I recently made my first purchase with Saddleback Leather. I bought the bible case to use for taking to church. For studying I primarily use a Thompson Chain Bible. I am very disappointed that they do not have a case for a larger study bible. I also was disappointed of the need to cut the bible I purchased to make it fit; however Dave warned of this so I was prepared to. The Bible cover is gorgeous! My wife suggested I opt for the chestnut color and I don't think I could be happier! The leather is very sumptuous and smells amazing! The case looks like it will hold up to many years of use and get more beautiful with age. I purchased a Zondervan KJV reference bible. Besides having to cut the covers it works wonderfully. I would highly recommend this bible case to anyone needing one!
Leather Bible Cover
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- A cover that truly honors what it holds
- Buy this cover AND THEN go buy a Bible to fit
- Toggle closure keeps cover closed when not in use
- Becomes especially beautiful with age
- May cause your neighbor to covet, envy, steal or be jealous
- Can hold any sized cigar or pen beneath closure
- Doubles as an iPad Mini case
- Because of natural oils shade may vary
- Dimensions (approximate size):
- Opened: 12 ½” W x 9 ½” H
- 0.4 pounds
I got this for my Baptist Preacher friend. He and I both grew up on Indiana Jones so I joked with him that if his Bible won't fit it, he can put a "larger" small pad in there and be like Professor Jones.
He loves it and his Cross bookmark (both bought here).
I love how amazing your customer service is. Wish all websites were like this... and did not sell any leather products so you would have no competition. ;)
Thanks again for your great website.
I have an adorable, rescued mini-dachshund who decided one day to see if the word of God really was meat for the soul. I caught her chewing on my Bible! The pages escaped mostly unharmed, but the back cover was missing a large section at the top. I didn't want to dispose of this Bible so I came to SBL to check out the leather Bible cover. The cover is great! It is very thick leather that will withstand years of use and travel. It is beautiful. My Bible is small so the cover is quite a bit taller than the book, but the width is perfect. The book is now protected and looks great.
Awesome quality can't wait for it to break in and lossen up. For $49 it's more than worth the money!!
This product is outstanding. It is just what you would expect from Saddleback Leather in terms of quality of construction. The only issue that I have with it is that it should be about 1.5-2" wider so that it fits most of the medium sized Bibles available at Christian bookstores such as Life Way. I had to trim my Bible's cover so that it would fit, which is not ideal since it is marketed as a Bible cover. Otherwise it is a great product.
After ordering this Bible Cover as a gift for my mom for Christmas, Texas had some severe weather which delayed shipping. I started to get impatient waiting to see the new Tobacco color for myself. Tonight it finally came and wow does it look gorgeous. I can't wait to someday order a Side pocket Duffel in tobacco for myself. My mom is going to just love her new bible cover. I think it will fit her personality just right. Big thanks to Dave and his team.
I bought this cover to use on my medium Leuchturm1917 as I was advised the moleskine cover would not fit as it as well. I picked the Tobacco Brown color as I have previously owned and still use a Tobacco ID wallet from ~2013. I also own a 2012ish Dark Coffee Brown Classic Briefcase - Large with the dark pigskin that I take everywhere. One thing I have noticed from the Saddleback community is a lot of resistance to change when it comes to El Presidente changing the tanning processes or materials that go into products. I will say that I absolutely do not feel cheated or short-handed getting this current (June 2016) bible cover. The new logo is on the inside flap, letting the product speak for itself. On the opposite side flap is the logo of Blue. No pigskin lining, but it is not needed for this particular product and would add unnecessary bulk. Stitching was over-machined as usual (in a good way) and straight out of the mail it is stiff but supple to the touch. The only slight worry I have with this cover is the leather closure - I see it wearing out before the 100 years are up, but it would be an easy fix if that were to happen. I may suggest possibly integrating some of the mountainback canvas as an optional closure, I think that would hold up better if waxed and made to match the colors of the leather. Feel free to send a prototype one in Dave ;) haha.
This is my second SBL bible cover order. The first, in tobacco, made an incredible impression as a medium moleskine cover gift. The second, in dark coffee brown, is a perfect cover for a Leuchtturm1917 notebook which fills it out a little better. It takes a second for the leather to break-in a bit and cover the notebook perfectly. This cover is an excellent gift of heirloom quality that will last many notebooks and beyond.
