Bibles come in a variety of sizes and formats. Many are targeted for specific people and special occasions. Some have additional material for devotion or study. Here is a list of different types of Bibles, with a brief description and a link to more of the same type of Bible.
Listen to the Bible on Cassette, CD, DVD, or MP3 format.
Read and study the Bible on your PC, Mac, PDA, & Smartphone.
Bibles for the little ones.
Church, Ministry, & Pastoral Interest
Bibles for Pastors, the pulpit, the pew, Gift & Award Bibles, Bibles for outreach & evangelism.
Compact & Pocket
Smaller, take-along Bibles for pocket, purse, briefcase, backpack, etc..
Also known as Specialty Bibles, they contain additional devotional material for specific issues, occasions, or people—often written by a popular author.
Offer a wide array of unique features: Parallel Bibles put two or more translations side-by-side for comparison. Additionally, you’ll find Bibles for specific groups of people like Military personnel, or for special occasions such as Weddings, as well as New Testaments.
Audio Bible on DVD, usually displays text as it's read.
Inexpensive Bibles- good for outreach, evangelism and mass giveaways.
Traditional family heirlooms, as well as Bibles with devotional readings designed to strengthen marriages and the families.
Large & Giant Print
These feature larger-than-normal text, making it easier to read. They're available for all types of Bibles, such as Study, Reference, Devotional, etc., all with larger text. You’ll even find compact-sized Bibles with larger-than-usual text.
No Old Testament, but may contain Psalms & Proverbs.
Spanish and other languages, also bilingual Bibles; ideal for ESL.
One Year/Daily Reading Bibles
Read through the Bible daily, in a year (or more—or less). May include devotional material.
Parallels & Interlinears
Parallel Bibles contain two or more translations—usually side-by-side; Interliner Bibles contain the original Bible language along with with an English translation.
Contains cross-references that relate verses with similar topics, or words.
Slightly Imperfect Bibles
Major discounts on Bibles with minor issues.
Contain additional information to help you better understand the Bible.
Also known as Devotional Bibles, for special occasions, or targeted to specific people like moms, dads, police officers, military personnel, etc..
Teen & Student Bibles
Bibles specializing in challenges for high school and college youth.
Thinline & Ultrathin
Bibles under an inch in thickness.
Contain a topical index to Scripture verses.
Pages have wider margins for personal notes.