pen or pencil to write in your Bible with, so … don't try this at home. It takes a brave…

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Sermon Prep, BibleDesignBlog Style

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I’m back. Sorry it’s been so long. I’ve had two books come out this year (in fact, one of them doesn’t actually come out until next week, but…

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Blank Bible Rebind Project by Paul Sawyer

Monday, January 18, 2010

David Ernest Sumrall did everything right. He started with an excellent edition. He went to an excellent binder. He got an excellent result. The photos speak for themselves:…

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R. L. Allan’s Journal (Third Generation)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I've written in the past about the original Allan's Journal, about matching Bibles with notebooks, and even about my search for the perfect tan notebook. Now, with the…

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