A note on finishes: the tobacco will patina faster and develop more dramatic character, while the dark coffee brown leather will look more uniform for longer. Both feel and smell great (although the tobacco has a slightly better aroma ;)
Can't say enough good about this cover. Easy to "set up" and very durable. I have had this two years and absolutely love it.
I got the chestnut bible cover, and I couldn't be more thrilled!!!!! Sure I had to trim front and back cover, yet its still a bit of a squeeze, but it works. I love this. I love the color the smell and the concept. I cant wait to see what it looks like when it turns a different color from use and age. I will cherish this. Thanks Saddleback Leather Company, for providing such a wonderful thing to keep my bible in :)
No way I'll ever wear it out. The simple leather tie closure works very well, and can be done one -handed with practice. The only possible issue is the leather looks so nice, I feel self-conscious taking it out when people are around. I guess it needs to get a little beat-up. That might help.
Of course, it should fit a good number of small to medium size books also. In book-lingo, a small octavo, roughly speaking. Measuring is probably a good idea if you have a particular book in mind.
I am super happy to inform that my bible cover fits amazing on my bible.i took it to Walmart to find a bible that fit just perfect.Ill be honest I wasn't sure if there was one but actually there where several.I had to cut a quarter inch on each side of the hard cover but it looks real good.The only thing I am worried is that my brothers will covet for it.Super great product.The word of God doesn't deserve any less.
I brought the cover to my local christian book store -- the first question, "...from where did you purchase THAT?" The leather is absolutely beautiful. While I will use for my bible, it will also accommodate a Kindle and Vela Series-N2 5.5 x 8.5 inch Field Research Notebook. This is my third Saddleback purchase (wallet and clutch purse). My sons have added the Saddleback briefcase to their wish lists. I suspect the Tumi and Zero Halliburton cases will be donated to good will.
I received this cover a few weeks ago and I am very satisfied with the workmanship and quality. I carry my Bible almost everywhere I go and this is perfect to keep my Thinline Bible cradled and protected. I purchased the dark coffee brown and I have just gravitated to the richness of the color. I also got the cover that has the closure feature which is a nice touch. Saddleback Leather makes some of the most awesome leather goods I've ever seen. I will be back for more leather goodness that's for sure!
My wife bought the Bible cover for me as it goes back and forth with me to work in my overnight bag. My Bible was getting pretty tattered. This cover was the perfect answer. As with all Saddleback products, it is durable, simple, and a work of art.
Once again, Thank you for a great product designed to last in a disposable age.
This bible cover is beautiful. I purchased the dark coffee brown and it is really wearing in nicely. The shipping was very fast. This is my second Saddleback product and there will be MANY more to come. Thanks Dave!
I purchased this for my husband for our 25th wedding anniversary. I had given him a bible for a wedding present and it was so worn that I started looking around for a cover. That's when I discovered Saddleback. He loves it! Like the reviewer below said, there is something wonderful about holding a bible in the warm of leather. For my husband, receiving this cover brought back and flood of memories, well really, for both of us.
For anyone looking for a high quality, beautiful cover that feels and smells wonderful, look no further. This is it! Thank you Saddleback!
The quality of leather and construction is out of this world. Fits an NIV Thinline perfectly. At first it seemed too tight a fit but once it settled in, it's absolutely perfect. This cover looks and feels like it should last forever. I'm sure it will look and feel even better with usage; very impressed. I ordered the dark coffee brown.
I received this case for Bible in less than 2 days after the order was placed. The shipping is very fast, and it was standard ground shipping. I do live like 2 and half hours outside of San Antonio where Dave lives, but 2 days is very fast. I was a little nervous when I first bought it because I didn't know if it would fit my ESV inline Bible. But, it fits perfectly! I had to cut off about a quarter of an inch off of the back cover, and it fits great! Besides, no one is gonna know or see the cover of your Bible once it is in the case. I highly recommend this product to everyone!
I ordered 2 bible covers for Christmas gifts and was very excited to give such beautiful presents. I originally wanted the chestnut color, but only the tobacco was in stock at the time. I thought the color would look too masculine for my sisters, but they ended up being perfect. Not masculine and not feminine, just nice leather. The bible covers are gorgeous and are very well made. The leather is thick and soft and will definitely last a long, long time. The toggle closure is just the perfect finishing touch.
I think my sisters liked getting their covers as much as I liked giving them. They kept rubbing their hands over the leather and opening it to look at the bible (which somehow looked much nicer in the cover).
