After much anticipation, my replacement showed up at the parsonage today. it didn’t take long for me to unwrap the package and look inside. Before going any further, let me say, once again, how impressed I am with customer service at Baker Publishing. The shipping tab was picked up by them, so no money came out of my pockets, and that’s the way customer service should work, IMHO.
The first thing I saw after opening the package was an invoice, carton contents sheet and another package return receipt for the Cambridge Presentation Bible that will be exchanged soon. My, they are efficient.
I have to tell you, the new Cambridge boxes used now just aren’t as nice as the ones they supplied before. I really like the King’s College slipcase boxes Bibles used to be packaged in. For a reason only they know, we are now given a clam shell case, which is efficient, but not as nice as the old. This is a minor point, to be sure, but there you go – personal preference.
I’m a little confused about the numbering on the box, too. The ISBN 978-0-521-50880-3 is the same for this new Bible and the one it replaced. The old Bible was black French Morocco #83, while this one is burgundy French Morocco #KJ653:T. Baker’s site denotes KJ83. The only difference I can tell is in the color of the leather cover.
The text on my replacement is just as sharp as the first one, and appears to be put together better. There seems to have been more attention to details, and I am certainly grateful. I am pleased with the lining and corner areas, which is why the black Bible had to be returned. Obviously, I haven’t had time to read every page, but it looks like this one is a definite keeper. Good job, Cambridge and Baker Publishing.
A Bible that sits on a shelf is not much good; it must be read, studied and ingested. The very life it has must be taken in by those who are blessed to read its pages. Just before typing this post, I had completed today’s reading. If you would like to know more about this subject, you can browse through Bibles – What Are They For?. Thank God for His wonderful Word!