As for the bible size, a thin line (regular, not large print) bible fits perfectly. When I first put the bible in the cover, it seemed too tight. I worked the leather back and forth a couple times, and the bible covers slid right into place.
As a side note, Saddleback's customer service is super. I called for some information and they were very friendly and helpful. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience.
While I don't have a Bible this size, I'm delighted that my Leuchtturm1917 notebook will fit (just, it's a tight squeeze). Hefty leather that smells great and feels strong, I plan to be tossing this in the car, writing in coffee shops, and putting some wear on the leather.
I have the non-closure medium size.
The Saddleback bug bit me quickly! I spent nearly $2000 in 2 weeks time on different items, and this is my favorite! I use it as a journal cover, NOT a bible cover. It does fit a Moleskine after a little bit of work on the leather. I do have a few journals so I also bought the "Moleskine Cover" and I do like this a lot more. I enjoy the closure on it. I also love the simplicity and not having the pig skin lining. This allowed me to beat it up like an old baseball glove. I used Chamberlain's, I wrapped it tightly, stretched it, got it wet, took a high pressured steamer to it, twisted it, threw it and beat it on every hard surface I could find. After 1 week of this horrid abuse, it looks and feels amazing! If you are comparing this with the moleskine cover, I highly recomend this instead.
I bought the cover in dark coffee brown and have been using it for a few months now. I carry my bible in my bag with me just about everywhere and have no concerns about it getting beat up--in fact I wish it would get some "personality" even faster!
I found that for it to fit my bible I had to trim about a quarter inch off the front edges of the bible's cover, but no big deal. You can tell if you need to do this because it won't quite close with the bible in the cover, but it looks like it should fit.
I'd love to see this in more sizes to fit more bibles. I have a very thick study bible that I'd love to have in a cover as well.
LOVE my new Tobacco Bible Cover! After a couple of days of gradually stretching the leather, I was able to fit my cloth hardcover copy of the ESV Reader's Bible into it. Now this Bible is beautifully protected when it's packed in my bag, and fastening the leather clasp keeps it closed and the pages from getting smashed. Both the feel and the smell of the leather are fantastic. Would love it if there was a larger size available too!
I really like the high quality leather, the color and even that wonderful leather smell. As a pastor (www.flbconline.com) I wanted something that was beautiful and would last. I do love it and have been fascinated by the story Saddleback Leather and the craftsmanship for a long time. This was my first purchase and I am thrilled! I do have to say that the measurements is really weird, I had to go to my local Christian bookstore and still couldn't find a Bible to fit right. I finally just had to go with a less expensive King Jimmy and just cut the cover to make it fit. I sure hate to have done that, but it was the only way. Outside of that, I am very happy with it.
I was living in Juarez, Mexico when I had my first Bible cover made. I had found a saddle maker, Samuel, to make a few of my bags and also make some Bible covers. In order to get to his little workshop, I had to pass all the way through his parents’ long and narrow home.
I’d come in through the front door and pass through the living room where his very large and shirtless non self-conscious dad always seemed to be, laying on a bed. Then I’d pass through the kitchen and then a bedroom, often with people sleeping, and then out a side door just before the last bedroom. The narrow walkway with all the family chickens lead me on back to leather heaven. It wasn’t pretty, but it sure smelled like a million bucks.
So I laid my little Bible down, told him what I imagined and let him go to work. After a half dozen tries, I was more than pleased. The more I used it, the more it aged. The more it aged the more people commented on it. The more they commented, the more full of pride I became. How ironic was that? The cover of a book that taught about how much God hated pride was filling me with little bits of it. Was I causing others to sin too? Heck, would this cause people to covet or envy or become jealous? Would it cause someone to eventually do something even worse like steal? Murder?” Things can escalate quickly when it comes to nice leather.
But then I thought this. Whoa, was this Bible cover actually going to strengthen the Universal Church as a whole? Possibly. Owners will become stronger as they learn to fight their pride and non-owners will have to exercise their spiritual muscles to overcome. OR, they can be selfless and buy one for someone.
I’m not finished yet. You know what, it always bothers me to look down at a Bible and see it covered with bonded leather. Am I the only one seeing the glaring contradiction here? You have the greatest treasure known to man - the actual words of God - covered with the crappiest leather known to man. Odd to you?